Hawaii Defense Alliance’s workforce committee members Ian Caliedo and Keala Peters joined the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) on a career-oriented field trip with James Campbell High School students in mid-April.

The Hawaii Defense Alliance hosted a free, virtual webinar with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) that focused on local DOD opportunities and opportunities beyond Hawaii for your business.

The Hawaii Defense Alliance hosted a webinar on How to Navigate TechNet Indo-Pacific, the largest conference of its kind in the Indo-Pacific Rim.

Continuing our Building Hawaii Intel Career Pathways Together series, the next session focused on careers in Signals Intelligence. Learn more about what the industry is doing to work with academia and NSA to lay out career pathways and intern/job opportunities to engage students.

On Jan. 6 – 7, 2022 Hawaii Defense Alliance joined the MAC to host the 2022 Partnership Conference. This annual conference provides an opportunity for MAC and HDA members and partners to learn about the military’s priorities in Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific Area of Responsibility, as well as the steady and increasing economic opportunities the defense sector brings.

Hawaii Defense Alliance hosted a virtual webinar focusing on geospatial analytics careers. The objective of this is to increase awareness – for the tech community, educators, students, and government audience – of the career and certification pathways and hundreds of jobs being created in Hawaii over the next three years. These jobs are being driven by the Federal government and contractors.

Mahalo for joining the U.S. Army Small Business Contracting Panel featuring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District, USACE Pacific Ocean Division (POD), and the Army Contracting Command (ACC) Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS) Regional Contracting Office-Hawaii/Alaska.

On Nov. 17, the Hawaii Defense Alliance, DBEDT and the High-Tech Development Corp. hosted its Cloud Computing Discussion where panelists and program members streamed live from the Entrepreneurs’ Sandbox for a virtual audience.

The Military Affairs Council (MAC) recently hosted a webinar providing an update from the Marine Forces Pacific and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

To continue the Alliance’s workforce efforts, we take a look at a long term plan of offering additional courses for a certificate in intelligence, mentorship opportunities, and possible career opportunities/employers in the listening session UH-INDOPACOM J2 Intel Mentorship Initiative.