Autonomous Vehicle Research, Development, Infrastructure Creation, and Implementation for the Modern War-Fighter and Peace Keeper in the 21st Century [8.25.19]

Broadcast Completed (8.25.19). Pending YouTube URL Posting by Channel 10 TV

Guests:

  • Guest 1: LtCol Mark A. Paolicelli, USMC & Deputy Base Commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH); and Peggy Tadej, Director, Military Affairs, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)
  • Guest 2: David C. Woessner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Regulatory Affairs, Local Motors
  • Guest 3: Major Kyle Holway, Strategic Engagement and Mission Sustainment Branch, G-7 Modernization and Development Directorate, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM)
  • Guest 4: Richard G. Kidd, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy, and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense
Segment 1

LtCol Mark A. Paolicelli, USMC & Deputy Base Commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH); and Peggy Tadej, Director, Military Affairs, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), (In Studio), Theme: “Why Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) and Military and Community Partnerships”

Segment 2

David C. Woessner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Regulatory Affairs, Local Motors, (In-Studio), Theme: “Greater Washington Region Olli Fleet Challenge”

Segment 3

Major Kyle Holway, Strategic Engagement and Mission Sustainment Branch, G-7 Modernization and Development Directorate, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), (In-Studio), Theme: “Benefits of the Autonomous Vehicle Research for the Military – the Base of the Future”

Segment 4

Richard G. Kidd, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy, and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense, (In-Studio), Theme: “Integrating Smart Bases into Smart Communities”


Program Summary:

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Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: LtCol Mark A. Paolicelli, USMC & Deputy Base Commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH); and Peggy Tadej, Director, Military Affairs, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), (In Studio), Theme: “Why Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) and Military and Community Partnerships”
  • Segment ‘2’: David C. Woessner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Regulatory Affairs, Local Motors, (In-Studio), Theme: “Greater Washington Region Olli Fleet Challenge”
  • Segment ‘3’: Major Kyle Holway, Strategic Engagement and Mission Sustainment Branch, G-7 Modernization and Development Directorate, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), (In-Studio), Theme: “Benefits of the Autonomous Vehicle Research for the Military – the Base of the Future”
  • Segment ‘4’: Richard G. Kidd, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy, and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense, (In-Studio), Theme: “Integrating Smart Bases into Smart Communities”

Program Overview:

Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall is a Joint Base of the United States military that is located around Arlington, Virginia which is made up of Fort Myer (Arl), Fort McNair (SW DC), and Henderson Hall. Fort Myer is headquarters to service personnel working throughout the National Capital Region. The post provides housing, support, and services to thousands of active-duty, reserve, and retired military, members of the U.S. Coast Guard, and their families stationed in the United States Army Military District of Washington. The JBMHH’s mission is to operate the Army’s community and support Homeland Security in the nation’s capital.
Due to its proximity to Arlington National Cemetery, this is also the base of operations for most Honor Guards services and burial teams. A large percentage of burials in Arlington National Cemetery originate from Old Post Chapel, one of the two chapels on Fort Myer. Visitors are also given access to the caissons, stables, and the Old Guard Museum. The military’s largest child development center, named the Cody Child Development Center (CDC), is located there

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is a regional council of thirteen member local governments in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. According to Virginia’s Regional Cooperation Act, NVRC is a political subdivision (a government agency) within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each member jurisdiction appoints one or more representative(s) from its governing body to serve on NVRC’s board of 24 Commissioners. Only elected officials may be appointed, and the number of representatives per jurisdiction is population-based.

With a rich history spanning 60 years, NVRC’s chief roles and functions have focused on providing information, performing professional and technical services for its members, and serving as a mechanism for regional coordination. Current programs and projects address a wide array of local government interests. The work of the Commission is supported by annual contributions from its member local governments, by appropriations of the Virginia General Assembly, and by a variety of grants, contracts, and fees from both governmental and private sector sources.

NVRC created the Community, Military, & Federal Facility Partnership of Northern Virginia. The Partnership is chaired by NVRC Past Chair and member of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Penny Gross. The Partnership is made up of elected officials, business leaders, academic institutions, and military personnel from around the region. It is uniquely positioned to provide the strategic leadership to ensure regional coordination.

Local Motors is an American motor vehicle manufacturing company focused on low-volume manufacturing of open-source motor vehicle designs using multiple microfactories. It was founded in 2007 with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.The company’s current vehicles include the Rally Fighter and their 3D-printed Strati and Swim vehicles. The company develops vehicles using 3D Printing and utilizes vehicle designs provided by the online community. In 2016, the company introduced an autonomous electric-powered shuttle named Olli.

Co-creation is a technique used by Local Motors, General Electric, and LEGO to enhance new product development. Select organizations have partnered with the company to facilitate co-creation of their products including US Army, Domino’s, and Airbus. Local Motors uses co-designing type of customer co-creation in which the selective process is made by its community and some features such as frame and structure are scoped by the company. Firstly, users create drawing designs and the decorative ideas on their own style. Although the users are novices or experts, all users can participate in this step. After that users present their designs on the website, the best design selected by people in the community will be developed by the company. Finally, the company will launch the co-designing car into the market. Using Co-creation method, company gains customer’s engagement. and loyalty.

In 2016, the company unveiled an autonomous, electric-powered bus. The vehicle was designed by Edgar Sarmiento, initially named the “Berlino” from the Urban Mobility Challenge: Berlin 2030. The vehicle was built by Local Motors and has IBM Watson technology installed to provide a personalized experience for riders. The vehicle was demonstrated live to their online audience on Facebook Live at a media event in National Harbor, Washington, D.C. Region. The vehicle is still undergoing development. On January 2, 2018, Local Motors received a pledge of up to a $1 billion in financing and operational support to customers of Olli from Florida-based Elite Transportation Services (ETS) with additional funding of $20 million from Texas-based Xcelerate. It is now in a full demonstration mode at Joint Base Meyer – Henderson Hall (JBM – HH), Arlington, Virginia.

Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) exercises command and control of Marine Corps Installations via regional commanders in order to provide oversight, direction, and coordination of installation services and to optimize support to the Operating Forces, tenants, and activities. For installations under the command and control of the Commanding General of Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM), MCICOM only provides installation support.

The Marine Corps is committed to innovation while modernizing facilities, technology, and services for a more flexible and resilient fighting force. Installation-werX (I-werX), is a supporting branch to (MCICOM) Modernization and Development Directorate (G-7). I-werX has and is leveraging insights, perspectives, and expertise from an ecosystem of private industry, academia, along with local, state, and federal government personnel. This is generating alternative ideas to improve installation services and develop a Base of the Future (BoF) concept. The BoF concept brings together the power of ideas and community partners to imagine and re-imagine the application of emerging state-of-the-art technology, processes, and efficiencies to the future of Marine Corps bases to ensure the readiness and resiliency of its fighting force.

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment establishes policy, provides strategic direction, and supervises all matters pertaining to infrastructure, Army installations and contingency bases, energy, and environmental programs to enable global Army Operations. Its vision is to enhance Army mission effectiveness and resilience in a prudent, efficient, and forward thinking manner.

The Army’s Energy and Sustainability program promotes energy and water resilience in support of the Army’s priorities; readiness, modernization, reform, and lethality. The National Defense Strategy states, “The homeland is no longer a sanctuary.” Access to a reliable supply of energy and water will be challenged at every opportunity, across multiple domains, and by multiple actors simultaneously. As potential vulnerabilities emerge in the interdependent electric power grids, natural gas pipelines, and water resources, ensuring reliable sources of energy and water has become increasingly dynamic and challenging. To meet this challenge, the Army is heavily focused on resilience, in addition to cost avoidance, sustainability, and efficiency.

The Army proactively seeks and develops energy resilience projects to include onsite generation, storage, and controls. This focus will enable critical missions in the event of a grid disruption or other power emergency. Energy and water resilience is essential to the Army’s operational and installation readiness, as it safeguards operational energy performance, advances warfighting capabilities, and provides increased mobility, greater freedom of action, and thus adds lethality. Energy and water resilience enables Army readiness.



Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

 

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