Author: Ervin (EB) Lawson

January 2018 Luncheon-Brigadier General Paul H. Fredenburg III, Director, Command, Control, Communications & Cyber (C4) PACOM

Brigadier General Paul Fredenburgh, USPACOM/J6, Director for C3 and Cyber, emphasized the size and importance of the U.S. Pacific Command and the nations within its area of operations.  He covered the elements of his three major responsibilities:  Assured Command and Control; Conducting Full Spectrum Cyberspace Operations; and Collective Cyberspace Security and Interoperability. In terms of cyber, the general found that USPACOM has been the most effective command in which he has served.  He emphasized the multilateral cyber relationships in the theater, with 20 nations participating in Exercise Pacific Endeavor.  During the Q&A he addressed the cyber threats posed by China and North Korea, and mentioned a need for more assets for training and near-term network investment.     January 2018 Recognition   Student of the Month:  Allegra Palk, St. Andrews Priory Allegra Palk hold a 3.78 GPA and is among the top students in the STEM program at St. Andrews. Her favorite subject is Engineering and she enjoys building things and working with her hands. Allegra is a member of the Hawaii All State Marching Band; she plays the percussion and has been playing piano since the age of four.  The 2016 All State Hawaii Band participated in the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Upper Senate Park. Her teachers consistently comment on the quality of her work, participation, and grasp of new materials.  Allegra plans to study...

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October 2017 Luncheon – Colonel Joseph Delaney, USMC, DISA PAC Commander

This month’s featured speaker was Colonel Joseph Delaney, USMC, DISA PAC Commander. It was obvious from his presentation that Colonel Delaney is passionate about the DISA PAC organization. He provided an overview of the services that DISA PAC provides to its many customers in the Pacific area. He emphasized that DISA PAC is an Enterprise Solution provider supporting the War Fighter. Colonel Delaney spoke about improvements and new services that DISA is working on. The Colonel mentioned that DISA is testing the Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology. Li-Fi is 100 times faster than the current Wi-Fi. Li-Fi uses household LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs to transfer data at speeds of 224 gigabits per second. It is more secure than Wi-Fi because light does not pass through walls.   Young AFCEAN of the Month: Tiari Kau, Cyber Security Analyst, General Dynamics  Born and raised in Hawaii, Tiari Kau has been a member of the Hawaii Air National Guard since joining as a senior at Pearl City High School. She got her initial AF training in Computer Networking Cryptographic Systems and then later cross-trained into the Cyber Systems Operations while working full time at the 613th Air Operations Center. Currently, she works for General Dynamics IT as a DoD contractor, supporting the US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems (USBICES) coalition networks as an Information Security Analyst ensuring the security and...

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October 2017 Luncheon – DISA PAC Commander

Preregistration Closes on the last Friday before the event at 1600 Preregistration Cost: Members $25 | Non-Members $30 Walk-In Cost: Members $30 | Non-Members $35 Time: Check-In 1100am | Buffet 11:30am Place:  Ft Shafter, Hale Ikena Club   Powered by Eventbrite      Join AFCEA Tuesday October 10th, 2017 and hear from guest speaker Colonel Joseph E. Delaney USMC, Commander, Defense Information Systems Agency, Regional Field Command Pacific.      Colonel Joseph Delaney was born in San Fernando, Trinidad in November 1971. In 1981, Augusta, Georgia became his new home. He graduated from Glenn Hills High School and enlisted in...

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September 2017 Luncheon – RADM Vincent Atkins, U.S. Coast Guard Fourteenth District Commander

This month’s featured speaker was Rear Admiral Vincent Atkins, Fourteenth Coast Guard District Commander located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The mission of the United States Coast Guard is to ensure our Nation’s maritime safety, security and stewardship. The Coast Guard is both a military service and a law enforcement agency. The Fourteenth District’s boundaries of responsibility stretch from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific. The District Commander oversees 25 operational units ashore and afloat throughout the Pacific, which regularly perform missions in maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime security, homeland security, and national...

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AFCEA Hawaii Membership Social 2017

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 Where:  Dave & Buster’s 1030 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96814 Time: 7PM to 10 PM Members Cost: Free for AFCEA Hawaii Members (You plus one Guest) 1st 150 total people to include guest. Non-Members Cost: $50.00 Dress Attire: Casual RSVP by 29 Sep 2017 No Shows will be charged $50.00 Without Exception Each person will receive a buffet dinner ticket, $20 Game Card (unlimited non-ticket earning games). Open Bar ($1,000.00). The event will take place on the rooftop and a live DJ will provide entertainment. POC: Angel G. Olivas, VP Membership, Cell 661-372-6398 Email: membership.vp@afcea-hawaii.org Purchase Tickets for Event by 29...

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