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)

Marcus Beauregard
Director, Defense State Liaison Office

Ivan Bolden
Chief, Army Partnerships

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

Brigadier General Daniel Conley
Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

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

Lieutenant General Douglas Gabram
Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

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

Sergeant Major Matthew Hackett
Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Sec. John Henderson
Assistant Secretary, Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy

Vice Admiral Mary M. Jackson
Commander, Navy Installations Command

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

John Kliem
Director, Energy Security Program Office, Navy Installation and Energy Resilience

Master Chief Wes Koshoffer
Fleet Master Chief, MPT&E

Dietrich Kuhlmann
Executive Vice President, Branch Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union

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

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

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

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

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

AGENDA

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

+ Pre-Con Military Workshop - Air Force

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers:

  • Hon. John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Sec. Jennifer Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations
  • Teran Judd, Director, Community Partnership & Encroachment, Air Force

8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

+ Pre-Con Military Workshop - Air National Guard

During this special pre-conference workshop National Guard Bureau leadership will announce their new installation management strategy and discuss the Guard role in community and industry partnerships, mission assurance and cyber systems. There will also be an interactive discussion that will focus on key issues facing specific Guard installations and their interaction with communities.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Speakers:

  • Col. Scott Chambers, Deputy Director, Installations, National Guard Bureau
  • William Albro, Associate Director, Installations, National Guard Bureau
  • Marc Hewett, Chief, Asset Management Division, National Guard Bureau
  • Kevin Mattoch, Chief, Operations Division. National Guard Bureau

8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

+ Pre-Con Military Workshop - Army

Hear from senior leaders from the Army about their Quality of Life Initiatives and their staff’s support of these initiatives. Hear their thoughts on issues they are facing and ask questions on Community and installation concerns.

Location: Regency East

Speakers:

  • Hon. Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment
  • Lt. Gen. Jason Evans, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations)
  • Command Sergeant Major Joe Ulloth, Army Installation Management Command
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, G-9
  • Col. Phillip D. Sounia, Garrison Commander, Ft. Bragg, NC

8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

+ Pre-Con Military Workshop - Feeding Marines: How Design Thinking Can Get Foods To Marines When & Where They Need It

How might we make mission sustainment food most mobile and accessible to Marines? Join Marine Corps Installations Command’s (MCICOM) Installation neXt (I-neXt) team in an interactive and collaborative session to address this challenge impacting our Marines every day. In this pre-conference session, you will utilize innovative approaches to problem-solving, learn the fundamentals of I-neXt’s Solutions Process, and design low-fidelity prototypes with a team to help fuel tangible change.

Location: Rio Grande East

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

+ Pre-Con Military Workshop - Navy

Hear from senior leaders from the Department of the Navy about their Mission Resiliency Initiatives and other Department priorities. Hear their thoughts on issues they are facing and ask questions on Community and installation concerns.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers:

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Sandy Kline, Deputy Command Information Officer, Enterprise Integration at Naval Facilities Engineering Command

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
  • Jason Porter, Senior Vice President, AT&T FirstNet
  • Maj. Gen John Wilcox, Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • Brig. Gen. Daniel Conley, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

+ General Session - Installation Innovation: What’s Next?

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. This session, featuring a panel of top military leaders, will explore the programs, ideas and people that are redefining installation innovation.

Location: Regency West/Center

Moderator:

  • John Nerger, ADC Board of Directors; Senior Military Advisor, Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce

Speakers: 

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Dr. Jason Dorvee, I-neXt Director, Modernization and Development, Marine Corps Installation Command
  • Vince “Swath” Pecoraro, Director of Agile Contracting, AFWERX
  • Col. Joe Holland, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Futures Command
  • Col. Scott Chamber, Deputy Director of Installations, National Guard Bureau A-4

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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: 

  • Andy Porth, Assistant Director Posture, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment)
  • Russ Byrd, Community Planning Liaison Officer, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
  • Anne Flinn, The Nature Conservancy
  • Steve Friedman, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Track: Innovation Laboratory

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

This panel discussion will focus on the unique challenges faced by installations located in remote areas of the country, and how installation leader have begun to develop innovative programs and partnerships to help their bases, and the service members and their families that call them home, adapt and thrive.

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

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

Installations and defense communities are becoming increasing impacted by extreme weather events and the effects of climate change. The need for innovative solutions to mitigate and prevent future disasters is becoming a top priority for leaders in DOD, Congress and communities. This session will examine the weather events that caused extensive damage at Tyndall AFB and Camp Lejeune, NC, specifically examining lessons learned and the new partnerships, infrastructure and technologies being developed that will make these installations and their host defense communities more resilient and prepared for the future.

Location: Regency West/Center

Moderator: 

  • 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.
  • Grant Heslin, Vice President, SIA Solutions

Track: Installation Resilience

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Leading Innovation - 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 West

Track: Leading Innovation

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
  • Pat Small, Matrix Design Group, Senior Planner

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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 Center

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

+ Great Ideas - Understanding Communities and State: 10 Things Military Leaders Need to Know

It is a responsibility of the installation commander to minimize conflict and promote opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships with state and local governments. Understanding the political structure of the community jurisdictions that host your installation is crucial to creating positive and sustainable working relationships. The typical U.S. community is served by many different official entities that do not necessarily have common boundaries. This panel will discuss how the different forms of government work with one another and installation leaders can best engage with local officials and jurisdictions. It will include City Managers and community leaders to discuss their unique roles and how installation leaders can best engage. The panelist will provide practical guidance on how installation leaders can best engage with local officials and jurisdictions with issues or challenges that are likely to come up not covered in any transition training. They will share perspectives and advice to incoming installation commanders on the importance of engaging with the local councils of governments organizations with some examples of best practices and partnerships that were proven to be effective.

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

+ Innovation Laboratory - Furthering Defense-Community Relationships and Cooperation at Guard and Reserve Locations

With 1.038M Reservists serving, the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces are woven into the fabric of our local communities. Using the Army as an example, there are 2,500 Army National Guard Readiness Centers in 2100 locations, and 886 Reserve Centers in many locations nationwide. Unlike traditional fence line installations, these Reserve facilities are often an isolated island within the local community, dependent on non-military sources for many services. This presents unique opportunities for local partnerships that unlock the value of Reserve facilities & acreage, and surplus capacity from local Governments, organizations and service providers.

Location: Rio Grande East

Moderator:

  • Tom Pallas, Senior Association, Booz Allen Hamilton

Speakers: 

  • Mike Coleman, Military Liaison, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Col. Frank Hopkins, Army Reserve, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate
  • Lt. Col. Paul Crigler, Army National Guard, Installations and Environment Directorate
  • William Albro, Associate Director, Installations, National Guard Bureau A-4
  • Jeff Turner, Jacobs, Federal Programs

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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: Rio Grande Center

Speakers: 

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

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

+ Installation Resilience - 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 West/Center

Speakers: 

  • Jeff Simonetti, Senior Vice President, Capitol Core Group
  • Rep. Rick Perales, 73rd District, Ohio House of Representatives
  • Dan Slane, Vice Chairman, United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Chris McMartin, Fund Manager, Clearinghouse CDFI

Track: Great Ideas

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

+ Next Gen Innovation - Innovation Installation Energy Cyber Resilience: Understanding and Defeating the Growing Threat

The DoD relies on an estimated 2.5 million control systems— spanning across more than 500 installations and 300,000 buildings — to provide real-time, automated monitoring, management, and control of various power/energy sources and industrial systems critical to military readiness and civilian safety. Electrical utilities are valuable targets for adversaries as disruptions from a cyber attack can occur from multiple components of an electric system, including disruptions of the operational systems used for situational awareness and energy trading, targeting enterprise environments to achieve an enabling attack through interconnected and interdependent IT systems.

With utilities increasingly moving toward smart grid technology, threats from attacks on energy ICS networks continue to grow in sophistication. As such, the future of operational technology (OT) systems supporting power and energy capabilities involves integrating different technologies with innovative automated solutions. A comprehensive approach to ICS cybersecurity involves heightened awareness, current training, automated technologies, and continuous operating visibility to manage risk and build resilience into the enterprise, enabling critical services to persist in the event of a cyber attack.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers: 

  • Dave Forbes, Director, Operational Technology Cyber Security Resilience, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Greg Pollmann, Senior Cyber Security Threat Analyst, Dragos
  • John Kliem, Director, Energy Security Programs Office, Navy Installation and Energy Resilience
  • Eric Lynch, Program Manager, Control Systems Mandatory Center of Expertise (MCX), USACE
  • Mike Saxton, Senior Cyber Security Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Track: Innovation Laboratory

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Celebrating Military City, USA | An Evening at the Alamo

Join ADC and our local partners for a toast to San Antonio at the Installation Innovation Forum’s welcome reception: Celebrating Military City, USA hosted at the Alamo. Experience the flavors of San Antonio, all while connecting with your fellow attendees. This reception was made possible by the generosity of our local partners: Alamo Area Council of Governments, The City of San Antonio, The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Port San Antonio, and SONRI, Inc.

The Alamo is located one block from Hyatt. Exit the hotel lobby exit, cross Losoya Street and follow the walkway towards Alamo plaza. Enter the Alamo to the right of the famous Church and then follow signs to the ADC event in the Alamo Gardens. You must have an ADC conference badge to enter the reception.

Please note all reception attendees must have their IIF name badge on

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

+ Innovation Laboratory - Using 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 East

Moderator:

  • Charlie Perham, Vice President and Director of Government Consulting Services, Matrix Design Group

Speakers:

  • Kathleen Jabs, Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Christopher Middleton, Director, Strategic Innovation, University of West Florida
  • Col. Brian Kehl, Commander of the 50th Mission Support Group, Schriever AFB, Colorado

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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

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

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

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

In September 2019, the Navy signed an agreement with the San Diego Association of Governments to trade land in exchange for the construction of a new NAVWAR complex with an estimated cost of $800 million. Immediately after the signing, SANDAG committed $50 million to the partnership to accelerate the development. Learn how the Navy has been able to support the delivery of a multi-billion dollar regional transportation priority in record time while receiving the benefit of a state-of-the-art secured laboratory for future cyber research. Session will dive into the details and risks of one of the most innovative and aggressive community partnership initiatives making headlines around the country.

Location: Regency Center/West

Speakers: 

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Victoria Stackwick, Principal Legislative Analyst, Office of Government of Relations, San Diego Association of Governments

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

+ Great Ideas - MCAS Miramar: A 5G Collaborative Market for Developing the ``Installation Next``

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.

Location: Regency East

Moderator:

  • Lt. Col. Brandon Newell, Director of Technology & Partnership, Installation Next Program, Marine Corps Installation Command West

Speakers:

  • Marissa Brand, Director, Energy System Technology Evaluation Program, Naval Information Warfare Center-Pacific
  • Nick Maynard, Chief Operating Officer, US Ignite

Track: Great Ideas

8:45 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

Moderator:

  • Dietrich Kuhlmann, Executive Vice President, Branch Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union

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
  • Fleet Master Chief Wes Koshoffer, Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
  • Sergeant Major Matthew Hackett, Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Installations West

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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

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

While the issues with on-base housing have grabbed all of the headlines recently, there is growing concern with the issues that are impacting OFF-base housing. Given that 70% of service members and their families live off-base, challenges like availability, affordability and quality of housing, as well as bad actors looking to take advantage of military families that don’t know how to navigate the housing market when they change duty stations, are starting to gain more attention. This panel discussion will examine these challenges and explore potential on-the-ground solutions communities and installations can develop to affect real local change.

Location: Regency East

Moderator:

  • Matt Borron, Executive Director, Association of Defense Communities

Speakers:

  • Sara Luna, Program Coordinator, South Sound Military & Communities Partnership, WA
  • Brittany Smart, Special Assistant to the Mayor, Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK
  • Jack Lyon, Business Development Manager, RDN, Inc.
  • Christina Weaver, Field Manager, San Antonio Mortgage Branch, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Nick Manzo, Director – Federal, Medallia

Track: Installation Resilience

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

+ Installation Resilience - The Future of Installation Master Planning for Military Resilience

With a focus on building lasting and resilient military installations, Congress has authorized the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement installation resilience plans, carry out military installation resilience construction projects, and encourage coordination with relevant local, State and Federal entities. The Military Services have $75 million in planning and design funds to address master planning resilience requirements and future military construction projects. This session will explore the Department’s proposed approach to incorporate resilience in master installation plans; initiate installation resilience construction projects; and identify tools and Best Practices for local and state governments in support of military resilience.

Location: Regency West/Center

Speakers:

  • Jim Holland, Program Director, Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment
  • Sandy Kline, Deputy Command Information Officer, Enterprise Integration at Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • John Malueg, Manager of Resilience Programs, Stantec
  • John Conger, Director, Center for Climate and Security

Track: Installation Resilience

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

+ Next Gen Innovation - Why Future 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
  • Chris Smith, Vice President, Technology, AT&T Government Solutions
  • John Manning, Architect, Public Safety and National Security Programs, Microsoft
  • William Searcy, Director of Digital Transformation, Microsoft

Track: Next Gen Innovation

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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 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

Moderator:

  • Dorsey Newcomb, Executive Director, Leonard Wood Institute & Sustainable Ozarks Partnership

Speakers: 

  • Col. Eric Towns, Garrison Commander, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
  • Dr. George Lauritson, Mayor, St. Robert, Mo.
  • Joe Driskill, President, Association of Defense Communities; Executive Director, Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission

Track: Innovation Laboratory

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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

Moderator:

  • Jeff Grabarek, Senior Director, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Speakers:

  • Jen Tetatzin, Senior Principal Program Advisor, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • Dr. Elizabeth Keysar, Principal Policy Advisor, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • Ashley Haugo, Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Track: Innovation Laboratory

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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

+ Great Ideas - 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
  • Mark Rydell, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Amanda Winters, Program Director, Economic Opportunity Division, National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices
  • Marcus Beauregard, Director, Defense-State Liaison Office
  • Anna Christen, Deputy Director, Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Serafina De Los Santos, Executive Director, 502nd Force Support Group, Joint Base San Antonio, TX

Track: Great Ideas

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

+ Leading Innovation - 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: 

  • Carlos Hopkins, 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

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Installations and defense communities are becoming increasing impacted by extreme weather events and the effects of climate change. The need for innovative solutions to mitigate and prevent future disasters is becoming a top priority for leaders in DOD, Congress and communities. This session will examine the weather events that caused extensive damage at Offutt AFB and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, specifically examining lessons learned and the new partnerships, infrastructure and technologies being developed that will make these installations and their host defense communities more resilient and prepared for the future.

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.
  • Rita Gomez Sanders, District Representative, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, NE

Track: Installation Resilience

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?

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: 

  • Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, Commanding General, Army Installation Management Command
  • Hon. John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Keith Klaehn, Chairman, Colorado Springs Defense Mission Task Force, CO
  • Juan Ayala, Director, Office of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio, TX
  • John Ehle, President, Hunt Military Communities

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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. Col.
  • Skye Duncan, Garrison Commander, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
  • 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

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

Organizational development is at the heart of any successful defense community. The ability to engage a diverse set of stakeholders on a wide variety of issues to establish a single agenda focused on the success of an installation is no small task. It requires the innovative leadership of a community organization that can provide a single voice when it comes to defense issues, and that can be seen as the primary installation partnership and advocacy organization. This interactive session will explore the innovative strategies, tools and models local and state leaders have used to organize their communities, and also the key lessons learned that can be used when it comes to forming your community’s defense team. Come prepared to share your own community organizational development successes and setbacks!

Location: Rio Grande Center

Moderator: 

  • Celeste Werner, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group

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: Innovation Laboratory

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

+ Installation Resilience - Innovating Installation Energy Resilience

Location: Regency West/Center

Speaker:

  • Robert Johnson, Senior Vice President, Hannon Armstrong
  • Commander Andy Litteral, Public Works Officer, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC
  • John Conger, Executive Director, Climate & Security Center

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

+ Leading Innovation - 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

Moderator:

  • Mike Coleman, Military Liaison, Commonwealth of Virginia

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: Leading Innovation

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

+ Great Ideas - Military Child Care Challenge, Part 1: Understanding the Issue

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?

Location: Regency East

Moderator: 

  • Zakary Payne, Senior Associate, Matrix Design Group

Speakers: 

  • Barbara Thompson, Consultant, Zero to Three
  • Carolyn Stevens, Director, Office of Military Family Readiness Policy
  • Dr. Jessica Strong, Research Manager, Blue Star Families
  • Ashish Vazirani, Executive Director, National Military Association
  • James Rendon, Mission Readiness

Track: Great Ideas

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

Location: Rio Grande Center

Moderators:

  • Matt Schwalb, Senior Analyst, Matrix Design Group

Speakers:

  • Josh Beard, Director, Innovation and Business Development Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Col. Matthew Scalia, Garrison Commander, Fort Benning, Ga.
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, G-9

Track: Innovation Laboratory

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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.
  • Scott Clark, Fort Carson Energy Manager

Track: Innovation Laboratory

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Great Ideas - 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 Girn, CEO, Higher Ground Education
  • Dr. Lynette Fraga, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of America
  • Kay Rasmussen, Associate Director, Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, FL
  • Greg Young, Director, Navy Child and Youth Programs

Track: Great Ideas

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Installation Resilience - 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: Regency West/Center

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: Installation Resilience

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

+ Leading Innovation - 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: 

  • Omer “Clif” Tooley, President, Defense Development, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
  • Jesse Carlton, Executive Director, Indiana Defense Network
  • Rachel Leslie, CEO, RJL Solutions LLC
  • Dr. Kyle Werner, Director of Engagement, Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Julie Griffith, Executive Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships and Outreach, Indiana Innovation Institute

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

+ Leading Innovation - DOD Innovative Readiness Training Program

Location: Rio Grande West

Speaker: 

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

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - Innovative Partnership to Increase Energy Resilience: US Army Garrison Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company

US Army Garrison Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company partner to increase energy resilience for 19 Army installations and the island of Oahu to build
17 MW of PV, 18 MW of demand response, and a 50 MW utility scale micro-grid that provides 7 days of on-site energy service to 3 installations for the
next 35+ years.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Speakers: 

  • Karl Santa/Project Manager Branch Chief/US Army Garrison Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works
  • Keith Yamanaka/Energy Branch Chief/ US Army Garrison Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works
  • Sam Garcia, Key Account Manager, Hawaiian Electric Company

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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. All Services are currently pursuing their own version of an installation of the future. The two major objectives of any installation of the future journey are (1) reducing overall lifecycle operating cost and (2) improving resiliency against both man-made threats and natural disasters. To successfully navigate this journey, Services must develop an installation of the future strategy which not only defines the components of their future installations but also describes how those components will be integrated into their facilities and infrastructure over time. In this session we will discuss the major objectives of a future installation journey, specific steps for how to bring it about, and how each of the Services are approaching the effort.

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
  • Jason Dorvee, I-neXt Director, Marine Corps Installations Command G-7
  • Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Executive Director, Tyndall Reconstruction Program Management Office

Track: Innovation Laboratory

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

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

Service members face a wide array of issues that require an understanding of how banking institutions and personal investments work. From home loans, blended retirement programs and insurance policies to pay-day lenders, and car loans, these programs and products are capable of dramatically reducing military family readiness if a service member is not armed with the right information. This interactive discussion will explore how community and installation leaders can work together and with the banking industry to support the financial well-being of services members and their families.

Location: Regency East

Moderator:

  • Philip Sakowitz, Hurt Norton & Associates

Speakers:

  • Tony Hernandez, CEO, Defense Credit Union Council
  • 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

+ Installation Resilience - 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
  • Sen. Randy Burckhard, North Dakota State Senate; Task Force 21 Executive Committee & Air Force Global Strike Command Civic Leader
  • Lori Phipps, Director, Child & Youth Education Services, United States Air Force
  • Nanette Pigg, School Program Manager, Army Installation Management Command

Session Track: Leading Innovation

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Networking Reception

Wrap up a busy day at IIF with a special networking reception, featuring a “pop-up” bar that highlights the 2020 Class of Great American Defense Communities. This event will also recognize the 5th Anniversary of Grand Sky – the groundbreaking military-community partnership in Grand Forks, ND that has become a model for the nation.

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

+ Leading Innovation - The Ft Bragg Career Skill Program: Preparing Soldiers for Life After the Arm

The Ft. Bragg Career Skill Program (CSP) is an enhanced program designed to aide transitioning soldiers in learning critical skills and abilities while also helping to reduce garrison personnel shortfalls in high demand/turnover jobs such as HVAC, Elec, Plumbing, DASG etc.. This is a turnkey program that can be implemented at installations across the country.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers:

  • Col. Phillip D. Sounia, Garrison Commander, Ft. Bragg, NC

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

+ Innovation Laboratory - 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

Speakers: 

  • Keith Graf, Executive Director, Texas Military Preparedness Commission
  • Karlis Povisils, Vice President of Project Development, Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
  • Jay Sweat, Project Manager, Office of Economic Adjustment
  • Dr. Roel Lopez, Director, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
  • Doug Allen, Mission Sustainment Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force of Energy, Installations and Environment

Track: Innovation Laboratory

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

+ Great Ideas - Innovation is a Team Sport: How the Marine Corps Tackles Everyday Problems
This session will give an inside look at a partnership between Marine Corps Installations Command’s (MCICOM) Installation neXt team and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) as they look at how Marine’s interact with the Individual Issue Facility (IIF). This panel will include leaders from both organizations as they discuss how this new partnership advances innovation within our Marine Corps communities.

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
  • Captain Wilhelm, Installation neXt, Marine Corps Installations Command

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

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

In September 2019, the Navy signed an agreement with the San Diego Association of Governments to trade land in exchange for the construction of a new NAVWAR complex with an estimated cost of $800 million. Immediately after the signing, SANDAG committed $50 million to the partnership to accelerate the development. Learn how the Navy has been able to support the delivery of a multi-billion dollar regional transportation priority in record time while receiving the benefit of a state-of-the-art secured laboratory for future cyber research. Session will dive into the details and risks of one of the most innovative and aggressive community partnership initiatives making headlines around the country.

Location: Rio Grande Center

Speaker:

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment

Track: Innovation Laboratory

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

+ Special Briefing - Announcing the Navy Installation Energy Resilience Strategy

The Department of the Navy has made energy resilience an mission readiness imperative at every naval installation around the world. The Secretary of Navy recently signed and issued to the fleets and forces, an Installation Energy Resilience Strategy that provides leaders and energy managers with clear goals to achieve energy resiliency as a critical component of mission readiness at every Navy and Marine Corps installation. Learn more about the Navy’s approach and how industry and community partnerships are part of energy strategy for resilience.

Location: Rio Grande East

Speakers:

  • Sandy Kline, Director Installation Resilience, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

+ Next Gen Innovation - Your Automation Systems Are Under Attack

The ability to “Hack” is not getting harder, it’s getting easier. Tools like Shodan, and Metasploit make life easy for hackers and can shorten an attackers “kill chain” to minutes instead of days or weeks. In addition to more sophisticated tools, the fact remains — hackers only need to be right once. Defenders securing our industrial networks must close off every possible vulnerability, and get everything right, every time. searched, costing the company and taxpayers thousands of dollars. Within the Federal Government and specifically the DoD the stakes are even higher. Not only do we need to worry about critical cooling systems being disabled or electricity being shut off disrupting vital missions; the first step to any physical or cyber-attack is reconnaissance. In this presentation the Tribal 1, Goliath, and Tetra Tech team will discuss common vulnerabilities using recent examples from a US Air Force study and talk through solutions that can identify, prevent and defeatcyber intrusions.

Location: Rio Grande West

Speakers:

  • Aaron Fansler, Chief Technology Officer, Goliath Solutions Group
  • Jason Cook, Project Manager, Tetra Tech
  • Erik Sell, Construction Executive, Tribal 1

DRESS CODE

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

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

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration has closed.

You will be able to register on-site starting at 4:00 PM on Sunday

Community Member

$695.00

Community Non-Member

$895.00

Industry Member

$995.00

Industry Non-Member

$1295.00

Federal/DOD

$150.00

Applies to only DOD Personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your .mil/federal email. Contractors are not eligible for this rate.

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