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. Jacynth Tate Agraan, Farrington High School
Currently she does not quite know what profession she will end up in, but she does know she has a passion for Mathematics and Engineering. She says if she could choose a “dream career” it would be a career which allows her to work in both the theoretical side of mathematics and the world energy problems. Jacynth is a self-directed learner who goes above and beyond classroom instruction, often going online to increase her knowledge in science and mathematics. Last school year as a junior, she took AP Calculus and scored a 5 on the AP exam. This year, because there is no other math class to take at Farrington High School, she is enrolled in Calculus II at Honolulu Community College through the Running Start program – a partnership between the UH System and Hawaii DOE which allows deserving high school students to take college classes for dual credit (college and high school credit). Jacynth also scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Math Subject Tests (level 1 and level 2) and also an 800 on the SAT Physics Subject test. Jacynth has already been accepted to number of colleges, including UH Manoa, Pacific Lutheran University, Simmons College, and HPU but is waiting to hear back from her “top choices” which include Harvey Mudd College, CalTech, MIT, and Harvard.
Young AFCEAN of the Month: MSgt Shamar Jones, DISA PAC
Master Sergeant Shamar V. Jones is an Authorized Service Interruption Manager for Defense Information Systems Agency, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In this position, he manages and directs Pacific Defense Information System Network, 44 Integrated Digital Network Exchange nodes, 9 Defense Red Switch Network Switches, 2 Automatic Digital Network switching centers, 63 Defense Switched Network switches, 52 Defense Satellite Communications System earth terminals, 31 Internet Protocol Router Network backbone routers, Joint Hawaii Information Transfer System, and over 20,000 interconnecting Global Information Grid circuits traversing 265 sites. Additionally, provides guidance to over 2,000 field personnel through 65 Facility Control Offices covering 105 million square miles. Master Sergeant Jones was raised in Thomasville, Alabama. He is a 1998 graduate of Thomasville High School. He entered the Air Force in September 1998. His background includes several aspects of computer, network, and information security.
Executive of the Month: Mr. Marcus Yano, Systemmetrics
Marcus Yano serves as Chief Operations Officer of SystemMetrics Corporation, a Hawaiian Telcom company and the state’s leading provider of commercial network, colocation and data solutions.He is responsible for the day-to-day operations at SystemMetrics, including strategic planning, risk management and compliance, and human resources.
Prior to joining SystemMetrics in 2013, Mr. Yano served as Vice President – Corporate Information Systems for Title Guaranty of Hawaiʻi where he oversaw IT Operations, Project Management, and Learning and Development.
He earned an Associate degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from Hawaiʻi Pacific University. He also maintains the following professional certifications:
- Project Management Professional
- Certified Scrum Master
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- Certified Cloud Security Professional
- Certified Information Security Manager
Mr. Yano served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for 10 years and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Committed to giving back to the community, Mr. Yano is currently developing curriculum for technical apprenticeships as part of President Obama’s American Apprenticeship Initiative and is working with the University of Hawaiʻi to better align its curriculum with the realities of Hawaiʻi’s job market in an effort to produce job-ready graduates. In addition, as a member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)², a global not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals, Mr. Yano is preparing to launch a free (ISC)² Safe and Secure Online program for local schools to educate students, teachers and parents on how to be safe in our connected world.
Mr. Yano is an honoree of Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40, Class of 2016.
Senior Government Leader of the Month: Mr. William Buck, CIO Navy Health Clinic Hawaii
William Buck is the Chief Information Officer for Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) which is the US Navy’s largest freestanding outpatient clinic with sixteen healthcare facilities on Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard bases on Oahu and one Navy Facility on Kauai. NHCH has a staff of 720 healthcare and administrative professionals that provide medical/dental services for over 60,000 eligible beneficiaries. Mr. Buck has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Hawaii Pacific University and is a graduate of the Naval War College non-resident program. A resident of Hawaii since 1983, Mr. Buck enjoys photography and general aviation.