AFCEA is an international organization that serves its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information. AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter (AFCEA-CMD) is a non-profit membership association dedicated to providing an ethical, interactive forum for sharing knowledge and building relationships across government, military, industry and academia. AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. AFCEA symposia and events have been honed to focus on mission-critical issues, training, and government-industry coordination and interface. Embedded training is focused on professional licensure or equivalent certifications and retention. AFCEA has consolidated events to provide maximum cost-effectiveness.
The CRTC is THE membership association for the technology community in the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore region. Our members include companies from throughout the technology sector, including those focusing on information technology, telecommunications, the Internet, and computer applications and software. Other members are business support firms, agencies and educational institutions which provide a wide variety of essential resources for area technology companies. The Council is advised by a board of dedicated people representing a wide range of technology businesses, educational institutions and professional service firms.
The CRTC brings together all sectors of the region’s technology community. We help focus the strength and influence of this growing business sector on issues important to the future of technology companies in the area.
The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses and attracting corporate and regional headquarters. Its role, central to its mission, is to be a catalyst for economic growth and sustainability in Howard County, Maryland. Quality economic development is critical to the County’s future to ensure an adequate tax base that will maintain and sustain the high quality of life that its residents have come to expect and deserve.
IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.
IEEE’s roots go back to 1884 when electricity began to become a major influence in society. There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which since the 1840s had come to connect the world with a data communications system faster than the speed of transportation. The telephone and electric power and light industries had just gotten underway.