Federal Leadership in Asset Management Policy Forum

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Morning – ISO 55000 Introductions & Training (8:00 – 12:00)

8:00 a.m. Registration Check-In and Coffee
8:30 a.m. Welcome

Tom Smith, University of Wisconsin – Madison

8:45 a.m. Keynote: Enabling ISO 55000 – Strategic Asset Management Planning for Motor Vehicles

Willie Gookin, Mercury Associates

9:15 a.m. Panel: Implementing Standards in the Federal Space

Moderator: Bob Holcombe, GSA Personal Property Lead

  • Jim Dieter, Asset Leadership Network (ALN) and TTAMCL
  • John Bernhards, APPA
  • Jim Whittaker, Facility Engineering Associates
  • Gary Winkler, AmericanCyber
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 p.m. Requirements of the Standard

Terry Wireman, Vesta Partners

11:15 p.m. Audience Question and Answer
11:45 p.m. Conclusion

Tom Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own


1:30 – 5:00          Sector Asset Management Summits

Federal Personal Property and Fleet: Room NAS 250

Government Contract Property and Corporate Assets: Room NAS 280

Real Property/Facilities/Construction: NAS Auditorium

Attendance is limited for each Summit and will be managed by each of the Summit Leaders

1:00 – 4:30        Federal Asset Management Leadership Executive Envisioning (by invitation only) – NAS Members Room

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 21, 2015

8:00 a.m. Registration Check-In and Coffee
8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Cameron Oskvig, Director Federal Facilities Council

Jim Dieter, Executive Director of the Asset Leadership Network

8:45 a.m. The Importance of Good Policy

Jack Dempsey, Principal

Jacobs Engineering

9:00 a.m. Keynote: The Opportunity in Asset Management

Dag Detter

Co-Partner and Founder, Whetstone Solutions

Co-Author, “The Public Wealth of Nations, How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth

10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. Relevance of Asset Management

Keith Cunningham

Government Accounting Office (GAO)

11:00 a.m. Asset Management / An Agency’s Perspective

Jeffery Orner

Department of Homeland Security, Chief Readiness Support Officer

11:45 p.m. Federal Vision For Asset Management

Alex Kurien

Deputy Associate Administrator, the Office of U.S. Government-Wide Policy, General Services Administration

12:30 p.m. LUNCH (Provided)
1:30 p.m. Panel – A Case Study of Asset Management – Managing our Water Infrastructure Assets: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Dave Wegner, Principal at Jacobs and formerly Senior Professional Staff, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Nicole Carter – Congressional Research Service, Natural Resources Division
  • Steven Martinko – recently retired Deputy Chief of Staff for Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
  • John Anderson – recently retired Staff director for the Water and the Environment Subcommittee
2:45 p.m. BREAK
3:00 p.m. Sector Summits – Results and Insights

Sector Summit Leader Panel – Moderator: Cameron Oskvig

  • Kimon Onuma for the Construction/Real Property/Facilities Summit
  • Bob Holcombe for the Federal Personal Property and Fleet Summit
  • Marlene Lynn for the Government Contractor Property and Corporate Assets Summit
  • Jack Dempsey for the Executive Envisioning Session
  • Mike Bordenaro with Survey Results Overview
3:45 p.m. Panel – Organizational Views of Asset Management

Moderator: Alex Kurien, Deputy Associate Administrator, the Office of U.S. Government-Wide Policy, General Services Administration

  • Randolph Lyon, National Academy of Public Administration
  • Scott Forrest, NAVFAC
  • Rich Culbertson, Asset Leadership Network
  • Additional panelists from diverse Asset Management environments
4:45 p.m. Wrap Up and Conclusion
5:00 p.m. Adjourn


Reception, Dinner, and Awards Event hosted by the Asset Leadership Network will follow, starting at 6:30PM.  See registration page for further information and cost.