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A Strategy for Applying the Business Case for Renewal of Federal Facilities

Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee of experts will develop an implementation strategy for applying the business case for maintenance, renewal, and repurposing of federal facilities, not in support of a particular investment, but supporting a case for stewarding a portfolio. However, rather than identifying “what to do,” this effort will focus on “how to do it” within the context of existing legislation and executive guidance.
As part of its task, the committee may address the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of federal infrastructural renewal and repurposing? What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the benefits?
  • What are all the costs and what should be used to determine accurate full life cycle costs?
  • How can savings in life cycle costs justify near term investment in renewal?
  • What are the interdependencies of the various factors and how do they influence each other?
  • What are alternatives to renewal of federally owned infrastructure? What is the risk and cost of a no investment option?
  • What are the risks of having connected infrastructure of varying ages or stages of lifecycle?
  • How should risks that deteriorating facilities, deteriorating building systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical), or components (e.g., roofs, foundations) pose to the achievement of a federal agency's mission or to other organizational outcomes (e.g., physical security, operating costs, worker recruitment and retention, healthcare costs), be measured and managed?
  • How can the practices for delivering and sustaining facilities that meet mission requirements be implemented in the most cost effective, energy efficient, safe, adaptable, and sustainable way?

The study will also recommend feedback strategies and practices for measuring the actual (as opposed to predicted) outcomes of maintenance and repair investments to aid in continuous improvement of investment strategies.  The study will include in the business case options and strategies to present the renewal of facilities in the federal portfolio.

Status: Current


Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Oskvig, Cameron


Engineering and Technology

Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

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National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  

Description :   

Panel discussions with federal facilities program managers to discuss strategic approaches for renewal of facilities, portfolio approaches in capital investment decision methods, repair/replace decision processes, lifecycle costs used in making investment decisions, calculating renewal costs in lifecycle analysis, tying capital costs to mission outcomes, and related issues. It will also include panel discussions with representatives of the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and congressional staff regarding issues related to portfolio asset management, lifecycle analysis and impacts infrastructure capital investments. 

Registration for Online Attendance :

Registration for in Person Attendance :

If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Cameron Oskvig
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2663

Supporting File(s)
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Study process and Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requirements

10:50 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 – 11:15 am Committee Conflict of Interest, Balance and Composition Discussion

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Committee Discussion of Statement of Task
• What Does It Mean to You?
• What Will Be the Key Issues?
• Identify Questions/Areas Requiring Clarification from the Federal Facilities Council (FFC), the study sponsor

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 19, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:



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