Federal Asset Management Forum Shows Potential for Dramatic Savings of U.S. Tax Dollars

High-level U.S. Federal agency executives expressed their support for adoption of the ISO 55000 asset management standard series as a key means of saving significant taxpayer dollars at the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. on October 20 & 21, 2015. Convened at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine historic building on the National Mall, the Forum was co-sponsored by the Federal Facility Council and the Asset Leadership Network...
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Federal property managers plagued by new type of data woes

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Emily Kopp of Federal News Radio published a story today highlight some of the most provocative points made during the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum at the National Academy of Sciences, co-hosted by the Asset Leadership Network. http://federalnewsradio.com/facilitiesfleet/2015/10/data-woes-new-sort-plague-federal-property-managers/
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Culbertson’s Corner: ISO55000 and Volkswagen

by Rich Culbertson   Most of us have heard the latest news on Volkswagen and the scandal surrounding their intention deception of the EPA on their clean diesel engines. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/business/international/volkswagen-diesel-car-scandal.html?_r=0 I believe it is important  to understand what happened with Volkswagen, and their apparent success since 2009 of being able fool so many for so long on the pollution of their diesel products. So far this practice a...
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Dag Detter to Keynote Asset Management Policy Forum

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DAG DETTER, co-author of The Public Wealth of Nations  – How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth has been named as the Keynote speaker at the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20th and 21st, 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) are h...
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Register Now for the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum

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Registration is now open for the Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20th and 21st, 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) are hosting a two day training and educational forum to improve Federal asset management policies and strategies.  This forum brings together national an...
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ALN Announces Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum — October 20-21, 2015

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The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) will host a leadership forum to improve Federal asset management policies and strategies. The Federal government is one of the largest asset owners in the world, yet the Federal government remains slow to adopt policies and strategies that could redirect potentially billions of dollars in the American economy to more productive use. This forum will bring to...
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How Governments Lose Trillions Mismanaging Property

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Peter R. Orszag, previously director of the Office of Management and Budget, writes an article for Bloomberg View in which he states that governments across the world have an estimated $75 trillion worth of commercial assets -- roughly 50 percent more than the $54 trillion in global public debt -- and these assets are typically quite poorly managed.  Further, he states "the returns from better management would be enormous. A 2 percentage-point increase in the return on public commercial assets w...
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IET/IAM Asset Management Conference 2015

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Hurry if you want to present at the IET/IAM Asset Management Conference 2015 –call for papers closes Monday 20 July! Presentations are welcomed on the projects, case studies and theories that focus on the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of an asset management system. This year’s event at the newly refurbished IET London: Savoy Place provides great value with two full days of conference together with the IAM Annual Lecture and Dinner. Submit your 1-page abstra...
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ALN Releases Draft Executive Order on Asset Management

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The Asset Leadership Network has developed a Draft Executive Order for submission and consideration by the President to adopt the principles inherent to ISO 55000 and establish the policy that Federal agencies use a common system for asset management.  The outcome is that federal government organizations will manage and utilize assets in an efficient, effective and economical manner while achieving their organizational missions and the collective objectives of the Executive Branch in an accounta...
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Jack Dempsey Op-Ed on ISO 55000 and the Draft Executive Order

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Jack Dempsey,  who currently serves the ALN as Chief Technical Officer, wrote an Op-Ed for the ENR Future Tech Newsletter on October 28, 2014.  ENR (Engineering News Record) is the most prominent periodical for the construction industry.  ENR Future Tech Newsletter has a readership of approximately 75,000 professionals.  In the Op-Ed, Jack ties together the the need for asset management practices as embodied in ISO 55000 Asset Management Standards, the Asset Leadership Network, and the Draft Exe...
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