L-R Jim Muller, President; Speaker Mr. Larry Osborn, President of Pacific Associates, Inc.

L-R Jim Muller, President; Speaker Mr. Larry Osborn, President of Pacific Associates, Inc.

AFCEA Hawaii was pleased to welcome July keynote speaker Mr. Larry Osborn, President of Pacific Associates, Inc. Mr. Osborn spoke on Disruptive Technology Unmanned Systems. Every unmanned system has three components: platform and compatibility, communications link(s), and control segment. He covered many of the key technologies involved, such as sensors and payloads, digital wireless communications, navigational aids, etc. and gave examples of autonomy as it relates to control, safety, cost, and culture. Significant market growth is projected for UAS, as commercial applications are emerging in other industries such as the film industry. Lastly, he discussed the future of unmanned systems and potential impact on industries including agriculture, law enforcement, package transportation services, trains, airlines, etc. For those in IT, opportunities have never been more abundant.

Outstanding July awardees: Young AFCEAN LT Amanda Deno, U.S. Navy; Executive Larry Tannenbaum, Lockheed Martin, Senior Government Leader Mr. Steven Tatum, Deputy G-6 USARPAC

We were pleased to recognize this month’s well-deserving awardees:

Young AFCEAN of the Month: Amanda Deno, U.S. Navy

LT Deno is a native of Fayetteville, New York. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations in 2001 and enlisted in the Navy in 2005. Her first duty station was SEVENTH Fleet as an Intelligence Specialist where she earned her Master’s in Business Administration and was selected for commissioning through Officer Candidate School program, receiving her commission in February 2009.

In August 2009, LT Deno reported to Strike Fighter Squadron FIFTEEN (VFA-15), as the Air Intelligence Officer. She earned her Information Dominance Warfare (IDC) in 2010 and completed the maiden deployment onboard USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH in 2011 to the Arabian Gulf.

LT Deno then reported to Navy Cyber Forces, as a System Requirements Analyst working on the Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N) INC 2 and Intelligence Carry On Program (ICOP) programs of record. In May 2014, LT Deno reported aboard Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE in Pearl Harbor as the Intelligence and Cryptologic Department Head for seven destroyers and is completing her Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I requirements through the Naval War College.

LT Deno is married to Michael Deno, who is currently serving at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Whidbey Island as a Cryptologic Technician Collections First Class. LT Deno has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), the Good Conduct Award as well as various unit and campaign awards.


Executive of the Month: Larry Tannenbaum, Lockheed Martin

Larry Tannenbaum served in the Air Force from 1989-1995 in both Royal Air Force (RAF) Alconbury and McClellan Air Force Base (AFB) in Sacramento, CA. Following his service in the Air Force, Mr. Tannenbaum entered the Civil Service and began work as an Operations Manager. He was then hired as a UNIX engineer working for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Europe from 2000 to 2010 at 5th Signal Command as well as Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Following his tour at DISA Europe, Mr. Tannenbaum was hired as the Senior Program manager with Lockheed Martin and was responsible for multiple contracts in support for United States Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM). He was then promoted to the position of site manager for DISA Europe.

Mr. Tannenbaum was then assigned to Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Command (DISA-PAC) as the Global Information Grid (GIG) Services Management Operations Site Manager supervising 153 personnel. Lockheed Martin and the Global Systems Management Operations (GSM-O) contract provides DISA’s computer systems and intranet-serving various Department of Defense (DoD) branches including the U.S. Armed Forces – with reliable and secure communications about potential threats. Lockheed Martin provides programmatic, operational, and engineering services and also offers materials, equipment, and facilities to support network management.

He volunteers as a head baseball coach for kids ranging from 8 to 18 years old and coached two teams out of Germany that went to the Little League (LL) Big League World Series and Pony Colt World Series on the mainland.


Senior Government Leader: Mr. Steven Tatum, Deputy G-6 USARPAC

Steven E. Tatum is the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (ADCS) G6, for the Main Command Post (MCP) and Communications and Computer Information Networks (C2IN) Directorate. He is the Army Pacific Component Senior Signal Civilian and key advisor to USARPAC G6 on command programs and operations, transformation initiatives, joint and army doctrine/policy, and cyber initiatives. He makes key recommendations to the Command for Information Technology enabling initiatives, and executes authoritative professional action. He supervises a staff that is composed of military, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and contractors.

Mr. Tatum enlisted in the active duty in Army 1983 as an Artillery crewman and was assigned to a firing battery at Fort Sill, OK from 1983 – 1987. In 1987 he reclassified as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and was promoted to Staff Sergeant (SSG) and assigned to the Intelligence Field Station in Camp Humphreys, Korea. In 1990, after graduating from the advanced cryptographic analytical course, he was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA where he served as the Network Central Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) for I Corps Tactical Operations Support Element responsible for the integration of automated information systems for the 1st Corps Intelligence Center. During this time he also supported “Operation Desert Storm” and participated in key training events in South West Asia. In 1992 he returned to the Field Station in Camp Humphreys, Korea, was promoted to Sergeant First Class (SFC) and was selected to attend Warrant Officer training, graduating and receiving his commission in 1993. Following Warrant Officer basic course he was assigned to 4th Infantry Division as the Division’s first G2 Automation Officer supporting multiple deployments to Camp Doha Kuwait. In 1995 he was assigned to the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, “Brave Rifles” were he served as the Electronic Warfare Officer. In 1997 he was assigned to the USARPAC Area of Responsibility (AOR) and served as the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade (MI BDE) Automation Officer and was attached to the G2. From 1997 – 2003 he served in various roles including Networks and Architecture Engineer, Detachment Commander at the Kunia Regional Security Operations Center, and as Automation and Plans Officer.

After retirement in 2003 he continued to serve on the USARPAC staff as the G6 C4ISR Program Manager, and provided mission analysis and program management for the successful deployment and redeployment of the USARPAC Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Team in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom”. In 2007 he became the USARPAC G6 Programs, Policy and Projects Division Chief. He also served as the USARPAC G6 Operations Transformation Team Lead and in 2008 he became the USARPAC Civilian Deputy G6 and senior civilian advisor where he currently serves today.

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