June 15, 2017

FBI Honolulu Hosts Executive Partnership Engagement Conference

KAPOLEI, HI—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Paul Delacourt advised that on June 15, 2017 the Honolulu Division of the FBI hosted a joint information sharing conference for Hawaii’s leading businesses. Joining the FBI—the National Security Agency, United States Coast Guard, Honolulu Police Department, and Hawaii State Fusion Center.

The Executive Partnership Engagement Conference is an opportunity for the FBI and other law enforcement entities to provide the state’s leading industries with unique access to current threats facing the United States as well as specific issues facing Hawaii. The conference is part of a national effort, led by the FBI’s Office of the Private Sector, to build deeper and more meaningful relationships with infrastructure, industry, and security stakeholders.

SAC Paul Delacourt advised, “In part, law enforcement challenges are overcome by two elements: meaningful community relationships and coordinated law enforcement response. The Executive Partnership Engagement Conference is an opportunity for our office in Hawaii to enhance both these dynamics. Our experience has shown that the time to build these relationships is not in the midst of a crisis. This conference serves as a building block in establishing meaningful dialog between law enforcement and industry leaders.”

During the conference, law enforcement subject matter experts brief industry executives about trending threats in the areas of terrorism, counter-intelligence, economic espionage, and cyber intrusions. SAC Delacourt noted, “We intend for this to be the next step in a long-term relationship we will have with the key individuals responsible for infrastructure and industry in our community.”

At 8:30 a.m., SAC Paul Delacourt delivered opening remarks to attendees and was available to answer questions about conference themes and how this event serves as a mutual learning opportunity for both industry and law enforcement. For security reasons and due to the classified nature of the conference, the media was not allowed to film, record, or attend actual briefings.

Further inquiry regarding the conference may be directed to Special Agent Arnold Laanui via e-mail at alaanui@fbi.gov.