2019 Defense Communities National Summit | June 10-12, 2019 | Washington, DC

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STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATION OF READINESS

Our nation’s defense infrastructure and its sustainment are critical to our ability to maintain our force’s competitive edge.  These key assets are the foundation that supports our military’s readiness. Strengthening this foundation can only be achieved through a partnership that brings together the military, defense communities, states and the private sector.

One event brings together our installations, defense industrial base, training ranges, private sector supporters and community/state partners: ADC’s 2019 Defense Communities National Summit. Join more than 800 of the country’s leaders, defense experts and decision makers for the only national event that focuses on ensuring that our nation’s defense infrastructure remains resilient.

A Powerful New Program

ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities. Our goal is to help you understand the big issues that impact our military and translate that for your community, base or organization.

General Sessions

Join the top decision-makers and experts in the field for a powerful series of issues forums headlining this year’s summit:

  • Future of DOD Resilience Policy
  • Tomorrow’s Warriors, Today: The Evolution of Installations and Communities to Support the Next Generation of Service Members
  • The State of Military Housing: How We Can Provide Great Housing for Our Entire Military
  • Global Threats, Local Impacts: How Emerging Threats Are Changing Our Military’s Focus
  • The Next Basing Decision: How Evolving Missions and New Weapon Systems Will Impact Installations
  • Are We Ready? The State of Our Defense Readiness
  • Cyber Warfare: How Are We Preparing for this New Battleground
  • America’s Military Divide: The Impact of Military-Civilian Divide and Great Ideas to Bridge It
  • What Matters and What Works: The Great Ideas Redefining How We Support our Military Spouses and Families

Deep Dives

Building on the big issue forums, this year’s summit will feature an exceptional list of issues briefs that will give you a closer look at range of important defense policy issues:

  • Autonomous Transportation in Defense Communities and Installations
  • The Future of On-Base Quality of Life Services
  • What’s Next for DOD’s Climate Resilience Policy
  • Does the Department of Defense Have a Space Utilization Problem?
  • How is DOD Preparing for Artificial Intelligence?
  • Protecting Industrial Control Systems and What You Need to Know
  • Is the Defense Industrial Base Ready to Meet the Needs of DOD?
  • Shaping a New DOD Energy Resilience Policy
  • How Can We Measure Installation Resilience?
  • PFOS/PFOA and the Impact on Defense Communities
  • DOD’s New Health Care Landscape
  • How We Can Learn from International Installation Management
  • How Are Base Operating Support Contractors Preparing for the Base of the Future?
  • The Future of Sea Power & Projection Forces
  • Using Land Swaps to Accelerate DOD Infrastructure Support
  • The Impact of Military Family Financial Insecurity on Readiness
  • Defense Budget Roundtable
  • Finding the Vulnerabilities in Your Installation
  • Big Issues Facing Military Child Education
  • Policy and Budget Trends Impacting Military Construction
  • What’s Happening With Installation Exchanges and Commissaries?

Plus, great pre-conference events including ADC Hill Day Bootcamp and a special workshop on how to prepare for the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP).

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mark Esper
Secretary of the Army

Gen. David Goldfein
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Sen. James Inhofe
Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee;
Senator for Oklahoma

Robert H. McMahon
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

Thomas B. Modly
Under Secretary of the Navy

Congressional

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Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2)
Chairman, House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

John Garamendi

Rep. John Garamendi (CA-3)
Chairman, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee

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Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10)
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Derek Kilmer

Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6)
House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

Doug Lamborn

Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Ranking Member, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee

Rep Elaine Luria

Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-2)
Vice Chair, House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

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Sen. Martha McSally
Senate Armed Services Committee, ; Senator for Arizona

Rep Jimmy Panetta

Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

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Sen. Mike Rounds
Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee; Senator for South Dakota

Rep Rob Wittman

Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-1)
Ranking Member, House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

DOD/Federal

Stephen Austin

Stephen Austin
Assistant Chief of Army Reserve

James Balocki

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

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Lt. Gen. Bradley Becker
Commander, Installation Management Command

Carol Ann Beda

Carol Ann Beda
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations)

Alex Beehler

Alex Beehler
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy and Environment

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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham
Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

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Welton Chase Jr.
Board of Directors, First Responder Network Authority, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Mark A. Correll
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure

Lieutenant General Anthony J. Cotton

Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton
Commander and President, Air University

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Carla Coulson
Director, Installation Services in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera

Brig. Gen. Joy L. Curriera
Director of Operations for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

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John W. Henderson
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy

Lisa Jung

Lisa A. Jung
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy

David Luber

David P. Luber
Executive Director, United States Cyber Command

Patrice Melancon

Brig. Gen. Patrice Melançon
Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Todd Mellon

Todd C. Mellon
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

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Jamie Jones Miller
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs at Department of Defense

Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O’Brien
Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

Thomas Shull

Thomas Shull
Director/CEO, Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Lt Gen Jay Silveria

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria
Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy

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Carolyn Stevens
Director, Office of Military Family Readiness Policy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Jack Surash

Jack Surash
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy & Sustainability

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CSM John Wayne Troxell
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Jason Vanderhaden

Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Experts

Bryan Bender

Bryan Bender
Defense Editor, POLITICO Pro

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Rick Berger
Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Hawk Carlisle

General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret)
President & CEO, National Defense Industrial Association

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John Conger
Director, Center for Climate and Security

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Todd Harrison
Director of Defense Budget Analysis & Director of the Aerospace Security Project, CSIS

Charles Milam

Charles Milam
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy (Retired)

Maria Reed

Maria Reed
2019 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year®

Thomas Spoehr

Thomas Spoehr
Director, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation

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Andrew Stettner
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Agenda

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

+ Summit HQ

Exhibit Hall open

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

+ Using Land Swaps to Accelerate DoD Infrastructure Support

SPEAKERS:

  • Deloitte

+ How to Prepare for the Defense Community Infrastructure Program

MODERATOR:

  • Celeste Werner, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group

SPEAKERS:

  • Katherine Hammack, Executive Director, Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young
  • Kathy Ferguson, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
  • John Conger, Director, The Center for Climate & Security
  • Bill French, CEO, Armed Forces YMCA

DESCRIPTION:

There is high interest in the new DCIP authority that was passed last year. Communities, regions and states have been ramping up their discussions about its potential use. ADC conducted a survey that asked members to identify potential projects and hundreds of ideas have been submitted further building interest in the program around the country and on Capitol Hill. If funds are provided in the next defense budget, community leaders will need to work to identify potential DCIP projects around their installations and be prepared to submit those projects to DoD for consideration. While the Department has not issued guidance on how it will implement this program, we can make some probable assumptions on what factors DoD will use to select potential programs. This session will be an open forum discussion of how communities can begin to identify potential DCIP projects around their installations and also provide their thoughts on how DoD should implement this program.

+ The Impact of Military Family Financial Insecurity on Readiness

MODERATOR:

  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs

SPEAKERS:

  • Tony Hernandez, CEO, Defense Credit Union Council
  • Steve Lepper, President & CEO, American Military Banking Association
  • Michael Immler, Vice President, Military Affairs, First Command Financial
  • Jason Vanderhaden, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

DESCRIPTION:

Military families face challenges every day. Beyond the obvious, they also contend with financial hurdles. Military pay tends to be low, particularly for more junior soldiers, and federal budget cuts and sequestration have pared some military benefits. But when it comes to financial education, service members just don’t get much—despite efforts by every branch of the military. This panel will explore the unique unique financial challenges facing military families and discuss possible policy solutions.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

+ ADC Hill Day Bootcamp

SPEAKERS:

  • Mike Cooper, Chair, ADC Federal Outreach and Advisory Council
  • Matt Borron, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Defense Communities
  • John Simmons, Partner, The Roosevelt Group
  • Frank Smolinsky, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • Jamie Jones Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs at Department of Defense

DESCRIPTION:

During this special bootcamp hosted by the ADC Federal Outreach and Advisory Council ADC members will learn about ADC policy priorities and how they can effectively communicate them to their congressional delegations and DoD partners.

+ Is the Defense Industrial Base Ready to Meet the Needs of DoD?

SPEAKERS:

  • Harry Kleiser, President, SIA Solutions
  • Andy Stettner, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
  • OEA DIA
  • NDIA

DESCRIPTION:

A recent report issued by the White House found that that U.S. defense industrial based faced an “unprecedented set of challenges” that “threaten the Department of Defense’s (DoD) ability to be ready for the ‘fight tonight’, and to retool for great power competition,” particularly in the lower tiers of the supply chain. This session will feature subject matter experts and dive into the policy and budget challenges facing defense industry, and discuss how community leaders can best support the defense industrial base in their communities.

+ Future of DoD Utilities and Critical Infrastructure

SPEAKERS:

  • Deloitte
  • Gary Kolp, American Water
  • AT&T

DESCRIPTION:

Featuring utility and critical infrastructure experts, this panel will explore the challenges and opportunities facing DoD as the department looks toward the future of its utility infrastructure.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

+ Summit Keynote Kick-Off

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army

DESCRIPTION:

Hear from the Army’s top leader as he discusses current and future Army priorities and challenges.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

+ Defense Community Awards Lunch

AWARD WINNERS:

  • Michael Coleman, Military Liaison, Office of the Secretary Veterans and Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Hon. Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama
  • Col. Marc Packler, Commander, 375th Communications Group, Scott AFB, Ill
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Michael Houlemard, Jr., Executive Officer, Fort Ord Reuse Authority

DESCRIPTION:

ADC will recognize outstanding community, installation and congressional leaders for their contributions to our national defense and military families during this special awards luncheon.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

+ Autonomous Transportation in Defense Communities and Installations

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Will Rowe, Jr., Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Col. Kimberly Peeples, Commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
  • Ms. Peggy Tadej, Director of Community and Military Partnerships, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Mr. David Woessner, General Manager, Local Motors
  • Dr. Richard Mudge, Compass Transportation and Technology Inc.

DESCRIPTION:

The panel will discuss how the information generated can be used to assess the future operation of autonomous vehicles on the public roads, including what data is needed to make decisions about the use of autonomous vehicles on public roads, and how data analytics can help. Community, industry and DoD experts will highlight a project undertaken at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBMHH) in Arlington, Va., which has become the first autonomous shuttle demonstration for military installation employee mobility in the country.

+ The Future of On-Base Quality of Life Services

SPEAKERS:

  • Brett Ladd, CEO, Government, North America, Sodexo
  • Andrea Cox, Military Community Outreach Director, Office of DoD Military Community and Family Policy
  • Carolyn Stevens, Director, Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
  • Charlie Perham, Vice President, Matrix Design Group
  • Carla Coulson, Director, Installation Services in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

DESCRIPTION:

Millenials and Generation Z now make up the bulk of the U.S. military and the quality of life services they expect, and how they are delivered, sharply diverge from those of previous generations. This panel featuring subject matter experts and key leaders from DoD will discuss how these new generations are reshaping what quality of life means, and how installations and communities will need to adapt.

+ Shaping DoD’s Climate Resilience Policy

SPEAKERS:

  • Michael Bilney, Global Senior Principal, Asset Risk and Resilience, Cardno
  • Heather Mendenall, Senior Planner, Tetra Tech
  • Anne Morton, General Director, Strategic Portfolio Initiatives, Infrastructure and Environmental Group, Department of National Defense, Canada
  • Greg Douquet, Managing Partner, Red Duke Strategies

DESCRIPTION:

DoD and Congress have begun to realize the real danger posed by climate change and its impact up military missions and installations. As leaders grapple with issues what are the considerations and factors they must consider? What are the policies, both on the federal and local/state level, that need to be adopted in order to meet this growing challenge? A panel of experts will lead an interactive discussion with the audience to explore how community leaders can help shape DOD climate change policy to address the threat head on.

+ Does the Department of Defense Have a Space Utilization Problem?

SPEAKERS:

  • Barry Scribner, President, Department of Defense and Federal Services, JLL
  • Sec. James Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Facilities)
  • Sec. Peter Potochney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
  • (INVITED)
  • Microsoft Representative TBD
  • Army Representative TBD

DESCRIPTION:

On average, 40% of office space is under-utilized every day. So, chances are the Department of Defense has a space utilization problem. With the cost of facilities today, the financial implications to DoD are astronomical. Pair that with its impact on DoD employee engagement and productivity, and the workplace utilization challenge balloons to a serious issue. In this session, we will explore how the services and the private sector are working to address this issue and how these best practices may be applied to the entire DoD enterprise. We will also delve into the workplace trends driving these issues, best practices in measuring space utilization and how smart buildings can help.

+ Policy and Budget Trends Impacting Military Construction

SPEAKER:

  • Sal Nodjomian, Chief Executive Officer, Matrix Design Group

DESCRIPTION:

The military construction budget has become a flash point for Congress and the Administration. With hundreds of projects facing potential delays what impact will this budget battle have on installations and defense communities? How is industry responding to the uncertainty? This panel of experts dive into this issue and discuss potential outcomes and long-term impacts.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

+ PFOS/PFOA: Time to Move On… Without EPA?

SPEAKERS:

  • Michael Monteleone, Executive Vice President, Oasis Consulting Services
  • Barry Steinberg, Partner, Kutak Rock
  • Mark McDonough, President, Military Services Group, American Water

DESCRIPTION:

As the EPA struggles to classify and mitigate the potential threats posed by PFOA and PFOS contaminants found at military installations across the country, state and communities are beginning to take matters into their own hands and develop their own solutions. But what will this mean for DoD as they look to address this concern? This two part discussion will dive into the efforts of the federal government, installations and states as the attempt to tackle this growing challenge.

+ Starting from Scratch – Employing Planning Best Practices and Community Partnerships to Rebuild DoD and Community Infrastructure

SPEAKERS:

  • Jim Paulmann, Senior Principal, Stantec
  • Grant Heslin, Vice President, SIA Solutions
  • Col. Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Tyndall AFB
  • Ray Greer, Senior Project Manager, Community Development, Stantec
  • Ian Crelling, Director of Community Development, Bay County

DESCRIPTION:

Based on recent catastrophic damage to military and community infrastructure caused by extreme weather events, we have a rare opportunity to envision and implement an improved planning approach for military installations in conjunction with communities. This would entail coordinated planning efforts to enhance mission capability, flexibility and resilience, and improve health, safety, welfare and economic opportunity in the community.

+ Future of DOD Installation Resilience Policy

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Hon. Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Sec. Todd Mellon, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Installations and Environment (invited)
  • Welton Chase, Jr., Board of Directors, First Responder Network Authority, U.S. Department of Commerce

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

+ The State of Military Housing: How We Can Provide Great Housing for Our Entire Military

SPEAKERS:

Part 1: (30 min) Discussion on current on-base housing, including background on the program and future plans/actions.

  • U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (VA), Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Hon. John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment, Chairman, Military Housing P3 Association

Part 2: (30 min) Discussion of current on-and-off-base housing challenges/solutions, including property management practices/laws/program, affordability and quality

  • Greg Doyon, City Manager, Great Falls
  • Mike Kingsella, Executive Director, Up For Growth
  • Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
  • Doug Lawson, Technical Director, Partner Engineering and Science Inc.

DESCRIPTION:

Privatized military housing is under fire. A recent survey reported horrendous living conditions including “black mold, lead, infestations of vermin, flooding, radon and faulty wiring.” Some military families testified that complaints were often met with denials, resistance, and even retribution from the private management companies and military chains of command. But with two thirds of military families live off-post quality housing is not just an on-problem. The silver lining here is that the privatized housing providers, communities and installation leadership are now responding to this challenge. Featuring a diverse group of leaders that all play a role in this issue, this session will explore current housing challenges, and how we can all work together to ensure that all military families have great places to live.

+ How Should DoD Be Preparing for Artificial Intelligence

SPEAKERS:

  • Kevin Tupper, Data & Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Microsoft
  • Katherine Hammack, Executive Director, Ernst & Young
  • NDIA Representative TBD

DESCRIPTION:

This year DoD rolled established the Joint Artificial Intelligence Command charged with developing an AI strategy that allows the U.S. to maintain its strategic position and prevail on future battlefields. But how will the emergence of AI impact military missions and commands? And how can industry, community and installation leaders prepare to support this new technology? This session will feature a group of subject matter experts who will explore how AI is being used and what it will mean for military bases and defense communities.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

+ Finding the Vulnerabilities in Your Installation

SPEAKERS:

  • Pat Kumashiro, Director, LMI

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM

+ Keynote Sessions

KEYNOTES:

  • U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (OK), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Hon. Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

+ The Future of Seapower & Projection Forces

SPEAKERS:

  • U.S. Rep Joe Courtney (CT), Chairman, House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
  • Hon. Thomas Modly, Undersecretary of the Navy (invite)

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

+ America’s Military Divide: The Impact of the Military-Civilian Divide and Great Ideas to Bridge It

SPEAKERS:

  • U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (AZ), Senate Armed Services Committee
  • U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-21)
  • Steve Austin, Assistant Chief of the Army Reserve, United States Army Reserve
  • IVMF Representative TBD

+ Shaping a New DoD Installation Energy Policy

MODERATOR:

  • Harry Kleiser, President, SIA Solutions

SPEAKERS:

  • Sec. Jim Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities
  • Sec. Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy & Sustainability
  • Sec. Lisa Jung, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy
  • Sec. Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

+ The Healthier Base of the Future

SPEAKERS:

  • Charles Milam, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy (Retired)
  • Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Lt. Gen. Bradley Becker, Commander, Installation Management Command
  • Shon J. Manasco, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
  • Tom Shull, Director & CEO, Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DESCRIPTION:

The availability, acceptability and affordability of healthy food on the base of the future is critical to readiness, resilience and retention in today’s military. Historically, management of the food ecosystem on military bases has consisted of several largely disconnected stovepipe organizations. With the help of Congress, the Army and the Air Force have made it a priority to fix this problem by transforming the way foodservice is managed and operated. At the core of this transformation is the expansion of the use of the soldier and airman meal card to provide access to healthy meals at other on-installation establishments outside the dining facility, as well as off base within the community. This move to a more college and university-like campus dining program is consistent with the wants and needs of young soldiers and airmen entering the service today, which is key to retention. To institutionalize this new approach, policy, regulation and even law must be revisited and modernized. This panel will discuss these issues, as well as the critical role that the community plays in keeping the force healthy and ready.

+ Protecting Industrial Control Systems and What You Need to Know

SPEAKER:

  • David Forbes, Jr., Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Rob Lee, CEO, Dragos
  • Col. Michael Greenberg, Garrison Commander, Fort Belvoir
  • Peggy Tadej, Director of Community and Military Partnerships, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Rob Baker, Command Information Officer and Enterprise Information Technology Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command OSD AT&L cyber representative

DESCRIPTION:

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 utility and industrial systems critical to military readiness and operations. In recent years, the emergence of various malware that specifically target control systems has led to DoD increasing their urgency to strengthen control systems cybersecurity. DoD organizations understand that control system vulnerabilities pose significant threats to military readiness. In response, DoD is actively developing strategies and programs that address the cyber risk inherent in its infrastructure assets and supporting non-traditional IT systems. Responding to recent congressional and leadership directives — most notably, NDAA Section 1650 — defense organizations are inventorying and assessing vulnerabilities throughout their installations and developing mitigation plans to remediate risks.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

+ The Next Basing Decision: How Evolving Missions and New Weapon Systems Will Impact Installations

SPEAKERS:

  • Joe Driskill, Vice President, Association of Defense Communities; Missouri Military Advocate
  • Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

+ Defense Budget Roundtable

SPEAKERS:

  • Bryan Bender, Defense Editor, Politico
  • Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis & Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • John Conger, Director, Center for Climate Security
  • Frederico Bartels, Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Mike Berger, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

+ Are We Ready? The State of Our Defense Readiness

SPEAKERS:

  • U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (CA-10), Chairman, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee
  • U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5), Ranking Member, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee

+ Big Issues Facing Military Child Education

SPEAKERS:

  • Marcus Lingenfelter, Senior Vice President, Edmentum
  • Jim Cowen, Executive Director, Collaborative for Student Success
  • Laura Schmiegel, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Booz Allen Hamilton

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

+ What Matters and What Works: The Great Ideas Redefining How We Support Our Military Spouses and Families

SPEAKERS:

  • Mike Kelly, Assistant Vice President, Military Affairs, USAA
  • Sec. Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, State of Virginia
  • 2019 Army Spouse of the Year
  • Elizabeth L. O’Brien, Senior Director, Military Spouse Program Hiring Our Heroes U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

GADC Reception

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

ADC Leadership Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

+ Cyber Warfare: How Are We Preparing for This New Battleground

SPEAKERS:

  • Scott Landguth, Executive Director, Ellsworth Development Authority
  • Sen. Mike Rounds, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee; Senator for South Dakota
  • Cyber Command Representative TBD

+ Emerging Contaminants: How to Protect Against Things That Go Bump in the Night

SPEAKERS:

  • Barry Steinberg, Partner, Kutak Rock
  • SIA Representative TBD

+ Seeing the Whole Field: Cross-sector Resilience Partnership Opportunities for Defense Communities

SPEAKERS:

  • Michael Wu, Partner, Converge Strategies
  • Shawn Bennett, Advisor, Air Force Office of Energy Assurance
  • Ariel Horowitz, Director of Technology Investment, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Dan Herway, Chief of Strategy and Innovation, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Wilson Rickerson, Partner, Converge Strategies

DESCRIPTION:

DoD and national security officials are increasingly concerned about risks to critical infrastructure and impacts to core national defense missions and installations. Many states and communities are interested in strengthening the resilience of the infrastructure that feeds their military installations. This interactive session will put participants into direct discussions with experts to learn how to create successful projects.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

+ Defense Budget Roundtable

SPEAKERS:

Part 1: Congressional Perspective

  • U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (KS), Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
  • U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer (WA-6), House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Part 2: Reaction Panel Bryan Bender, Defense Editor, Politico Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis & Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies John Conger, Director, Center for Climate Security Frederico Bartels, Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy Mike Berger, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Part 2: Reaction Panel

  • Bryan Bender, Defense Editor, Politico
  • Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis & Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • John Conger, Director, Center for Climate Security
  • Frederico Bartels, Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Mike Berger, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

+ How Can We Measure Installation Resilience?

SPEAKERS:

  • Katherine Hammack, Executive Director, Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young
  • Mike Hrapla, Senior Vice President, Matrix Design Group
  • Janice Barnes, Director of Resilience, Waggonner & Ball
  • Susan Dorn, General Counsel, U.S. Green Building Council

DESCRIPTION:

Resilience has been defined as the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. But without some method for measuring resilience, it is impossible to monitor changes or show how an installation’s resilience has improved, or been weakened. This session will identify the key factors that determine an installation’s resilience and explore possible models by which resilience can be objectively measured.

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

+ Planning the Base of the Future

SPEAKERS:

  • Reed Woodworth, Managing Director, CBRE Public Sector Management Consulting
  • Brig. Gen. Patrice Melacon, Executive Director, Tyndall AFB Reconstruction Task Force
  • Jason Dorvee, Acting Associate Technical Director, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
  • Scott Pollack, Principal, Arrowstreet, Inc.

DESCRIPTION:

The Base of the Future needs to help soldiers effectively and efficiently accomplish the mission so they can do more in less time. This can only be achieved by providing data-driven design and planning so that leaders can ensure that services and facilities are in the right places and are available at the right times. Whenever and wherever possible, we need to determine whether the host community can provide needed services in an affordable, accessible and acceptable fashion. Understanding the profile and capabilities of our host communities and jointly planning with them is critical to this new vision.

This session will discuss the methods and technology being developed to enable leadership to make data-driven decisions and explore ways that existing processes, such as JLUS MEF’s, could allow bases and host communities to jointly plan the Base of the Future.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

+ DoD's New Health Care Landscape

SPEAKERS:

  • Paul Hutter, Former acting Deputy Director for the Defense Health Agency & Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Donald Bradshaw, Senior Physician Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • DoD Medical Officer TBD
  • DHA Representative TBD

DESCRIPTION:

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System beneficiaries. Their responsibilities include directing the execution of ten joint shared services to include TRICARE, pharmacy, health Information technology, research & acquisition, education & training, public health, medical logistics, facility management, budget resource management, and contracting. Learn more about changes and new directions in DHA and how the military, communities and the private sector can further partner in the delivery of medical shared services.

+ BOS Contracting: How it has Changed and What to Anticipate Going Forward?

SPEAKERS:

  • JLL

DESCRIPTION:

The DoD spends approximately $20 billion annually on facility maintenance and Base Operating Services (BOS), but has the contracting process evolved with the changing needs? In this session we will explore recent trends in BOS contracting. We will delve into the actual definition of a BOS contract and how that definition has changed over time. We will also discuss how this process has evolved in the private sector and best practices that could potentially be leveraged by the DoD.

+ What's Happening With Installation Commissaries?

SPEAKERS:

  • Phil Sakowitz, Hurt Norton

12:00 PM

Summit ends

Location

June 10-12, 2019

June 10-12, 2019

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001

The room block for this event has closed, but a limited number of rooms remain, please contact Vincent Levin at vlevin@defensecommunities.org for more information

The ADC Defense Communities National Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, located at 400 New Jersey Ave.

This new location is just blocks from the Hill making your outreach to legislators simple and is within walking distance of the best restaurants and transportation. ADC has secured a block of rooms for the discounted rate of $251.

Contact Vincent Levin at vlevin@defensecommunities.org with any issues regarding booking a room.

Registration

Contact Dante Orlandini at dorlandini@defensecommunities.org if you have any issues or questions.

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