Kapu Solutions is a Native Hawaiian and Service-Disabled Veteran owned small business (8A Status Pending). The word Kapu is the Hawaiian word for forbidden or taboo. During the reign of King Kamehameha I, the Kapu were laws that governed Hawaiian society. After the Kapu system was abandoned, it has become synonymous with signs protecting traditional burial grounds, temples, and private property.

Kapu Solutions incorporated “Kapu” into its name because its founders specialize in protection. Whether you need a Protected Distribution System (PDS) for terrestrial transport, data obfuscation for long haul communications, or cybersecurity to defend against next generation quantum threats; Kapu Solutions can help. With US Military experience spanning the last three decades, the Kapu Solutions team marries academics, technology, and theory with real-world experience to give you solutions that work.


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Kalei Hoopai – Kalei is a 28-year veteran of the Hawaii Air National Guard and parttime pilot for Hawaiian Airlines. He has successfully led three local businesses complemented by extensive experience in long range logistics, avionics, and the aviation industry.

COO & Managing partner

Dave Libert – Dave is a 30-year veteran of the US Army (retired). He is an information security and communications professional with 20+ years’ experience leading soldiers in the installation, operation and maintenance of complex IT systems in austere environments throughout the world. An accomplished IT Project Manager with an exceptional ability to develop and implement strategies that support both operational and fiscal objectives.

CTO & Managing partner

Jon Narvaes – Jon is a 30-year veteran of the US Army (retired). His roles and responsibilities include serving as the cybersecurity program manager for Hawaiian Electric, the CIO for four DoD organizations, and various other roles in the Information Technology field. His accomplishments include the design, engineering, and implementation of 9 Presidential modernization initiatives, author and lead for two DoD Hacking for Defense (HFD) initiatives, and successful manager of a $300M procurement portfolio.


Steve Holloway – Steve is a 20-year veteran of the US Army (retired). He has 25 years of experience in design, implementation, configuration, monitoring, optimization, securing, and troubleshooting of Enterprise and Expeditionary LAN/WAN infrastructures. His expertise extends beyond traditional networking having worked alongside the US Military’s most elite communicators deploying advanced networking environments requiring OTM ISR streams, CSfC encryption schemes, SD-WAN architectures, UCS, and other sophisticated configurations. 

541512 Computer Systems Design Services (Primary)

541618 Other Management Consulting Services

541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting ServiceS

541519 other computer related services

541513 computer facilities management services

541990 all other professional, scientific, and technical services

423420 Office equipment merchant wholesalers