National Security Workshops Hosted by UH Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 6, 2009

Together with the National Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Management Office (NMMO), UH Manoa co-hosted two tandem workshops last month: "Neutrinos for National Security" and "Development in Infrasound for National Security Applications."

Approximately 40 attendees from various government agencies, national labs, and academia participated in the two workshops. Participants from UH Manoa included faculty from the College of Natural Sciences, College of Engineering, and Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology.

UH Manoa is one of only eleven universities participating in NMMO projects this fiscal year. "Hawaii plays a leading role in our national security, so it was a natural decision to hold these workshops here, where there is already active research in this area," said Dr. Peter Bythrow, Chief Scientist for NMMO.

"This is also a great example of how the scientific and engineering communities in Hawaii are helping to bolster our economy," said Justin Akagi of the UH College of Engineering who coordinated local arrangements for the workshops.