Newsletter 21 November 2023

This week, Nick Knoke, ALN, Director, Technology says, “Thank you for being part of this journey, always working towards a legacy we can be proud to pass on! Enjoy your time with family and friends this Thanksgiving.” See more below in People.

And see Sources for an exciting announcement about an in-person event at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. on January 10, 2024.

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.


Nick Knoke, ALN, Director, Technology, provides an excellent insight into the ways we can engage young professionals to engage and grow in asset management. After spending years working for the ALN doing website development, web-event production, and more, Nick got the ALN A55K Professional Certification in 2020, which means he understood how to use ISO 55000/1/2 to assist an organization improve asset management. He has since doven much deeper into ALN content and is now a program facilitator and content shaper. As the father of a 2-year-old girl with another girl on the way, Mr. Knoke says:
“Our efforts transcend the immediate gains; they are an investment in a future for the next generation. This Thanksgiving, let that truth resonate even more deeply as you contemplate those in your community, for they are living reminders of the profound impact our work can have on the future.”


GAO Report on Deferred Maintenance

The U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report last Friday titled “Federal Real Property: Agencies Should Provide More Information About Increases in Deferred Maintenance and Repair.” The report addresses issues at four agencies, but provides information that is useful to all federal agencies and is applicable to other organizations as well. On January 10, 2024, the ALN is happy to co-facilitate an in-person presentation at the National Academy of Sciences about the report, comments from federal agencies, and applicable insights from the “Strategies to Renew Federal Facilities” from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division on Engineering and Physical SciencesBoard on Infrastructure and the Constructed EnvironmentCommittee on a Strategy to Renew Federal Facilities. Stay tuned for details about registration information and program details.


Learning from CoRETECH 2023

RealComm, an organization focused on the intersection of technology, innovation, and real estate, held its annual CoRETECH conference last week. Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc., an ALN Platinum Member, attended the event and created a special report for us. It is a unique combination of presentation overviews, lists of panelists, key slides, summaries, and on-the-scene interviews available at this link. Takeaways include:

  • Embrace the Shift: It’s time to pivot and harness AI’s potential. Don’t wait for perfection — start with the data you have.
  • Data Architecture: Invest in structured, standardized data practices to fully leverage AI capabilities.
  • Cross-Discipline Collaboration: Encourage sharing and linking systems across departments for more integrated solutions.
  • Snap Out of Complacency: Like Kodak, we must adapt or risk obsolescence. Embrace new technologies and mindsets.
  • Seize New Opportunities: With AI’s rapid adoption, now is the chance to redefine value and competitive edge in our industry.
  • Engage & Share: Join the conversation. Share your insights, connect with peers, and explore collaborations.

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, including the

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