ALN Newsletter 27 April 2021

This week’s ALN Th@4pm ET April 29th will feature an open discussion with Mike Bordenaro, ALN Director, Communication. Eric Brown had to cancel, but his profile is still below. Contact to suggest your topic for the open discussion.

Jim Dieter, ALN CEO, was a guest on the Asset Champion podcast hosted by Mike Petrusky and talked about a holistic approach to asset management. The podcast can be found at this link.


Eric Brown is Director of Mobile Assets and Personal Property at U.S. Department of Homeland Security Headquarters. Mr. Brown is an ALN Senior Fellow and served in the U.S Air Force. He developed extensive asset management experience at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and through private consulting. He has been actively involved in the National Property Management Association, serving as President of the Harbour Lights Chapter and Vice President of Parliamentary Procedure. Mr. Brown looks forward to the time he can be a guest on ALN Th@4.


U.S. Office of Personnel Management

The 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Evaluation was published this week and, not surprisingly revealed a dramatic increase in teleworking. Before the pandemic 3% of federal workers teleworked. In 2020 the number of teleworkers was 59%. Also, 87% responded affirmatively to, “I know how my work relates to the agency’s goals.” Over 80% of responding Federal employees agree that the people they work with cooperate to get the job done and their agency is successful at accomplishing its mission – a critical ISO 55001 item. See more of the document, which is on the ALN website at this link.


Watch a House Committee Webinar On Economic Development

On Wednesday 28 April at 2 pm Eastern, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management will hold a hearing titled, “Investing in America: Reauthorization of the Economic Development Administration.” The subcommittee will receive testimony from stakeholders on the importance of reauthorizing the Economic Development Administration, its programs and activities supporting economic growth in distressed communities, and recovery from disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the hearing can be found at this link once available.


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

April 29 –

An open discussion with Mike Bordenaro, ALN Director, Communications.

May 6 –

Chris Lyles, Western Area Power Administration

May 13 –

Dr. Annette Kampf-Dern

May 20 –

To Be Announced

May 27 –

Malak Bahrami, Fairfax County Park Authority