AFCEA NOVA is the largest Chapter in the AFCEA International family, with approximately 7,000 members, and an equal number of associates and friends in industry, government, & academia. We are blessed with the Hometown Advantage of having the Pentagon in our back yard, the Nation's Capital right next door, and the Birthplace of the Internet at our Center -- which means that AFCEA NOVA luncheons, conferences, and special events always feature top speakers and cutting edge topics, not to mention the best networking in town.
AFCEA International is a worldwide nonprofit professional association founded as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; but it encompasses more than just the military. AFCEA represents the top government, industry, and military professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, software, information systems, imaging, and multi-media. AFCEA's purpose is to support global security by providing an ethical environment that encourages a close cooperative relationship among the military, civilian government agencies, and private industry. Details about AFCEA International and its background are available at www.afcea.org.
AFCEA NOVA holds monthly luncheons September through June featuring leading Government speakers on how information technology enables National Security. We host three major annual Service IT Day Conferences featuring speakers on information technology from the Army, Navy, USMC & Air Force. For our Corporate Table Holders we hold an annual Executive Round Table. And, we have lots of fun with our very special Valentine's Sweetheart Ball, a Golf Tournament, and many Young AFCEAN Events.
Proceeds from these and other activities support the AFCEA NOVA Education Fund. AFCEA NOVA is actively involved with local high schools, colleges and universities, and with support from our members and friends in FY2010 we gave out more than $290,000 in scholarships & educational grants.