ALN Newsletter 31 August 2021

This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on September 2 will include a discussion between Mary Adams, Executive Director/Founder, Smarter Companies and ALN Director, Communications, Mike Bordenaro.  As always, see more in People and register at this link.  

Data-Driven Solutions
for Risk and Reliability



Mary Adams, founded Smarter Companies to focus on intangible capital management in a way to address what she calls the two mega-trends impacting all organizations – 1) Rise of knowledge economy and 2) the urgency of social and environmental sustainability. Ms. Adams has promoted multi-capital models to bring long-term thinking to the private company market. Ms. Adams is the co-author of “Intangible Capital: Putting Knowledge to work in the 21st Century Organization” and has been published widely.  Ms. Adams advocates a multi-reporting approach to driving profits and performance, which makes her a perfect fit for the ALN, which wants to increase discussion and understanding about intangible asset management. 
Join the conversation here.


Create Adequate Digital Twins reports on a call by U.S. legislators for the Department of Defense to improve the quality of their digital twins so they can be fully useful through the entire lifecycle of the physical object. Digital twins are virtual representations of physical objects. The digital twin can contain any relevant information about the physical object, thereby assisting the security and maximization of value. The House Armed Services Committee calls for the next National Defense Authorization Act to address resources allocated to digital twins and other cybersecurity issues.


EPA Water Asset Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a drinking water asset management web page that provides fundamental asset management information that can be applied to almost any industry. The page also provides information on State drinking water asset management initiatives, insights on federal legislation, and a summary of EPA’s current actions, including: Community Water System Risk and Resilience Assessments, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, Amendments to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and more.

ABS Group provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help our clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of their critical assets and operations.

Upcoming Events


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

September 2

Mary Adams, President, Smarter Companies

September 9

Mark West, ABS Group, Senior Director, Reliability Services

September 23

Jesse Rothkopf, LCE, Managing Principal

ALN A55K Professional Certification Course
September 13-24

The Andrew James Advisory Group will provide a web-based training course that focuses on the principles of the first three ISO 55K standards and how they are applied in practical ways. Register at this link:

Value and Benefits from Asset Management
September 16 at 6 pm EDT

The ALN and Australia’s Asset Management Council are co-hosting a case study from University Health, presented by ALN Senior Fellow Art Kurland, and a case study from Australian refinery AMPOL. University Health is the first hospital to be ISO 55001 certified. Register at this link.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
and the Government Financial Officers Association
September 28, 2021 at 2 pm Eastern

The program will discuss how Urban Wealth Funds collect commercial assets under unified, professional management for the betterment of the local community. Better management of these assets reduces reliance on taxes for infrastructure investment while generating revenue to support other  requirements. Email for more information.

Adopting the ISO 55000 Asset Management Framework
Power Industry: Risk and Reliability
September 28, 2021 at 4 pm Eastern

ABS Group and ALN co-published a White Paper that provides an overview of ISO 55000, how it is useful to Power Industry executives, and real-world examples of how it is beneficial. Mark West, ABS Group, Senior Director, Reliability Services will facilitate a discussion on applications of ISO 55000 in the Power Industry. Panelists will be announced as they are confirmed. Register for the web-event here.

ALN Patron Member ONUMA, Inc. is involved in two upcoming events, some of which include its client, the U.S. Department of State:

September 27-29

National Institute of Building Sciences

November 3-5

Community College Facilities Association
ONUMA System, BIMgenie, FUSION, Dabblefox