How Can We Achieve Installation Resiliency?

DOD’s recent emphasis on installation resiliency has continued into the Trump administration, with the focus broadening to include threats beyond interruptions in energy delivery such as loss of water supplies and extreme weather. DOD and the services are adopting a variety of approaches to building and protecting critical energy and water infrastructure in an effort that requires collaboration with communities as well.

Join us at the DOD Defense Energy & Water Forum for the leading industry event focused on defense installation resiliency. The Forum will feature expert panels and interactive discussions to dive into the key challenges facing the critical infrastructure of our military installations.

Featured Speakers

Mike Aimone

Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group

Frederico Bartels

Frederico Bartels

Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting, The Heritage Foundation

John Baxter

John Baxter

Director – Energy Resilience, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy

Jim Cotton

Senior Vice President & Procurement Officer, ASUS

John Conger

John Conger

Director, Center for Climate and Security

Tim Ford

CEO, Association of Defense Communities

Katherine Hammack

Executive Director, Government and Public Sector Team, Ernst & Young

Eliza Hotchkiss

Technical Project Lead with the Markets & Policy Impact Analysis Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

John Kliem

John Kliem

Executive Director, Resilient Energy Program Office

CDR Walter Ludwig

Senior Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy

Steven A. McCain

Director of Defense Policy Practice, K&L Gates

Mark McDonough

President, American Water Military Services Group

Sophia M. Rodriguez

Lead Associate, Environmental Geospatial Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton

Wilson Rickerson

Principal, Converge Strategies

Daniel Roper

Daniel Roper

Director, National Security Studies, Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the United States Army

Jack Surash

Jack Surash

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy

Johan Ulloa

Director, Distributed Energy, Constellation

Curt Wexel

Curt Wexel

Utilities Privatization Manager, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation management, U.S. Army

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Registration Open

9:00 a.m.       Opening Remarks

  • William Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, City of Gatesville, Texas

9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.  Beyond the Fence Line: Strengthening Military Capabilities Through Energy Resilience Partnerships

MODERATOR:

  • Tim Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Defense Communities

SPEAKERS:

9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Budget and Policy Trends Impacting Defense Energy and Water

A panel of key thought leaders will discuss how current budget and policy trends
are impacting Department of Defense resiliency efforts.

MODERATOR:

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

SPEAKERS:

  • Frederico Bartels, Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting, The Heritage Foundation
  • John Conger, Director, Center for Climate and Security

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Utility Privatization – How has it impacted installation resiliency? How can the program be expanded and improved?

Utility privatization has been a key element of DoD’s efforts to improve the
resiliency and efficiency of military installations. But what have been the
measurable impacts? And how can these projects be expanded and enhanced?

MODERATOR:

  • Steven McCain, Director of Defense Policy, K&L Gates

SPEAKERS:

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.      Enhanced Resiliency: 14-Day Requirement to Keep Installations Running

In February 2017, the Army issued a directive requiring all of its active and reserve component facilities to sustain operation of critical missions for a minimum of 14 days in the event of a disruption affecting energy and water supplies. What progress has been made toward this goal? Are the other services pursuing this goal as well? How is the Department of Defense working with state, local and other federal agencies to prepare and respond to disasters?

MODERATOR:

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

SPEAKERS:

  • John Kliem, Executive Director, Resilient Energy Program Office, U.S. Navy
  • Jack Surash, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy
  • Doug Tucker, Director, Installation Energy Policy and Programs, U.S. Air Force

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Emerging Technologies, Innovative Practices and Successful Implementations to Meet Installation Resiliency Priorities.

Industry and utility experts discuss military and commercial projects that have increased energy resiliency.  The discussion includes project results, partnerships and finance.

MODERATOR:

  • Mike Aimone, Senior Advisor, Energy and Utility Privatization, The Roosevelt Group

SPEAKERS:

  • John Baxter, Director-Energy Resilience, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy
  • Eliza Hotchkiss, Technical Project Lead, Disaster Planning, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Sophia M. Rodriguez, Lead Associate, Environmental Geospatial Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Daniel Roper, Director, National Security Studies, Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the United States Army
  • Johan Ulloa, Director, Distributed Energy, Constellation

4:30 p.m.             Forum Ends

Location / Date for the 2018 DOD Energy & Water Forum

November 9, 2018

FHI Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

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

Registration

Online registration is now closed, you may register onsite at the event.

ADC Member
$530

Non-Member
$630

DOD/Federal
$50

Applies to only DOD and Federal Personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your .mil or federal email.

Event Sponsors

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