Tech Net North 2008—organized by the Canadian chapter of the AFCEA, and the Ottawa chapter in particular—is the largest of three major military trade show components of "Secure Canada 2008."



 "has 381 corporate members, representing 49 companies and 209 individual members from within the National Defence and from other Federal Government departments/agencies and from a variety of private information tecnology [sic] and market development companies."


More about the AFCEA

"We are an international, non-profit organization that represents the professional communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems community.

AFCEA provides a forum for the government and industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas and concepts, discuss current problems and solutions, and identify the future requirements of the technical disciplines of communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems.

Founded in 1946, AFCEA's roots trace back to the American Civil War. Today, AFCEA serves as a bridge between government requirements and capabilities. "

"AFCEA International 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.

AFCEA Participants

  • 19,000 individual members
  • 13,000 corporate associates
  • 1,600 corporate members

"AFCEA’s members, sponsors and associates are among the world’s leading designers, planners, manufacturers, testers and users of systems, services and components for communications, intelligence, imaging and information systems."

Location Location Location
AFCEA International's HQ in Fairfax Virginia is located only 18 miles from CIA HQ in McLean Virgina.

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This webpage was produced by the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

as part of the COAT campaign to oppose 
"Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1, 2008)