Final Agenda Announced for ACCO Defense, National Security and Climate Change Workshop (June 25-26 in Washington, DC)

Defense, National Security & Climate Change:
Building Resilience and Identifying Opportunities
Related to Water, Energy and Extreme Events
June 25-26, 2012 | Washington, DC
Hosted at the Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Download the final program agenda here.

For comprehensive information about this program,
including speaker lists, keynote bios and final agenda:

http://www.ACCOonline.org/ccls/defense-june2012.html

Featured Keynote Speakers

Sen. Bernie Sanders
(I-Vermont)

Hon. Sharon Burke
Asst. Secretary of Defense
for Operational Energy
Plans & Programs,
U.S. Department of Defense

Addison (Tad) Davis, IV Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Dr. Dorothy Robyn
Deputy Under Secretary
of Defense (I&E),
U.S. Department of Defense

Jonathan Pershing
Deputy Special Envoy
for Climate Change,
U.S. Department of State

About the Program

U.S. defense and intelligence communities are increasingly focusing resources on the operational and national security implications of climate change, water and energy. With the most recent quadrennial report identifying climate change as a global destabilizing force for the first time, an intelligence community assessment related global water security, Executive Order 13514 on sustainability across the Federal agencies, and an uncertain and unstable energy market, the challenges before American defense and national security communities to address water, energy and extreme events related risks and opportunities, as well as establish a leaner, more effective operational force in a down economy.

Program Highlights

Hear insights from senior Federal officials in the Department of Defense, intelligence organizations and other Federal agencies on existing mandates, operational strategies and opportunities for collaboration
Participate in roundtable sessions with peers across sectors on topics including:
Exploring strategies for addressing water problems (shortages, quality and extreme events) and conducting related vulnerability assessments,
Developing clean energy infrastructure throughout installations and forward operations,
Identifying new technologies for usage in the theater and in U.S. installations,
Overcoming barriers to modernizing facilities management and green design in defense installations,
Operationalizing supply chain programs and modernizing procurement paradigms,
Stakeholder engagement, external relations, and workforce education/training, and
Addressing national security implications both domestic and abroad.
Examine implications of the recent Global Water Security assessment, Executive Order 13514 and other recent Congressional and Executive mandates on Department of Defense operations and the national security community
Explore opportunities for cross-sector working groups
Additional Confirmed Speakers

NEW: Maureen Sullivan – Director, Environmental Management, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (I&E), U.S. Department of Defense
NEW: Michael Aimone – Director, Business Enterprise Integration, ODUSD (AT&L)/I&E(BEI), U.S. Department of Defense
NEW: Esther McClure – Arctic, Energy & Environmental Policy Analyst, Strategy Office, OSD Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
NEW: Michael Werz – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Michael Berger – Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
MajGen Richard Engel (ret.) – Director, Climate Change and State Stability Program, National Intelligence Council
Paul Faeth – Senior Fellow, CNA
Tobias Feakin – Director, National Security and Resilience, Royal United Services Institute
Nancy Gillis – Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions and Chair, Section 13 Interagency Working Group, U.S. General Services Administration
William Goran – Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (and Co-Chair of NASA-Army Interagency Forum on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations)
Michael Hightower – Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy
Tom Hicks – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, U.S. Navy
Alice Hill – Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Louis Hutchinson, III – Vice President Public Sector, Constellation, an Exelon company
Richard Kidd – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (IE&E), U.S. Army
Dr. Marc Kodack – Program Manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, U.S. Army
Ann Kosmal – Convener, GSA Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Team, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
Kaveh Madani – Assistant Professor, Hydro-Environmental & Energy Systems Analysis Research Group, Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida
VADM Dennis McGinn (ret.) – President, American Council on Renewable Energy
William (Bill) J. McQuaid – Senior Program Analyst, Investment Branch, National Security Division, Office of Management and Budget
Chris Pyke – Director of Research, U.S. Green Building Council
Rebecca Ranich – Principal, Energy and Resource Management, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Will Rogers – Research Associate, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Steve Schneider – Vice President and Chief Solutions Architect, SAIC
Courtney St. John – Climate Change Affairs Officer, Task Force Climate Change, U.S. Navy
Scott Stone – Director, Global Environmental Initiatives, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Kim Toufectis – Master Planning Program Manager, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Kevin Watson – Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Roundtable Facilitators

NEW: Blain Collison – Director, Green Power Partnership Program, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
NEW: Tim Ford – Chief Executive Officer, Association of Defense Communities
NEW: Casey Johnston – Renewable Energy Program Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
NEW: Ernie Shea – 25x’25 Project Coordinator, 25x’25 America’s Energy Future
NEW: Jessica Shipley – Policy Advisor, British Embassy
Tobias Feakin – Director, National Security and Resilience, Royal United Services Institute
Roger Feldman – Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP
Nancy Gillis – Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions and Chair, Section 13 Interagency Working Group, U.S. General Services Administration
William Goran – Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (and Co-Chair of NASA-Army Interagency Forum on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations)
K.C. Healy – Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Christina Hudson – Deputy Division Manager, Sustainability & Strategic Risk Management, SAIC
Louis Hutchinson, III – Vice President Public Sector, Constellation, an Exelon company
Kaveh Madani – Assistant Professor, Hydro-Environmental & Energy Systems Analysis Research Group, Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida
Chris Pyke – Director of Research, U.S. Green Building Council
Will Rogers – Research Associate, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Steve Schneider – Vice President and Chief Solutions Architect, SAIC
Scott Stone – Director of Global Environmental Initiatives, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Kevin Watson – Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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please contact Melissa Lembke at 202-496-7390.