Guest Speaker, Mr. Mark Wong (R) accepts a token of appreciation from Hawaii Chapter President, LtCol Callistus Elbourne

Hawaii Chapter President, LtCol Callistus Ebourne (L) presents a token of appreciation to the Guest Speaker, Mr. Mark Wong, Chief Information Officer, City & County of Honolulu

This month’s featured speaker was Mr. Mark Wong, Chief Information Officer, Director of the Department of Information Technology, City & County of Honolulu. Mark has over 40 years experience in Information Technology. When Mark joined the City & County of Honolulu he found they were using Microsoft Windows and their systems and equipment were antiquated. Three years ago he and his team took on the dubious task of a total technology redesign, and the result was an enterprise operations platform called “Lokahi”. In Hawaiian, lokahi means people or things coming together as one; in a lokahi. The new system uses all the latest technology and includes more than 17,000 layers of data that can be viewed or displayed depending on the situation. The public sector uses this system to request services from the City & County of Honolulu with quicker and more efficient results. Mark and his team are designing apps to be used with their system and one of the more popular apps is the HNL Info App which keeps the public informed of traffic situations, weather advisories, and upcoming public safety events, by sending alerts to their mobile devices. According to Mark, Lokahi is unique because everything is developed and maintained by him and his staff.

Monthly Awards

Young AFCEAN of the Month:  MSgt Aliah Reyes, DISA PAC, United States Air Force

Young AFCEAN of the Month, MSgt Aliah Reyes is recognized by the Chapter President, LtCol Callistus Elbourne

Chapter President, LtCol Callistus Elbourne (L) recognizes the Young AFCEAN of the Month, MSgt Aliah Reyes

Master Sergeant Aliah K. Reyes serves as the Senior Knowledge Manager in the Operations Division providing expert independent technical support to the Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific.  She is a Project Manager and SharePoint Developer working with a portfolio of programs required in order to plan, coordinate, direct, control and maintain all work requirements needed to support the Operations Division and the Defense Network Operations Center Pacific.  Technical support includes managing data, information and knowledge-sharing services including planning, coordinating, sharing, and controlling the Department of Defense Information Network Command Pacific’s Operations Center data repository. She has experience in several administrative positions to include duties as an Enlisted Aide, Paralegal and budget as well as two separate deployments overseeing mail movement.

 

 

AFCEAN of the Month:  MSgt Lloyd Tate, DISA PAC, United States Air Force

AFCEAN of the Month, MSgt Lloyd Tate is recognized by the Chapter President, LtCol Callistus Elbourne

Chapter President, LtCol Callistus Elbourne (L) recognizes the AFCEAN of the Month, MSgt Lloyd Tate

Master Sergeant Lloyd I. Tate Jr. serves as the Authorized Service Interruption Manager to the Defense Information Systems Agency pacific and supports DISA Networks in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Korea, Japan and Okinawa.  Sergeant Tate provides network management/control of 69 Integrated Digital Network Exchange nodes, 57 Asynchronous Transfer Mode nodes, 34 Multi-service Provisioning Platform nodes, 13 Optical Domain Cross Connect nodes, 56 Defense Satellite Communications System earth terminals, 89 Internet Protocol Router Network hub routers, all DoD C2 network services on Oahu, 2 Teleport/Standardized Tactical Entry Point sites supporting Ground Mobile Forces (GMF) missions and 20,000 circuits traversing 265 GIG sites.