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10 June 2022 Newsletter

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Expanding Beyond Hawaii with SAME


The Hawaii Defense Alliance hosted a free, virtual webinar with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) that focused on local DOD opportunities and opportunities beyond Hawaii for your business. The panel of SAME members discussed their experiences, how SAME helps them, and an update from the SAME Guam Post. To watch the full webinar, click here.

Featured panel members:

  • James Peck, Executive Vice President, McDonough Bolyard Peck (MBP)
  • Jeff Clark, Business Development Manger - Alaska and Pacific Rim, North Wind Group
  • Brian P. Duffy, Client Service Manager - Indo-Pacific, STANLEYCONSULTANTS
  • Julie Hong, Indo-Pacific Operations Director, Parsons
  • Moderated by Tony Paresa, PE, Burns & McDonnell

James Campbell HS Students Explore Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Trade Opportunities


Hawaii Defense Alliance's workforce committee members Ian Caliedo and Keala Peters joined the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) on a career-oriented field trip with James Campbell High School students in mid-April, As part of its community outreach program with local schools, 26 students and three teachers from the school's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program were given the opportunity to tour the shipyard's welding school, which included demonstrations and an overview of equipment and facilities. Students were able to see first-hand what it is like to work within an industry organization, learn about the benefits of being an employee, and presented an opportunity when entering the workforce. 

To read the full article, click here.


NHOA Small Business Summit (Virtual On-Demand)

Available through July 31, 2022

The NHOA Small Business Summit is available on-demand through July 31, 2022 for registered members. A special, virtual registration fee is available for those unable to attend the event in-person.

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The C5 Forum Hawaii (CFH)


This two-day event will focus on providing the latest cybersecurity and information technology updates, best-practices, and current remediation strategies for Cyber & IT Professionals on Oahu. Learn more about CMMC, Disaster Recovery. Cloud Security, Network Security, Ransomware, Threat Intelligence, and much more.

June 22, 2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fort Shafter

711 Morton Drive, Honolulu, HI, 96819

June 23, 2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oahu Veteran's Center

1298 Kukila Street, Honolulu, HI, 96818

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Gordon Bruce, Cyber Security Consultant, GjB and Associates
  • Dr. Matthew A. Chapman, Professor, Computer Science & Cybersecurity, University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu (UHWO)
  • Dr. Wesley Emeneker, Developer, AFRL Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC)
  • Sudhakar Gummadi. CISO & Privacy Officer, HMSA | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawai‘i
  • Andrew Lanning, Co-Founder, Integrated Security Technologies
  • Larry Lieberman, Cyber Evangelist, eResilience
  • Dave McDonald, CIO/Plans & Programs Naval Computer and Telecommunications, Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS PAC)
  • Dr. Willarvis Smith, DISA Principal Technical Advisor, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), Chief, DISA Pacific (DISA PAC) Hawaii Field Office

Registration for both days are now available. Hawaii Defense Alliance and CyberHawaii members may attend at no cost. There is no fee to attend for all those with a .mil, .gov, or .edu email address. To register visit https://www.c5fh.com/registration

Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities are still available. For the Event Prospectus and more information visit https://www.c5fh.com/sponsors-exhibitors-1


Contact Dennis O’Neill at dennis@ssewest.com or click here.

Schofield Barracks Career Summit


Looking for employees to fill open positions? The Schofield Barracks Career Summit provides he opportunity for employers to meet, network, and interview with local job seekers at this education and hiring event, presented by Schofield Barracks.

Hiring Our Heroes ensures all job seekers are prepared for the event by providing career development education, training, and resources.

For more information see the below flyer or click here.

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The Hawaii Defense Alliance is established by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community cooperation (previously, Office of Economic Adjustment). For more information about DBEDT’s Hawaii Defense Economy project visit DefenseEconomy.hawaii.gov.