Worldwide Energy Conference Workshop Summaries

Conference presentations are now available for download. Please visit the daily tabs on the Conference Schedule page to view.

Continuous Learning Points (CLPs):
In accordance with DoD Guidelines for Crediting Continuous Learning Activities, attendance at Symposium/Conference Presentations is considered a professional activity that is creditable for .5 points per hour; maximum of 4 points per day and 20 points per year. Accumulating CLPs are an annual mandatory requirement for the DoD Acquisition Workforce.


Workshop 1: The Development of DLA Energy’s Inventory Management Plan (IMP)
This session offers insight into the annual Inventory Management Plan (IMP) development process.  Focus areas include how inputs from the Services and COCOMs are compiled to determine requirements, how theater and OPLAN requirements are matched with available storage, and how coverage decisions are made.
Speaker(s):
Sean Lucas, Chief, Inventory and Distribution Management, DLA Energy Logistics Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 2: Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) Optimization Process Overview
DLA Energy’s Optimization Program seeks to identify optimal storage and operations infrastructure solutions for DoD fuel facilities. This workshop will provide information on the DWCF Optimization program highlighting the requirements generation and validation process, major policy changes, and velocity enhancements. Attendees will learn the various aspects of coordination required for successful optimization programming and how effectiveness in these areas can translate to more optimal Class III (B) support for the Warfighter and the DoD.
Speaker(s):
Gary Parsons, DLA Energy Logistics Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 3:  Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (SRM) Program Overview
The goal of DLA Energy’s SRM program is to maintain the Department of Defense’s Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) infrastructure in the best possible condition in order to minimize operational impacts. DLA Energy’s SRM team provides proactive maintenance and repair support to the Department of Defense’s fixed fuel infrastructure. This session will provide information on the DLA Energy SRM program whose work includes over 1,000 projects at nearly 500 installations valued at $500 million per year. Discussion will include processes, Division alignment, and the “Four Pillars of SRM.”
Speaker(s):
Eric Wiedemann, DLA Energy Logistics Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 4: Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (SRM) Recurring Maintenance and Minor Repair Program Overview
The Minor Maintenance and Repair Program is one of the four pillars of the SRM Program. DLA Energy capitalized fuel facilities identified for this program are provided with funding for quarterly, semi-annual, and annual maintenance visits and services. Minor repair and emergency response services are performed utilizing a Service Order process within an established dollar amount. This session will look at quarterly, semi-annual and annual checks and services as well as processes for submitting a service order.
Speaker(s):
Jim Tyrrell, DLA Energy Logistics Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 5: Demystifying the Capitalization Submission and Review Process
The purpose of this workshop is to educate the audience on the DLA Energy Capitalization submission and review process. Discussion will focus on the process to request capitalization, our current capitalization prerequisites and the approval process.
Speaker(s):
Dan Bard, DLA Energy Logistics Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 6: Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Inventory Reporting Requirements and Associated Petroleum Inventory Accountability Metrics
This session will provide an overview of DLA Energy’s Inventory Accountability organizational structure and a walkthrough of the monthly metrics presented to DLA Energy Leadership. The focus will be centered on DFSP inventory reporting requirements along with related inventory accountability controls and metrics at the Worldwide, Region level. The information presented in this session will provide DFSP personnel with the information necessary to understand the overall impact that timely and accurate fuels accountability has on the Agency.
Speaker(s):
Bill Pollak, Chief, Inventory Accountability Division, DLA Energy Logistics Operations
Matthew Saurage, DLA Energy Logistics Operations
Jacob Schwarz, DLA Energy Logistics Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 7: CONUS JAA Velocity Analysis Findings and OCONUS Jet A1 Initiatives
This session will present major findings and recommendations from DLA Energy’s 2015-2016 analysis of CONUS aviation fuel supply networks. The purpose of the study was to increase resiliency by identifying a broader range of options for supporting the DoD, and to improve DLA Energy business practices and resource stewardship. The analysis incorporated inputs from commercial peers, partners, and suppliers and assessed the benefits and risks of incorporating select commercial practices. This topic will be followed by an update of OCONUS resiliency initiatives stemming from the Velocity Analysis.
Speaker(s):
David Ray, DLA Energy Logistics Operations
John Malapit, DLA Energy Logistics Operations


Workshop 8: Fuel Standard Pricing
The standard price of fuel is a tool created by Department of Defense fiscal managers to insulate the military services from the normal ups and downs of the fuel marketplace. It provides the military services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense with budget stability despite the commodity market swings, with gains or losses being absorbed by a revolving fund known as the Defense Working Capital Fund. This session will provide information on how standard prices are developed to meet Financial Management Regulations of the DWCF. The discussion will include information on the cost categories included in the standard price, the impact of standard price on cash balances, and its impacts on the DoD customer. Comparisons between standard prices and actual costs will also be discussed.
Speaker(s):
Joe Wilburn II, Budget Officer, DLA Energy Finance

.5 CLPs


Workshop 9: Evaluating Offers Using the Bulk Fuels Bid Evaluation Model
The Bulk Fuels Bid Evaluation Model (BEM) is a tool that was developed over fifty years ago and is still used today to assist with the evaluation of offers in large fuel acquisitions. The mixed Integer linear program allows DLA Energy to incorporate a large number of variables into the evaluation of offers in order to determine the combination of offers that results in the overall best value award for the Government. This session will provide information on the business model utilized for most major bulk fuels procurements, the different types of costing data applied in the BEM, allowable offer types for evaluation, and how the BEM interfaces with the Bulk Fuels Offer Entry Tool (OET). Discussion will also include information on how various socio-economic programs are evaluated in the BEM and the overall impact they can have on the final award results.
Speaker(s):
William MacLaren, DLA Energy, Supplier Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 10: DLA Energy Offer Entry Tools (OET)
The Bulk Fuels (BULK) and Direct Delivery (PC&S) Offer Entry Tools (OET) are automated tools that were developed to replace the manual offer submission package that vendors were previously required to complete for BULK and PC&S solicitations. The OET allows the vendor to review, revise and submit their offer via a web-based application, include attachments, and preserve some data (i.e. shipping point information) for re-use in offers under future solicitations. Discussions will include a review of the two types of OET accounts, how to obtain an OET account, the basic structure of an offer in OET, the use of conditional statements, applying attachments, and the different types of OET rounds (standard and reverse auction). A brief summary of how the OET interfaces with the Bid Evaluation Model will also be included.
Speaker(s):
Sarah Catlin, Chief, Functional Support, DLA Energy Procurement Process
William MacLaren, DLA Energy, Supplier Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 11: DLA Energy Customer Support
DLA Energy’s mission is to provide energy supplies and services so our customers can execute their mission. Executive Order 13571, “Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service,” April 27, 2011 reinforced the Department’s focus to ensure customers receive increasingly better service, through the real-time adoption of process improvements and supporting technologies that focus on timeliness, accuracy, and responsiveness. The discussion will focus on customer-facing functions, opportunities to improve communication and feedback, and current strategic planning to improve customer support. This session is open to all attendees and provides an overview DLA Energy support to DOD and Federal customers.
Speaker(s):
Colonel Todd Cheney, USAF, Director, DLA Energy Customer Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 12: Defense Support of Civil Authorities
The Stafford Act constitutes the statutory authority for most Federal disaster response activities. This session will discuss how NORTHCOM and DLA Energy support the planning and implementation for Defense Support of Civil Agencies. This session is open to all attendees. This session is of particular interest to DoD and Federal employees responsible for agency contingency planning. The discussion will include DLA, FEMA and DOE partnerships and DLA Energy capabilities and processes in support of disaster assistance and humanitarian aid missions, followed by a question and answer session.
Speaker(s):
Greg Knowles, DLA Energy LNO, NORTHCOM
Rick Vanschoor, DLA Energy Planner

.5 CLPs


Workshop 13: DLA Energy Demand Planning/Forecasting Overview
This session is open to all conference attendees, especially benefiting DLA Energy Customer/Partners, Industry and Services. DLA Energy Demand Planners use forecasts based on historical sales trends, customer/partner collaboration, statistical forecasting, calculation tools, and life cycle management to get visibility of demand at all levels of detail. An overview of these tools, processes and metrics will be provided, followed by a question and answer period. Two separate on site customer/partner training sessions will be provided for elaborating on methods used for collaboration through the Enterprise External Business Portal (EEBP).
Speaker(s):
Richard Jaekel, Chief, DLA Energy Demand Planning

.5 CLPs


Workshop 14: DLA Energy Fuel Card Program
This session is open to all conference attendees, especially benefiting US Government employees who manage retail purchases of ground, marine, and aviation fuels worldwide. The discussion will focus on identifying the four card programs offered by the Card Management Office to meet our DoD and Federal customer requirements. The discussion will also include current efforts by the Card Management Office to meet audit readiness goals, possible impacts from changes to the minimum into-plane contract requirements, and future possibilities in the card programs.
Moderator: Robert Warnick, Director, Fuel Card Program Office
Panel Members: TBD

.5 CLPs


Workshop 15: Fuel Management for Federal Agencies
DLA Energy provides acquisition and distribution of petroleum to over 1,800 Federal Agency fuel sites. Like our DoD customers, they have above ground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs) receiving commercial specification products. An overview of petroleum management best practices will be provided, followed by a question and answer session. Subject matter experts will share DoD’s guidelines for ensuring fuel quality, and inventory management and accountability. Fuel receipt procedures, quality assurance and surveillance methods, and environmental reporting will be highlighted.
Speaker(s):
Marc McConahy, Chief, DLA Energy Customer Relationship Management

.5 CLPs


Workshop 16: Support to Non-DoD Authorized Customers – Supply Programs, Prices and Billing
DLA Energy provides energy products to a broad range of non-DoD customers. The session focus is the support of Federal agencies using vendor direct programs that delivery commercial ground products and heating fuels. Topics discussed will be requirements submissions, programs timelines and schedules, contract terms and conditions, and customer pricing and billing. This session is recommended for Federal agency employees ordering fuel from DLA Energy contracts or who are involved in reimbursement processes with DLA Energy.
Speaker(s):
Marc McConahy, Chief, DLA Energy Customer Relationship Management

.5 CLPs


Workshop 17: Alternative/Renewable Fuels Panel Discussion – Industry Leadership
This panel session will discuss and provide updates on new emerging energy policies and understand how industry and the various Federal Agencies synchronize efforts to meet alternative and renewable energy goals. It will also examine the current status of alternative fuel initiatives from the federal, commercial, private and academic sector.
Moderator: Margaret Weddell
Panel Members:
Cathy Bucht, Managing Director, Fuel Optimization, A4A
Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI
Richard Kamin, Senior Scientific Technical Manager: Energy and Fuels Naval Air Systems Command, US Navy, NAVAIR
Bryan Sherbacow, President, Alt Air


Workshop 18: Alternative/Renewable Fuels Panel Discussion – Technology Development and Certification
This panel session will look at innovative alternative fuel conversion technologies with emphasis on feedstock, process overview, fuel properties and environmental impact. Discussion will involve a look at how new alternative fuels are certified for aviation use.
Moderator: Lindsey Hicks, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
Ed Coppola, Principle Engineer, ARA
Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, Lanzatech
Borka Kostova, Demonstration & Market Transformation, Technology Manager, DOE
Mark Rumizen, Senior Technical Specialist, Aviation Fuels Alternative Fuels Program Staff, FAA


Workshop 19: Fuel Quality Challenges Panel Discussion – Fuel Stability
This panel session will examine aspects of aviation and diesel fuel stability by drawing on recent real world issues experienced by both commercial industry and the U.S. DoD. Discussion will relate to causes of instability and courses of action potentially available to address issues.
Moderator: Philip Chang, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
David Abdallah, Fuel Products – Aviation / Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering, Exxon
James Edwards, Senior Chemical Engineer U.S Air Force Research Lab, USAF
Bob Morris, Senior, Staff Scientist Nova Research, Inc.
Steven Zabarnick, Aerospace, Air Force Research Lab University of Dayton, USAF


Workshop 20: Fuel Quality Challenges Panel Discussion – Distribution and Handling Quality
This panel session will look at quality assurance and control (QA/QC) topics to include quality challenges associated with jet fuel thermal stability, metal deactivator additive concerns, and potential impacts from changes in product production and distribution. It will also explore new methods and innovative technologies that can impact fuel cleanliness and safety.
Moderator: Glenn Rowinski, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
Steve Anderson, Global Products Quality Manager, ARBP
Patrick Bosmans, Product Quality Control and Security Officer Central Europe Pipeline System Programme Office and NATO Support and Procurement Agency
Amy Carico, Director, Fuel Services and Technical Standards, A4A
Martin Hunnybun, Technical Team Manager Fuels and Fuel Handling


Workshop 21: Energy Legislation and Environmental Sustainability
The session will look at programs and initiatives concerning sustainability and the environment throughout the federal government and industry. Renewable fuel standard requirements, Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 and analysis of lifecycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions targets of petroleum-based fuels will be presented. Possible approaches to bridging the gap between current industry and government practices and regulatory requirements will be evaluated.
Moderator: Joe Dougherty, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
Barbara Bramble, Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies / National Wildlife Federation, NWF
Nathan Brown, Alternative Fuel Project Manager, FAA
Sharyn Lie, Climate Economics and Modeling Center Transportation and Climate Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA
Nancy Young, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, A4A

.5 CLPs


Workshop 22: DLA Energy Quality and Technical Programs and Initiatives
This session will provide an overview of DLA Energy Quality Assurance policy, programs and procedures. Discussion will include a look at the latest initiatives on fuel disposition instructions/regrades and how to make fuel operations more efficient and cost-effective while meeting quality requirements. Also discussed will be supplier interaction with DLA Energy quality to include items such as WAWF, EBS, and waivers.
Moderator: George Treloar, Strategic Energy Program Manager, DLA Energy Quality Operations
Panel Members:
DLA Energy Quality Technical Support Office:
Richard Knapp
Douglas Martin
Michael Meredith
Mike Shannon
Lori Taylor

.5 CLPs


Workshop 23: Fuel Specifications Update and NATO Interoperability Issues
This session will provide updates to commercial industry and military fuel specifications with a focus on major impacts to suppliers and end users. Technical issues pertaining to interoperability between U.S. and foreign partner nations will also be addressed.
Moderator: Pamela Serino, Director, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
Jill Bramer, Chemist, US ARMY RDECOM-TARDEC
Pierre Poitras, Senior Technical Authority, Fuels and Lubricants Department of National Defence / Government of Canada, NATO
George Wilson, Principle Scientist, Southwest Research Institute

.5 CLPs


Workshop 24: Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis Advances
This session will focus on technology developments regarding fuel chemical analysis and methods of instrumentation. Topics to be addressed include fuel chemical and physical properties dynamics, thermal stability, contamination/deterioration and cleanliness.
Moderator: Jeffrey Harden, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
Mike Croudace, Vice President, Product Development, Compass Instruments
Matt Fielder, Condition Monitoring MDM
Paul Spitteler, Principal Scientist / Stanhope-Seta


Workshop 25: Fuel Microbiology and Biodeterioration
Discussion topics at this session will include new evaluations of microbial test, methods and limits for storage facilities. Discussion will provide insight into the details associated with microbial growth in fuel/water interfaces and the effects in product quality and performance as well as uncontrolled microbial contamination in fuel and fuel systems and the economic loss cause by bio deterioration. Also discussed will be microbial contamination of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), specifically looking at the impact as well as causes and prevention.
Moderator: Renrick Atkins, DLA Energy Quality Technical Support
Panel Members:
Benet Curtis, Division Chief, Air Force Petroleum Office, USAF
Kenneth Henz, Division Chief, Air Force Petroleum Offie, APC
Wendy Goodson, Principal Investigator/Technical Lead Materials and Manufacturing Directorate / Air Force Research Lab, USAF
Leon O’Malley, Lab Manager, ECHA Microbiology

.5 CLPs


Workshop 26: DoD Fuel Facility Engineering Panel Update
Get the latest update on the DoD Fuel Facility Engineering Panel’s work: UFCs 3-460-01, 3-460-03 & 4-310-03; UFGS updates; new coating specifications; alternative piping materials; and more.
Speaker(s):
John Cummings, DS-FEI
Steve Day, AFCEC
Tim Gordon, USACE
Terri Regin, NAVFAC


Workshop 27: DLA Energy Environmental Program Overview
Did you know that DLA has environmental expertise available to assist with your environmental needs? Learn about technical and funding support offered to capitalized facilities through DLA Centrally Managed Programs, Compliance, Restoration. This workshop will highlight how DLA and the Services work together to complete NEPA analysis for SRM and MILCON projects.
Speaker(s):
Stacey Christenbury, Installation Support for DLA Energy
Marcia Kicos, Installation Support for DLA Energy
William Potter, Installation Support for DLA Energy

.5 CLPs


Workshop 28: New Under Storage Tank (UST) Rule
This session will expose you to all you ever wanted to know about implementing the new UST Regulations. Attendees will also gain an understanding of revised regulations, timelines, and impacts to DoD facilities.
Speaker(s):
Diane Parks, Installation Support for DLA Energy

.5 CLPs


Workshop 29: Communicating with Regulators
This session will explore effective communication and negotiation strategies for talking with environmental regulators. Learn from our mistakes and success stories.
Speaker(s):
Therese Deardorff, DLA Installation Support- Pacific


Workshop 30: SPCC Regulatory Overview
This session will provide an overview of SPCC Plan applicability and requirements from the USEPA Office of Emergency Management.
Speaker(s):
Mark Howard, USEPA


Workshop 31: FRP Regulatory Overview
This presentation will provide an overview of the FRP regulation, including required plan elements and drill and exercise requirements. The presentation will also cover the revised PREP guidelines (effective June 2016) and what to expect during an FRP inspection and GIUE.
Speaker(s):
Troy Swackhammer, USEPA


Workshop 32: Knowledge Management in the DoD Petroleum Supply Chain
The DLA Energy Knowledge Management Program was created to provide a holistic approach to address training needs throughout, and for, the Class IIIB supply chain. In this session we will briefly touch on the history of the program, our accomplishments to date and current/ future initiatives. Additionally, we will provide a “guided tour” of the Computer Based Training resources available to the Fuels community.
Speaker(s):
Douglas R. Thomas Jr., Bulk Fuels Program Manager, DLA Energy Strategic Plans and Programs

.5 CLPs


Workshop 33: Debunking Executive Agent (EA) Myths — How and Why the DoD EA for Bulk Petroleum Functions as it Does
How many times over the years have we all experienced confusion in understanding or interfacing with this institutional element called the DoD Executive Agent for Bulk Petroleum. This session will clarify the approach for best utilizing the EA construct for initiating EA efforts and for best achieving improvements in the supply chain. It will focus on DLA Energy’s joint initiative designations, DLA’s systems management approach, Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) realities, and EA oversight techniques.
Speaker(s):
CAPT Christopher Light, Director, Strategic Plans and Programs DLA Energy Finance DLA Energy Legal

.5 CLPs


Workshop 34: Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Workshop
The Contracting Officer’s Representative is the eyes and ears of the DLA Energy CO at multiple locations around the world where contractors are providing services to our customers. This session is designed to discuss the roles and responsibilities of, and expectations for, DLA Energy CORs. It will include items such as the registration process in CORT, approval process, training requirements, COR monthly reports, CAC logs/justifications, items for upload in CORT, and common problems experienced. Discussion will also focus on contractor/COR relationships and information that should be shared.
Speaker(s):
Frank Pane, Director, DLA Energy Bulk Services
Tonya Willis, Contract Specialist, DLA Energy
Careka Squire, Contract Specialist, DLA Energy

.5 CLPs

Related Documents for Download:
CORT Tool User Guide
DLA SOP
DoD COR Handbook
DoD Standard for COR Certification
WAWF CORT Tool FAQs


Workshop 35: Government-wide Category Management
An OMB-sponsored initiative that enables the Federal Government to buy smarter and more like a single enterprise. It involves managing large categories of spend comprised of commonly purchased products and services. The key principles of the initiative include optimizing existing contract vehicles, improving data collection and analysis to drive improvements in category spend, leveraging industry / commercial intelligence and key partner relationships and maximizing customer insights to bring more spend under management. As the government-wide Category Manager for Fuel, DLA Energy sets the standard for success through our strong supplier relationships.
Speaker(s):
Lisa A. Roberts, Deputy, DASD (Transportation Policy), Office of the Secretary of Defense

.5 CLPs


Workshop 36: Identification and Evaluation of Potential Solutions for Improvements to Energy Information System
DLA Energy annually manages the purchase, storage and distribution over 4 billion gallons of fuel worldwide stored in over 600 plus DFSPs in over 5,000 storage tanks.  Access to real time information is key to ensuring proper accountability and meeting all customer needs. Supply chain efficiencies, producing cost savings also result from access to information.  This session will focus on the future requirements necessary for DLA Energy to better manage the bulk supply chain through near real time visibility.  Properly scoping and developing future requirements will result in better tools leading to enhanced supply chain visibility and improved planning resulting in the right sizing of infrastructure and product purchases.   The session will be an open dialogue between DLA Energy and industry to determine what solutions are available to meet DLA Energy supply chain efficiency goals.
Speaker(s): Jim Mandziara, Director, DLA Energy Business Process Support

.5 CLPs


Workshop 37: Cyber Security in the Petroleum Sector – A Panel Discussion
Cyber Security is vital to the continuing operations of our nation’s petroleum infrastructure. From refineries to pipelines to terminals, each component of the supply chain is facing the possibility of supply chain interruption from cyber-attacks. This panel brings together representatives from different parts of the nation’s petroleum supply chain actively protecting their company’s or agency’s assets from cyber-attacks as well as key players from the Federal Government who have important roles in information gathering and sharing. Discussions will cover areas such as current and future threats, actions taken to date and future efforts, and cooperation within the energy industry and with Federal Government organizations. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
Panel Members:
Lee Allen, Cyber Security Lead, Office of Security Policy and Industrial Engagement, Transportation Security Administration
Linus Baker, Director, DLA Information Operations Information Assurance, Defense Logistics Agency
Chris Carpenter, Director, Defense Industrial Base Collaboration Information Sharing Environment, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
Paul Davis, Vice President, Information Technology, Kinder Morgan
Gogo Edet, Shell Deer Park
Todd Gehringer, Director, Infrastructure and Security, Buckeye Partners
Fowad Muneer, Program Manager, Cybersecurity, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
Invited:
Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT)
Phillips 66


Workshop 38: The Future of Petroleum Markets
Attend this session and hear perspective from the experts at the U.S. Energy Information Administration! Take this opportunity to obtain first-hand insights on the market drivers and influences on the price volatility affecting the international price of oil and learn how this directly impacts fuel pricing. This session will cover the outlook for petroleum markets and challenges for the industry to include potential impacts of the new Presidential Administration, energy infrastructure and the future of tight oil.
Speaker(s):
T. Mason Hamilton, Petroleum Markets Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration


Workshop 39: International Agreements
The DLA Energy International Agreements Program (IAP) provides a non-contracting solution for your military fuel support requirements with foreign militaries through use of Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreements (ACSA) authority. This session is designed to provide the military planners an overview of the IAP, and how it can be leveraged to support supply chain operations, deployments or exercises overseas, and when supporting foreign militaries operating from U.S. DoD bases. Discussions will include the roles and responsibilities of the DLA Energy Headquarters and Region offices, and outline the differences between ACSA Orders, Fuel Exchange Agreements (FEA), Direct Bill Agreements (DBA), and Fuel Support Agreements (FSA) used to support U.S. DoD and Foreign Military fuel requirements around the world.
Speaker(s):
Michael Holgate, IA Specialist, DLA Energy
Michael MacLean, IA Specialist, DLA Energy

.5 CLPs


Workshop 40: Australia- DLA Energy Implementing Arrangement Signing Ceremony (Held in Conjunction with International Agreements Session)
Australia’s Fuel Services Branch (FSB) and the United States’ Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy opened negotiations for a new Fuel Exchange Implementing Arrangement on September 9th, 2015 under the Australia Department of National Defense and U.S. Pacific Command’s Acquisition and Cross Servicing (ACSA) authority.  This new Implementing Arrangement expands the scope of reciprocal fuel support and vastly enhances interoperability between our Military Forces by enabling bulk fuel exchanges optimizing supply chain efficiencies.  It also produces financial efficiencies authorizing settlement via Replacement-in-Kind and Equal-Value-Exchange vice solely monetary reimbursement under the current arrangement.  Australia and the United States exchange on average 36M gallons of fuel valued at $85M annually.  During the signing ceremony, each representative will briefly speak about this new Fuel Exchange Implementing Arrangement, and then sign two original copies, one for each country.
Representatives:
Australia: Stephen G. Winterton, Air Commodore, RAAF, Director General Fuel Services, Joint Logistics Command
United States: Martin A. Chapin, Brigadier General, USAF, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Energy


Workshop 41: DoD Fuels Laboratory Standards UFC 4-310-3
This session will introduce the DoD Fuels Laboratory Standard UFC 4-310-3 developed by USACE. Topics include laboratory sizes, tests performed, electrical design requirements, sample storage and handling, ventilation, and safety. The workshop is tailored for Government and industry professionals associated with the design and construction of military fueling systems.
Speaker(s):
Dustin Scheuffele, PE


Workshop 42: Fuel Additization Concept of Operations
As we move to commercial fuels to sustain our warfighters, additive injection is key to enabling task across the spectrum of conflict and operational domains. DLA Energy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to industry to identify potential commercial solutions for additization of fuel to meet military requirements in exercises, expeditionary, and humanitarian missions. This discussion will explain identified concepts of operation for additization, solutions to enhance customer support, and the way ahead for additization across the scope of DoD fuel operations. This session is recommended for suppliers and DoD employees involved in additive injection throughout the jet fuel supply chain.
Speaker(s):
Colonel Todd Cheney, USAF, Director, DLA Energy Customer Operations


Workshop 43: Ordering Fuel Using the Enterprise External Business Portal (EEBP)
This session offers training and demonstrates the functionality of the EEBP for DoD and Federal customer fuel ordering. The training includes discussion on the types of sale orders, modification and cancelation processes, and account reconciliation. DoD and Federal customers of DLA Energy’s ground fuel contract will understand the key role of the Ordering Official in relation to the ordering, delivery, and ultimately the accuracy of the payment process.
Speaker(s):
Tony Beasley, Lead Customer Account Specialist, DLA Energy

.5 CLPs


Workshop 44: DoD Global Bulk Petroleum Supply Network Simulation and Modeling Tool Initiative
DLA Energy, DLA Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis (DORRA) and Center for Excellence in Distribution and Logistics (CEDLi), University of Arkansas are developing a DoD Global Bulk Petroleum Supply Network Simulation and Modeling tool to enable world class analysis of DoD requirements against commercial/military bulk petroleum networks to identify potential logistics options and capabilities gaps. Current DoD, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Military Services & /DLA Global-Theater Logistics Supportability Assessment of Bulk Petroleum support of Operational/Contingency Plans is a manual-spreadsheet process that is fragmented between Supported/Supporting CCMDs, Geographical Military Service Components and DLA Energy. The lack of a DoD/Enterprise automated simulation/modeling analytical process/tools hampers a Global/World Class assessment and optimal alignment of resources (and attributes to miss-alignment of resources) and leaves potential logistical blind spots that will become too apparent only at execution. This workshop will provide an overview of the ongoing simulation-modeling development and solicitation of feedback from stakeholders and interested parties.
Project Team Members:
DLA Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis (DORRA)
Andre Hinson, DLA Energy Logistics Operations and Customer Operations
David Ray, DLA Energy Logistics Operations and Customer Operations
Dr. Manuel Rossetti, University of Arkansas
Juliana Bright, University of Arkansas
Timothy Walker, Center for Excellence in Distribution and Logistics (CEDLi)


Workshop 45: Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (SRM) Program Panel Discussion
The objective of this panel discussion will be to provide a short overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Army Branch, Air Force Branch, Navy/Marine Corps Branch, the Program Analysis and Master Planning Branch, and address questions about processes and procedures. The intent of this panel discussion is to be educational, informative and provide a forum for thought-provoking discussion and open exchange of ideas and issues. Additionally, Services will be able to identify how SRM can benefit their individual bases or organizations if not already a part of the process and bring to light any issues they might be having with any of the SRM processes.
Speaker(s):
Eric Wiedemann, DLA Energy Logistics Operations


Workshop 46: Recurring Maintenance Program Service Order Management System (SORMS)
This workshop will focus on the development and fielding of an automated service order process for Recurring Maintenance and Minor Repair RM/MR requirements at capitalized fuel facilities. The session will give attendees a detailed description and demonstration of the new process which is being implemented during the FY17 timeframe. The workshop will benefit Quality Assurance Experts (QAE), Facility Engineers, and Program Managers involved in the RM/MR process.
Speaker(s):
Dennis Bacon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center

.5 CLPs


Workshop 47: DLA Energy MILCON
This session provides an overview of the DLA MILCON process and “tips” to successfully advocate DLA-funded MILCON requirements that includes timelines and required documents.
Speaker(s):
David Sue-Ling


Workshop 48: Title II Lessons Learned- Tips For Design and Construction Contractors
This session covers observations and trends seen during design and construction submittal reviews.  Discussion will include suggested solutions for improvement or prevention.
Speaker(s):
Carmen Goyette, Fuels Program Manager, HDR

Workshop 1: The Future of the National Electrical Grid 
Integration of renewable energy sources into the grid is transforming electrical transmission and distribution across the country.  In this session, hear from national and international experts about the efforts underway to design the grid of the future, what that future looks like, and why it should matter to you.  Topics include current status and issues including: Grid architecture, the impacts of large scale renewable energy and energy storage both now and in the future, demand response, and the future of the natural gas-electrical grid nexus.
Speaker(s):
Steve Steffel, PEPCO Holdings
Jeff Taft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Erik Limpaecher, MIT Lincoln Lab
Paul DeMartini, Newport Consulting


Workshop 2: Microgrids, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage
Micro grid is a term that is not always well defined or used appropriately. In this session, learn what a micro grid really is and isn’t. How micro grids work with renewable energy sources, conventional energy sources including generators, the role and types of energy storage (batteries) and what impact this has on the interconnection with the grid. Projects will be used as case studies to illustrate these topics.
Speaker(s):
Karen Studarus, Senior Power Systems Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Abraham Ellis, Sandia
Patrick Balducci, PNNL
Lori Ross O’Neill, PNNL


Workshop 3: Cyber Security: Status, Issues, and a Path Forward
Cyber security breaches have become almost daily news events. What are the sources for these attacks, what are the impacts and costs, and what can be done to prevent them. Discussion includes issues at the following level: Corporate/organizational level, military, and national electrical grid.
Speaker(s):
Lori Ross O’Neil, Cyber Security, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Cliff Rosborough, PEPCO Holdings
Daryl Haegley, OSD (IE)
Abraham Ellis, Sandia


Workshop 4: New and Emerging Energy Technologies
Hear about the next leaps forward in energy related technologies including geothermal, hydrogen, batteries, nanomaterials, and renewables. This session will focus on research and development of technologies that are still on the drawing board but hold great promise and those that have completed testing and are just now reaching commercialization.
Speaker(s):
Peter McGrail, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Nanomaterials)
Sunita Satyapal, Director for Fuel Cells, DOE, EERE, Technology Sector
Erik Spoerke, Sandia
Bruce McDowell, PNNL

.5 CLPs


Workshop 5: Energy Resiliency and Assurance
Energy resiliency is a relatively new goal within the military. Numerous resources across the services are being dedicated to understand how to define, implement, and measure progress to this goal. Speakers in this session will focus on the military perspective in terms of where we are now and where we are going in this area.
Speaker(s):
Shawn Bennett, USAF, Advisor, OEA
Judsen Bruzgul, Senior Manager, ICF International
Dave Curfman (SES), NAVFAC HQ
Kristine Kingery, US Army, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability

.5 CLPs


Workshop 6: ESPC M&V Best Practices
This session will cover advanced topics in M&V to include managing the projects during the performance period; project witnessing, implementation and sustainability in reporting to ensure real energy savings are being documented.
Speaker(s):
Phil Coleman, Research Analyst / Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Scott Trotier, Engineer, Clark Energy Group


Workshop 7: Best Practices in Selection of Energy Conservation Measures and Solutions
As federal energy managers strive to achieve greater energy efficiency to meet mandates, create more resilient facilities and reduce the overall energy spend, understand how they are selecting the ECM’s to implement for a sustainable project achievement. Additionally, hear from Utilities and ESCOs on their perspective on selecting a successful project.
Speaker(s):
John Bethea, Energy Account Executive and Business Consultant, Honeywell
Joseph Cecrle, Energy Manager, OC-ALC Tinker AFB
Michael Mendoza, Senior Solution Development, Honeywell


Workshop 8: Energy Market Outlook
Wondering where the energy markets are going in the future? This session will provide an outlook on natural gas and electricity commodities, as well as the introduction to renewables into the electricity grid and the impacts to pricing.
Speaker(s):
Nicholas Steckler, US Power and Environmental Markets, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

.5 CLPs


Workshop 9: Electric Hybrid Vehicles: A Path to Sustainability and Savings
DoD has plans for a $20 million investment in a fleet of electric vehicles that can plug into the grid in order that the EVs can resupply power grids at times of peak demand when the EVs aren’t in use. DoD also issued a directive on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs, both hybrid and all-electric) that further targets Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) as a key technology for development to improve energy security and efficiency at military installations. This session will focus on the progress being made and what plans lie ahead for instituting sustainable energy sources.
Speaker(s):
Maj Jake Bowen, USAFR, Vehicle and Equipment Energy Program Manager, DoD Plug-In Electric Vehicle Program, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Environment) SAF/IEE
Dave Bailey, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program Manager, NAVFAC
Randy Johnson, Director, Electric Transportation Development, Southern Company Energy Innovation Center

.5 CLPs


Workshop 10: Delving Further into Demand Response and the Benefits
Demand response provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives. Understand the benefits and various programs that can be taken advantage of to mitigate utility energy costs.
Speaker(s):
Pete Langbein, Manager, Demand Response Operations, PJM
Phil Coleman, Research Analyst / Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mark Knight, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

.5 CLPs


Workshop 11: Energy Lawyer Session
Ever wonder what makes an attorney’s brain tick? In this session you will hear from attorneys across DoD, OSD and GSA on their decisions impacting the energy markets and why those conclusions were important for the federal government pursuing energy projects.
Speaker(s):
Chris Colby, Counsel, DLA Energy
Chris Gladbach, Orrick


Workshop 12: Utilities Privatization Natural Gas Session
Utilities Privatization provides an opportunity for utilities to play a significant role in the ownership and operation of installations’ natural gas distribution systems. So why is it so hard for the Services to convey a natural gas distribution system? This session is created for natural gas utilities to provide recommendations to the Services to overcome challenges faced by the industry providers in meeting the Government’s natural gas UP requirements and participating in privatization efforts.
Speaker(s):
Martha Gray, Director, DLA Energy Utility Services
Debra Harkiewicz, Chief, Utilities Privatization, Air Force Civil Engineer Center
Crystall Merlino, Senior Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy
Robert Suggs, Utilities Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Curt Wexel, UP Program Manager, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Operations Directorate


Workshop 13: Utilities Privatization Customer and Industry Meeting
Utilities Privatization (UP) provides an opportunity for utilities to play a significant role in the ownership and operation of installations’ natural gas distribution systems. So why is it so hard for the Services to convey a natural gas distribution system? This session is created for natural gas utilities to provide recommendations to the Services to overcome challenges faced by the industry providers in meeting the Government’s natural gas UP requirements and participating in privatization efforts.
Speaker(s):
Martha Gray, Director, DLA Energy Utility Services
Debra Harkiewicz, Chief, Utilities Privatization, Air Force Civil Engineer Center
Crystall Merlino, Senior Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy
Robert Suggs, Utilities Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Curt Wexel, UP Program Manager, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Operations Directorate


Workshop 14: FEMP Update
Listen in on discussions regarding Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program update on current initiatives and see how they can be of assistance in helping achieve renewable energy and energy efficiency goals.
Speaker(s):
Danny Gore, FEMP, Department of Energy


Workshop 15: Service Program Office Update
Teamwork is a must in order to effectuate energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Hear how the Service program offices and OSD are attempting to socialize a repetitive process for the achievement of these efforts and what’s on horizon with respect to policies, goals and implementation.
Speaker(s):
Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure
Lisa Jung, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy (DASD(IE))
Steven Iselin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)
Sara Streff, Deputy Director, Installations and Environment, OSD
J .E. “Jack” Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)


Workshop 16: ESPC ECM Process Improvement
Largest ESPC award in record time! Hear from the collaborative team that pulled together to award DoD’s largest ESPC in record time. The OC-ALC ESPC project team will share their trail blazing efforts and innovative processes that cut significant time in the execution of the award.
Speaker(s):
John Bethea, Energy Account Executive and Business Consultant, Honeywell
Joseph Cecrle, Energy Manager, OC-ALC Tinker AFB
Suzanne Johnson, Account Executive, Honeywell Building Solutions
Cynthia Obermeyer, Branch Chief and Contracting Officer, DLA Energy

Workshop 1: DLA Energy Aerospace Mission Overview
In this session DLA Energy/Aerospace will provide an overview of the many and varied products they manage — from argon to xenon; and all the programs they support — from aerostats to the spacecraft heading to Pluto and beyond. Presentations will also cover a full facet of operational business processes, to include: ordering the various products, managing inventory, developing standard prices, and more. We will also discuss future changes to the business process as we implement SAP Oil and Gas. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.
Speaker(s):
Kenneth Grams, Director, DLA Energy Aerospace Customer Operations

.5 CLPs


Workshop 2: Aerospace Enterprise Business System (EBS) Oil & Gas
Aerospace Energy is testing further automation via SAP Oil and Gas. This session will introduce vendors and customers to the Enterprise Business System (EBS) Oil and Gas. This session will speak to lessons learned and foster an open discussion with the larger community of what it will be like to do business with Aerospace Energy in the future.
Speaker(s):
Michael Blankenship, Customer Account Specialist, DLA Energy Aerospace
Patricia Bocock, Contracting Officer, DLA Energy Aerospace
Melanie Mueller, Lead Customer Account Specialist, DLA Energy Aerospace

.5 CLPs


Workshop 3: Aerospace WAWF (iRAPT) Special Session
This session will cover unique Aerospace WAWF (iRAPT) invoicing procedures. This is an opportunity for vendors, and customers alike, to see how invoices should be properly input by vendors, and the process it follows for vendor payment. This session includes an end-to-end demonstration assisting vendors with a better understanding of the system and associated processes with particular focus on how to timely pay vendors. This will be an opportunity for vendors to ask any questions or address any issues they are having.
Speaker(s):
Barbara Peterson, Contracting Officer, DLA Energy Aerospace
James Young, Quality Manager, DLA Energy Aerospace

.5 CLPs


Workshop 4: World-Wide Helium Supply Analysis Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior
What is happening with the worldwide supply of helium? How will the supply meet the demand? In this session, Mr. Hamak, the Lead Petroleum Engineer, Helium Resources Division of the Amarillo Field Office, BLM will explain the worldwide supply of helium and that demand against that supply. How can the DoD make efficient use of the Federal Helium Reserve? How can Congressional mandates impact this supply? This presentation should provide insight and open discussion how the government can align to provide itself a whole of government strategy. After presentation, a question and answer session will follow.
Speaker(s):
John E. Hamak, Lead Petroleum Engineer, Helium Resources Division Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) Amarillo Field Office

.5 CLPs


Workshop 5: What is Happening in AF Space Launch
Want to know the world of AF space launch? The Aerospace Corporation provides Mission Assurance and engineering support to the USAF for all Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) National Security Space (NSS) launches. Mr. Michael Klassen/Senior Project Leader will address the history of USAF launch; current launch capabilities; DLA’s propellants provided to the USAF, and the future of space launch capabilities.
Speaker(s):
Michael Klassen

.5 CLPs


Workshop 6: Panel Discussion on the Future of Space Launch: Challenges and Opportunities
Panel will discuss how it sees space launch going forward. It will talk to the different organizational bodies, coordination across these organizations, and the challenges, opportunities, and threats to future space launch programs. There will be opportunities to ask this panel questions on the future of space launch, supply chain constraints, and potential industry impacts.
Speaker(s):
Matthew Billingsley, Propulsion Chemist and Researcher, AFRL Edwards “Rocket Lab” Combustion Branch
Charles (Chuck) Davis, Pipeline and Storable Propellants Engineer, Kennedy Space Center
Dr. Christine Michienzi, Senior Industrial Analyst – Missiles and Munitions OUSD (AT&L)/DASD, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP)
Douglas Smith, Director, DLA Energy Aerospace
Dr. Walter Lauderdale, DAF Technical Director, EELV Program, Space and Missile Systems Center/Launch Enterprise (SMC/LE)


Workshop 7: NASA Propellant Propulsion Mission
Where does DLA and NASA tie together in support? What does NASA depend on from DLA. DLA provides several propellants for NASA’s launches and spacecraft. Mr. Davis will talk about launch operations past and future, and potential propellant usage going forward.
Speaker(s):
Charles (Chuck) Davis, Pipeline and Storable Propellants Engineer, Kennedy Space Center, NASA


Workshop 8: AFRL “Rocket Lab”
Ever wonder about what rockets take in fuel? How is it tested? What’s tested? Why is it tested? Come learn about the mission of the USAF Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards AFB. Mr. Matthew Billingsley, Propulsion Chemist and Researcher from the AFRL Edwards “Rocket Lab” Combustion Branch will talk to the mission of the Propulsion Directorate of Edwards AFB, which is “to develop, demonstrate, and deliver game-changing rocket and in-space propulsion technology for US Air and Space Dominance.” What programs are impacted by rocket fuel R&D fall into the propulsion? Why does the type of rocket fuel type and quality matter for engines? What are and why is thermal stability, fit for purpose properties, and combustion performance so critical to propulsion systems? AFRL Edwards plays a significant role in developing technologies for propulsion as well as for a variety of programs in testing for rockets and satellites. This presentation should provide insight and open discussion on AFRL Edwards Propulsion testing, mission, and the variety of programs supported by the propulsion directorate. After the presentation, a question and answer session will follow.
Speaker(s):
Matthew Billingsley, Propulsion Chemist and Researcher, AFRL Edwards “Rocket Lab” Combustion Branch

Workshop 1: WAWF (iRAPT)/My Invoice Training
Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF): Session will review key elements of the entire e-business suite to include WAWF (iRAPT), MyInvoice, and EDA. It will cover registration, data entry and report options. WAWF (iRAPT) is the required system for invoicing DLA-Energy awards and serves as the electronic repository for all contract actions. System provides invoice payment tracking and represents vendor inputs based on real world events. The interface between contract execution and successful billing based on mutually agreed upon contract terms requires detailed understanding of data entry requirements.
Speaker(s):
Jeff Sadlick, DLA Energy Procurement Process

.5 CLPs


Workshop 2: DLA Energy Overview
The Overview of DLA Energy presentation provides information regarding how DLA Energy is organized as a Primary Level Field Activity of the Defense Logistics Agency. Attend this session to learn how our organization is structured into Supplier Operations and Customer Operations and how our Business Units are categorized in order to provide world class support to our partners and customers worldwide to meet energy requirements. In this session, you’ll learn about the variety of major procurement programs designed to meet the needs of the military services and our federal civilian customers as well as how the bulk petroleum supply chain functions and how the Defense Capital Working Fund and standard pricing is established in order to fund operations.
Speaker(s):
David Herrick, DLA Energy Procurement Process

.5 CLPs


Workshop 3: System for Award Management (SAM) Training
The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official “No Cost” website for doing business with the federal government. It consolidates the capabilities of Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/Federal Register (FedReg), Online Representation and Certification Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). The system also offers free help with registration and provides guides, videos, FAQ, and helpful hints to help vendors navigate through the process. This session will be beneficial to new and current vendors as it will provide participants with an overview of the overall system functionality.
Speaker(s):
Kurtiss Beach, DLA Energy Procurement Process
Kelly Bell, DLA Energy Procurement Process


Workshop 4: FuelsManager® Defense 9 (FMD)
This session will cover features, enhancements and benefits of FMD 9. New features include data replication, synchronization, Web Dispatch and Enterprise Master Data visibility and more. The benefits include reduction of transaction errors and the number of Thick Client Sites as well as elimination of manual file transfers.
Speaker(s):
Tim Murphy, DLA Energy Business Process Support
Emmanuel (Yogi) Stockdale, DLA Energy Business Process Support

.5 CLPs


Workshop 5: Fuels Training Portal
This session will cover the “Student for Life” concept created to identify initial certification requirements and to track continuing training requirements for DFSP personnel responsible for the oversight and processing of Defense Working Capital Fund Fuel Accounts. This session will also highlight the capabilities provided to external and internal stakeholders to manage training and provide resources required for day-to-day account management. Attendees will learn how to request formal In-Resident and Online training.
Speaker(s):
Rafee Hammons, DLA Energy Business Process Support
Mark Jahnke, DLA Energy Business Process Support

.5 CLPs


Workshop 6: EBS BusinessObjects©
Come learn how to utilize BusinessObjects© on the External Enterprise Business Portal (EEBP) to turn sales data into information. The session will cover the basic how to run a report and modify it to fit your requirements.
Speaker(s):
Rachel Dunlap, DLA Energy Business Process Support

.5 CLPs


Workshop 7: Demand Planning – Sales Forecasting and Customer Collaboration
This two session discussion and training is open to all conference attendees, especially benefiting DLA Energy Customer/Partners, Industry and Services. DLA Energy Demand Planners use forecasts based on historical sales trends, customer/partner collaboration, statistical forecasting, calculation tools, and life cycle management to get visibility of demand at all levels of detail. An overview of these tools, processes and metrics will be provided, followed by a question and answer period. Two separate on site customer/partner training sessions will be provided for elaborating on methods used for collaboration through the Enterprise External Business Portal (EEBP).
Speaker(s):
Darren Dunham, Demand Planner, DLA Energy
Rod Frazier, Lead, Demand Planner, DLA Energy
Steven Williams, Lead, Demand Planner, DLA Energy

.5 CLPs


Workshop 8: Acceptance of Fuel Using the Invoice, Receipt Acceptance and Property Transfer WAWF (iRAPT) System
This training session will help DLA Energy customers and suppliers understand the importance of WAWF (iRAPT) for the reconciliation of invoices for DLA Energy products or services. Agency officials performing acceptance of invoices will have a better understanding of Contract/Delivery Order verification in relationship to the Energy Enterprise Business Portal (EEBP) system, key data elements of an invoice, proper evidential matter for the acceptance, and resolution of invoices. DLA Energy suppliers will benefit by understanding the customer perspective of invoices submitted, the certification process, and routing of Accepted/Rejected invoices.
Speaker(s):
Tony Beasley, Lead Customer Account Specialist, DLA Energy

.5 CLPs


Workshop 9: Region Update – Middle East
DLA Energy Middle East provides comprehensive fuel management support to Central Command and other government activities operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. Through use of a robust and flexible petroleum distribution network, the employment of strategically dispersed bulk petroleum facilities, and synchronization and maintenance of multiple support arrangements, DLA Energy Middle East enables component commanders the flexibility to execute combatant command-directed combat operations and theater engagement. This session will provide an overview of the Regional Office’s efforts to support the Warfighter operating in CENTCOM to include current difficulties and efforts to overcome them, contractor support challenges, and future initiatives.
Speaker(s):
COL Marc Thoreson, Commander, DLA Energy Middle East


Workshop 10: Region Update – Europe and Africa
DLA Energy Europe and Africa provides comprehensive energy solutions in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility. The office serves as the theater item manager for bulk fuel distribution and storage in Europe and Africa, as well as additional forces supported by DLA Energy Europe and Africa. This geographic responsibility includes 55.8 million square miles, covering 103 nations in all of Europe and Africa, parts of Asia and North America, and extends from 500 miles off the Atlantic coast of the United States to the Pacific coast of Russia. It includes two-thirds of the Earth’s coastlines, spanning 18 time zones. This session will provide an update on ongoing activities in both Europe and Africa to include the challenges of supply in the region and future intiatives.
Speaker(s): COL Lee English, Commander, DLA Energy Europe and Africa


Workshop 11: Region Update – Pacific
DLA Energy Pacific is DLA Energy’s largest geographical fuel region. DLA Energy Pacific maintains constant supervision over product inventory, provides theater contingency and exercise support, and monitors product quality throughout the region. The region provides support to every military agency in the Pacific and to a host of foreign countries in the region. Spanning such a large portion of the world, DLA Energy Pacific has offices in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Okinawa and Singapore that provide first-class energy support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This session will look at ongoing activities in the region with a focus on challenges being addressed and future efforts to provide support in order to meet ever evolving requirements.
Speaker(s):
CAPT Daniels, Commander, DLA Pacific


Workshop 12: Region Update – Americas
DLA Energy Americas provides comprehensive energy support and solutions to the various departments and agencies of the U.S. government, as well as international partners, in the most effective and efficient manner possible. DLA Energy Americas is responsible for the receipt, storage, and distribution of various energy products to DLA Energy customers. The region’s area of responsibility consists of North, Central and South Americas, plus the Caribbean Island states and territories; a total of 16,632,233 square miles encompassing the 48 contiguous United States and 39 additional countries/territories. This session will provide information on the day to day operations of DLA Energy Americas highlighting current high profile efforts, along with challenges and efforts to address them, and future initiatives.
Speaker(s):
COL Craig Simonsgaard, USA-Commander, DLA Energy Americas
LTC Christian Meisel, USA-Commander, DLA Energy Americas East
Maj Justin Settles, USAF-Commander, DLA Energy Americas West


Workshop 13: Auditability….It’s Everyone’s Job
Proper stewardship of government owned assets is a fundamental responsibility at every level of management. As good stewards of taxpayer funds we must be “audit ready” and have reliable and repeatable controls and processes in place. What must a Responsible Office do in preparation for a visit by the DLA Auditability Team or Independent Public Accountant? In this session we will discuss Energy’s OMB A-123 program and the four stages of an IPA audit (including Planning, Internal Controls’ Evaluation, Fieldwork/Testing and Reporting). We will dive into questions related to internal controls, policies and procedures and where to go to stay abreast of updates/changes. We will discuss the IPA’s expectations for Evidential Matter/supporting documentation and the current processes in place to address IPA requests (RC Tool).
Speaker(s):
Khalid Hamidi, Chief, Audibility and Sustainment Office, DLA Energy Strategic Plans and Programs


Workshop 14: Enterprise External Business Portal (EEBP) Overview and Demo
This session will cover how to properly order fuel using the Enterprise External Business Portal (EEBP) as well as its other functionalities. EEBP is DLA Energy’s customer and business partner-facing system for customer direct sales fuel ordering, DLA inventory ground product resupply requests, account management, reporting and analytics, delivery location condition maintenance, and demand planning collaboration. The EEBP is the gateway for accessing back-end DLA applications directly through a single point of access for DLA customers and business partners in the field and at Defense Fuel Support Points and Service Control points.
Speaker(s):
Randy Beltran, DLA Energy Business Process Support
Dave Friedler, DLA Energy Business Process Support
Stephen Thurber, DLA Energy Business Process Support


Workshop 15: FuelsManager® Defense (FMD) 9.0 and Fuels Training Portal Demonstration Lab
A breakout session will be held to enable interested users to have hands on access to FuelsManager® Defense version 9.0. This session will allow users to experience the new functionality interested by FMD 9 and to ask detailed questions from the FMD Functional Team. Additionally users will also be able to access the fuels training portal and ask the Fuels Training Team questions.
Speaker(s):
Tim Murphy, DLA Energy Business Process Support


Workshop 16: Meet the DLA Energy Small Business Office Staff
Come meet the staff of the DLA Energy Small Business Office in an open and relaxed environment.  Staff members responsible for managing the DLA Energy Small Business program hand to answer questions and discuss business matters.


Workshop 17: Meet the DLA Energy Customer Operations Staff
Come meet the staff of Customer Operations in an open and relaxed environment.  Staff members responsible for DLA Energy customer interactions and outreach will be on hand to answer questions and discuss business matters.


Workshop 18: Meet the DLA Energy Bulk Petroleum Supply Chain Staff
Come meet the DLA Energy staff working on all aspects of the bulk petroleum supply chain in an open and relaxed environment.  Representatives from multiple offices will be on hand to discuss the operation of the supply chain.  On hand will be DLA Energy staff involved in the acquisition and management of bulk petroleum, the operation of Government owned bulk fuel facilities, direct delivery of commercial fuels, into-plane refueling contracts at commercial airports, bunker supply at commercial ports, storage service contracts, environmental remediation services, and supply chain optimization projects.


Workshop 19: Meet the DLA Energy Installation Energy Staff
Come meet the staff of Installation Energy in an open and relaxed environment.  Staff members responsible for the acquisition of electricity, natural gas, and coal along with the contracting staff performing Energy Savings Performance Contracts and Power Purchase Agreements for renewable energy will be on hand to answer questions and discuss business matters.