ALN Newsletter 11 May 2021

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will address the ALN on Tuesday 25 May at 4 pm Eastern in a web program titled, “Equity through Innovative Asset Management.” Thank you to ALN Member Organization Grant Thornton for arranging the web program. Register at this link and see more in People below.

This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET May 13th will feature a chat with Professor Annette Kampf-Dern and Jim Dieter, ALN ALN CEO. As always, see more below in People and register at this link.


Martin O’Malley was Governor of Maryland from 2007 – 2015 and currently is a visiting professor at The John Hopkins University’s Carey Business School focusing on government, business and urban issues. Governor O’Malley was also a two-term Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 – 2007. In 2019, he published his first book, “Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age.” In 2020, he published the companion piece, “Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-week Implementation Guide for Governing for Results.”  The web program will include a Grant Thornton executive and another ALN organizational member. See more below in Upcoming Events. Topics include using an equity lens on key performance metrics, developing dynamic dashboards to measure KPIs, leveraging GIS capabilities to identify underserved communities, actions to improve racial inequity and employing agile process to implement solutions. Register at this link for Governor O’Malley’s “Equity through Innovative Asset Management” web program on Tuesday 25 May at 4 pm Eastern. Register at this link.

Annette Kampf-Dern focuses on Real Property as a Professor, most recently at Bauhaus Universitat Weimer and leads Germany’s Mirror Committee to the TC 251 Committee that writes the ISO 55K standards. She is a co-author of “The Future of Real Estate Education: A Multi-Faceted Perspective.” Professor Kampf-Dern has been observing ALN events for a while now and will provide a wealth of practical insights. Register at this link.


$1 Billion Tech Fund for Federal Agencies

Just prior to the hack of the Colonial Pipeline announced last weekend, OMB and GSA prioritized distribution of $1 billion to bolster cybersecurity defenses, pandemic response and economic recovery. Cybersecurity can be incorporated in a Strategic Asset Management Plan, and proposals for such activity that are submitted at this link by June 2, 2021 will receive expedited priority. Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis from the Technology Modernization Fund, which is part of the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) Board, will focus on projects that cut across agencies, address immediate security gaps, cross government services/infrastructure and improve the public’s ability to access government services. See more details at the link above.


House T&I Committee Hearing on Post-COVID Real Estate

“Federal Real Estate Post-COVID-19 Part One: A View from The Private Sector” hearing will be webcast this coming Thursday 13 May at 2 pm Eastern. Facilitated by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommitee Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, the hearing will see members examining federal space needs in the post-COVID-19 world.

For registration see this link. If you are not able to attend live, the event will be recorded and made available to the public.

Upcoming Events


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

May 13 –

Dr. Annette Kampf-Dern, Bauhaus Universitat Weimer

May 20 –

Tacoma and Jennifer Zach, MentorAPM

May 27 –

Malak Bahrami, Fairfax County Park Authority

June 3 –

Gary Merrow, VP, Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company

Equity through Innovative Asset Management

May 25th at 4 pm Eastern

Featuring former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

With Tim Luzano, Advanced Analytics Manager at Grant Thornton Public Sector, and Cecilia Mowatt, A55K, President, Strategies In Site. Both companies are ALN Organizational Members.

23rd International Congress for Maintenance and Asset Management

May 26 – 28

The Colombian Association of Engineers ACIEM and the Organizing Committee of the Congress International Maintenance and Management Assets CIMGA – EXPOMANTENER, held their first virtual Congress and had participation from 300 companies and 800 attendees hearing from 80 speakers. They invite you to join to the second version CIMGA – EXPOMANTER virtual, which will take place from May 26 to 28, 2021.