Latest Event Updates
This is Dick Macke. I have recently been given the honor of being the President of the Honolulu Council of the Navy League of the United States. In that capacity I will work to have the Council help the Navy League and the Sea Services in any way we can. We support the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine by awards ceremonies, special events, spouse events and in many other ways. We count on your support as members and potential members to ensure we provide the best support possible. We also work with the Wounded Warriors of Hawaii to further that great organization. There is a calendar of events on this web site and I encourage you to look at it and pick events you would like to attend. We need all persons who have an interest in our Sea Services to become members and help us achieve our support goals. OUR STRENGTH IS OUR MEMBERSHIP – PLEASE JOIN US.
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THE NSA Today – Updates from Wahiawa
Captain Bean currently serves as the Commander of the National Security Agency (NSA) Hawaii and is accountable to the Director of NSA. He is responsible for overseeing SIGINT production, computer network operations, technological solutions, and cryptologic training.
CAPT Bean will be providing a presentation summarizing the threat to critical infrastructure in Hawaii and highlighting the need to build and strengthen cybersecurity talent on-island. Cybersecurity tops the list as one of the most strategic threats to U.S. government agencies, public institutions, and private sector industry. Operation-critical systems in every U.S. sector have a dependency on cyber, which expands capacity and range of capability but also introduces new and evolving forms of vulnerabilities that threaten the security of our networks and infrastructure.
Sustainment of partnerships between academia, business, and government, and the collective knowledge to combat probable cybersecurity threats to our infrastructure, depends on the development of a diverse, technically astute workforce. These partnerships, in collaboration with State agencies, must place increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills and pathways to encourage students, kindergarten through college, to pursue STEM career fields. Hawaii’s overall strategic capacity is vitally reliant on attracting and retaining a professional cadre that will enhance the future technical capacity of this State. The decisions that are made today will determine the economic stability and viability of Hawaii in the next decade.
We are encouraging Bridge members, Navy League members, and the business community to attend.
Airport Honolulu Hotel • 3401 North Nimitz Highway • Honolulu, HI 96819
Thursday, April 28, 2016 • 12:30 PM (Briefing will begin promptly at 1:00 PM)
Cost & Additional Information
Bridge Member – $40 per person
Navy League Member – $45 per person
Non-Member – $55 per person
Validated parking – included in the cost of the event.
Please RSVP no later than noon on Wednesday, April 27th.