What Is AFCEA?

Where industry expertise meets government needs

AFCEA provides a forum for military, government and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve.

We are a member-based, non-profit international organization that has helped members advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities since 1946. The association has 28,599 individual members, 138 chapters and 1,670 corporate members.

Your AFCEA experience is tailored to your interests and your time. We have an AFCEA experience available specifically for you and your organization.


As a member of AFCEA, you will regularly interact with professionals who come from the military services, government agencies, academia and our corporate members, all serving the national and international defense, intelligence and security industry. You will be part of a broad-based and highly respected global organization that is unique in its reach and effectiveness, and you will have a voice in the robust exchange of ideas and continuing advancement of thought leadership that is AFCEA.


Through AFCEA International and its 138 chapters, you will find gratifying ways to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally and to advance your profession, your network and your career. AFCEA also offers an opportunity for members to help and serve others through outreach and participation in programs such as the Wounded Warrior Project and various community-outreach programs. We provide an opportunity for members to provide service in efforts that are bigger than themselves to make a difference in the world.


AFCEA's chapter-based structure means that you always have an established professional network, wherever your business or service takes you. Our membership includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective fields.


Including your AFCEA affiliation on your résumé or biography makes a strong professional statement and frequently leads to opportunities within your own organization as well as throughout the AFCEA community. Both individuals and corporations benefit from the association's unparalleled reputation as a long-standing and valuable professional organization.


AFCEA's scholarship programs enable you to be involved with the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives and could help you continue your own education. The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers a broad range of scholarship opportunities to its members and dependents of members.


Join AFCEA in exploring relevant issues and advancing and sharing your knowledge through targeted content, focused events, continuing education opportunities and the connections you will make as a member of the prestigious and internationally recognized AFCEA network.


Expand your network and grow your career by serving on committees, holding leadership roles, participating in events or organizing fundraising activities.


To help our community learn and innovate, AFCEA gives more than $2 million in scholarships each year through the AFCEA Educational Foundation. You can support the foundation directly, or you can give through your shopping, using Amazon Smile. The cost to you is the same, but the support your shopping can give to education is immeasurable. 


Earning free continuing education credits; receiving discounts on computers, courses and conference registration; and receiving a subscription to SIGNAL Magazine are some of the ways your AFCEA membership pays for itself.


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