AFCEA International Chapter News
HAWAII CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 11, 2017

July 2017 Luncheon

The chapter's luncheon in July featured speaker Col. Joseph Matos, USMC, senior information technology officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC). Col. Matos's presentation was about MARFORPAC's two-year strategic plan. He spoke about the number of personnel assigned to all the organizations that fall under MARFORPAC's area of responsibility and their operating budget. Col. Matos mentioned the Marine Corps has three cyber protection teams to help identify and mitigate risks within their cyber domain. He stated that you must know your network to defend it, and while you may believe you know your network you'll be surprised how much you don't know until a risk assessment is completed. He shared that he had an analysis and risk assessment performed on their network by one of the cyber protection teams and was surprised at the findings. He recommended everyone in audience consider having a risk assessment done on their respective networks. MARFORPAC is undergoing a reorganization to align their personnel with their strategic plans. Col. Matos briefly discussed the Corps plans to upgrade the infrastructure as they move forward to place Marines on the island of Guam and their plans on improving the movement of Marines in and out of Australia. He ended his presentation by telling industry partners at the luncheon that if they want to know how they can help him, they should view his presentation. The chapter recognized Summer Vaimaona, TEKsystems as Young AFCEAN of the Month, Frank Isley, Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) as AFCEAN of the Month and Chief Master Sgt Christopher Gradel, USAF, DISA Pacific Command, as Senior Government Leader.

Event Photographs:

Attending the luncheon in July are Chapter Executive Vice President Barry Fong (l) and guest speaker Col. Joseph Matos, USMC, senior information technology officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific.
Attending the luncheon in July are Chapter Executive Vice President Barry Fong (l) and guest speaker Col. Joseph Matos, USMC, senior information technology officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific.
At the chapter's July luncheon (l-r) Fong recognizes Summer Vaimaona, Young AFCEAN of the Month, Chief Master Sgt. Christoper Gradel, USAF, Senior Government Leader, and Frank Isley, AFCEAN of the Month.
At the chapter's July luncheon (l-r) Fong recognizes Summer Vaimaona, Young AFCEAN of the Month, Chief Master Sgt. Christoper Gradel, USAF, Senior Government Leader, and Frank Isley, AFCEAN of the Month.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Ervin
(808) 535-3444

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