ALN Globe logoThe 3rd Annual Federal Asset Management Policy Forum & Expo

Presented By:

The Asset Leadership Network in association with The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS)

October 17-19, 2016 | Washington, DC

Holiday Inn Rosslyn & the National Academy of Sciences Building



(as of September 29, 2016)

Day 1 – October 17, 2016: Holiday Inn Rosslyn

8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:45 am Policy Forum Opening

  • Jim Dieter, Executive Director, Asset Leadership Network

9:00 am Asset Management Keynote

  • Norman Dong, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service

9:45 am The IAM Conceptual Model

  • David McKeown, CEO, Institute of Asset Management

    • The IAM Conceptual Model
  • Jack Kelly, OMB (retired)

    • Organizational Context

10:30 am Break and Networking

11:00 am Policy Panel #1: Asset Management Strategy and Planning

  • Leader: Robert Holcombe, GSA OGP
  • ALN Facilitator: Rich Culbertson
  • Case Study: Jack Dempsey, Jacobs

12:00 pm Lunch and Networking

1:15 pm Policy Panel #2: Organization & People Enablers

  • Leader: Obadiah Aguilar (invited)
  • ALN Facilitator: Scott Pepperman
  • Case Study: Mike Amstadt and Dave Abecunas, CAI

2:15 pm International Panel

  • David Shields, Managing Director, Procurement Transformation and Category Management, ASI Government
  • Keith Hamer, Global VP Asset Management and Engineering , Sodexo
  • David McKeown, CEO, Institute of Asset Management

3:00 pm Break and Networking

3:15 pm Policy Panel #3: Risk and Review

  • Leader: Keith Cunningham, Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, GAO (invited)
  • ALN Facilitator: Robert Kaehler, Product Analyst, Sunflower Systems
  • Case Study: Mike Kennaw, Fox Blocks

4:15 pm Asset Management Keynote

  • Wendy Paine, Director, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB)

4:55 pm Day 1 Wrap Up

  • Jim Dieter, Executive Director, Asset Leadership Network

5:00 pm Networking Reception


Day 2 – October 18, 2016: Holiday Inn Rosslyn

8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:45 am Opening Comments

  • Jim Dieter, Executive Director, Asset Leadership Network

9:00 am Asset Management Keynote

  • Leantha Sumpter, Deputy Director, Program Development and Implementation, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)

9:45 am Policy Panel #4: Asset Management Decision Making

  • Leader: Marty Rowland, Senior Project Manager for Environmental Remediation at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Bob O’Brien, President, Lockheed-Martin Properties  (invited)
  • ALN Facilitator: Jennifer Zach, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Marketing Officer, Uberlytics
  • Case Study: Tacoma Zach, Chief Executive Officer, Uberlytics

10:45 am Break and Networking

11:00 am Policy Panel #5: Asset Knowledge Enablers

  • Co-Leaders: Shahid Shah, Chairman of the Board, Netspective Communications,  and Michael A. Aimone, P.E. Co-lead, Private Sector Assets
  • ALN Facilitator: Kimon Onuma (confirmed)
  • Case Study: Cyndee Hoagland and Dennis Sheldon, Trimble (invited)

12:00 pm Lunch and Networking

1:15 pm Asset Management Keynote: GSA Category Management

  • Laura Stanton (invited)

1:45 pm Asset Management Associations Panel

  • Scott Pepperman, Executive Director, NASASP (Moderator)
  • Robert Kaehler, Western Region Vice President, NPMA

2:45 pm Break and Networking

3:00 pm Policy Panel #6: Lifecycle Delivery

  • Leader: Albert Green, DOI
  • ALN Facilitator: Robert Smith, CAI
  • Case Study: Pending

4:00 pm Asset Management Keynote: America’s Infrastructure

  • Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director at American Society of Civil Engineers  (ASCE) (invited)

4:45 pm Day 2 Wrap Up: Jim Dieter


Day 3 – October 19, 2016: National Academy of Sciences Building

8:30 am     Welcome and Introductions 

  • Jack Dempsey, Master of Ceremonies
  • Jim Rispoli, Cameron Oskvig, & Jim Dieter

9:00 am    Asset Management Keynote

  • Thad Allen, Admiral (ret.) Commandant USCG 

9:45 am     Panel I: Getting Results – Policy and Budget

Getting results requires good policy and resources.  This panel will provide insights on challenges and innovations for delivering better Federal Facilities Asset Management solutions.

Moderator: Jack Kelly, OMB retired

  • Policy Perspective
    • Aluanda Drain, GSA, Director, Real Property Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy 
  • Budget Perspective
    • Debi Schilling, Former Budget Officer for GSA & DHS
  • Contracting Perspective
    • Mary Ruwwe, GSA, Category Manager for Facilities & Construction
  • Auditing Perspective
    • Keith Cunningham, GAO Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure Team

10:45 am   BREAK

11:00 am   Mission Alignment and Risk Management

Managing Federal facilities require expert tools and techniques to link facilities to agency missions and evaluate risk in order to make better resource decisions.  Risk needs to consider facility performance from many different perspectives.  Speakers in this session will provide a range of insights on how asset management principles support risk and resource decision making throughout an organization.

  • NNSA Roofing Asset Management Program
    • Loida Baegley
  • Army National Guard – Readiness Center Transformation Master Plan
    • Kim O’Keefe (invited)
    • Lance Marrano, USACE (invited)

12:00 pm   Lunch

  • Case Study Tables from ALN Sponsors and Participating Associations

1:00 pm     Keynote: Federal Asset Management Challenges

  • Katherine Hammack, USA Asst Secretary of the Army IE&E

1:45 pm     Asset Management and Information Technology

Asset management decision making is fueled by large data sets that provide an accurate reflection of real world conditions and needs.  This session will highlight innovative examples that are making a big difference.

  • Space & Equipment Planning System Initiative Update
    • Kimon Onuma, Onuma Inc. 
  • NAVFAC – Waterfront BIM to 3D
    • Alex Viana, US Navy 
  • Esri… speaker to be announced

2:45 pm    ALN Report Out

Work Groups hosted by the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) have met over the past two months to identify issues facing the Federal asset management community and to make recommendations to address those issues.  An executive summary of results of the ALN 2016 Federal Asset Management Policy Commission will be presented.

  • Jim Dieter, Executive Director, Asset Leadership Network

3:15 am   BREAK

3:30 pm   Global Asset Management Perspectives

Sodexo, a company of over 420,000 people serving the needs of 75 million consumers in 80 countries, will provide an overview of how a disciplined asset management strategy can directly lead to a better quality of life for everyone.

  • Keith Hamer, Group Vice-President, Asset Management and Engineering, Sodexo 

4:15 pm    Panel II:  From Discussion to Action: Looking to the Future

Talk is cheap.  How can Federal Facility Managers make use of today’s discussions and derive more value from their assets.  Also, what should they be looking for in the future in terms of asset management. (Question and response format)

Moderator: Alex Kurien, GSA-OGP

  • Carmelo Melendez, Senior Real Property Officer DoE
  • Dan Mathews, Staff Director, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
  • Casey Dinges, ASCE
  • Jim Dieter, Asset Leadership Network
  • Tom Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison

5:00 pm    Final Remarks and Adjourn


Additional ALN Events

Day 4 – October 20, 2016

  • Asset Management Association Summit
  • ALN Advocacy Day – Capitol Hill

 Day 5 – October 21, 2016

  • ALN Membership Meeting