INNOVATION FOR A NEW ERA

Our national security has entered a new era. Framed by war in Europe and emerging global threats, readiness priorities are shifting rapidly. At home, the lingering effects of the pandemic and the budget-busting impacts of inflation are having far-reaching impacts on DoD planning. Despite the turmoil, our nation’s defense infrastructure – inside and outside the gate – remains the steady foundation for supporting what happens next. Innovation is no longer a discussion; it’s a reality that needs to happen fast.

ABOUT IIF

Join us in Phoenix, Arizona October 31 – November 2, 2022, for the Association of Defense Communities’ Installation Innovation Forum, the nation’s premiere professional development forum for leaders from installations, communities, and industry. Featuring 50+ sessions, facilitated meetings and networking events, this forum is the only cross-service event that includes participation from hundreds of installations nationally. Over three days, you will have a chance to share new ideas, partnership success stories, and base management best practices. It’s a place for big ideas and ideas ready for action. It’s where innovation happens.

2022 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

DoD
Town Halls

  • Army Leadership Town Hall
  • Navy Leadership Town Hall
  • Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation Leadership Town Hall
  • Air Force Leadership Town Hall
  • National Guard Town Hall
  • Installation Leadership Roundtable

Building Installation &
Climate Resilience

  • How the Services Are Addressing Climate Change at an Enterprise Level
  • Addressing Climate Change at the Local and Installation Level: Naval Station Newport, RI
  • How the National Guard Is Tackling Climate Change and How to Support Their Efforts
  • The Sentinel Landscape Partnership: A Southwestern Perspective
  • Looking Beyond the DoD Definition of Resiliency
  • Space Range of the Future: Priorities and Challenges
  • Power Up: An Energy Partnership Between Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Hampton, VA
  • Marine Corps Base Albany, GA Reaches Net Zero: Lessons Learned
  • Using a Public-Private Partnership to Address Water Quality Challenges: A Success Story from Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • New Community Partnerships to Address Resiliency: Fort Huachuca, AZ and Keesler Air Force Base, MS
  • Installation-Community Partnerships to Harden Critical Infrastructure

New Partnerships,
New Opportunities

  • How to Start a Partnership from Scratch: Dover Air Force Base and Delaware
  • Developing a Joint Use, Small Arms and Tactical Training Facility: Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane, WA
  • Collaborating with Tribal Governments to Advance Resilience: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
  • Emergency Mutual Aide Assistance Partnership in Action: Fort Benning and Chattahoochee Valley, GA
  • Leveraging Intergovernmental Support Agreements to Improve Training Opportunities: Pittsburgh Air Reserve Base, PA
  • Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX Named Navy’s Top Base: Using Partnerships to Achieve Excellence
  • How to Succeed as an Installation Partnership Officer: Joint Base Charleston, SC
  • Paving the Way: A Demolition Partnership Between Unified School District 475 and Fort Riley, KS
  • Water Treatment Partnership: Moody Air Force Base and Lowndes County, GA
  • Building the River Region Freedom Park: Maxwell Air Force Base, AL and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Taking on New Roles: How the National Guard Is Adapting to Solve Community Crises
  • Innovative National Guard Partnerships: Success Stories from Across the Country
  • Installation-Community Planner Training: What Community Planners Need to Know
  • Innovation and Partnership at Fort Hood, TX: A “One Community” Success Story
  • Preparing for Expansion: A Partnership Between Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth and Texas

Investing in People
and Infrastructure

  • Space Force University Partnership Program: Building A STEM-Focused Workforce
  • Using the Small Business Innovate Research Program to Build a New Defense Industry Pipeline: Hanscom Air Force Base, MA and MassChallenge
  • Army Small Business Boot Camp: A How-To Guide on Competing for Army Contracts
  • Addressing the Need for Innovation in the Organic Industrial Base
  • Non-DoD Federal Grants: What Else Is Out There for Defense Communities?
  • DoD National Security Innovation Network University Grant Program: What It Is and How Your Community Can Participate?
  • A New Federal Bottom-Up Policy Model: The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program and Beyond

Taking a One Community
Approach to Quality of Life

  • Improving Military Child Education: A New Partnership Strategy Between Fort Polk and Vernon Parish, LA
  • A Public-Private Partnership to Develop Off-Base Housing: Altus Air Force Base and Altus, OK
  • The Five and Thrive Initiative: Improving Quality of Life for Air Force and Space Force Families
  • Using Partnerships to Address National Guard Childcare Challenges
  • Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenges
  • New Strategies to Make Your Community More Military-Friendly
  • Identifying Resources for Military Families in Crisis
  • Understanding the DoD Housing Crisis

Next Generation
Installations & Partnerships

  • Building a Visitor Center with New Look Enhanced Use Lease: Air Force Academy, CO
  • The Renovation of Kuhn Hall into a Cutting-Edge Education and Resilience Center: Fort Meade, MD and the Fort Meade Community Alliance
  • A New Statewide Partnership Between Naval Submarine Base New London and Connecticut
  • Go Digital: Take your Military Support Organization to the Next Level
  • Using Partnerships to Prepare for Future Missions: Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks, ND
  • Building the Installation Wireless Infrastructure of the Future
  • Electric Vehicles and Microgrids: Case Studies from Across the Country
  • Developing the SMART Military Base
  • Space Range of the Future: Priorities and Challenges

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Maj Gen JOHN J. ALLEN JR.

Commander, Air Force Installation Mission and Support Center

CMSAF JOANNE S. BASS

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

Hon. Meredith A. Berger

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)

Hon. Rachel Jacobson

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)

Lt Gen Omar J. Jones IV

Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

VADML Yancy Lindsey

Commander, Navy Installations Command

maj gen david w. maxwell

Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations & Logistics (Facilities)

EDWIN H. OSHIBA

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy (Installations, and Environment, Department)

VADM Paul F. Thomas

Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard

Lt Gen Kevin Vereen

Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations (G-9), U.S. Army

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brig Gen TERRENCE A. ADAMS

Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations

James B. Balocki

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Patricia M. Barron

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

IVAN BOLDEN

Chief, Army Partnerships, Chair, Joint Services Partnership Committee, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, (Installations)

brig gen robert d. bowie

Special Assistant to the Director Air National Guard for the Assistant Secretary of Air Force Energy, Installations, and Environment (SAF/IE)

KIMBERLY D. BUEHLER

Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army

brig gen donald k. carpenter

Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard Readiness Center

TONIANN FISHER

Director, Air Force Community Partnerships and Mission Sustainment

Robert B. Hughes

Executive Director, U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

Louie R. Lopez

Director, DoD Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

PAULA MONACHELLI

Director of Basing, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations AND Environment)

ROBERT E. MORIARTY

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations

Patrick O’Brien

Director, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

Chief Master Sergeant Kevin D. Osby

Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange)

Kirk Phillips

Director, Office of Energy Assurance at United States Air Force

radml brad rosen

Commander, Navy Region Southwest

Maj Gen JAMES R. SEARS JR.

Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command

Kristin Thomasgard

DOD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program

WHO Attends?
  • Over 700 attendees from 46 states and territories
  • Military leaders from all service branches at both the installation and national level
  • Community leaders committed to supporting installation missions and military families
  • Defense industry partners with a vested interest in installation management and defense infrastructure

AGENDA

Monday, October 31

7:00 AM – 5:15 PM

Registration Open


8:00 – 11:00 AM

MILITARY SERVICE WORKSHOPS

Army Leadership Townhall

More information coming soon.

Air Force Townhall

Developing a Joint Use, Small Arms and Tactical Training Facility: Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane, WA

More information coming soon.

National Guard Townhall

More information coming soon.

Navy & Marine Corps Townhall

A New Statewide Partnership Between Naval Submarine Base New London and Connecticut

Proactive Encroachment Management – Why these matter to both Installations and Defense Communities

More information coming soon.


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch On Your Own


12:30 – 1:30 PM

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Installation Innovation Today

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Sal Nodjomian, City Councilman, Niceville, FL; ADC Board of Directors; CEO, Matrix Design Group (MODERATOR)
  • LTG Omar Jones, Commanding General, Army Installation Management Command
  • VADM Yancy Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command
  • Maj Gen John Allen, Jr, Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • VADM Paul Thomas, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard


1:30 – 2:00 PM

Networking Break


2:00 – 2:45 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Understanding the Navy’s New Mid-Atlantic Climate Partnership Strategy

This session will be a deep dive into climate resilience efforts at Navy Mid Atlantic. The discussion will include case studies from Naval Station Newport and Hampton Roads, and available grants and project concepts focused on mitigating climate change’s impact on mission assurance, community wellness, and critical infrastructure.

Speakers:

  • John Broughton, Program Manager, SIA Solutions
  • Cornelia Mueller, Community Planning & Liaison Officer, NAS Newport, RI
  • Ben McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, VA
  • Brian Ballard, Community Planning & Liaison Officer, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Better Together

The Department of Defense is being asked to do more with less; therefore, partnerships are even more essential for mission success. With continual efforts toward gaining advocacy and awareness inside and outside the gates, leaders will find opportunities for true partnership. Relationships create a stronger foundation for when we must endure the harder things. As a united front, embracing mutual challenges and identifying opportunities are intentional ways to build relationships and invest in our communities. When leaders take ownership and responsibility for their piece of the puzzle, one finds greater connection and fosters goodwill. This session will explore innovative ways to approach what relationship building could look like at a strategic and tactical level.

Speakers:

  • Gen. Terrance Adams, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations
  • Angela M. Nartowicz, Chief of Community Engagement, 436th Public Affairs, Dover Air Force Base, DE
  • Joe Dingman, Executive Director, Travis AFB, CA

Space Force University Partnership Program: Building A STEM-Focused Workforce

More information coming soon.

Accelerating the Use of Autonomous Vehicles on Military Installations

How can emerging technologies, like autonomous vehicles (AVs), transform operations at military bases and US installations? From personnel, warehouse, and convoy logistics to medical campus and airfield operations, AVs allow us to increase safety and efficiency in our installation operations. During this panel, our experts will discuss some common challenges, opportunities, and AV applications.

Speakers:

  • Corey Clothier, Founder and Director, Stantec Generation Autonomous Vehicles
  • Bryan Brilhart, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Robotic Research
  • Mike Voll, Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies, Stantec

The Evolution of Military and Community Compatibility

Across the nation, defense communities and military installations strive for mutually beneficial relationships, simultaneously supporting military mission and community prosperity. This session explores background and insights on state-agency efforts promoting civilian-military coordination.

Learn how the state of Maryland and Washington have utilized OLDCC grant funding to develop resources that strengthen coordination between the state, military, and communities. Each state provides local communities with technical assistance and guidance based on nationwide best practices for compatible land use, including renewable energy and legislative initiatives.

Speakers:

  • Lisa Swoboda, Senior Director, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Maryland Department of Commerce; ADC Board of Directors
  • Sarah Diehl, Compatible Use Community Planning Liaison – Maryland Department of Planning
  • Genevieve Dial, Program Manager, Defense Community Compatibility Account, Growth Management Services – Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Deanah Watson, Program Manager, Compatible Energy Siting Assessment, Growth Management Services, Washington State Department of Commerce


2:45 – 3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:00 – 4:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Addressing Climate Change at an Enterprise Level

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Hon. Rachel Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)
  • Hon. Meredith Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)
  • Mr. Edwin Oshiba, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy (Installations, and Environment, Department)


4:00 – 4:15 PM

Networking Break


4:15 – 5:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Port of San Diego Case Study: How Navy Regions Approach Community Climate Partnerships

Three Navy regions across the United States — Navy Region Southeast, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, and Navy Region Southwest will discuss their approaches to community partnerships and share recent sucess stories and best practices. Panel members will share successful partnership ideas in DCIP, REPI, and DEAAG programs (CNRSE); will explore the process, roles, tools, and outcomes of community engagement to increase installation climate resilency (CNRMA); and how succesful partnerships with the Port of San Diego and Scripps Institute of Oceanography have aided in better understanding of sea level rise and climate change to further understanding of potential long-term strategies of installation resiliency. Additionally, those same partnerships and the first of its kind San Diego Bay Integrated Natural Resouce Management Plan (INRMP) can aid in furthering nature-based solutions in support of climate goals.

More information coming soon.

Resilient Tyndall: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Recovery

On October 10, 2018, a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Michael, caused catastrophic wind and storm-surge damage at Tyndall AFB and the surrounding communities in NW Florida. Tyndall’s rebuild commitment was to the INSTALLATION OF THE FUTURE by leveraging resilient, sustainable, and SMART systems for mission assurance, cost efficiency, and social and environmental sustainability. The overarching strategy is “layers of protection” that leverage traditional grey infrastructure, green infrastructure, and nature-based solutions. The strategy includes new design policy for higher wind load standards for structures and a revised design flood elevation that accounts for sea-level rise and storm surge. These projects provide the community additional co-benefits including eco-system restoration, recreational opportunities, and economic benefits. A robust stakeholder engagement strategy enabled grant funding success for design and construction of the coastal projects.   Fast forward to 2022 Jacobs is leading the military installation resilience review in South Florida applying these lessons learned in building military resilience and community resilience at four installations from Key West to Port Everglades.  Join us for a discussion with South Florida partners to discuss how to secure funding for MIRR projects, the assessment and strategy development process and future funding for resilience investments.

Speakers:

  • Susy Torriente, City Resilience Global Technology Leader, Jacobs
  • Hollie Schmidt, Resilience Practice Lead, Jacobs
  • Rick Miller, South Florida Defense Alliance
  • Isabel Carballo, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council

Go Digital: Take your Military Support Organization to the Next Level

Explore ways to improve your strategic messaging with better digital footprint and content that matters for your constituents.  Learn how to turn your organization’s tired website into an asset that helps message and grow your organization.

Speakers:

  • Sal Nodjomian, City Councilman, Niceville, FL; ADC Board of Directors; CEO, Matrix Design Group
  • Ian Scott, President & CEO, Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, SC
  • Ryan Blackburn, Regional Workforce Consultant, Ohio Department of Veteran Services
  • Fernando Clemente, President, Digital Mules, inc.

Emergency Mutual Aide Assistance Partnership in Action: Fort Benning and Chattahoochee Valley, GA

More information coming soon.

The Connected Impact: Public/Private Partnerships Improving Quality of Life

Today connectivity on military bases is critical. Join this discussion to delve into how public and private partners are coming together to enhance connectivity at military bases across the country, with a focus on how connectivity is impacting education opportunities, base operations, and overall quality of life.

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Gray, 111th Attack Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard; Senior Vice President, Boingo Wireless
  • David Simpson, CEO, Pelorus Consulting
  • Patty Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

Power Up: An Energy Partnership Between Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Hampton, VA

Speakers:

  • Rick Dwyer, Deputy Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
  • Harry Hung, Vice Commander, 633rd Air Base Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
  • Paul Matthews, Director, Federal Energy Solutions, Dominion Energy


5:00 – 7:00 PM

A Night Out with America’s Great Defense Communities (Reception)

Tuesday, November 1

7:15 – 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast


7:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Registration Open


8:00 – 8:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION

Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation Townhall

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Patrick O’Brien, Director, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation


8:45 – 9:00 AM

Networking Break


9:00 – 9:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Innovate Approach to Partnerships: US Navy & California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

The California LCFS program is an incentive program established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that allows operators for ocean going vessels to earn LCFS program credits for using power from the electric grid (shore power) rather than onboard-generated electricity or diesel generators while in port. As the program is established to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, CARB requires that the proceeds from the sale of these credits be used for further electrification at the site generating the credits to include utility and energy infrastructure upgrades. The program has the potential to generate $25M-$30M in annual revenue for energy and utility infrastructure upgrades at NBSD and can serve as a pilot for other military installations looking to opt into the program to upgrade their energy infrastructure.

Speakers:

  • Georgiana Rice, Executive Director, Heroes to Education
  • Larry Feldman, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Maurice Wilson, California Reintegration Project
  • Scott Arkills, President & CEO, Silver State Schools Credit Union
  • Helena Otero, Nevada Department of Veteran Services

Developing Resilient Infrastructure to Meet DOD Climate Goals

This panel will explore an innovative strategy being pioneered that will help states, communities and military installations work together to address two major issues facing our nation today—the staffing crisis in public schools and offering second career opportunities for those who have served our country.

More information coming soon.

Navy & Marine Corps Townhall

The DoD is mandate is clear— critical resources like fuel and electricity must be resilient in the next decade. Defense and intelligence agencies are exploring a range of options to meet those goals including electric vehicle fleets, on and off-site renewable energy and microgrids. In this panel we will explore the first steps agencies should take when evaluating the benefit of these projects, which are best for them, and factors for success in evaluating and implementing these projects. Most importantly, how to optimize your benefits and take advantage of landmark opportunities without adding yet another unfunded requirement to your budget. Join us for a conversation with clean energy and infrastructure experts as we dive into renewable energy, green procurement, EV charging infrastructure, as well as federal requirements supply chain issues, workforce development and more.

Speakers:

  • Josephine Tucker, Managing Director of Clean Energy and Infrastructure, JLL
  • Steph Stoppenhagen, Business Development Director, Black & Veatch
  • Mike Lyons, Managing Director & Partner, Climate & Sustainability Practice, BCG

Looking Beyond the DOD Definition of Resilience

Explore the multiple types of community resiliency projects that go beyond the DoD definition under 10 USC 101(e)(8) that focuses on recovery from extreme weather events and changes in environmental conditions.  Learn how about the various projects that have competed well and how these projects tie community resilience to military missions.

Speakers:

  • Charlie Kuhl, Senior Executive Consultant, Matrix Design Group
  • Rick Dwyer, Deputy Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
  • Austin Mount, CEO, Emerald Coast Regional Council, FL
  • Yvonne Spense, Senior Air Force Advisor, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

The Renovation of Kuhn Hall into a Cutting-Edge Education and Resilience Center

The Fort Meade Alliance and its Foundation has embarked on a significant partnership with the U.S. Army and the Fort George G. Meade Garrison to establish a Resiliency Campus for the service personnel, their families and civilians at the Installation. The plan includes the renovation of Kuhn Hall on the installation and its conversion into the Education and Resiliency Center, which will serve as the hub of information, programming, and services for our Fort Meade Community. The Center is an Army-wide but not Army-exclusive initiative that focuses on the five areas of resiliency: physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual. At this center, individuals and their families will be able to locate those essential programs that will help them with issues or concerns and manage the unique challenges they face. The building is complete November of 2022.

Speakers:

  • Deon Viergutz, Fort Meade Alliance Foundation President, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Spectrum Convergence
  • Tim O’Ferrall, Fort Meade Alliance General Manager


9:45 – 10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:00 – 10:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Implementing the Department of the Navy’s Climate Strategy

Case studies will highlight two core lines of effort (LOEs) captured in DON’s Climate Strategy:
Case Study 1: Leveraging REPI and Sikes Act authority to utilize the natural infrastructure to build resilience, sequester carbon, and achieve local, landscape, and regional-scale climate solutions at Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station.
Case Study 2: Collaborating with California Energy Commission, Oregon Department of Energy, municipal agencies, and community partners to leverage aligned strategic partnerships and grant opportunities with the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) to assess transmission infrastructure and power distribution nodes for areas with significant renewable energy resources, onshore & offshore, in areas more compatible with DON’s military operations.

Speakers:

  • Matt Ryan, Supervisor, Coconino County, AZ
  • Jay Smith, Forest Restoration Manager, Coconino County, AZ
  • Mary Beth Greiner, Deputy Regional Community Planning Liaison Officer, Navy Region South West
  • Steve Chung, Planning Liaison Officer & DoD Pacific Coast Lead, Navy Region South West

A New Federal Bottom-Up Policy Model: The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program and Beyond

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Matt Bogoshian, Executive Director, The American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative

The Five and Thrive Initiative: Improving Quality of Life for Air Force and Space Force Families

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Chief Master Sergeant Kevin Osby, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (MODERATOR)
  • Sharene Brown, AF COS Spouse
  • Robert Moriarty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations

New Resiliency Partnerships: Fort Huachuca, Presidio of Monterey, and Keesler Air Force Base

Resiliency does not stop at a fence line.  The interworking of how community solutions can be leveraged through partnerships to assist military resiliency.

Speakers:

  • Celeste Werner, Chief of Strategic Development, Matrix Design Group, Inc.
  • Margit Myers, Program Activity Lead, Installation Resilience, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation
  • Tony Boone, Economic Development Director, City of Fort Huachuca, AZ
  • Patrick Small, Senior Planner, Matrix Design Group, Inc.

Joint Service Installation Energy Leadership Roundtable

Installation energy resilience is critical to mission effectiveness.  Developing the right partnerships with communities, utilities, and industry is important to developing energy resilience projects that support the critical missions on the installation but can benefit the surrounding community.  This session explores best practices and case studies to identify the right energy project that is a win-win for all parties.

Speakers:

  • Robert Hughes, Executive Director, U.S. Army of Energy Initiatives
  • Kirk Phillips, Director, Office of Air Force Energy Assurance


10:45 – 11:00 AM

Networking Break


11:00 – 11:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Army Small Business Boot Camp: A How-To Guide on Competing for Army Contracts

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Kimberly Diane Buehler, Director Army Office of Small Business Programs

Creating a One Community Cyber Resiliency Framework

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Alex Brickner, Director, SBIR Programs, University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Institute

Shields Up! Hardening Critical Infrastructure in a Connected World

In recent years, adversaries have demonstrated an increased capability to penetrate and cripple the control systems of our critical infrastructure, impacting mission readiness. Military installations have increasingly become dependent on services provided by vendors from outside the base.  These dependencies contribute to vulnerabilities that impact installation mission readiness.  This panel will dive explore The Department of Defense (DoD) specific directives and guidelines issued this year focused on infrastructure cybersecurity and needed action at all levels, and what they will mean for installations and communities.

Speaker:

  • David Forbes, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Black Start Stress Test – Lessons Learned from the Fort Knox and Elizabethtown, KY Exercise

The owners of critical infrastructure serving today’s military installations and the communities around them, must prepare for attacks by peer/near-peer adversaries and mother nature.  Fort Knox has executed a wide range of energy initiatives and partnerships to harden and strengthen the Installation’s energy independence and resilience. This discussion will dive the coordination and planning necessary for a successful black start exercise

Speakers:

  • Fred Meurer, Chairman, Monterey Bay Defense Alliance
  • Col. Lance (O’B) O’Bryan, Garrison Commander, Fort Knox, KY
  • Dustin Ward, Nolin Rural Electric Co-op, Elizabethtown, KY

Navy Intergovernmental Support Agreements: Building Long-term Success

Intergovernmental Support Agreements (IGSA) are gaining acceptance as an excellent way for Navy bases to partner with their host communities, realize efficiencies and savings, create tangible and intangible mission benefits, and produce positive results for the community.  This session will examine Navy IGSA policy and efforts.  Representatives from ASN EIE will present a snapshot of how policy is evolving and creating new opportunities.  Representatives from NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and Nueces County, Texas, will share early lessons learned from their recent IGSA success.

Speakers:

  • CMDR Steven Lampert, Public Works Officer, NAS Corpus Christi
  • Belinda Hinojosa-Persohn, Director for Governmental Affairs Nueces County, TX
  • Steve Bonner, President & CEO, SONRI, Inc.
  • Paula Monachelli, Director of Basing, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (EI&E)


11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Networking Break


12:00 – 1:00 PM

LUNCH GENERAL SESSION

Great American Defense Communities

More information coming soon.


1:00 – 1:15 PM

Networking Break


1:15 – 2:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Space Range of the Future: Priorities and Challenges

This session will explore the Space Force’s increasingly important and relevant role in our national security, the the land use considerations, economic development of defense communities and states, as well as its potential partnership role at the local level.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Hackleman, Assistant City Manager, Santa Maria, CA; California Governor’s Military Council
  • Michael Corriea, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space
  • Kaina Pereira, Senior Advisor, Business Development, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz)
  • Robert A. Long, Commander Space Launch Delta 30, Vandenburg Space Force Base

DoD-Sponsored Funding Programs Driving Education System Improvements in Defense Communities

Defense communities’ leaders have access to well-established DoD grant programs to improve and support their military-connected school systems. The educational programs facilitated by resources from DoDEA and DoD STEM have an existing track record of making a significant impact on access to national initiatives (e.g., FIRST Robotics, NMSI CRP, Project Lead the Way, etc.) as well as improving overall education quality and academic performance. This briefing will illuminate how defense community and installation leaders can engage to drive improvements in overall education quality.

Speakers:

  • Marcus Lingenfelter, Chief Policy Officer, Cognia
  • Kathleen Facon, Chief, Partnerships and Resources, Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)
  • Louie Lopez, Director, DOD STEM, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Dr. Jerrod Wheeler, Superintendent, Knob Noster Public Schools, MO

Preparing for Expansion: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth and Texas

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Keith Graf, Executive Director, Texas Military Preparedness Commission
  • Edward Spurlin, Mission Sustainment Director, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX
  • Stephen Murray, Manager, Zoning and Land Use, City of Fort Worth, TX
  • Dan Kessler, North Central Texas Council of Governments

A Public-Private Partnership to Develop Off-Base Housing: Altus Air Force Base and Altus, OK

More information coming soon.

Making Energy Resilience a Priority: New Efforts at MCLB Albany and MCAS Miramar

What is energy resilience, why do we need it? ((10 U.S. Code §101(e) Energy resilience: ability to avoid, prepare for, minimize, adapt to, and recover from anticipated and unanticipated energy disruptions in order to ensure energy availability and reliability sufficient to provide for mission assurance and readiness, including mission essential operations related to readiness, and to execute or rapidly reestablish mission essential requirements. )  How do we get there? What are the biggest opportunities coming up? What are the biggest challenges?  Who do we need to be working with?

More information coming soon.


2:00 – 2:15 PM

Networking Break


2:15 – 3:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Innovation and Partnership at Fort Hood, Texas: A “One Community” Success Story

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Keith Sledd, Executive Director, Heart of Texas Defense Alliance
  • COL Chad Foster, Garrison Commander, Ft. Hood, TX

Fleets, Facilities, and Fuels: Planning and Implementation Factors for Fielding Non-tactical Electric Vehicles on Military Installations

As governments, industry, capital providers and other key stakeholders engage in the mobility transition beyond petroleum, impacts to infrastructure and operations are imminent. Integrated strategic planning will play a vital role in creating a more resilient infrastructure network in support of military operations. Promoting energy independence and resilience across fleets, facilities, and fuels without impeding an agency’s primary mission is paramount. This panel will examine key strategic planning and implementation factors for fielding non-tactical zero emission vehicles (ZEV) on military installations today and the near future as the defense community engages in the transition.

Speaker:

  • Jim Gough, Commercial Vehicle Fleet Director Installations & Logistics (Facilities) Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Retaining Military Connected Talent in the Local Workforce

Critical to building the local economy and strengthening the workforce is retaining military families in the community after service.

The City of San Antonio “Military City USA” is a model of best practices in retaining military talent. Hear from business and civic leaders as well as veterans and military spouses who were provided opportunities to obtain economic success and high quality of life through pathways to future proof careers in the San Antonio region.

Speaker:

  • Mona Dexter, Hiring Our Heroes

Defense Community Energy and Water Resilience: Consolidating Forces, Efforts, and Funding Sources

Energy and water resiliency is a national security issue.  Our installations and communities are continually battling impacts of energy and water shortages due to inefficient systems or total failure, and a synchronized and collaborative approach is needed to resolve these issues.  This session will discuss ongoing partnerships and relationships that are proving to be effective, as well as present potential funding options that include Federal, both DoD and other government agencies, and other possible pots of money that can be combined to fund major infrastructure requirements and improvements to support our installations and communities.

Speakers:

  • Joe Simonelli, Department of Defense Engagement Executive, Energy Systems Group
  • COL Chad Foster, Garrison Commander, Ft. Hood, TX
  • Nathan Macek, Infrastructure Finance Director, HDR Inc.
  • Chris Landgraf, Military Installation Resiliency Project Manager, Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Military Readiness is Family Readiness: Supporting Military Family Mental & Behavioral Health

What is needed to stay mission ready as a community and command when a military connected youth struggles with mental/behavioral health challenges?  The Barry Robinson Center is the leader in providing residential care to military connected youth and their families.  Over the past 8 years, The Barry Robinson Center has provided care and hope to over 750 military families from over 47 states and seven countries. This panel will provide boots on the ground resources while recognizing the challenges installations/commands have while remaining mission ready.

Speakers:

  • Rob McCartney, Chief Executive Officer, The Barry Robinson Center
  • LTC Kelly Rivera, Director, NCC Social Work Fellowship and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Lisa Howard, Associate Vice President, Govt. Affairs & Community Engagement, The Barry Robinson Cente
  • Kathleen Palmer, Educational Leadership Director of Content, Army Wives Network


3:00 – 3:15 PM

Networking Break


3:15 – 4:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Non-DoD Federal Grants: What Else Is Out There for Defense Communities? Pt. 1

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Stacey Shepard, Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure and Public Enterprise, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions; ADC Board of Directors
  • Dan Rhoades, Chief Operating Officer, Robins Air Force Base 21st Century Partnership

West Valley Partners and Luke Air Force Base, AZ: a Community Driven to Succeed

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Gen. James Sears, Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command
  • Clint Hickman, Maricopa County Supervisor, AZ
  • Christopher Toale, Director, Community Initiatives Team, Luke AFB, AZ
  • Jerry Weiers, Mayor, City of Glendale, AZ
  • Ron Sites, President & CEO, Fighter Country Foundation
  • Joanne Osborne, Arizona State Representative (District 13)

Improving Military Child Education: A New Partnership Strategy Between Fort Polk & Vernon Parish, LA

More information coming soon.

Leveraging the Navy’s Enhanced Use Lease Authority: A Deep Dive into Navy Region Southeast’s Efforts

Discussion of EUL and landswap opportunities, to include recent successes, current initiatives across the Southeast region.

Speaker:

  • RADM Wesley McCall, Commander, Navy Region Southeast

Developing the SMART Military Base of the Future

More information coming soon.


4:00 – 4:15 PM

Networking Break


4:15 – 5:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Workforce Implications of Installation Microgrids

The service Climate Strategies all contemplate Installation microgrids as a centerpiece of actions necessary to maximize mission assurance in the face of climate change. Microgrids can also be a critical component of Installation resilience in the face of attack on the national grid by peer, near-peer or even non-nation state adversaries. Another component of the service energy strategies is to embrace various technologies to reduce the demand for electrical power off the grid.

These new technologies and control systems that make them function are often complicated, often proprietary and almost always lead to system failure if not properly maintained. Additionally, because many of the systems are proprietary, the logistic system sometimes has a difficult time of providing needed parts and maintenance services in a timely fashion. To date, installations have often had to depend on contractor support to maintain these high tech systems as the military civilian personnel systems do not have professional development programs or position descriptions necessary to develop an in-house workforce in a rational way.

This panel will discuss how two installations, Miramar Marine Air Station and Fort Hunter Liggett, have addressed the personnel and logistic issues of their unique microgrid control systems and components.

Speakers:

  • Fred Meurer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Col Lisa Lamb, Garrison Commander, Fort Hunter-Liggett, CA
  • Thomas Beddell, Commander, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA

Joint Base Lewis McChord Partnership Tackles Childcare

Working with a diverse group of DOD, community, and industry partners the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership helped lead an initiative to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing military families today: Childcare. This panel discussion will explore how this partnership worked to quantify military family childcare needs at the community level and form a collaboration between various levels of government, nonprofit and corporate partners to develop an innovative military childcare strategy.

Speakers:

  • Maria Tobin, Program Coordinator, South Sound Military & Communities Partnership
  • Olivia Burley, Military Spouse Liaison, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kelli May Douglas, Pacific Southwest Regional Liaison, Defense State Liaison Office
  • Stacey K. Young, Director, Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, DoD

Non-DoD Federal Grants: What Else Is Out There for Defense Communities? Pt. 2

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Stacey Shepard, Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure and Public Enterprise, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions; ADC Board of Directors

Using Partnerships to Address Water Quality Challenges: A Success Story from Fort Leavenworth, KS

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Paul Cramer, City Manager, City of Leavenworth, KS
  • Johnny Bevers, Deputy Garrison Commander, Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • Gary Kolp, Director of Federal Policy, American Water Military Services Group

Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of the Army

More information coming soon.


 5:00 PM

Networking Reception

Wednesday, November 2

7:00 – 12:30 PM

Registration Open


8:00 – 8:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Paving the Way: A Demolition Partnership Between Unified School District 475 and Fort Riley, KS

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Steven Crusinberry, Deputy Garrison Commander, Fort Riley, KS

Leveraging IGSAs to Improve Training Opportunities: Pittsburgh Air Reserve Base, PA

More information coming soon.

Water Treatment Partnership: Moody Air Force Base and Lowndes County, GA

More information coming soon.

How Transportation Needs to Evolve to Meet the Needs of Service Members and Military Families

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Capt Andrew Preston, Deputy Commander, Joint Base Charleston, SC
  • Col. Marcus Jackson, Commander, Space Base Delta 2, Buckley Space Force Base, CO
  • Colin Geraghty, Senior Executive, Defense Partnerships, Uber for Business


8:45 – 9:00 AM

Networking Break


9:00 – 10:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A Senior Enlisted Perspective: A Conversation w/ Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass

More information coming soon.

Speakers:

  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass
  • Brian Garrett, Director for Military Affairs, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs

Operation Purple Camps for Military Kids

Speakers:

  • Sue Robinson, Camp Director, Jamestown 4H
  • Tony Kurta, Vice President of Health and Human Performance, Leidos
  • Robert McCartney, CEO, Barry Robinson Center

New Strategies to Make Your Community More Military-Friendly

Explore how states and communities are approaching the ever-elusive title of being “most military friendly”. Explore which states are leading the country in developing military-friendly legislation, programs, and policies, to attract and support service members, retirees, veterans, and their families. Provide insights on communities can help move the needle on basing decisions and increase quality of life for military members.

Speakers:

  • Cameron Bowsky, Senior Consultant, Matrix Design Group
  • Craig Crenshaw, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
  • Terry McCaffery, Vice President of Military and Defense Programs, Enterprise Florida
  • Chris Meeker, Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Elaine Bryant, Executive Vice President for Aerospace & Defense, Dayton Development Coalition

Using Partnerships to Prepare for Future Missions: Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks, ND

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Thomas Ford, Director of Administration, Grand Forks County, ND

DoD National Security Innovation Network Emerge University Grant Program: How Your Community Can Participate?

More information coming soon.


9:45 – 10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:00 – 10:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenges

More information coming soon.

Speaker:

  • Brig. Gen. Terrance Adams, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations

Combating Mental Health Challenges in Military Communities

In the past five years, the suicide rate among active-duty service members has increased by 41 percent. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service under the Reducing Opioid Use and Misuse through Mental Health First Aid in Rural Texas grant has worked to address mental health and resource disparities. This session will serve as a model for how installations and communities can provide evidence-based, harm reduction education and intervention to combat mental health challenges in the military.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Brauner, Extension Program Specialist, Military Programs, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Special Populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break


BREAKOUT SESSIONS COMING SOON

EVENT LOCATION

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Be sure to book your room at the host conference hotel, Hyatt Regency Phoenix. By staying at the host hotel, you’ll be guaranteed the best rate the hotel has to offer, as well as increased networking opportunities with your fellow attendees!

Located just a 10-minute drive away from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport, Hyatt Regency Phoenix places the city’s bustling downtown at your feet. Walk to the Arizona Center Shops and entertainment at CityScape, located just two blocks from the hotel. Explore museums, culture, the arts, and Phoenix’s vibrant restaurant scene steps from the hotel’s doors. 

Rooms in ADC’s hotel block are available from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 starting at $259 + applicable taxes.

INFORMATION REGARDING PER DIEM ROOMS

Given the popularity of this event, our current availability of per-diem rate rooms is limited.  We are working to secure additional rooms.  Please email ajohnson@defensecommunities.org or info@defensecommunities.org for more information and updates.

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REGISTRATION

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Community Non Member

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 Industry Member

$945

Industry Non Member

$1,245

DOD / Federal

$175
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