Hawaii ranks 31st of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and is one of seven states that ranks 37th overall in the number of agencies established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11. In dollar amount, the state ranked 40th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 39th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked third in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 45
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 9
For homeland security, Hawaii falls under Task Force Hawaii, a contingency unit of the U.S. Army Pacific and a subordinate task force to the Hawaii-based Joint Task Force-Homeland Defense, which has Pacific-wide responsibilities for the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). Hawaii is located in FEMA Region IX; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Oakland, Calif.
The Honolulu Joint Terrorism Task Force, also known as the Pacific JTTF, is located in the FBI's Honolulu field office. It began through a partnership with the Defense Department, which allocated a DOD analysis team from the Army, Navy and Pacific Command to state-level counterterrorism missions. The U.S. attorney for the district of Hawaii heads an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) that links with the FBI, military law enforcement components, the Hawaii Executive Preparedness Executive Committee (HEPEC) and Hawaii county (island) police intelligence units.
Hawaii is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the Western States Information Network (WSIN) and the Navy-sponsored Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX). The County of Maui Criminal Intelligence Unit provides intelligence, mostly on organized crime.
The military's Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center, located at Camp H.M. Smith in Honolulu, dominates all other intelligence players on the islands, supplemented by the large Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF-W), which handles all aspects of the drug threat. At the federal level, the FBI's Honolulu Field Intelligence Group focuses intelligence efforts on the state, as does the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Honolulu, which has jurisdiction over Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Honolulu also performs criminal intelligence analysis.
Hawaii is one of the last states to field a fully functional fusion center, perhaps because the federal-level intelligence and fusion capabilities in the state are so robust. The state-level Pacific Regional Intelligence Clearinghouse, also known as the Hawaii Intelligence Fusion Center, will be a component of Hawaii State Civil Defense when it is fully operational.
Hawaii State Civil Defense is responsible for emergency management and homeland security, and is an agency of the state Department of Defense. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Honolulu. Coast Guard District 14, one of four districts in the Pacific (and only one of two state-level districts), is headquartered in Honolulu.
The state Department of the Attorney General's Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division is the statewide law enforcement agency and includes the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center. The FBI field office in Honolulu has responsibility for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, including American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The field office operates resident agencies and satellite offices in Kona and Maui.
Hawaii State Civil Defense is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness. The Emergency Operations Center for Hawaii is located in Diamond Head Crater. Responsibility for disasters or major crises in the state -- given its geography -- really rests at the county (island) level. Each county has a Civil Defense Agency, and these are coordinated with State Civil Defense. The city and county of Honolulu operates its own Department of Emergency Management.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Hawaii ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||x|
|Hawaii County Satellite Office (ATF)|
|Hilo Office (Drug Enforcement)|
|USAO District of Hawaii (U.S. Attorney)|
|Hawaii Resident Office (Military Intel.)||Ft. Shafter|
|AFOSI Det 601 (Air Force)||Hickam AFB|
|AFOSI Region 6 (Air Force)||Hickam AFB|
|AFOSI Region 6 OL-D PAST (Air Force)||Hickam AFB|
|93rd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Honolulu||x|
|DSS Resident Office (Defense Sec.)||Honolulu|
|FIG Honolulu Office of Intelligence(ICE)||Honolulu||x|
|Hawaii Adjutant General (TAG)||Honolulu|
|Hawaii Air National Guard||Honolulu|
|Hawaii Army National Guard||Honolulu|
|Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services||Honolulu||x|
|Hawaii Department of Defense||Honolulu|
|Hawaii Department of the Attorney General Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division||Honolulu|
|Hawaii Fusion Center (Hawaii Civil Defense)||Honolulu||x|
|Hawaii HIDTA (Nat'l Drug Control)||Honolulu|
|Hawaii National Guard JFHQ||Honolulu||x|
|Hawaii Post of Duty (Defense)||Honolulu|
|Hawaii State Blue Water Citizen Corps Council||Honolulu||x|
|Hawaii State Civil Defense||Honolulu|
|Honolulu District Office (Drug Enforcement)||Honolulu|
|Honolulu Division (FBI)||Honolulu|
|Honolulu JTTF (Coast Guard, FBI)||Honolulu|
|Honolulu JTTF / Pacific JTTF (FBI)||Honolulu||x|
|Honolulu Police Department||Honolulu|
|Honolulu Resident Office (Diplomatic Sec.)||Honolulu|
|Honolulu Satellite Office/ Industry Operations (ATF)||Honolulu|
|Joint Interagency Task Force-W||Honolulu|
|Protective Security Advisor Honolulu District (DHS)||Honolulu||x|
|SAC Honolulu (ICE)||Honolulu|
|USMS District of Hawaii (Marshals)||Honolulu|
|USSS Honolulu (Secret Service)||Honolulu|
|Kona Resident Agency (FBI)||Kailua-Kona|
|NCIS Resident Agency (NCISRA) Kaneohe Bay (Navy)||Kaneohe Bay|
|Maui Office (Drug Enforcement)||Maui|
|Detachment 16 (Military Intel.)||Pearl Harbor|
|NCIS Hawaii Field Office (Navy)||Pearl Harbor|
|NCIS Regional Polygraph Site Pacific (Navy)||Pearl Harbor|
|NCIS Technical Services Det & Consolidated Evidence Facility (CEF) Hawaii (Navy)||Pearl Harbor|
|102nd Military Police Det (CID) (U.S. Army)||Schofield Barracks|
|Hawaii Field Office (U.S. Army)||Schofield Barracks|
|Maui Resident Agency (FBI)||Wailuku|
“Hawaii is exceptionally vulnerable to terrorist attacks because it is a world famous international and domestic tourist destination while also being the closest and first point of entry into the United States from known centers of terrorism.”Source: State of Hawaii Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2007
|Public Safety||Earthquakes; Floods; Hurricanes; Landslide and debris flow; Thunderstorms; Tsunamis; Volcanoes|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|