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ThinkTech Hawaii – Military in Hawaii
“Military in Hawaii” is a bi-weekly series that airs on Thursdays at 2 p.m. on ThinkTech Hawaii that features members of the military community and the MAC. The following episodes include the Alliance, members of the its steering committee and working groups, as well as Cyber Ready Hawaii.
Hawaii Defense Alliance
June 24, 2021
Pono Chong, program manager of the Alliance and Jason Chung, vice president of military affairs, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii provided an overview on the Alliance, established by DBEDT through a grant from OLDCC. To watch the full episode, click here.
Diversifying Hawaii’s Economy
July 8, 2021
Alma Grocki, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret), Ian Caliedo, president, Caliedo & Sons Services, Inc. and Iain Wood, CEO, Pacific Shipyards International discuss how industrial ship repair and the defense sector can contribute to grow and diversify Hawaii’s economy. To watch the full episode, click here.
Cyber Ready Hawaii
July 22, 2021
Jodi Ito, chair of CyberHawaii and Jill Tokuda, co-director of CyberHawaii talk about Cyber Ready Hawaii, a free program designed to train entry level cybersecurity professionals to lead and support Hawaii’s small to medium-sized entities (SMEs), including businesses and nonprofits through a Cyber Readiness Program that focuses on cybersecurity hygiene and basic safeguarding measures required to meet federal contracting requirements. The program was developed in partnership with the Cyber Readiness Institute and funded by DBEDT. To watch the full episode, click here.
The next episode of Military in Hawaii airs Thursday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. and will feature Christine Lanning and Daphne Tong-Pave, co-chairs of the Alliance’s Small Business Support Working Group. For past episodes, visit the Military in Hawaii webpage, or playlist on YouTube or Vimeo.
Supported by DBEDT
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.