AFCEA Hawaii was honored to welcome June keynote speaker Captain Cliff Bean, Commander NSA/CSS Hawaii. Captain Bean addressed the topic of Cyber Security as a Commodity, identifying multiple trends, and discussing the impact from a business perspective both to Hawaii and globally. He spoke of the importance of developing local talent, the benefits of a diverse workforce, and the partnerships that have been formed between government organizations and schools in Hawaii.
Capt. Bean also mentioned the advantage that the Ohana spirit brings in forming the tight-knit team needed in these partnerships.
We were pleased to recognize this month’s well-deserving awardees:
Young AFCEAN of the Month: Henry Inocencio, DISA PAC
Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mr. Inocencio graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and had planned to become a teacher. However, while Mr. Inocencio worked as a student employee at Kapiolani Community College providing audio/visual and computer support services for students and faculty all over campus, he enjoyed and excelled in his job so much that he decided on a new career goal.
After working in multiple administrative positions on Oahu, he redirected his career and learning towards Information Technology, and has since gained skills in systems and network administration, technical writing and training, desktop support services, and enterprise service desk management.
Over the past several years, Mr. Inocencio has served in various roles in support of several Department of Defense (DoD) organizations, which include being a Field Technician for Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), a Computer Specialist and Help Desk Technician at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), a Junior Systems Administrator at Pacific Command (PACOM) J73 Pacific Warfighting Center, an Enterprise Service Desk Task Supervisor at the 690th Network Support Squadron, and his current role at the DISA Defense Enterprise Computing Center Pacific (DECCPAC) as a Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator, where he was also awarded by his employer with the First Quarter 2015 Customer Service Award.
Mr. Inocencio continues to harness his skills and is working towards a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management.
In his free time, Mr. Inocencio enjoys spending time with his wife and 14-month old daughter and resides in Mililani.
AFCEAN of the Month: Larry Cox, USPACOM J8
Larry Cox is a senior analyst and cyberspace operations subject matter expert for AECOM. He currently supports United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) as a member of the Joint Innovation and Experimentation division within the Resources and Assessments directorate (J8). His principal responsibilities include screening cyber-defense technologies for transition to military warfighters, and creating strategy and concepts of operations for the joint force. Since 2011, Larry has been integral to the success of a $14M test and evaluation project, authored a cyber-defense concept of operations that was approved for DoD-wide adoption, and helped garner more than $8M in funding to support demonstration and testing of cyber capabilities required by the command. He is currently developing a future concept for regional cyberspace operations in support of USPACOM J6.
Larry is a retired Air Force officer. Much of his career was spent overseeing network operations and security at the base, Major Command (MAJCOM), and combatant command levels. But he also served as the Program Protection Manager for the $220B F-35 program and as a strategic analyst, advising the Commander, United States Pacific Command on regional security policy and strategy for Northeast Asia.
Larry holds a master of science in information resource management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he was the distinguished graduate of his program. He also earned a bachelor of business administration, summa cum laude, from Radford University. Larry is a lifetime member of AFCEA, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a member of InfraGard. He volunteers as a committee member for Boy Scout Troop 180, Aiea, Hawaii.
Executive of the Month: George Gagne, POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Mr. Gagne joined the Joint Prisoner of War Missing in Action Accounting Community in December 2008. He is the Chief Information Officer, Designated Approval Authority, and Director of the Information Technology Directorate for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, an organization under the Office of the Secretary of Defense (P). Mr. Gagne came from Hewlett Packard where he was the District Manager for Hawaii and Far East. He was the primary point of accountability for the customer, managing long term relationships at the Senior and Executive Management level supporting all Navy and Marine Corps Commands in the Pacific, and was responsible for business development.
His prior positions include, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Account Manager for Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, supporting more than forty Naval Commands to include Commander, United States Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), Commander, Submarine Force United States Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMSPAC), a dozen voice and data networks, and their users. He was the Site Delivery Manager for United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC), Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF-West), and Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC). He was responsible for business management activities such as Profit and Loss (P&L), identify and secure new business, assemble, monitor and complete global IT projects on a consulting basis, maintain day to day NIPR / SIPR operational capability, and manage the customer relationships. Prior to working for EDS, Mr. Gagne worked for Axean as a Consultant/Project Manager to Dell Technical Consulting, building server farms and data centers in Hawaii.
In 2002 Mr. Gagne retired from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years of honorable service. Assignments included Marine Corps Communications Electronic School, Twenty-nine Palms California where he became a Department of Navy and Department of Defense certified instructor. He taught both entry level and advanced courses in computer and network technologies. Mr. Gagne’s last tour was with Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) where he was responsible for development and implementation of several key initiatives to include; assignment to the Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Technical Working Group which was responsible for drafting the plan to upgrade the Marine Corps from Banyan/Vines to Microsoft NT, Project Manager overseeing design/development of MCBH first website consisting of 28 Departments and seven Tenant Commands, and establishment of MCBH Computer Maintenance and Service Desk Departments.
Awards and decorations include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 star, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with 5 stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 star.
Academic achievements include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Leaders Certification (GSLC), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations.