Building Strong Utilities for Strong Bases

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It’s no secret that energy resilience has become the primary focus of the Defense Department’s installation energy strategy and the 2017 DoD Energy & Water Forum will provide a valuable opportunity to learn about agencies’ plans for reducing their vulnerability to grid disruptions.

This is the leading industry forum focused on defense installation energy and water issues, sponsored by ADC. The event will rely on expert panels and interactive discussions to dive into the key challenges facing the critical infrastructure of our military installations.

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Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Hon. Ray Mabus
Founding Principal, The Mabus Group; former Secretary of the U.S. Navy

Robert Hughes
Director, U.S. Air Force Office of Energy Assurance

Steve Iselin
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, for Energy, Installations and Environment

 Lisa Jung
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy)

John Kliem
Executive Director, Department of Navy Resilient Energy Program Office

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

Mr. Ed Oshiba
Deputy Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Maureen Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health

E. “Jack” Surash
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy)

Jen Tetatzin
Director for Shore Energy
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy

Advancing Installation Resiliency

Topics

8:30 AM

  • Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15 AM

  • Opening Keynote (Priorities and New Direction)

WELCOME:

  • Michael Cooper, Past-President, Association of Defense Communities

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

  • Sec. Ray Mabus, Founding Principal, The Mabus Group; former Secretary of the U.S. Navy

10:15 – 10:30 AM

  • Networking Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

  • FY ’18 NDAA – Impact on the Future of Defense Energy and Water

Policy analysts and Senate staff will discuss the current NDAA and how it will drive the DoD’s efforts to achieve installation energy and water resiliency.

MODERATOR:

  • Matthew Borron, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Defense Communities

SPEAKERS:

  • Neil Bhatiya, Center for a New American Security
  • John Conger, President, Conger Strategies and Solutions; National Advisory Board, Association of Defense Communities
  • Jackie Kerber, Professional Staff, Senate Armed Services Committee

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Networking Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 PM

  • Services Focus on Resiliency, Part 1:  Objectives and Strategies

This high-level policy discussion will explore the services energy and water resiliency goals and the strategies they will employ to achieve them.

MODERATOR:

  • Susan Morris, Board of Directors, Association of Defense Communities; Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

SPEAKERS:

  • Jordan Gillis, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Steve Iselin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Lisa Jung, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy)
  • Ed Oshiba, Deputy Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

1:00 – 1:30 PM

  • Networking Break

1:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Cyber Resiliency – How is DOD Working with Industry to Protect Our Critical Utilities

Addressing cyber risks in installation water and energy systems is critical to national security. This session will explore the risks facing defense utilities and how DOD and industry can partner to develop resilient systems that can ensure water and energy security.

MODERATOR:

  • Katherine Hammack, Executive Director, Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young

SPEAKERS:

  • Donna Carson-Jelley, Energy Security Director, NAVFAC, Resilient Energy Program Office
  • Daryl Haegley, Program Manager, Control Systems Cybersecurity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Ed Oshiba, Deputy Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
  • Nicholas Santillo, Vice President, Audit & Chief Security Officer, American Water
  • Felix Zayas, CEO, Harbinger Technologies Group

2:30 – 2:45 PM

  • Networking Break

2:45 – 3:45 PM

  • Services Focus on Resiliency, Part 2:  Programs and Policy Execution

Leaders from the services and DOD energy and water project offices will discuss how they are implementing resiliency projects on the ground, and what new ideas will drive future programs. Topics will include micro-grid development, cyber security, water surety, fuel diversity and smart basing.

MODERATOR:

  • Joe Bryan, Principal, Muswell Orange,LLC

SPEAKERS:

  • Robert Hughes, Director, U.S. Air Force Office of Energy Assurance
  • Mike McGhee, Executive Director, U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives
  • Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health
  • CDR Jennifer Tetatzin, Director, Shore Energy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Energy)

3:45 – 4:00 PM

  • Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Financing and Procurement:  Opportunities and Challenges

This discussion will focus on the current authorities being used by the services to procure installation energy and water, as well as the issues facing the financing of new energy projects. Topics will include ESPCs, energy as a service, the defense energy resilience bank and alternative financing options

MODERATOR:

  • Peter Flynn, Executive Vice President, Bostonia Partners

SPEAKERS:

  • Shawn Bennett, Senior Advisor, U.S. Air Force Office of Energy Assurance
  • John Kliem, Executive Director, Department of Navy Resilient Energy Program Office
  • Phil Smith, Director, Federal Project Development, Honeywell Building Solutions
  • J.E. “Jack” Surash, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy)

 

Location / Date for the 2017 DOD Energy & Water Forum

November 1, 2017

FHI 360
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

The DOD Energy & Water Forum will be held at FHI 360 located at 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW in Dupont Circle, the city’s most vibrant neighborhood.

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Online registration is now closed. You may register in-person at the event itself.

For questions regarding registration please contact: Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at apavlovich@defensecommunities.org.

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