Project Announcement: Process Development for Air Force Energy Infrastructure

The objective of this project is to develop a framework and process set to inform Air Force policy recommendations on energy infrastructure maintenance and sustainment practices to optimize mission support.

As installation infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate, Air Force facilities become more vulnerable to system failures and service disruptions. Furthermore, concurrent advances in technology make interdiction of the infrastructure more feasible by non-DoD actors. Additionally, advances in commercially available energy infrastructure technology are available to support mission readiness by enhancing performance and minimizing vulnerability.

The customer believes that a policy-level solution would be useful in identifying, planning, and executing energy infrastructure projects, sustainment, and maintenance practices that incorporate the mission implications to infrastructure vulnerabilities and the mission-related consequences of system failures and service disruptions. The goal of the policy would be to equip execution offices with guidance and requirements to inform their capital planning and sustainment of energy-related infrastructure at the installations.

CTMA anticipates that this mission-oriented policy will result in more effective solutions employed across the DoD. Because these solutions will be dependent on using industry to meet Air Force requirements we believe that the resulting projects will result in first-of-a-kind innovations that will be scaled across the services as well as across the country’s utility regulatory authorities who continue to develop models that incorporate enhanced services to their customers by leveraging technological advances in associated infrastructure and services.

Those interested in participating in this project should contact Marc Sharp, marcs@ncms.org or (734) 995-7051 by May 31, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).