AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. Located around the world, AFCEA’s more than 140 chapters and sub-chapters give engineers, programmers, managers, government officials and military personnel continuing opportunities to exchange ideas about communications, intelligence, imaging and information systems technologies.
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The Belgium Chapter
The Belgium Chapter was established on November, 12th 1968, covering Belgium and Luxembourg. The Chapter has around 100 individual members. Membership includes individuals from government, public services, armed forces and industry, as well as individuals from international organizations in Belgium such as NATO HQ and NATO Agencies, EU, Eurocontrol, SHAPE, etc.
The Chapter organizes monthly luncheons at NATO HQ in Brussels or at SHAPE in Mons, plus some visits to organizations or companies in the members' area of interest. At each event, a prominent guest speaker addresses a subject of interest to professionals in the fields of communications, electronics and information systems technology. These luncheons also represent an excellent opportunity to exchange information with other AFCEA members.
SIGNAL is a monthly international news magazine serving the critical information needs of government, military and industry professionals active in the fields of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or C4ISR; information security; research and development; electronics; and homeland security. The Source Book, published in the January issue, contains the company profiles and contacts of AFCEA’s corporate members - a who’s who of C4ISR and homeland security organizations. The annual Security Directory, published in the February issue, focuses on security solutions and the organizations that provide them. These two resources are also available online as searchable directories.
SIGNAL's companion monthly online newsletter, SIGNAL Connections, is emailed monthly to members. AFCEA also published content via webinars, podcasts, blogs, RSS news feeds, and social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Second Life, GovLoop, MySpace, YouTube, and del.icio.us).
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The AFCEA Educational Foundation & Professional Development Center
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt public charity dedicated to providing educational opportunities and assistance for people engaged in information management, communications and intelligence efforts and fostering excellence in education particularly in the hard science disciplines of Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) and Information Resource Management (IRM).
Since 1982, the Professional Development Center (PDC), an integral division of the AFCEA Educational Foundation, has been offering professional courses on a wide range of topics supporting AFCEA International's guiding vision to advance knowledge in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence and global security. These courses are taught by recognized experts who have practical experience in the disciplines they teach. The PDC's course offerings are updated every semester to remain current and relevant to better support information professionals serving in government (military and civilian), industry and higher education.
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