ABOUT IIF

It’s a changing world where threats from great powers and regional conflicts are driving our nation’s military strategy. At the same time, our own fiscal realities and the long list of competing demands are requiring new approaches to free up resources and allow investment back into priorities. At the heart of the solutions and strategies to these complex challenges is innovation. And that innovation begins with the foundation of our military readiness – our nation’s military installations.

Innovation is a big idea and it is already at work as defense communities and installation forge new partnerships. But the future of this innovation can’t be limited by just talking about where we have been, it has to be about creating new ideas and defining where we are headed.

The future of innovation is our destination at ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. More than 700 leaders from 100+ installations, 200 communities and states and top industry experts will gather for three days focused on defining the future of innovation and sharing what works today. From infrastructure support and base operations to resiliency and quality of life, IIF 2020 will provide an in-depth look at the great ideas that are ready to work in your community and installation.

Featured SPEAKERS

Sec. Alex Beehler
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment

James Balocki
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Facilities)

Ivan Bolden
Chief, Army Partnerships

Paul Cramer
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing & Partnerships)

Lt. Gen. Jason Evans
Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

Jordan Gillis
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment

Vice Admiral Mary M. Jackson
Commander, Navy Installations Command

Teran Judd
Director, Air Force Community, Partnership and Air Force Encroachment

Sec. Richard Kidd
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration

Master Chief Wes Koshoffer
Fleet Master Chief, MPT&E

Command CM Sgt. Edwin Ludwigsen
Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire
Acting Commanding General, Army Installation Management Command

Jennifer Miller
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy

Sec. Lucian Niemeyer
Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment

Brig. Gen. Russell Ponder
Director of Logistics and Installations, National Guard Bureau NGB/A4

Randall Robinson
Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, Army Installation Management Command

Brigadier General Tyler Smith
Assistant Adjutant General

Command Sergeant Major Joe Ulloth
Army Installation Management Command

Jason Vanderhaden
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Maj. Gen. John Wilcox
Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

IIF 2020 PROGRAM

IIF2020 brings an all new program featuring nearly 50 in-depth discussions, workshops and briefings. Packed with new partnership case-studies, innovative community and installation led resilience initiatives, groundbreaking base management concepts and technologies, as well as how-to training workshops this program is represents ADC’s most ambitious attempt yet to provide our members and stakeholders with a comprehensive professional development program.

Providing Adequate on-and-off base Housing for Military Families: How are communities, installations and the private sector addressing Issues with housing quality, availability and affordability?

The Future of Installation Resilience: How Will the Services Address Emerging Threats to Installations?

Taking Care of Today’s Service Members: Senior Enlisted Perspective on Quality of Life

Installation Innovation: What’s Next

Meeting the Readiness and Environmental Challenge Initiative Challenge: Kings Bay, GA

Alamo Area Regional Intergovernmental Support Agreement: Joint Base San Antonio and San Antonio region, TX

Big Impact, Small Community: Vance Air Force Base and Enid, OK

Using Technology to Facilitate Future Joint Planning: Aberdeen Proving Ground & Harford County, MD

Clear Zone Success: Joint Base Lewis-McCord and Lakewood, WA

War Eagle meets Warriors: Fort Benning and Auburn University, AL

Advocating for Safe Families: Fort Benning and Columbus, GA

Spark Pitch Day: Robins Air Force Base and the Warner Robins Community, GA

Winds of Change: Texas Wind Energy Program

Code Breaker Crews: Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL

Taking Care of the Kids: National Guard’s Camp Rotary in Great Falls, MT

Building a STEM Future: Society of American Military Engineers Training Camps for Defense Community Children

Innovating Compatibility: Camp Williams, UT

Improving Water Infrastructure: Fort Leonard Wood and the Fort Leonard Wood Region, MO

Promoting Energy Resilience: A New Partnership between the Wisconsin National Guard and Regional Utility Companies

Installations Prepared for the Future, Part I: Tyndall Air Force Base, FL and Offutt Air Force Base, NE

Installations Prepared for the Future, Part II: Camp Lejeune, NC and Parris Island, SC

Norwich University Energy Resilience Program

Spousal Employment – From Talk to Action, Best Practices from Across the Country

Finding untapped Resources: A Look at Alternative Financing Options for Defense Infrastructure

Installation Energy: New Ideas for Advanced Sources

Meeting the Challenge of Resilience and Emerging Threats: How to Prepare for the Future

Protecting Our Military Families: Why Financial Readiness Matters and what you can do to help

Remote and Innovative: Ideas to Support Innovation at Isolated / Rural installations

The Big Housing Challenge: Innovating Off-base Housing in Defense Communities

Conquering the Child Care Challenge

Army National Guard Study to Consolidate Readiness Centers

Getting Organized to Maximize Innovation: Strengthening your Community’s Defense Team

Growing your States Defense Industrial Base

Partnership Primer (101)

What You Need to Know to Understand Basing Decisions

Partnerships Plus: How to Leverage Partnerships for More Partnerships

Understanding Communities and State: 10 Things Military Leaders Need to Know

Army Futures Command: Basing and Manpower Innovation

NextGen Schools Serving Military Children

Smart Base in Action

Using Technology to Advance Compatibility

How Analytics can Make Your State/Community More Military Friendly

Visualization: Grow Your Defense Economy by Connecting the Dots

How to Measure your Community’s Resilience

PFOA / PFOS: Contaminant Clean-up in Action

DOD Innovative Readiness Training Program

Army Corps of Engineers Research Projects Community Grants Program

MILITARY SERVICES WORKSHOPS AT IIF

As in past years, Army and Air Force Installation Management Headquarters will be leading their own special pre-conference workshops. These training events have proven to be extremely popular and continue to grow in size and scope, and for the first time Marine Corps Installation Command and the National Guard Bureau will also be holding the special pre-conference workshops. These service led workshops will run from 8am to 12pm on the opening day of the forum and are open to all IIF registrants. Space will be limited however so please plan to arrive early.

DRESS CODE

Dress code for IIF is business casual for community and industry attendees. We recommend Uniform of the Day for military personnel

AGENDA

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Military Service Pre-Conference Workshops

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

General Session: The Future of Installation Resilience: How will the Services Address Emerging Threats to CONUS Installations?

Installations are facing an increasingly wide range issues that are testing the resilience of our nations critical defense infrastructure. Encroachment, force protection, climate change, extreme weather events, and outdated or insufficient on and off base infrastructure are all challenging the ability of our military installations to remain premier training and power projection platforms. This panel will feature senior leaders from each of the services installation commands as they discuss their strategies to address these challenges and the role defense communities can play in supporting their efforts.

Location: Regency West/Center

Moderator: 

  • Joe Driskill, President, Association of Defense Communities; Missouri Military Advocate, Office of the Governor of Missouri

Speakers: 

  • Lt. Gen Jason Evans, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-9 (Installations)
  • Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, Commander, Navy Installations Command
  • Edward Parkinson, Executive Director, First Responder Network Authority, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Maj. Gen John T. Wilcox, Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Installation Innovation: What’s Next?

Location: Regency West/Center

Speakers: 

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Sec. Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration
  • Col. Matt Hakola, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7, Modernization and Development, Marine Corps Installation Command
  • Vince “Swath” Pecoraro, Director of Agile Contracting, AFWERX

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Meeting the Readiness and Resilience Challenge at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.

In 2019, the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay project received an award from the DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program to strategically acquire easements on more than 11,000 acres along the Georgia coast while protecting the installation from coastal flooding. The protection of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is essential to the continued operation of Ohio Class ballistic missile and guided missile submarines. The project will leverage $8 million in DoD funds with $32 million in partner contributions to preclude the development of 10,000 homes and other commercial buildings on these marsh and tidal lands, which are integral to the absorption of storm surge. As the Navy’s sole east coast support base for ballistic missile submarines, a key component of the nuclear triad, protection of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is critical and will ensure operation of a key National Defense Strategy capability for the foreseeable future. This project will also contribute to the Georgia Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative and the Georgia Sentinel Landscape, improving fire management, restoring long-leaf pine habitats, promoting coastal resilience, and mitigating maritime and airspace operational conflicts.

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers: 

  • Jaime Simon, External Affairs and Communication, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Russ Byrd, Community Planning Liaison Officer, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

Track: Innovation Laboratory

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Remote and Innovative: Ideas to Support Innovation at Isolated/Rural Installations

Location: Regency East

Speakers: 

  • Col. Robert Pedersen, Altus AFB, Okla.
  • Col. Jeffrey Lucas, Ft. Drum, NY
  • John Demers, Deputy Commander, Ft. Irwin, Calif.
  • Karen Gray, Community Partnership Liaison Officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

Track: Great Ideas

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tyndall AFB, Fla. & Camp Lejeune, NC: Installations Rebuilding for the Future, Part I

Location: Regency West/Center

Moderator: 

  • Grant Heslin, Vice President, SIA Solutions Ben Matthews, Federal Client Manager, Jacobs

Speakers: 

  • Col. Brian Laidlaw, Commander, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Col. Todd Ferry, Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command East
  • Tom Neubauer, Executive Director, Bay Defense Alliance, Fla.

Track: Installation Resilience

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Technology Innovations to Advance Compatibility

Technology is the most powerful resource for the military and defense communities to address the ongoing challenges of compatibility planning around military installations and within military airspace. With finite resources inside and outside the fence-line, the need for expedited, agile and informed decision-making by the military, developers, defense communities and federal and state stakeholders is more critical than ever to de-conflict compatibility issues and ultimately preserve military missions, maintain mission readiness and support community needs and quality of life. This session will present the latest innovations for collaborative and streamlined decision-making – New Mexico Statewide Energy Tool, Youngstown Air Reserve Station Compatibility Web Tool, Maxwell AFB Vertical Obstruction Assessment Tool and initiatives at Camp Williams, UT, and discuss how they have proven mutually beneficial to assisting communities, federal and state agencies and statewide military installations.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Track: Innovation Laboratory 

Moderator:

  • Mike Hrapla, Senior Vice President, Matrix Design Group

Speakers: 

  • Sandy Gaiser, Regional Planning Manager, Mid-Region Council of Governments, NM
  • Julie Green, Director, Trumbull County Planning Commission, OH

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Alamo Area Regional IGSA

The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) and Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) signed the Air Force’s first-ever Blanket Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) on 25 September, 2019. This innovative new agreement vehicle makes the capabilities and buying power of a region comprised of 13 counties and dozens of municipalities available to serve the requirements and needs of the over 80,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who work at the 11 major facilities that make up JBSA. This session will explain why this new vehicle is important to both the Air Force and community, how the IGSA works, how it generates not only cost savings but also contracting efficiencies for the military, and how it generates revenue for the local government members of AACOG.

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers: 

  • Col. James “Pete” Velesky, Deputy Commander, Joint Base San Antonio
  • Diane Rath, Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • Col. Chris Miller, Partnership Broker, Air Force Community Partnerships Program
  • Col. Richard Ward, Commander, 502d Contracting Squadron
  • Cliff Herberg, General Counsel, Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • John Clamp, Chief Financial Officer, Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • Joseph Preusser, Flight Commander, 502d Contracting Squadron
  • Steve Bonner, President & CEO, SONRI, Inc.

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Understanding Communities and State: 10 Things Military Leaders Need to Know

Location: Regency East

Moderator: 

  • Paul Bautista, Director, CALIBRE Systems

Speakers: 

  • William Parry, City Manager, City of Gatesville, Texas
  • Greg Doyon, City Manager, City of Great Falls, Mont.
  • Diane Rath, Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments, Texas
  • Rick Dwyer, Deputy Director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, Va.

Track: Great Ideas

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Winds of Change: Texas Wind Energy Program

How the Wind Energy Industry, Military, and State of Texas are working on early communications for siting wind projects. The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI), in collaboration with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) within the Office of the Governor, Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), military installations, and with input from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), launched the Texas Early Notification Tool (TENT). It is a new web tool designed for developers in the wind energy industry, to use for early screening of potential project sites and provide contact information for military airspace.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Energy Resilience Education and Exercise Simulation – Norwich University’s Interdisciplinary Approach

With Energy Resilience at the forefront of DOD’s efforts to maintain readiness and relevance. This interdisciplinary session will explore education opportunities and exercise simulation lessons learned in an innovative approach to coordinating energy resilience efforts. Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security will present the scope and outcomes of three detailed roundtables with subject matter experts focused on energy resilience while the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes will discuss how energy resilience can be exercised through simulation events with the DECIDE platform.

Location: Regency West/Center

Speaker: 

  • Dr. Tara S. Kulkarni, Director, Center for Global Resilience and Security, Norwich University
  • Dr. Kristen Pederson, Associate Vice President, Norwich University Applied Research Institutes

Track: Installation Resilience

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Special Briefing: U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center: Providing a Process to Solve Military Installations Energy and Environment Challenges

This special briefing will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Lab efforts to enhance Army’s ability to design, build, operate and maintain its installations, and to provide an active technology transfer program. Top researchers from the lab will discuss their innovative work on key installation support projects from across the country. Speakers will also discuss ways in which they can collaborate with partners in government, industry and academia.

Location: Rio Grande Center 110

Speakers: 

  • Dominique Gilbert, Environmental Scientist Program Manager
  • Melanie Johnson, Lead Electrical Engineer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Harold Sanborn, Energy Systems Acquisition, Program Manager

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Innovating Installation Energy Resilience

Location: Rio Grande West

Speaker:

  • Robert Johnson, Hannon Armstrong

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Special Briefing: What You Need to Know to Understand Basing Decisions

The Services have championed transparent, strategic, and auditable processes for the basing decisions when they need to determine where to beddown a new mission or expand an existing mission. However, each Service has implemented different approaches to this mission critical analysis and decision making process. Additionally, in February of 2018, based upon the results of reports by military personnel, that their decision to continue military service is influenced by the ability of their spouses to sustain careers and by the public education opportunities for their children. Consequently, each Service has added or is evaluating adding additional criteria to their strategic basing analysis and decision making process to include these factors. During this panel, the Service Basing Representatives will share key insights to their Service’s Strategic Basing processes, lessons learned, and how their Service intends to implement the Service Secretaries additional basing metrics affecting military personnel retention.

Location: Rio Grande East

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

MCAS Miramar: A 5G Collaborative Market for Developing the ``Installation Next``

Location: Regency East

In conjunction with the USMC, Verizon and Naval Information Warfare Center – Pacific have finalized a 4 year Collaborative Research and Development Agreement to establish a 5G Living Lab on MCAS Miramar. This will be a key foundation in the Protection, Resilience and Mobility Vectors of the Marine Corps’ Installation Next efforts. To help support this, Congress recently approved $5M for establishing and evaluating the capabilities that will be enabled by 5G on MCAS Miramar, such as Unmanned Vehicles, Drones, Micro-Grid capabilities, and Digital Fortress pilots.

Speakers:

  • Lt. Col. Brandon Newell, Director of Technology & Partnership, Installation Next Program, Marine Corps Installation Command West
  • Matthew Sanford, Director, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Track: Great Ideas

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Collaborative Innovation: The Indiana Defense Scrum

Indiana re-imagined the 20th Century Defense Community into what we believe is one more relevant to the complex world of the 21st Century where stovepipes give way to networked ecosystems capable of rapidly deploying optimum solutions to emergent problems and requirements. Referred to as the “Indiana Defense Network,” this ecosystem leverages the power of an integrated digital platform, the agility of the digital thread, the flexibility of advanced manufacturing, the power of collective thinking and the synergy of public-private partnerships to produce optimum solutions to the wicked problems faced by our nation in the 21st Century.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers: 

  • Brandi Hughes, Deputy Director, Indiana Defense Development

Track: Innovation Laboratory

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

General Session: Taking Care of Today’s Service Members: Senior Enlisted Perspective on Military Family Readiness

This keynote discussion will feature top enlisted Non-Commissioned Officers from each of the services as they explore the key issues and trends impacting enlisted service members and their families.

Location: Regency West/Center

Speakers: 

  • Command Sergeant Major Joe Ulloth, Army Installation Management Command
  • Command Chief Master Sergeant Edwin Ludwigsen, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden
  • Command Sergeant Major Christopher Kepner, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the National Guard Bureau

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Big Impact, Small Community: Enid, Okla.

Local, State and Federal efforts to protect and enhance Vance AFB started out as improving Infrastructure and Quality of life for the installation and the military family. Now it is, focused on how do we Increase Mission Capability and Reduce Cost for the Military Installations in Oklahoma.

Location: Rio Grande East

Moderator: 

  • Mike Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission

Speakers: 

  • Col. Corey Simmons, Wing Commander, Vance AFB, Okla.
  • George Pankonin, Mayor, City of Enid, Okla.

Track: Innovation Laboratory

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

The Big Housing Challenge: Innovating Off-Base Housing in Defense Communities

Location: Regency East

Speakers:

  • Sara Luna, Program Coordinator, South Sound Military & Communities Partnership, Wash.
  • Brittany Smart, Special Assistant to the Mayor, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
  • Tom Lasser, Vice Chair, South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance, Calif.
  • Jack Lyon, Business Development Manager, RDN, Inc.

Track: Installation Resilience

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

The Future of Installation Master Planning

Congress has given the Secretary of Defense $75M for military installation resilience projects, with the requirement of annual reporting and notification of new projects to the congressional defense committees. While there is no clear guidance on program execution yet, funding and authority allow for incredibly quick procurement of some larger infrastructure projects to increase resilience against climate-based threats to installations. This session will explore the innovative tools and strategies available to installation managers as they look to map their infrastructure vulnerabilities and identify potential resilience projects.

Location: Regency West/Center

Track: Installation Resilience

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Why Installation Management Future Technologies Matter: A Discussion of How 5G and AI Will Revolutionize Installation Resilience, Quality of Life and Mission Readiness

Location: Rio Grande West

Moderator: 

  • Celeste Werner, Senior Vice President, Matrix Design Group

Speakers:

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Terry White, Director, AT&T Public Sector – Defense
  • John Manning, Architect, Public Safety and National Security Programs, Microsoft

Track: Next Gen Innovation

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Mission First: Strategies for the Inclusion of Mission-Based Decision Making in Resiliency Planning

DOD Instruction 4170.11 requires resilience planning by installations be aligned to critical mission operations. This session addresses lessons learned, methodologies, and approaches for improving an installation’s readiness and resiliency posture. It will provide innovations for addressing important questions concerning mission operator coordination, the identification and review of mission dependencies, the evaluation of mission impacts, the assessment of mission risk and requirements, and the development and prioritization of resulting infrastructure solutions allowing for a comprehensive, strategic framework for resilient designs within the fence line and its impact on neighboring communities.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Track: Innovation Laboratory

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Future of Joint Installation-Community Planning: Aberdeen Proving Ground & Harford County, Md.

The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC) has undergone a multi-year Joint Land Use Study and implementation plan involving multiple jurisdictions and the Aberdeen Proving Ground installation. Learn how compatible use practices have resulted in coordinated planning from sea level rise impacts to sustained mission economic analysis to amenities for workforce attraction. Deliverables will be spotlighted that showcase the use of technology in promoting compatible use community wide.

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers: 

  • Karen Holt, Federal Installation Administrator, Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development, Md.
  • John Fink, Deputy Director, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground

Track: Innovation Laboratory

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Improving Water Infrastructure: City of St. Roberts and Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo

After significant flooding in late April 2017, Ft Leonard Wood (FLW) in Missouri experienced catastrophic failure of its critical water infrastructure. Over the course of 48 hours, FLW had very limited ability to produce water and the neighboring city of St. Robert was unable to provide water directly to the installation as no interconnectivity between the two entities existed. As a result the State of Missouri, City of St. Robert, and FLW collaborated and secured funding respectively to interconnect the city’s water system to FLW thereby providing reciprocating back up water supplies. This unique partnership enhances readiness and training, training support and operational capabilities, and provides water resiliency for the installation. This outstanding cooperation serves as a true testament to the strength of the partnerships that exist between FLW, state government, local governments and the entire region.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Speakers: 

  • Col. Eric Towns, Garrison Commander, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
  • Dr. George Lauritson, Mayor, St. Robert, Mo.

Track: Innovation Laboratory

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Spousal Employment – From Talk to Action, Best Practices from Across the Country

While being a military spouse can create a host of obligations and commitments to one’s family and community, it is not a paid position, even as 77% of employed military spouses say that having two incomes is vitally important to their family. That’s why the issue of military spouse employment is critical to our national security and the continued readiness of our military. This interactive discussion session will focus on the best practices for supporting military spouse employment opportunities being adopted by communities, states and installations from across the country.

Location: Regency East

Speakers: 

  • Keith Graf, Executive Director, Texas Military Preparedness Commission
  • Laura Schmeigel, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mary Catherine Ott, Federal Legislative Director, Homeland Security and Public Safety, National Governors Association
  • Marcus Beauregard, Director, Defense-State Liaison Office

Track: Great Ideas

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Future of Partnerships

The key to successful partnerships is first identifying a need and then identifying the right organization(s) to help meet the need. This is often easier said than done without the right relationships and partnerships already in place. Through deliberate creation of a partnership framework focused on a shared vision, mission and guiding principles, communities can create an enduring partnership that is poised to address future needs when they arise.

Location: Rio Grande West

Moderator: 

  • Sal Nodjomian, CEO, Matrix Design Group

Speakers: 

  • Kathleen Jabs, Deputy Secretary, Office of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Brig. Gen. Tyler Smith, Assistant Adjutant General, Utah National Guard
  • Gordon Height, Assistant City Manager, Herriman City, UT
  • Vicky Rad, Director, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development, GA

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

General Session: Providing Adequate Housing for Military Families: How are Communities, Installations and the Private Sector Addressing Issues with Housing Quality, Availability and Affordability?

General Session featuring a panel of military, industry, and community leaders, this moderated discussion will explore the key issues, both on and off base, that are impacting military housing.

Room: Regency West/Center

Speakers: 

  • Hon. John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, Acting Commander, Installation Management Command
  • Keith Klaehn, Chairman, Colorado Spring Defense Mission Task Force, Colo.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Networking Break

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Clear Zone Success: Joint Base Lewis-McChord & the City of Lakewood, Wash

A major milestone was reached at the end of September in the multi-jurisdictional effort to relocate businesses from an encroachment area north of McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis – McChord known as the North Clear Zone. This multi-party Cooperative Agreement could commit up to $80 million in federal Department of Defense funds for the purchase of properties located within the clear zone. The agreement was signed Sept. 24, 2019 between the U.S. Army Environmental Command and the city of Lakewood. This panel will discuss the process to obtain funding, finalize the Cooperative Agreement, and chart the path forward for resolving encroachment in the Clear Zone.

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers: 

  • Don Anderson, Mayor, City of Lakewood, Wash.
  • Tom Knight, Chief of Staff, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • Coral Eginton, Army Compatible Use Buffer Team Lead, Army Environmental Command
  • Bill Adamson, Director, South Sound Military & Communities Partnership

Track: Innovation Laboratory

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Taking Care of the Kids: Innovative Training Programs for Military-Connected Children

This session will feature two truly innovative programs designed to provide military-connected children with unique training opportunities:

  • Building a STEM Future: Society of American Military Engineers Pathways to Engage Defense Community Children
  • Project SEARCH: Providing Internships at Military Installations to Military-Connected Children with Disabilities

Room: Rio Grande Center

Speakers: 

  • Eddie Gonzalez, Program Manager, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • Eric Wilber, Incoming San Antonio Post President, SAME
  • President/CEO/Founder, Wilbur Consulting
  • Heather Morath, National Consultant, Project SEARCH, Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence
  • Col. Jennifer Walkawicz, Commander, 733d Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley Eustis, Va.

Track: Innovation Laboratory

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Military Child Care Challenge, Part 1: Understanding the Issue

Location: Regency East

This discussion session will help frame the dilemma facing both civilian and military families seeking accessible, affordable, and high quality child care. What are DOD’s challenges in meeting demand and quality standards?

Moderator: 

  • Barbara Thompson, Board of Directors, Zero to Three

Speakers: 

  • Carolyn Stevens, Director, Office of Military Family Readiness Policy Blue Star Families

Track: Great Ideas

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Asset Management Innovation in the Navy - A $800 million Case Study

Location: Rio Grande West

Track: Next Gen Innovation

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Leading Innovations in Army-Community Partnerships: Columbus, and Ft. Benning, Ga.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Speakers:

  • Josh Beard, Director, Innovation and Business Development Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Col. Matthew Scalia, Garrison Commander, Fort Benning, Ga.

Track: Innovation Laboratory

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

A New Way Manage to Manage Installation Energy: Ft. Carson Utilities Privatization Project

Location: Rio Grande East

Moderator: 

Keith Klaehn, Chairman, Colorado Springs Defense Mission Task Force

Speakers:

  • Col. Brian Wortinger, Garrison Commander, Ft. Carson, Colo.
  • Vince Guthrie, Utility Programs Manager, Dept of Public Works, Ft. Carson, Colo.
  • Hal Alguire – Director, Dept of Public Works, Ft. Carson, Colo.
  • Tami Gale, Garrison Strategic Community Liaison, Ft. Carson, Colo.

Track: Innovation Laboratory

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Offutt AFB, NEB. & MCLB Albany, Ga. Rebuild: Installations Rebuilding for the Future, Part II

Location: Regency West/Center

Moderator: 

Cyrena Eitler, Strategic Planning Advisor, Stantec

Speakers: 

  • Lt. Col. Chris “Conman” Conover, Director, Flood Program Management Office, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
  • Steven Dancer, Installation Emergency Manager, Mission Assurance Branch, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga.

Track: Installation Resilience

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Military Child Care Challenge, Part 2: Available Resources and Emerging Best Practices

Given the challenges of providing sufficient DOD childcare, what are some practices and innovative solutions from across public, private, and non-profit spheres?

Location: Regency East

Moderator:

  • Greg Douquet, Managing Partner, Red Duke Strategies

Speakers: 

  • William French, President & CEO, Armed Services YMCA
  • Ray Grim, CEO, Higher Ground Education
  • Dr. Lanette Fraga, Child Care Aware of America

Track: Great Ideas

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

How to Analyze Your Resilience

This interactive panel discussion will feature subject matter experts as they explore the tools and strategies that community and installation leaders can use to analyze cyber and climate threats to their critical infrastructure. Among other topics, attendees will hear about a recent cyber attack that crippled the Colorado Department of Transportation and the lessons learned by military and community leaders during the recovery operations.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers: 

  • Brig. Gen. Michael Willis, Director of the Colorado Office of Emergency Management; Assistant Adjutant General for Cyber, Space and Missile Defense, Colorado National Guard
  • Michael Bilney, Global Senior Principal, Asset Risk and Resilience, Cardno-GS

Track: Leading Innovation

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Special Briefing: DOD Innovative Readiness Training Program

Location: Rio Grande East

Speaker: 

  • Col. Jay Scott, Director, Innovative Readiness Training, DOD Office of Manpower and Readiness Affairs

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Operationalizing Installations of the Future

For years the services have been soliciting input from industry on what an installation of the future should look like. In this session we will discuss the major components of an installation of the future as well as the process used to operationalize the concept.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Moderator:

  • Doug Hammer, Chief Facility and Infrastructure Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Speaker: 

  • Nicole Lach, Senior Business Management Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brigette McAuliff, Senior Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Protecting Our Military Families: Why Financial Readiness Matters and What You Can Do to Help

Location: Regency East

Moderator:

  • Tony Hernandez, CEO, Defense Credit Union Council

Speakers:

  • Steve Lepper, President, Association of Military Banks of America
  • Mike Immler, Vice President, Military Affairs, First Command Financial Services
  • Kevin Driscoll, Vice President, Advisory Services, Navy Federal Financial Group

Track: Great Ideas

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Getting Organized to Maximize Innovation: Strengthening your Community’s Defense Team

Location: Rio Grande West

Moderator: 

  • Sal Nodjomian, President and CEO, Matrix Design Group; City Councilman, Niceville, Fla

Speakers: 

  • Joe Driskill, President, Association of Defense Communities; Military Advocate, Office of the Governor of Missouri
  • Janie Nall, Chairman, Beale Military Liaison Council; Board of Directors, California Defense Communities Alliance
  • Jim Iacocca, President and CEO, Knox Regional Development Alliance

Track: Leading Innovation

Session Sponsor: Matrix Design Group 

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Meeting the Military Families Mission: Ensuring Consistent and Highly Effective Education Capabilities in Defense Communities

“Two success stories of effective collaboration among stakeholders critical to ensuring defense communities provide consistent and effective education capabilities for their military-connected families. Special emphasis on the importance local ADC organizations have for this mission when considering the regular turnover of installation commanders and school system leaders.

NOTE: Successful military-connected school system leaders and national subject matter experts will be available to conduct post-session consultations for installation commanders and/or civic leaders seeking guidance on education related matters.”

Location: Rio Grande West

Moderator:

  • Marcus Lingenfelter, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, Edmentum

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jeff Rippe, Superintendent, Bellevue Public Schools, NE
  • Rita Sanders, Civic Leader, Offutt Advisory Council, NE
  • Dr. Mark Vollmer, Superintendent, Minot Public Schools, ND
  • John MacMartin, President, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Task Force 21, ND
  • Lori Phipps, Director, Child & Youth Education Services, United States Air Force
  • Nanette Pigg, School Program Manager, Army Installation Management Command
  • Charles Clymer Jr., Director, Education Services, Navy Child and Youth Programs

Session Track:

Leading Innovation

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Happy Hour

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Financing Critical Infrastructure for Community Resiliency – Emerging Trends and Tools

Across the United States, we have seen bases and defense communities suffer from natural disasters. Further, while aging infrastructure continues to be a challenge for defense communities across the nation, there is still the critical need to support the mission of our military installations. This panel will explore some of the unique trends and programs that are emerging at the state and federal levels to assist communities in delivering critical infrastructure improvements and creating resilient communities.

Location: Regency East

Track: Great Ideas

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Furthering Defense-Community Relationships and Cooperation at Guard and Reserve Locations

Many communities and states are beginning to understand the importance of engaging the Reserve Component. This session will focus on the current and future state of Reserve Component missions and facilities, and explore community partnership opportunities.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Speakers: 

  • Mike Coleman, Military Liaison, Office of the Secretary Veterans and Defense Affairs Commonwealth of Virginia

Track: Innovation Laboratory

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Special Briefing: PFOA/PFOS: Clean Up Best Practices

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers:

  • Barry Steinberg, Partner, Kutak Rock

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

How Analytics Can Make Your State and Community More Military Friendly

Many states and defense communities are doing great things for their military members, veterans and their dependents with the goal of becoming more military friendly. But do you have a strategy to what programs and policies you are putting into place and are they the programs and policies that are most important to the military members and their families? Through an analytical approach focused on assessing program and policy gaps, each state or community can make targeted improvements in their offerings that will result in improvements targeting that which is most important to the military members, veterans and their families.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers:

  • Charlie Perham, Vice President and Director of Government Consulting Services, Matrix Design Group (MODERATOR)
  • Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Special Briefing: Marine Corps Community Services: Innovation in Service

This session will highlight the efforts of the Marine Corps Community Services program as it looks redefine installation and defense community support services.

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers:

  • Col. Matthew Hakola, Assistant Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installations Command G-7
  • Sandy Bates, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Marine Corps Community Services
  • Dave Raley, Innovation Program Manager, Marine Corps Community Services

LOCATION & DATE

February 10-12, 2020

CONFERENCE HOTEL: Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

123 Losoya St
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-1234

OVERFLOW HOTEL: The Emily Morgan

705 East Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

ADC has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $209. To book under this rate, click here.

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