The Silicon Valley Board of Directors met recently and developed a Mission and Vision Statement, they are as follows:
Mission: "The Silicon Valley AFCEA Chapter serves its members by providing a networking venue and a positive exchange of information by leveraging the bay area's entrepreneurial innovators, IT industry and government."
Vision: "To be the bay area's premier information technology, communications, and electronics association for professionals and entrepreneurs in the IT industry, academia and government."
The Silicon Valley Chapter serves the local, state, federal agencies and military communities. The chapter focuses on Communication Systems as they pertain to unified communication and collaboration, security, and information assurance. The chapter enriches its membership through regularly scheduled events at locations throughout the Chapter region. Fund raising activities bolster our ongoing awards and scholarship program.
We hosted a very successful and well received luncheon and program on 5 November, the topic was "Social Media, Privacy and Operational Security. Everyone in attendance learned about the different types of social media available on the Internet, but more importantly how to ensure your accounts are secure and privacy settings match the user's comfort level of putting their information out to the public. We closed with a lively panel discussion with professionals from different "eras", industry and the military.
We're proud to present 75 Years of NASA - Past, Present and Future on 4 February 2015 at 11:30a.m.; we look forward to seeing you there at the NASA Ames Visitor Center right outside of Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA.
Sincerely, The AFCEA Board