Newsletter 13 December 2022

Please join us on December 15 as we continue the special month of ALN Th@3 pm ET focused on “Advancing Outcomes with Asset Leadership.” We will have hour-long programs that address how intentional policy, strategy and tactics contribute to dramatic improvements in achieving organizational mission success.

December ALN Th@3 pm ET schedule:

December 15 will include discussion with key authors of the Portland, Oregon Asset Management Policy that was impacted by the ALN Advancing Equity with Asset Management Board. Chris Silkie and Shannon Reynolds from the City of Portland, Oregon will be featured.

December 22 will include an open discussion on outcomes influenced by policy…with a holiday party theme.

December 29 will be a recap of highlights on Advancing Outcomes with Asset Leadership by selected attendees. Let us know if you are interested in participating in the recap session.


Definitive Logic Delivers Outcomes at the Intersection of Business Processes and Technology


Shannon Reynolds, PhD, PE, is Engineering Manager at the City of Portland, Oregon, where she has been for 8 years. Ms. Reynolds is a water resources engineer experienced in urban watershed, stormwater and wastewater modeling. She has modeled impact development and green infrastructure, such as urban green roofs and tree canopy. Chris Silkie is Asset Management Program Manager at City of Portland, Parks and Recreation. Mr. Silkie has worked at the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of State. His specialties include Strategy, Policy, Economics, Risk Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance and more. We look forward to their presentation and discussion. Register at this link.


GSA Responding to GAO Study

GSA is forming a Working Group (WG) to address recommendations from GAO-22-104626 Federal Personal Property: Better Internal Guidance and More Action from GSA Are Needed to Help Agencies Maximize Use of Excess. The GSA is requesting volunteers to identify ways to promote excess property and develop tactical guidance to ensure excess property is considered before purchasing new items. Interested parties can email Cindy Gardiner at by December 16th.


Asset Management: A Solution to Deferred Maintenance reports that the U.S. Army has $19 billion in deferred facility maintenance. Let’s not forget fleet, IT, and personal property – so the total deferred maintenance is clearly greater than that. While seemingly insurmountable, a structured approach to asset management as demonstrated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and DC Government at ALN events shows ways to address deferred maintenance over time. Perhaps a DoD – Civilian Agency Roundtable in 2023 can provide an exchange of ideas to address deferred maintenance issues. Interested parties can email Thank you to Kimon Onuma for bringing attention to this article.

55K Talk with Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc.

Mr. Onuma, likes the entire ISO 55001 section 7.5 on Information Requirements. However, he especially likes ISO 55001 section 7.5 e, which calls for asset data to be connected to financial requirements and regulatory requirements to support mission objectives.

If you have a favorite section of the ISO 55K Series please email your selection with a short comment to We will collect the comments and publish them together in 2023.