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The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME),Anchorage Post is pleased to announce a special event on Monday August 26, 2019.Presentations include new design and engineering trends and projects in our State that aim to make our infrastructure, buildings, and environment more secure. This seminar includes multiple briefings from various branches of the military in Alaska and two keynote presentations!

Location: Alaska Pacific University, Atwood Center, Rasmuson Hall (unless otherwise noted).  This location provides easy parking.

Current Agenda*:

  • 7:30–Doors Open - Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00– Pledge of Allegiance & Panel Introduction
  • “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Current Initiatives in building a Safer and More Secure Community”. This in-depth panel presentation features various members from the building and environment design and owner/manager community. The panel will discuss and answer questions about their recent initiatives in building a safer and more secure community. Moderated by Tom Fenoseff, Director of Facilities at the Anchorage School District. Panel members include:
    • Ashley Lally, Dir. Of Security & Emergency Preparedness, ASD 
    • Officer, Natasha Welch, APD
    • John Weir, MCG – Design & Architecture, CEO & Principal Architect
    • Dan Seiser, BDS Architects, Principal Architect
    • Peter Briggs, Corvus Design, Landscape Architect

  • 9:00– Breakfast Keynote - Senator Dan Sullivan

  • 9:45 – Networking Break 
  • 10:00 – Panel Discussion: “Active Shooter Readiness, Situational Awareness for Safety at a Moment’s Notice”.Panel members include representatives from JBER 611th Squadron/UAA / APD / FBI. Confirmations in progress.
  • 11:00 – Networking Break & Lunch Keynote -Lt Gov. Mead Treadwell – Projects with an impact on security - in the Arctic and Rail to Canada
  • 12:00 BRIEFINGS:
  • 12:00 – Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) - "Finding and Researching Government Contracting Opportunities"
  • 1:00 – Repairs on JBER related to the November 30 Earthquake  Lt Col Christopher Schnipke,  USAF PACAF 673 CES/CC 
  • 2:00 – Networking Break 
  • --- 2:30 - 3:00 – Cyber Security Topic 1: “Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems – Best Practices in Protecting Automation Systems for Energy, Water, Pipelines, and Oil-Field Facilities”, Presented by: Tony DeHaven, Automation Engineering Supervisor at Dowland-Bach Corporation in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 3:00 - 3:30– Cyber Security Topic 2 : "Data Protection for Business and End User"  Presented by: Janet Furr, Dantech Services
  • ---- 2:30 – BREAKOUT SESSION – “The Fine Art of Proposal Writing.”Panel discussion about writing proposals, teaming, pitfalls and successes delivering a well written document. Panel members include:Michelle R. Mandel, Chief, Military Branch, Directorate of Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District,Lydia Griffey, Principal, Transportation-US Northwest-Anchorage AK at Stantec.Contractor/Small Business partner TBD. Carr-Gottstein Academic Center Rm. 226)
  • 3:30 – Programs Overview for Corps of Engineers Alaska District  - LTC Penny Bloedel, USARMY CEPOA (US) 
  • 4:30 – End of the program, gathering with Pizza from Moose's Tooth

* Current as of August 25, 2019. 

Event contact Maria.Talasz@Stantec.com - 907-862-0340



Once on Providence drive, just follow the road south/east until the intersection with Elmore and continue straight. There will be an Alaska Pacific University sign at the entrance. Follow the curved road (it is like a fibonacci/golden spiral with the building at the center), until you see a big white building on your left at the end appear between the trees, with blue water fountains in front. It says Atwood Building, the Rasmuson Hall is inside of it. Parking is in front, and then you come up the steps, walk over the to entrance of the main hall. The event is on the second floor and both stairs left and right from the lobby will get you to the event. Restrooms are on the first floor when you enter the lobby. There is an elevator around the backside if needed. 

The attached image also shows the Carr Gottstein Academic Center. There is a nice little walking trail between the two buildings, or you can drive.