ALN Newsletter 16 February 2021

ALN Podcasts are now available at this link.

For this week’s ALN Th@4 on February 18,  Amber Propert, Property Accountability Specialist, U.S. Department of Defense will be speaking with Jim Dieter, ALN CEO. Register at this link and see more below.

Below is information on the ALN Español webinar addressing professional certification on understanding of and use of ISO 55K on February 24, 6pm Eastern.


Amber Propert, Property Accountability Specialist, U.S. Department of Defense has informed ALN audiences in the past and has been a frequent attendee of ALN Th@4. It is an honor to have her spend time chatting about her work in an informal way. Ms. Propert has worked for the DoD for 13 years. She has a Bachelors in Information Technology, a Masters in Procurement & Acquisition Management and a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.  


Autonomous Vehicle

A article makes the case that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can use international, consensus standards to improve security and risk instead of having to pick from competing car company’s internal standards. The author, Jack Weast, Intel fellow and Mobileye Vice President, states that standards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will provide the most uniform approach to Autonomous Vehicle safety. The ALN supports the use of international, consensus standards as a standard operating procedure and expands on why there is value to the business process in a paper linked below.


Internal Controls

Richard Culbertson, ALN Board Member and ALN Senior Fellow has written a short paper with a lot of teeth. “Management Systems Standards Work Within an Internal Control Framework” states that adoption of management standards, including ISO 55K, is required by law for organizations that obtain or use funds from the U.S. Federal Government.  In a few pages of text and extensive references, Mr. Culbertson provides some of the most targeted support for leaders wanting to improve mission outcomes in a structured manner. See the 5-page paper at this link

ALN Photo Contest

The ALN is sponsoring an Asset Photo Contest to help populate our web site. Please send photos, or links to photo files, of your favorite assets to info@AssetLeadership. High-quality, horizontal images have a chance to be featured in our top banner. Other winning photos will be featured throughout the website.

Upcoming Events

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

February 18 –

Amber Propert, Property Accountability Specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense

February 25 –

Jennifer Tursi, Manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International


February 24 –

ALN Español 6pm EasternRegister here

Please let your Spanish-speaking colleagues in the U.S. and around the World know that the ALN Español team is starting a series of Spanish-language webinars focused on certification. The first webinar is February 24 at 6 pm Eastern and will address the value of ALN A55K Professional Certification, which is now available in Spanish. Speakers will include Daniel Ortiz Plata, A55K, ALN Senior Fellow; Cecilia Mowatt, Esq., A55K. President of ALN member organization Strategies In Site; and Leonardo Pinilla, Advisory Director, Strategy Asset Management, Colombia. The next webinar in the series will address organizational certification.