You must be a registered participant of the Summit to attend any of the following sessions.
Room 106/107, 1400-1500: Electrification Infrastructure on Military Bases. Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important component of meeting climate change targets. President Biden has pledged to electrify the entire federal government fleet and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030. Simultaneously, the Department of Defense plans to demonstrate and scale green technologies. For example, DoD is considering electrification of all non-tactical vehicles by 2030. However, infrastructure issues complicate the electrification goal. How can military installations development electrification infrastructure and other infrastructure to mitigate the impact of climate change? Join us for a session about these DoD infrastructure challenges.
Room 108, 1400-1530: Protecting Federal Contracting Sensitive Data – Collaboration is Key. Join this panel of DoD, state and industry professionals as they present ways that defense contractors and the DoD acquisition workforce can work together to protect the sensitive data that is vital to national security, while ensuring cybersecurity compliance by defense prime and subcontractors.
Room 106/107, 1500-1600: Mitigating Climate Impact on Infrastructure at Military Bases. The Department of Defense recently released a plan to confront climate change risks to missions, installations, equipment, and service member welfare. Flooding, drought and extreme weather events disrupt U.S. military operations and facilities, including military training ranges and bases. How should military bases prepare for climate impacts and harsher environmental conditions? What changes should military installations make to base master plans to mitigate effects of climate change (i.e., the guide for the next decade plus of construction and major repairs)? This session will address planned and potential actions to mitigate climate impact on military installations infrastructure.
Room 106/107, 1600-1645: Update on Offshore Wind Energy. The 2021 Summit in October included a session on offshore wind energy that addressed the Avangrid Renewables Kitty Hawk site, plans for development of additional offshore wind sites, and how the Commonwealth of Virginia has worked collaboratively with the military on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind site. This session will provide an update on developments since October 2021.
STATE PROGRAM (GEORGIA/FLORIDA; SOUTH CAROLINA; NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS DIALOGUE
Representatives from military installations and major commands in each state will present and engage in interactive discussion with businesses about their programs, projects and related issues for FY2022 and beyond. Representatives will address acquisition and execution processes for projects in the program of work. Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PROGRAM & ISSUES DIALOGUE
Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses. Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged. Presentation and discussion with the audience will address:
US COAST GUARD BUILDINGS SERVICE AND FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE
Representatives from the US Coast Guard will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses. Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged. Presentations and discussions among the panel members and with the audience will address the topics below:
RECENT REGULATORY CHANGES: PLAs AND SMALL BUSINESS, MENTOR-PROTEGE AND JOINT VENTURE PROGRAMS. This session will discuss the implications of recent changes regarding: bona fide office for competitive and non-competitive opportunities for 8(a)'s; joint-venture past performance requirements; facility security clearance requirements; and the recent Executive Order mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on all large federal construction projects.
TRAINING, HIRING AND RETAINING A SKILLED WORKFORCE
This session will focus on challenges in the construction, engineering and related industries with hiring, training and retaining a skilled workforce. Panel members will also focus on specific issues and current and future initiatives in North Carolina to address workforce challenges, including tapping into the transitioning military workforce. Active audience participation is encouraged, to highlight specific issues and provide input to developing initiatives to mitigate workforce issues.