AFCEA branches into federal energy initiatives
Move represents an expansion of association's traditional focus on military and defense technology
- By Amber Corrin
- Dec 01, 2009
To support the technological aspects of meeting renewed federal energy
efficiency mandates, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
) wil rebrand its Germantown, Md., chapter as the AFCEA Energy Chapter
The move represents an expansion of the association’s traditional
focus on military and defense technology. AFCEA Energy will offer a
medium for collaboration between industry and government leaders in
science, technology and policy, according to a recent news release.
Despite Germantown’s proximity to Washington, the chapter plans to
establish a virtual environment through Web 2.0 strategies that it says
will promote transparency and broader scope across various
organizations with stakes in the national energy discussion.
“The Germantown chapter has always enjoyed a valuable relationship
with the Department of Energy. Now, through collaborative technology,
they can open their doors to serve all federal agencies with national
security interests,” Curt Adams, AFCEA International's senior director
for member and chapter services, said in the release.
Amber Corrin is a staff writer covering military networks for Defense Systems.