12 October 2022 Newsletter

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser: New job board seeks workers for Hawaii's defense industry

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently published an article on the launch of Hui o Hawaii, an online defense job board. Hui o Hawaii allows local businesses in the defense sector to meet current and future job opportunities for Hawaii residents. If you are looking for a job in the defense sector, submit your resume on Hui o Hawaii to help businesses find you for a future care

To read the full article, click here.

HDA HUBZone Webinar

On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, the Hawaii Defense Alliance together with the HUBZone Program held a webinar to fuel small business growth in historically underutilized business zones. With more defense work coming to Hawaii, the Alliance wants to connect the people of Hawaii to the business opportunities of the defense space. The webinar featured Michael Youth,

lead business opportunity specialist, U.S. Small Business Admiistration; Monique Holmes, deputy for small business programs, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; anMicolas Ogawa, procurement counselor, Hawaii Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

To watch the full webinar, click here.

For copies of each presenter's presentation, see below:

For Monique Holme's presentation, click here.

For Micolas Ogawa's presentation, click here.

For Michael Youth's presentation, click here.

UH IT & Intelligence Virtual Career Fair

The University of Hawaii is holding a virtual event for the Information Technology and Intelligence Community on October 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you are interested in finding a career in IT or the Intelligence Community, take advantage of this opportunity to meet with and hear from recruiters online about current and future jobs and careers. The information Technology Community is looking for top talent across many skill areas such as Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and more. 

Companies will get the opportunity to connect with UH students and alumni from all 10 campuses to discuss day-to-day operations in the Information Technology and Intelligence community. 

Event Information:

  • Event: University of Hawaii IT & Intelligence Virtual Career Fair
  • Date: October 14, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Virtual Event

For more information, click here. 

Click Here to Register

Pacific Tech 2022 Conference

The Pacific Tech 2022 is a bi-annual event held by HYDC and brings together Pacific region tech and engineering solution providers together with government customers, investors, prime contractors, federal SBIR/STTR program representatives, and other supporting agencies. You'll here from national experts covering topics demonstrating how to best leverage new funding and tech commercialization opportunities. The conference will be from October 24 - 26 at the Hawaii Convention Center. The event will start at 7:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.

There is a huge opportunity for Pacific region tech and engineering companies, especially small businesses that are able to offer new and innovative technology solutions to government challenges they are unable to solve internally. This conference will focus on customer needs working with tech scouts, SBIR opportunities: DoD SBIRs, and much more. 

Event Information 

  • Event: Pacific Tech 2022 Conference
  • Dates: October 24 - 26
  • Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Avenue)

Registration Dates:

  • Regular Registration: Ends on October 23, 2022 @12:00 am HST
  • Student Registration: Ends on October 26, 2022 @12:00 am HST
  • Registration at the Door: Starts on October 22, 2022 @12:00 am HST

For more information, click here. 

Register Here

Upcoming Events

Below are a list of upcoming events hosted by Hawaii Defense Alliance or its partners. If you are interested in sharing your event on our website, click here to submit an event. For a full list of upcoming events, visit hawaiidefensealliance.org/events.

6th Annual SAME Japan Industry Forum 

October 17 - 18 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The long-awaited Japan Industry Forum is returning this fall and sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Japan Post!

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11th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium

October 18 - 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The UNCLASSIFIED plenary will offer two days of presentations, panels, and keynote speakers. The in-person component will be held on October 18 & 19 at Hale Koa Hotel. The audience for the UNCLAS plenary includes U.S., Ally, and Partner military and government professionals, academia from military and civilian colleges and universities and industry.

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TechNet Indo-Pacific -

November 2022

November 1 - 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

TechNet Indo-Pacific is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and AFCEA Hawaii. It is the largest event in the Pacific Rim focusing on regional defense issues. Keynote speakers, panel moderators and panelists will discuss defense policies and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and their relevance to both industry and government Industry exhibitors will demonstrate products and solutions to meet the services' requirements and needs. 

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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.

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