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Stacey K. Hirata, P.E.
Chief, Installation Support
HQ US Army Corps of Engineers
441 G Street, NW 3Y01
Washington, DC 20314
Improve the efficient, effective, and sustainable stewardship of federal facilities through research and advocacy of facility asset management best practices, fostering facility management educational and professional development opportunities, and addressing current and future facility management issues.
The SAME FAM Committee held their quarterly conference call/web committee meeting on 11 Mar, 2014. The meeting started with a 50 minute webinar on "Partnerships and FY13 NDAA Section 331" by Ms. Carla K. Coulson, U.S. Army, Director, Installation Services in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. The slides for the webinar can be accessed by clicking on the FAM Committee Quarterly Meeting - 11 Mar 2014 title above.
Ms. Coulson reviewed the FY 13 NDAA legislation that provides the Department of Defense with the ability to enter into Public-Public partnerships with State and local communities. She discussed the characteristics of the legislation - use of local wage rates, how it provides the ability to acquire or provide services, and how it supports sole source agreements for up to 5 years. She provided an update on the initial pilot projects, the Army's progress, lessons learned to date and the required Report to Congress. She also spoke briefly about some of the challenges of implementing the intent of the legislation and how the Army might address those challenges either through policy, process or new legislation as it moves forward in the future.
1 PDH was earned by participants in the Webinar. The certificate can be accessed clicking on this link.
The next SAME FAM Committee Conference call is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th from 2:00 -3:00 pm EDT. A 50 minute webinar will be presented on "DoD's Joint Bases - Finding Efficiencies by Consolidating Common Installation Support Activities"-1PDH by Col Eric Turner, Deputy Director, OSD Basing Office.
Synopsis: The joint basing program represents the DoD's efforts to optimize the delivery of installation support across the services.The DoD established 12 joint bases in 2009 and 2010 by realigning 26 installations that were in geographic proximity to another.Turner will discuss establishing this new program at the OSD and Service HQ level, as well creating a holistic approach to the full range of installation support functions at each of the new joint bases. He will also cover the lessons learned during the 4 years that the joint bases have been operating.
Welcome to the Facility Asset Management (FAM) Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers.
Initiated in 2005, the committee includes a growing partnership with IFMA (The International Facility Management Association) and recurring sponsorships of annual facility management forums and educational tracks at SAME and IFMA conferences. The committee is a source of facility and asset management information, resources and events, and as of May 2010, it is also the sponsoring committee for the SAME Sustainability Sub-Committee.
Our intent is to provide an information resource on facility and asset management topics of interest to our members. To support our members, we will provide information and reference links on the website, continue to look for meaningful industry partnerships, offer quarterly web-based meetings/conference calls and Sustainability Sub-Committee activities, encourage our membership to submit FAM articles to professional publications, provide distribution emails on upcoming FAM related events and training opportunities, and provide an avenue for networking between members.
Our committee organization includes seven targeted areas:
Vice-Chair for SAME-IFMA FM Workshop
Vice-Chair for Communications
Vice-Chair for Training and Education
Vice-Chair for Professional Certifications and Partnerships
Vice-Chair for BIM FM Working Group
SAME-JETC Installation Management Track Chair
Vice-Chair for Sustainment Management Systems (SMS)
I am pleased to be the current SAME FAM Committee Chair and invite you to join me and the Vice-Chairs in building on previous committee efforts and successes.
We welcome your inputs and questions. If you have suggestions, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the committee officers.
Stacey K. Hirata, P.E.