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November-2014AFCEA Hawaii was honored to welcome Andy Bonillo of Verizon Communications as November’s keynote luncheon speaker. Mr. Bonillo is the Director of Cyber Security and Public Safety for Verizon’s Public Policy, Law and Security organization. He briefed us on the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which casts new light on threats — taking 10 years of forensic data and finding that 92% of these can be categorized into nine basic attack patterns. This approach also helps identify primary threats to industry, which can be analyzed to reinforce a company’s defenses. The full report may be downloaded at

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

Senior Government Leader for October: SMSgt John Rodriguez, USAF, PACOM, Cyber Operations Superintendent

Senior Master Sergeant John G. Rodriguez is a Cyber Operations Superintendent assigned to the Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Directorate at U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith. He joined the Air Force and completed Basic Training in Jan 1989. He has supported Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT STRIKE, DESERT THUNDER, and NOBLE ANVIL, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and UNIFIED ASSISTANCE. In Dec 2008, SMSgt Rodriguez was selected for a Special Duty assignment at US Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, HI., where he performed duties as Telecommunications Systems Manager, Executive Comm Support NCOIC, Computer Network Defense Analyst, Command Information Systems Security Manager, Dynamic Network Defensive Operations Supt, Defensive Cyber Operations Supt., and Cyber Current Ops Supt and USPACOM Air Forde Cyber Operations Functional Manager. He received his BS in Computer Information Systems through the UMUC and is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Cyber Security. He is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force holding degrees in Human Resources/Personnel Administration, Electronics Systems Technology, Instructor Technology of Military Science, and Telecommunication Systems. He really enjoys Family and helping out others. He is also training for his 5th Honolulu Marathon!

AFCEA Students of the Month

Waipahu High School: Marc Ramirez

Marc Ramirez attends Waipahu High School and has been enrolled in their A+ Year 1, CISCO I and A+ Year 2 course since 2013. He has grown tremendously as a student and leader in the Academy of Information Technology. Some of the activities he has participated in include: Assisted with Ronald McDonald’s House supply drive; student volunteer – worked with workers from CCSI on a community project to install security cameras for Hale Hilinai; honored by the Hawaii State Supreme Court for his community service efforts; served as the Academy of Information Technology – Historian, 2-14-2015; offered a mentorship from World Wide Technology from mock interview-Nov 2014; participated in the Hawaii State Life Smarts Competition 1st place team-2013; represented Hawaii at the National Life Smarts Competition in Orlando, Florida – April 2014; assisted with school supply drive for Honowai Elementary 3rd graders – August 2014; and attends ICS 110 – early college – Spring 2015. Marc is not afraid to get down and dirty when it comes to planning and implementation of a computer network or troubleshoot computers when needed. Marc’s instructors say he is their right hand man when it comes to the technical assistance needed in their class, and is an outstanding student when it comes to A+ and CISCO courses.

Maryknoll School: Joseph D. Hinz

Joseph came to Maryknoll last fall prior to the start of junior year. His family moved to O’ahu from Portland, Oregon. He carries a 4.0 overall grade point average and has challenged himself in and out of the classroom. His list of accomplishments include: Eagle Scout, Hawaii Cord Blood Bank volunteer, Maryknoll’s Civil Air Patrol and Robotics Team Member, and 2015 University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Engineering Department High School Internship Participant. Joe routinely dedicates much time and energy to being the best he can be. Joe is interested in studying Engineering once he gets to college. Joe’s counselors say he is the most responsible, dependable and self-starter they have ever seen.

Young AFCEAN of the Month: Kristen Kawabata, Account Manager, TEKsystems

Kristen graduated from HBA and UH-Manoa, and is an Account Manager for TEKsystems based out of downtown Honolulu. She has been with TEKsystems for just over a year and focuses specifically on Network and Infrastructure Services in the government vertical. She has been a Young AFCEAN member since November of last year and her energy and enthusiasm add to every event.

Executive of the Month: Jason Flick, Account Executive, Aerotek

Jason Flick has been with Aerotek for just over 16 years now. He opened the Aerotek Hawaii office 4 years ago. Aerotek specializes in Recruitment/Staffing for the following industries: Construction, Engineering, Defense, Aviation, and Health Care. They have roughly 300 contractors working throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. Aerotek is very active in the local community and supports several charitable organizations such as: Wounded Warrior, Special Olympics, and HUGS. They have an internal team of 13 staff. Within the Government sector they support C4ISR, Intelligence, and Engineering Services.

AFCEAN of the Month: Master Sergeant Dan Carvalho, USA (Ret.)

Dan Carvalho enlisted in the Army after December 7, 1941 as an electronics specialist. During his 23 years in the Army, Dan was assigned to the Pentagon as the NCOIC of all Cryptology equipment, including the devices installed in the air fleet designated to carry the President of the United States. Dan also served overseas at Camp Zama, Japan where he managed the Electronics shop and the 110 Japanese nationals assigned to his detail. His last assignment at Hickam AFB before he retired was at the recalibration lab. Dan retired in 1964 as a Master Sergeant and went to work for Philco Ford as an Electrical Engineer. Philco Ford was bought out by the Federal Government which meant that Dan became a Civil Servant and was assigned to Hickam Air Force Base as a Microwave Engineer. Dan retired from Civil Service in 1985. Dan was one of the original members of AFCEA Hawaii when it was chartered in 1953 and has religiously attended our monthly luncheons and annual socials over the past 61 years.

Senior Government Leader: RADM Nancy Norton, PACOM J6

A native of Oregon, Rear Adm. Norton graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science, and was commissioned in 1987 as a general unrestricted line officer through Officer Candidate School. She is currently serving as the Director for Command, Control, Communications and Cyber, U.S. Pacific Command.

As an information professional, Norton has served in information dominance billets at all levels, afloat and ashore. Early assignments were at Naval Communications Area Master Station Eastern Pacific in Hawaii and Naval Telecommunications Center, Fallon, Nev., where she was the officer in charge. She served two tours directing cyber security programs for U.S. Pacific Command, and Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet. She commanded Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Norton served afloat as Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) officer on the staff of Commander, Cruiser/Destroyer Group 12 in USS Enterprise (CVN 65), completing the 2001 deployment to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and North Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom immediately following 9/11. She later served as the deputy director for Knowledge Management, on the staff of Commander, Naval Forces Europe and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet in Naples, Italy, where she was responsible for all Fleet C4 issues afloat and ashore and the Maritime Domain Awareness program in Europe and Africa, and served as the J6 for Joint Task Force Lebanon in 2006.

Navy headquarters assignments include: OPNAV N6 as the C4I Requirements Officer integrating Fleet and Shore FORCEnet programs; executive assistant to the Director for C4; the lead for C4ISR and Global Posture issues for the Navy’s 2008 Quadrennial Defense Review office; executive assistant to the N6; and deputy director for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capabilities in N2/N6. She served as executive assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and, then, the Chief of Naval Operations from 2010 to 2012.

Norton earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, where she was the President’s Honor Graduate. She served as a Fellow on CNO’s Strategic Studies Group XXXII. Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Additionally, she is a recipient of a Navy League Award, Young AFCEAN Award, Copernicus Award and the National Security Agency’s Frank B. Rowlett Award for personal achievement in Information Security.