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

Brian Garrett
Professional Staff, House Armed Services Committee

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

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

Cord Sterling
Professional Staff, Senate Armed Services Committee

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

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

Advancing Installation Resiliency

Topics

9:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Opening Keynote (Priorities and New Direction)
    • Fred Upton, U.S. House of Representatives (MI-6) (invited)

10:30 – 11:30 AM

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

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

SPEAKERS:

  • Cord Sterling, Professional Staff, Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Brian Garrett, Professional Staff, House Armed Services Committee
  • John Quirk, Professional Staff, Senate Armed Services Committee (invited)
  • Andrew Schulman, Professional Staff, Senate Armed Services Committee (invited)

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:

  • Todd, President, American Water

SPEAKERS:

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

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:

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

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.

SPEAKERS:

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

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:

  • Anita Molino, President, Bostonia Partners

SPEAKERS:

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

 

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

Community Member/Industry Member

$350

Community Non-Member/Industry Non-Member

$450

DOD/Federal Employee

$50

(Rate does not apply to contractors)

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