AFCEA is a non-profit international association founded in 1946. Today, AFCEA serves as a bridge between government requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top government, industry and military professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, command and control and information management systems. The purpose of the Association is to provide its members a common forum for exchanging information to advance the economic security and peaceful stability of democratic nations, and to support the military preparedness necessary to maintain that security through the fields of communications, intelligence, and information systems. AFCEA provides an ethical environment that encourages a close co-operative relationship among civil government agencies, the military and industry. Through its Journal, SIGNAL, AFCEA covers Communications, Intelligence & Information Systems disciplines extending beyond purely military aspects and addressing security in its broadest sense.