STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1117

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.C.R. No. 36

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 36 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FIRST RESPONDERS TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS AND COMMAND CENTER IN CENTRAL OAHU,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the High Technology Development Corporation to convene a working group to examine the establishment of a first responders technology campus and cyber security command center in central Oahu.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety, Office of Information Management and Technology, High Technology Development Corporation, and Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii.

 

     Your Committee finds there is increasing importance in understanding and strengthening cyber security measures statewide.  This importance is based in the inherent risks of an isolated island community against potential attacks by cyber criminals.  These risks exist on multiple levels and are acknowledged by government and nongovernmental entities worldwide.  These entities, as well as innumerable businesses and individuals, conduct trillions of dollars of transactions over the Internet, as well as store increasing amounts of critical medical, identity-specific, and fiscal records in the cyber world.  The State is in need of sophisticated expertise throughout the islands in order to protect these various forms of data.

 

     Your Committee further finds that the findings and recommendations of the working group would serve as a foundation to adequately and appropriately establish high technology jobs, enhance in-state technological capabilities, and provide cutting edge training facilities for county and state first responders.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 36 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Technology,

 

 

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair