STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3769
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 666
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 666, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Board of Directors of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
G.M. No. 666
for a term to expire 06-30-2022,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Dennis Gibson for service on the Board of Directors of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Dennis Gibson from two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Gibson's background and experience qualify him for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. Mr. Gibson is the Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton and is responsible for providing clients with a wide range of services across all of the firm's capabilities including digital technology, cyber, advanced analytics, management consulting, engineering/science, and operations. Mr. Gibson leads the company's business in the Pacific Rim, serving clients and staff in locations throughout the Asia Pacific Region, including Guam, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and Alaska. In addition, Mr. Gibson has extensive military-related experience. He is a military veteran and has previously served as a consultant to the Army Science Board, as a member of the Executive Council of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International, and on the National Guard Bureau Wargame Team, National Guard Pathways to the Future, and Revolution in Military Affairs. Moreover, Mr. Gibson has demonstrated a continuing commitment to serving Hawaii. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Hawaii Military Affairs Council. He is also a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and currently serves as the Chairman of CyberHawaii. Accordingly, your Committee finds that Mr. Gibson's background in business, technology services, military affairs, and community organizations would make him a great asset to the Board of Directors of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair