SAME's 2022 Capital Week – Recap
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SAME's 2022 Capital Week brought 675 members together for three days of strategic discussions, industry-government engagement, and networking opportunities. Attendees gladly shook hands, hugged, and chatted away for the first in-person Capital Week after three years, ready to face the challenges of the future for the A/E/C industry.
The Golden Eagle Awards kicked off Capital Week honoring distinguished awardees for outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, and for dedication and contributions to national security, including:
- Vice Adm. Jerome Adams, MD, FASA, USPHS (Ret.), 20th Surgeon General of the United States
- Vice Adm. Michael Loose, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Former U.S. Navy Chief of Civil Engineers and past SAME National President
- Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), 50th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and past SAME National President* (2020/21 Honoree)
- Joseph Galloway, Vietnam war correspondent and Author, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young"* (2020/21 Honoree, presented posthumously)
A portion of the proceeds of the Golden Eagle Awards benefited the SAME Foundation.
The DOD program featured the Federal Executive Leaders Panel, including leadership from USACE, NAVFAC, Air Force, and the VA. Discussions centered on the upcoming federal budget, the infrastructure bill, and how growing program requirements will increase the support the services need from industry. SAME's National President, Mark Handley, moderated the session.
Attendees were also treated to the Networking Lunch, featuring a special keynote address from Ambassador William Moser, Director of the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO). His remarks touched on the top challenges for OBO, discussed some of the key initiatives and efforts underway to address these concerns, and stressed the importance of fostering collaborative partnerships with industry to get the job done.
New this year, Capital Week was highlighted by a sold out 4-hour training session: Introduction to Cyber-Enabled Sabotage and Engineering Protections, hosted by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The training provided a view of the adversary landscape and considerations for protecting critical functions from cyber risks, threats, and events.
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Cap Week Gallery 2022
Thank you for making Capital Week a success. We hope to see you next year!