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14 February 2022 Newsletter

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Building Hawaii Intel Career Pathways:

Signals Intelligence

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To continue the Alliance's Building Hawaii Intel Career Pathways Together series, the latest session focused on careers in Signals Intelligence. Learn more about what the industry is doing to work with academia and the NSA to lay out career pathways and intern/job opportunities to engage students. To watch the session, click here.

Panelists included:

  • John Schlimm, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii
  • Deborah Nakashima, Work for Warriors Hawaii
  • Miguel Martinez, Parsons
  • Jodi Ito, University of Hawaii

Upcoming Events

Below are a list of upcoming events hosted by Hawaii Defense Alliance or its partners. If you are interested in sharing your event on our website, click here to submit an event. For a full list of upcoming events, visit hawaiidefensealliance.org/events.


Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Industry Day

February 14 @ 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium engages industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of Information Warfare (IW) that enhance Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness. It focuses on underlying technologies that advance IW capabilities that can support research, development and prototyping. IWRP uses an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to collaborate.

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Government Contracting: 8A, HUBZone & Certifications Workshop

Feb. 17 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thinking of expanding your business into the federal contracting arena? SBA is hosting free workshops for small business owners interested in government certifications, contracting resources and growing their small business successfully.

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SAME Honolulu Post and HCES – 2022 Engineers Week “Kick-off” Webinar

Feb. 22 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm

To create the shipyards that our nation needs and to manage significant investment in facilities and equipment, the Navy established the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) program office in May 2018 as a centrally-managed program at the Echelon II level to construct and recapitalize dry docks, optimize infrastructure, and update industrial plant equipment.

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The Hawaii Defense Alliance is established by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community cooperation (previously, Office of Economic Adjustment). For more information about DBEDT’s Hawaii Defense Economy project visit DefenseEconomy.hawaii.gov.