Author: Ervin (EB) Lawson

March 2017 Luncheon – Mr. Jicky Ferrer, Defense Intelligence Agency

AFCEA Hawaii welcomed Mr. Jicky Ferrer of the Defense Intelligence Agency as this month’s Guest Speaker. The Annual Membership Business Meeting was convened at this luncheon to vote in new Officers and Board of Directors. The outgoing officers were recognized during this luncheon. Awards were presented during the luncheon for Student of the Month, Young AFCEAN of the Month, AFCEAN of the Month, and Executive of the Month.     March Awards Student of the Month: Alex Yamada, Peal City High School Alex plans to attend the University of California at Berkeley and major in Mechanical Engineering. He has taken...

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February 2017 Monthly Luncheon – Mrs. Miyi J. Chung, DISA PAC

The Chapter welcomed Mrs. Miyi J. Chung as the speaker at our February Luncheon on Valentine’s Day. Mrs. Chung is currently serving as the Division Chief, Capability Delivery Division, Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific (DISA PAC). Her presentation was on the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS). JRSS is a layered cyber defense system consisting of a base layer, agency layer, and a global layer. The system is designed to detect, protect, defend, and deter cyber attacks. The JRSS is made up of virtual enclaves which allows for better role based management. Monthly Awards Presentation Student of the Month: Ms....

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January 2017 Monthly Luncheon – Mr. Peter C. Oleson, Association of Former Intelligence Officers

This month’s Guest Speaker was Mr. Peter C. Oleson, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Board of Director and Academic Exchange.  The topic was “Perpetual War”.  Mr. Oleson pointed out the most likely threat we face is continued, and escalating cyber conflict. He states in his presentation the most significant difference between inter-state conflict today and that of the Cold War is the cyber dimension.  Cyber is non-kinetic, and both the Russians and Chinese have recognized its power – and advantages.  A weaker power can use it against a more powerful one by the nature of the Internet, the major...

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Distinguished Life Membership Award: Mr. Mel Ing, AFCEA Hawaii Past President

Mel Ing was honored with the Distinguished Life Membership Award at a ceremony on October 11, 2016. Mel’s daughter, Jen Ing accepted the Award on his behalf. Mel is a Past President of AFCEA Hawaii and devoted a lot of time and effort into the success of our organization.  For many years Mel served as the Committee Chairperson for the Annual Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament held in conjunction with the TechNet Asia-Pacific.  The Board of Directors posed with Jen, in the photo to the right,  as she accepted the award. It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart...

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October 2016 Monthly Luncheon – Major General, USA (Ret) Vern Miyaga, Administrator of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

October’s  speaker was Major General, USA (Retired) Vern Miyagi, Administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.  Mr. Miyagi presented the audience with an overview of his organization.  He covered the responsibilities of his office.  He went over the different Tsunami Levels.   He indicated in an incident the hierarchy goes from low to high and his explanation is that the folks at the lowest level know their areas of responsibility better than those at the top.  He further explained they know their requirements better as well and rely on those up the chain of command to provide requests for information and requests for assistance to them in their times of need.  He stated the folks at the bottom are in charge.  Mr. Miyagi presented their organization chart.  He went over their 24×7 Battle Rhythm which is a continuous cycle of events to provide constant updates to the incident at hand. One of his concerns is the fact that the Hawaiian Islands only has a sustainment of 45 days of supplies.  Mr. Miyagi covered the Warning Siren Modernization Project and talked about how to react to testing and an actual emergency.  Mr. Miyagi ended his presentation with an invitation to tour their facilities in the Diamond Head Crater, or in his words “Hawaii’s largest foxhole”. We were pleased to present the following Awards this month: Distinguished Life Membership Award:  Mr. Mel...

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AFCEA Hawaii conducts luncheons on the 2nd Tuesday of each month January - November at the Hale Ikena on Fort Shafter.

Luncheons are accessible to the public. You do not need a vehicle sticker or badge to get onto Fort Shafter. To get on base simply provide your drivers license, current vehicle registration and insurance card at the main gate to be issued a day pass.

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