Newsletter 12 December 2023

Today’s ALN Line of Sight newsletter is being written from the CGI Momentum Day event at the Arlington, Virginia Renaissance Capitol View hotel conference center. The event is focused on success stories in federal budgeting, financial, and acquisitions requirements that advance financial stewardship.

There are excellent presentations on AI in financial management, financial data as a strategic asset, cloud computing, road mapping, and more. How financial data and asset data integration can improve mission outcomes was also addressed. With speakers from State, VA, DOJ, and more, there is a wealth of information being shared in presentations and in the hallways. Thank you to CGI Federal for an excellent series of presentations on timely topics. See more below in Sources and Ideas.

In People learn about the upcoming event on asset management in general and specifically on deferred maintenance co-facilitated by the National Academies’ Federal Facility Council and the ALN on January 10, 2024 at the Keck Center, 500 5th Street NW. For more information, email

Attend Momentum Day 2023 December 11 at the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel and learn how you can leverage Momentum® to Elevate Outcomes for your agency’s operations and mission.



It is an honor that Mike Aimone is ALN Senior Fellow because he has more than 45 years’ experience, including almost 8 years in leadership positions in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations & Environment). Most recently, he chaired the National Academies’ “Strategies to Renew Federal Facilities” report, which he will highlight at the Keck Center, 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. on January 10, 2024. Mr. Aimone will be part of a presentation that sets the broad scope of asset management as the proper framework for addressing deferred maintenance, which is a multi-billion-dollar issue for the federal government. Mr. Aimone’s experience influencing $14 billion in annual Department of Defense budgets provides an excellent viewpoint for the topic. For more information, email


Federal Best Practice Sharing

CGI Federal provides a wide variety of consulting services to federal agencies, including connecting asset management data and financial data to provide a full lifecycle of asset management. The federal government Momentum Users Group allows best practice sharing of information, such as the upcoming 2025 requirement for detailed reporting on embedded leases. Presentations on topics, including the use of AI to identify leases embedded in larger contracts, allow federal executives to prepare for upcoming business process improvement requirements. More than 16 presentations from the CGI Momentum Day are available to federal executives through Brandon Kriner, Director, Consulting, CGI Federal,


Servant Leaders

The old concept of being a servant leader has popped up a lot lately, but the clear and poignant CGI Momentum Day keynote presentation by world-renown mountain climber Jeff Evans brought the concept home in a powerful reminder of the honor and responsibility of guiding others. Mr. Evans took on a blind mentee who found freedom in the act of climbing. The two climbed the world’s 7 largest mountains by establishing a mission, forming a team, involving all in the planning, accepting input for successful implementation, constantly improving – and instinctively following ISO 55000/1/2 principles, strategies, and implied tactics. Of the many moving examples of how to be a servant leader, one stood out. Mr. Evans was greatly upset when an incorrect weather report put the team in a 70-mph windstorm on a mountain top. Mr. Evans was expressing vile contempt for the highly paid meteorologist when he realized his blind mentee did not need to hear frustration about the changing conditions. What was needed was calm contemplation on addressing the new challenges now in front of them. We are all facing headwinds – even when we aren’t on mountains. It is good to be reminded to address them with calm contemplation. Again, many thanks to CGI Federal.

Upcoming Events

November 29 and December 6 – 6 pm Eastern – ALN Senior Fellow Marty Rowland and colleagues will present “Decarbonizing the Economy – Challenges and Prospectives” through the Henry George School of Sociology. The three lectures will address challenges and benefits of moving away from a carbon economy.

Save the Date:

January 10, 2024 – The Asset Leadership Network is pleased assist in the promotion of U.S. Government Accountability Office reports on deferred maintenance (GAO-21-497 & GAO-24-105485) and the National Academies’ “Strategies for Renewing Federal Facilities.” Representatives from the GAO, National Academies, and the ALN will present on the impact of these documents at the Keck Center. We are planning other events around this day of presentations. Stay tuned for more details and registration information.

If you are part of an ALN Member Organization, please send information about your upcoming speaking engagements to