The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) was founded in 1946 and can trace it's roots trace back to the American Civil War. Today, AFCEA serves as a bridge between government requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top government, industry, and military professionals in the fields of information technology, communications, and intelligence. AFCEA, a non-profit international association, is dedicated to supporting global security by providing an ethical environment that encourages a close cooperative relationship among civil government agencies, the military and industry.
AFCEA's members, associates and sponsors and associates are among the world's leading designers, planners, manufacturers, testers and users of systems, services and components for IT, communications, and intelligence.
Located around the world, AFCEA's 139 chapters give engineers, programmers, managers, government officials and military personnel continuing opportunities to exchange ideas. AFCEA chapters conduct symposia and seminars in addition to other chapter activities. The Alamo Chapter provides scholarships to deserving individuals throughout it's Texas-Louisiana territory.
SIGNAL, AFCEA's international journal, is the recognized source of news and commentary for communications, intelligence and IT professionals. Each month, authoritative experts in their fields contribute to SIGNAL, exploring scientific research, advanced technologies, new operational concepts and information management systems. SIGNAL's annual Source Book, released in January, contains profiles and contacts for AFCEA's corporate sponsors - a "who's who" in IT.
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt organization. It provides annual scholarships, fellowships and awards to students in the "hard" sciences attending the five service academies, ROTC programs, graduate schools and other educational institutions. The Foundation also sponsors awards and prizes for academic excellence in military schools and training institutions of all of the services.
AFCEA's Professional Development Center is operated by the Educational Foundation and offers classified and unclassified courses for government, military and industry professionals in IT, communications, and intelligence. AFCEA Sponsored Conferences/Symposia offer problem-solving and networking opportunities through exhibits, technical panels, and featured speakers. Decision-makers from around the world attend AFCEA conferences for hands-on demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions and system solutions.
For more information about AFCEA, see www.afcea.org.
Note: The Alamo Chapter of AFCEA is solely responsible for establishing their scholarship requirements.