Connecting People and Ideas

AFCEA Hawaii is a non-profit membership association for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the field of communications, information technology, intelligence and security. Be a part of our network!


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AFCEA connects great ideas, vital solutions and innovative people to advance the global security mission.  Connect and engage as part of the prestigious AFCEA network.


AFCEA brings small, medium and large companies together to network, share and partner so they can meet the demands of the ever-changing global security market.


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  • February 2022 In-Person Luncheon
    Feb 08, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM HST
    Restaurant 604, 57 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
    NCTAMS PAC: Assuring Command and Control across the Indo-Pacific AOR
  • TechNet Indo-Pacific - 2021 (New Dates)
    Apr 11, 8:00 AM HST – Apr 13, 3:00 PM HST
    HiIlton Hawaiin Village, 2005 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    From Data to Dominance. Read more on the official event page -
  • TechNet Indo-Pacific - 2022
    Nov 01, 8:00 AM HST – Nov 03, 3:00 PM HST
    Honolulu, Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu, HI


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TechNet Indo-Pacific April 11-13, 2022

Volunteers are requested to help staff the TechNet Indo-Pacific conference April 11-13, 2022. In order to execute TechNet INDOPACIFIC 2021 in April 2022 AFCEA Hawaii, AFCEA International, All Participants, Volunteers, Exhibitors and Attendees must adhere to all State of Hawaii and The City & County of Honolulu COVID 19 Mandates and Policies in effect at the time for Large Events. Assignments will be made in March 2022 based on the earliest date of responding to the Call for Volunteers. Read the PDF and then sign up! 

AFCEA Hawaii is proud to announce the award of 23 STEM scholarships totaling $72,500 to deserving college students from Hawaii, and 16 STEM Grants totaling $33,000 to K-12 STEM Teachers/Organizations in Hawaii.

AFCEA Hawaii is honored to be able to award STEM scholarships to our best and brightest students who are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Cyber. This year we awarded 23 STEM scholarships for a total of $72,500. We also awarded $33,000 in STEM Grants to assist 16 STEM teachers, advisors and other non-profit organizations providing STEM Programs to Hawaii K-12 students.

AFCEA Hawaii is proud to announce that four of our chapter members were selected by AFCEA International’s Emerging Leader Awards Committee:

Capt Courtney P, Gallagher, USAF (352nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron)

CPT John E. Plaziak, USA (307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion)

TSgt Michael Gresens, USAF (19th Fighter Squadron)

Ms. Wendy Y. Lemus Prado (JrTech, Inc.)


The award presentation will take place during AFCEA/USNI WEST on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center. AFCEA Hawaii will also take the opportunity to congratulate them at our TechNet Indo-Pacific conference to be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Conference Center April 11-13, 2022.

NSA Hawai’i Summer Internships

Interested in working in the Intelligence Community supporting unique national-security missions? After graduation, do you want to stay in Hawai’i, work with amazing people and make a difference in the world?  The National Security Agency (NSA) offers good, high-paying local jobs for exceptional graduates. While you’re a student, you can obtain a security clearance, earn real-world experience and see for yourself if the Intelligence Community is right for you. Check out these opportunities.


AFCEA Hawaii is proud to announce that our Chapter was selected for two Chapter Awards and three of our members were selected by AFCEA International’s 2001 Awards Committee. The awards were presented during AFCEA WEST 29-30 June 2021 (Virtual):


Local AFCEAN Award Winners:

Chapter Awards:

Young AFCEAN Chapter of the Year – Hawaii Chapter

Model Young AFCEA Chapter – Hawaii Chapter

Individual Awards:

Emerging Leader — Brandon Lester

Distinguished Young AFCEAN — Thomas Mendez

Regional Distinguished Young AFCEAN — Victor Perez


We are more than pleased to announce the AFCEA Hawaii Chapter Winners for the 2021 AFCEA International Awards!

Please join us in congratulating these individuals who have been recognized for their professionalism and outstanding support of AFCEA Hawaii and their community. Thank you all for what you continue to do for AFCEA Hawaii.


Leadership Award

Jeff Bloom, President, Waimanalo Blooms


Medal of Merit  

Sanford Ching, LtCol (Ret), USAF


Meritorious Service Award

Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies


Young AFCEAN/Emerging Leaders 40 Under 40 Awards

Brian Duenas, TSgt USAF, 747th Communications Squadron

Courtney Gallagher, Capt USAF, Task Force - Pacific

Wade Ritz, SMSgt. USAF, 692nd Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Group


Model Chapter Program



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Through sponsorships and other fund-raising events, AFCEA Hawaii has been able to support Hawaii based students, teachers, and professionals in their pursuit of continued education in STEM, Cyber, and Electronics by providing scholarships, grants, and awards. Become a sponsor today!

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