Line-of-Sight Newsletter 6 February 2024

The National Academies’ Federal Facility Council and the ALN held a program on January 10, 2024 that contained a wealth of information and dynamic interactive discussions. We previously highlighted the keynote by the United Nations’ Daniel Platz, Senior Economic Affairs Officer Department of Social and Economic Affairs. In this edition, we are featuring three more video presentations from the day. See the videos at this link.


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Roger Gerber, U.S. Army,Chief, Real Property Asset Management Division, provided an informative and refreshing presentation on the complex issues facing one of the world’s largest property owners. How to address conflicting issues while staying laser focused on how facilities contribute to U.S. Army mission success were addressed with aplomb by Mr, Gerber. See more at this link.


“Asset Managers are people who care,” are opening words of a recent presentation at the National Academies by Jack Dempsey, Asset Management Partnership General Manager. The rest of the 30-minute presentation, available at this link, goes on to provide a depth of information about how the National Academies recent “Strategies to Renew Federal Facilities” provides the foundation for the next surge of growth in asset management regarding federal facilities and policy. The following Q&A session further enriches the depth of knowledge shared about paths federal agencies can take to gain dramatic benefits to their mission outcomes. See more at this link.


Chris Vick, Division Director, Bureau of Reclamation, Asset Management Division, added to his ongoing demonstration of exemplary federal asset management with an overview of Reclamation’s current approach to deferred maintenance. He outlines 5 main reasons for deferred maintenance and how they are addressed in an orderly manner. A description of data analytics and dashboard graphics that assist decision making are included. See more at this link.

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