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Webinar: Army Installation Resilience - Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Mission Readiness
Friday, 02 October 2020, 1:15
Friday, October 2, 2020. 1:15 PM. Webinar: Army Installation Resilience - Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Mission Readiness. Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and the Environment; John Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability; Michael F. McGhee, U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiative; and Jeffrey Marqusee. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Sponsored by Security and Sustainability Forum. Register here.
Secure and reliable access to energy and water on Army installations is essential to its ability to deploy, fight, and win in a complex world. The Army installation objectives of maintaining world class training facilities, the ability to project power or surge the industrial base, and command and control are not achievable without secure and resilient access to energy and water. However, with rare exception, installations rely on commercial utilities outside the gate for energy and water.
Today, there exist a number of energy security vulnerabilities, both natural and man-made, associated with interdependent electric power grids, natural gas pipelines, and water resources and systems, which often jeopardize installation security and mission capabilities. The same holds for campuses, industrial parks, and municipalities.