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2020 Power Up Energy Expo

Keynote - Day 1

Brig. Gen. Patrice A. Melancon

Executive Director, Program Management Office, Tyndall Air Force Base

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Day 1: Keynote

At the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force, General Melançon is leading a team to program and prepare to execute nearly $3 billion in funding to construct a digitally connected, 21st century Air Force base capable of supporting up to three squadrons of F-35s and one squadron of MQ-9s. This session offers a timely discussion around current mission priorities at Tyndall AFB followed by a Q&A session.

Day 2: Session 3: Building Resiliency with Community Stakeholders

To build a truly resilient installation you must often look beyond the fence line. Bringing in community stakeholders is critical to the installation and building a culture of resiliency. This panel explores opportunities for new partnerships to work collaboratively to benefit both the installation and the community.

Day 1: Session 2: Finance & Contract Acquisition

Building the “Base of the Future” requires coordination between different federal agencies to discuss contract vehicles and funding requirements. The sessions offers an in-depth discussion around the financial tools and financing structures that the Air Force uses to ensure mission requirements.

Day 1: Session 4: Resilient Construction Standards

In the wake of extreme weather events such as Hurricane Michael and Super Storm Sandy, it is clear that new design standards and innovative building solutions are needed to protect military installations from the impacts of climate change. This session covers the new building requirements and new methods of fortified construction.