Courtney Harrington

Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Senior Level Expertise

- Emergency Management Leadship

- Military ISR

- Technology Solutions

- Project Management

- Critical Systems Integration

- Paperless Systems

- Cabinet Member - CIO

- Chief Technical Officer

- Law Enforcement Coordination

- Military Immersion

Senior level SME in CyberSecurity, Anti-terrorism, Force Protection and Emergency Management.

Extensive senior government experience at local, state and federal levels.

Extensive senior experience embedded with U.S military at National Guard and active services.

Award winning writer, editor, graphic designer and website design and management.

Positions Held

- SPAWAR (US Navy 2009-2017) Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Branch Head, Special Projects, Contract Officer's Representative, C41SR Engineer

- Hawaii Department of Defense, Homeland Security (2005-2009) Chief Technology Officer

- City and County of Honolulu (1998-2005) Chief Information Officer and Director, Department of Information Technology

Major Accomplishments

Two patents (pending) Homeland Security detection devices

National awards for:  #1 for use of Technology in Delivery of Government Services; Best Practice City for Centralized IT and Use of GIS Technology in Government; Government Innovation of the Year - City Hall in a Suitcase

Manager of the Year

Implemented citywide paperless technologies saving $10-million in the first year

Cancelled 47 different IT contracts beween vendors and city agencies and centralized all IT functions in DIT. Set IT standards and policies citywide. Implemented an internal Help Desk and internal tech support and repair branch. Increased citywide training for various programs. Started the Digital Academy for training upper level management about IT, benefits and costs. Savings in first year $17 million

Implementation of Honolulu Police Department Mobile Field Reporting

Chair, State Emergency Communications Committee. FCC appointment (1980 - present)

Founder Honolulu Critical Infrastructure Protect Board (2001-present)

Member - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Working Group (2002 - present)

Board of Directors (past) and Member (active) Honolulu Infragard, FBI sponsored (2003 - present)

Member Journal of Electronic Government (2004 - 2013)

Chair - Hawaii E911 Board. Governor appointment. (2004 - 2006)

Member - AFCEA Hawaii (active)


TS/SCI Eligible


Princeton - Artificial Intelligence (2019)

University of Maryland - CyberSecurity Specialization (2017)

Penn State University - Counter-Terrorism Specialization (2017)

SUNY - International Cyber Conflicts (2018)

University of Michigan - Securing Digital Democracy (2018)

Licensed private pilot

Senior level Project Manager

Senior level editor

Author - 4 books, numerous articles

Professional experience in commercial broadcasting (radio and TV)

Graphic artist and design

Web design and maintenance

Doesn't melt down in high stress, short fuse environments

Preference is consultant or contractor

A copy of my resume

is available here