Overview: Tracks and Sessions

 

We've put together an array of education sessions for the 2015 JETC!  The slate of sessions was formulated by SAME national leadership, councils & committees, and your feedback from prior years.  Additional sessions are being finalized, and a full list of sessions with speaker names will be available soon.  Until then, here is a taste of what is in store for you:

Energy Track

Designing Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption in DOD Facilities
This session discusses the Energy Reduction mandate and explores design and construction strategies, methods and implementation to reduce facility energy consumption.

Energy Independence for North America and the Impacts on National Security Planning
By 2040, the world will have 9 billion people, and global economic output will be much larger. There are currently 1.3 billion people in the world who lack electricity and 2.5 billion who lack access to modern fuels. This session will cover ExxonMobil's 2014 Outlook for Energy, outlining the dual challenge of providing reliable and affordable energy required to lift billions out of poverty and support economic growth, while at the same time addressing the risks of climate change. Attendees will also explore the difficulty in achieving a dramatic reduction in the carbon intensity of the vast global energy system, and look at the need for ongoing reinvestment in oil and gas development, despite rapid growth in renewable energy.

Financing Energy Projects
The Services and the Federal Government have used Energy Savings Performance Contracts, Utility Energy Service Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements, and Enhanced Use Leases for years to accelerate investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.  What has been the track record?  What do these arrangements hold in the future?  What can be learned from states, cities, and school systems that also use these forms of alternative financing?  This session will explore these issues and inspire the audience to re-think some of their approaches to financed energy projects.

Cyber Security Concerns in Facilities Management:  Cyber Security Task Force
Information Technology/Assurance, Facilities Asset Management, Energy Usage Monitoring are Cyber Security are clashing at Installations.  A Case study on a successful facilities information management project will be provided, with cyber security solutions from the perspective of the Facilities Owner, the Information Assurance professionals, and the implementing contractor.

New Technology
Given our modern force dependence on the quality and availability of electrical power to assure mission success, from home station to the smallest outpost, from the basic team radio to the complex array of power operated weapons, sensors and electronic systems on the battlefield, managing the production and delivery of reliable power anywhere and in any environment has never been more important, and unfortunately, never been more vulnerable.  This session will discuss the advances made over the past decade to improve the means by which we forecast for, establish and deliver electrical power (reliably and responsibly) to continuous operations.  

Leadership and Business Development Track

Federal Market Research & Strategic BD Planning
This interactive workshop provides tools for marketing and business development professionals to use to uncover your firm’s path to success.

Proposal Trends: Graphics
In an ever-competitive marketplace, with ever decreasing attention spans, capturing evaluators’ attention with compelling graphics and telling your story through images is essential to a winning response. Learn how to develop easy to follow graphics that reflect the key elements of your narrative and support your value proposition.

Understanding and Adapting to Dimensions of Behavior
Learning how to acknowledge and identify personal behavioral characteristics in others and how to communicate with individuals with certain characteristics is crucial to the success of anyone in business development.  Explore how to understand and adapt to these behaviors in your professional endeavors.

Risk Analysis for Pursuit Preparation
Go/No-Go forms are a strong tool in preparing for a proposal opportunity. Learn the next steps in understanding and analyzing short and long term risks for your firm.

The Five Be's
People can function in a world of "do's and don'ts," but what people really need is a vision of who we want them to be. With that vision people are empowered to reach for something rather than avoiding something. That’s where the “Five Be’s” comes in: it’s a positive vision for a person to “Aim High” so they can reach their goals and be “all they can be” in their work and their life. The “Five Be’s” describe how to "be" a healthy person: Be Proud of Who You Are, Be Free, Be Virtuous, Be Balanced, Be Courageous.

Strategic Teaming
Teaming is an essential element to successful proposals and projects. Learn how to evaluate teaming partners at the start of the proposal process to ensure successful pursuits and ultimately successful project delivery.

National Security Track

Coastal Resilient Communities and Climate Change
Coastal climates are changing by causes such as draught, sea-level rise, and severe coastal.  They are exacerbated by rapid population expansion, improper recovery planning and policies, and intensification of non-resilient development. Coastal communities will need to build their infrastructure to be adaptive to all hazards and mitigate their risks.  In January, the. In this session, attendees will receive an update to USACE’s North Atlantic Coastal Communities Comprehensive Study and will discuss practical advice with coastal community leaders about how they are becoming more adaptive to the changing climate.

Best Practices in Infrastructure Resilience
Resilient design of a building or a community is currently not well enough defined for the practicing designer, owner, or planner to confidently implement in any given project. Based on recent disasters, it is clear that current building codes and city planning approaches are not always able to provide a reasonable level of mitigation.  Join us as we take a look at organizations that provide practical mitigation design solutions for the major hazards that have consistently caused the greatest losses in the past several decades.

Regional Planning and Development through Public Private Partnerships
Many states have economic development organizations that are generally characterized as public-private partnerships. The organizations vary in the type and range of services they provide. Some concentrate on marketing or planning, while others help businesses find sites, obtain permits, access loans, and engage in international trade. We are seeing a shift from state-run commerce departments to joint public and private sector decision-making for economic growth and development. Attend this session to explore the future role of regional public private partnerships for national security?

Transition: From Military Engineers into Emergency and Resilience Managers
Military service members are skilled to handle severe and extreme events, which make them ideal for a career as a professional emergency operator and manager. In this session we highlight what it takes for a uniformed service member to earn a Certificate of Emergency Management (CEM); how the many partners of SAME and TISP can assist in mentoring and offering professional development; how we can share and transition the knowledge of best practices between public and private sector emergency managers and operators; and support the emergency management and operations community by developing solutions and highlighting innovative technologies and procedures for the public safety, public health and rapid response/recovery.

Supply Chain Security and Resilience
The State of Texas will partner with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct a series of Supply Chain Resilience Workshops for both off-shore and traditional drilling and fracking oil and gas supply chains in Texas.  While primary focus is placed on the oil and gas supply chain, this initiative will involve multi-sector participation (dependencies /interdependencies), particularly in regard to the transportation, information technology and critical manufacturing sectors. Participants of this session will discuss the objectives of the project and the role SAME and TISP will provide through its Posts and Committees.

A/E/C Track

Future Directions including Cyber Security and Energy Conservation in Facility Design & Construction  
This session invites the lead architects of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to discuss the most important strategic focus including cyber security and energy conservation aspects in overall direction of facility design and construction for their agencies in the next three years, and have an open dialogue with industry to exchange ideas and feedback of what it takes to achieve these objectives.  

Public - Private Partnership (P3) in Delivering DOD facilities
This session provides insight into current P4 partnerships and Intergovernmental Support Agreement legislation (10USC 2679). What better way to understand what the DoD Services are doing than to hear it from the agencies and practitioners themselves? Join us to review the current status of initiatives, Intergovernmental Support Agreement legislation and lessons learned by all stakeholders. This session will include a panel of practitioners and agency representatives to discuss progress to date, lessons learned and challenges.

Changing the Contractor / Government Relationship
Shrinking budgets, staff attrition and retirements, and changing procurement rules all lead to a change in the federal environment. What do the next 3 to 5 years look like for the contractor and government relationship?  How can we leverage or change that relationship to improve program performance, drive ROI, and fundamentally change the way the government operates to serve the citizen?  An interactive panel of government and contracting leaders will share their stories of how they are getting the mission of government done in this changing federal environment.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Planning for Facilities and Utilities         
This unique session will start off with a brief by a Counter-Terrorism expert who will describe the philosophy, motives, and planning a terrorist goes through.  The focus will be on facilities and utilities to include case studies.  The brief will be followed by open discussion including both government and industry representatives and their programs to combat vulnerabilities.

DOD Master Planning:  A Resilient Process to Create Resilient Installations    
In 2012, DOD approved updated master planning guidance that requires installations to take a sustainable, holistic approach to the way bases are developed and maintained.  UFC 2-100-01 (Installation Master Planning) mandates sustainable planning practices that embrace energy effectiveness, net zero, and compact development to enable installations to not only meet sustainability goals but also address resiliency considerations.  This presentation will provide a unique learning opportunity as to how DOD is successfully using the real property master planning process to address resiliency considerations and meet energy and sustainability goals in an innovative manner.  The presentation will contain both a policy overview and case studies.

Contingency Engineering Track

Theater Security Engagement World-Wide
Partnerships with nations’ civil and military authorities are crucial to maintaining the peace around the globe.  This session will explore how bi- and multi-lateral engagement across specific AORs has strengthened ties and enabled current operations, as well as set the stage for future operations.

Engineer Force Sufficiency for Meeting Combatant Command Requirements
Participants will gain a working knowledge on the current and evolving status of Joint Engineering Doctrine based on lessons learned and in anticipation of how it will affect uniformed engineers and contractors in the next strategic environment.



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