ALN Newsletter 12 January 2021

This ALN Newsletter is sent out into a different environment than the last one. We are all appalled by the failed insurrection and siege on the U.S. Capitol that resulted in 5 immediate deaths and the tragic suicide of a Capitol Police Officer over the weekend. The destruction of physical assets is insignificant in comparison.

The intangible asset of a functioning Democracy was tarnished, but immediately began to be reestablished as Congress wasted no time to return to Chambers and certify the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as Vice President. We thank all of those who worked to make that happen. And we thank all the people who will work to show that, despite this setback, the United States of America will continue to be a beacon for the intangible asset of democracy around the world.

An ALN A55K Professional Certification web course from the Andrew James Advisory Group will run from February 8 – 19, 2021 for those looking to fulfill resolutions about professional development and improving their organization. Learn more at this link.

ALN Th@4 on January 14 will feature a different format than usual. New ALN Patron ONUMA, Inc. will broadcast a webinar on its recently updated software that assists asset management and visualization of facility assets and all the asset that go into and surround assets. See more below and register at this link.


Kimon Onuma is President of ALN patron organization ONUMA, Inc. and has been contracting to the U.S. Federal Government since the early 1990s. His company has been closely aligned with the National Institute of Building Sciences in bringing strategy, software and advanced processes to federal agencies including State, DOD, VA, USCG and others. He will provide an overview of his company’s recently updated software that can be used for asset management, asset visualization, strategic planning and more through the use of open standards APIs. Use of open standards is advocated by the ALN to help owners “own” their data and treat their data like an asset.


Freshman Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, represents Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. His editorial in the Detroit News about being inside the House Chamber as the siege occurred and the Electoral College vote afterwards offers valuable insights on this important moment in U.S. history.


A Look at the First 100 Days

Bloomberg Government and the Center for Presidential Transition will co-host a live virtual discussion and policy-focused examination of how President-elect Biden’s first 100 days are likely to unfold amid an economic and public health crisis. Speaking will be David Marchick, Director, Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service and Kathleen Sebelius, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services. January 15, 2021, 2 pm Eastern.

Upcoming Events

ALN Th@4 Schedule – Thursdays at 4 pm Eastern – Register Here

January 14 –

Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc., ALN Patron

January 21 –

David Totman, Vice President, Asset Management Innovyze and UESI/ASCE representative to US TAG TC251

January 28 –

Amelia Shachoy, Assistant Director, U.S. GAO Infrastructure

February 4 –

Bill Garret, Director, Personal Property Management Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration