ALN Newsletter May 19 2020

“If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn in any other way.” Mark Twain

We are all holding a cat by the tail.
Share what you have learned with the ALN community.


A55K Professional Certification

LMI Consulting had 18 staff train with the Andrew James Advisory Group to sit the ALN A55K Professional Certification exam. LMI is now the company with largest number of A55K Certified Professionals. Consider also having your team trained to better implement ISO 55000 principles.


IDIQ to Break Logjams
In Federal Contracting

ALN member Gordian lists three legitimate causes for federal contracting logjams and promotes a solution by Lt. Col. M. Scott Stanford,  Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the United States Air Force Academy. Stanford’s thesis calls for more use of IDIQ contracts and is available through an overview webpage by Gordian.


Robert King

Robert King, Director, Systems & Information Integration Office, Department of Homeland Security, Management Directorate, presented at past ALN events on transforming disparate data into integrated, harmonized information for analysis and executive decision making. His past efforts have resulted in an ability to respond to the current crisis with authoritative information. See his 2019 ALN presentation titled “Using Business Analytics to drive Affordable Readiness: DHS’s maturation of Asset Management functions through the use of Business Intelligence.”