|The Chapter focuses on serving the community that supports the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) missions.
Prior to Covid, we planned the following activities. Most were able to take place virtually, some were delayed and a few had to be cancelled. Annual activities include a series of seven monthly luncheons; an NSA AFCEA Mission and Acquisition Symposium (NAMAS); an NSA Industry Acquisition Partner Exchange (NAIPE); an Annual Corporate Sponsorship Luncheon; an Awards Night Banquet; a Valentine's Day Gala; a Bull & Oyster Roast; Spring and Fall Golf Outing; a Presidents Cup Golf League, an AFCEA 5K Fun Run and Family Walk; a YAC Mentorship Night, and an AFCEA Night at Camden Yards baseball game, plus a variety of Women in Intelligence Group (WIIG), Small Business, and Young AFCEAn (YAC) events.
In 2020, the Chapter continued its commitment to scientific education, distributing $407,500 across numerous Education Foundation Programs. 17 2 or 4-year/$10,000 college merit based scholarships to 17 high school seniors and 45 undergraduates; Science Fair Awards ($1,000); $211,500 in STEM Kickstarter grants to teachers and schools; $2,500 each to the Ft. Meade Officers' and Enlisted Spouses Club; and $25,000 to the AFCEA International Education Foundation.
This continue to manage endowment with Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), Prince Georges Community College (PGCC), Anne Arundel Community College, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Howard Community College, Carroll Community College, and University of Maryland (College Park).
The Young AFCEANs host a monthly social to drive membership growth and a monthly Technology over Bagels (morning meeting). Our Women in Intelligence Group (WIIG) continued to grow in size and strength. They have conducted various mentorship events and fund raising activities and continue to be self-supporting and profitable.