• Innovation Insight: 3 Questions for Will Rowe

    Innovation Insight: 3 Questions for Will Rowe0

    Will Rowe is principal at Booz Allen Hamilton.   On Base: What are the most promising trends you see coming for the base of the future? Rowe: There are three that come to mind. Joint planning – willingness of installations and communities to engage in joint short-term and long-term planning to address threat vectors (e.g.,

  • Innovation Insight: 3 Questions for Katherine Hammack

    Innovation Insight: 3 Questions for Katherine Hammack0

    Katherine Hammack is executive director, government and public sector, at Ernst & Young. She is former assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment. On Base: You have played a unique role in helping installations evolve. What has been the biggest surprise you’ve watched happen? Hammack: I’m very excited to see the rapid

  • Greater Collaboration across the Fence Line Is Key to Achieving ‘Base of the Future,’ ADC Paper Says0

    States and communities have a significant role to play in helping military installations adapt to a variety of challenges — including budget constraints, aging infrastructure, evolving missions and weapons systems, and a generational changes in social attitudes — prompting DOD to consider a new model for delivering installation support, according to a new paper released by the Association of Defense Communities. “The Base of the Future: A Call for Action by States and Communities” outlines a multi-pronged approach to foster increased collaboration between installations and their host communities. The paper is a synthesis of panel discussions and breakout sessions held during ADC’s Nov. 5, 2015, policy forum titled “Concepts, Strategies and Actions for Moving to the Base of the Future …

  • Army Rethinking Model for Delivering Installation Support Services

    Army Rethinking Model for Delivering Installation Support Services0

    The Army has launched a formal effort to consider a new model for providing installation support services with the aim of turning over some functions to the private sector and finding more efficient uses for posts’ excess property. Army facility experts next month will meet for one week to determine what functions need to be located on an installation and to craft a plan for transferring responsibility for on-base services that could be delivered outside a post’s security perimeter to private operators, reported Federal News Radio. “I think we have an opportunity to reset ourselves for the future, taking a look at new technologies, new requirements, current affordability,” said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment …

  • ADC Event to Provide Forum to Outline Path Needed to Achieve Base of the Future

    ADC Event to Provide Forum to Outline Path Needed to Achieve Base of the Future0

    Next month’s 2015 Defense Policy Forum will bring together leaders from defense communities, DOD, Congress and industry to discuss the ways communities can help shape the base of the future. The half-day event, scheduled for Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C., will build on last year’s Policy Forum, which helped lay out a vision for transforming the Defense Department’s approach to managing infrastructure and providing support services. At this year’s event, attendees will outline the tenets that define a defense community vision for the base of the future. The Forum comes as the Pentagon faces stringent budgetary constraints and changing mission needs. The event will provide attendees an opportunity to stitch together a more efficient model for delivering base services and managing installations …

  • Defense Policy Forum to Help Define Path toward ‘Base of the Future’0

    Belt-tightening at the Pentagon has forced the military services to consider new ways to manage our defense infrastructure, including a heightened focus on community-military partnerships. But with deficit reduction a long-term priority, many in the installations community are looking for more fundamental changes in how DoD manages its bases as the key to sustaining defense installations for decades to come. On Sept. 15, ADC will host a half-day policy forum in downtown Washington focusing on the “Base of the Future.” The event will convene DoD and congressional leaders, states and communities, and industry representatives to discuss the future of defense infrastructure and installation services, and define how bases will be managed in the next decade …