The Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) project is developed by the State of Hawaii, through the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations – Office of Community Services, with support from the U.S. Department of Defense – Office of Economic Adjustment.

The HDE project uses data from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and grants awarded in the state of Hawaii to better understand the defense industry supply chain and improve the state’s response to future changes in military requirements and federal spending levels.

The HDE project’s website is also a resource for individuals and businesses seeking to gain insight into contracting trends and business opportunities for providing goods and services to the DoD in Hawaii.

The project was completed by SMS Research, utilizing contract data from USA Spending where “place of performance” was listed as Hawaii.

Data sources utilized by HDE include:

USA Spending

USAspending.gov is the publicly accessible, searchable website mandated by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to give the American public access to information on how their tax dollars are spent.

Go to USASpending.gov

System for Award Management

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government-owned and operated free web site that consolidates the capabilities in Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).  This provides the baseline information for most companies in the HDE data sets.

Go to SAM.gov

North American Industry Classification System

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.


Product and Service Codes

Product and Service Codes, or PSCs are used to “describe products, services and research and development (R&D) purchased by the federal government.” They differ from NAICS Codes in that PSC Codes describe what was bought whereas NAICS how purchased products and services will be used.

Go to PSCs

Defense Manpower Data Center

The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is the central source for identifying, authenticating, authorizing, and providing information on personnel during and after their affiliation with DoD.

Go to DMDC

Please go here for a complete description of the HDE data methodology.