The National Academies

ACRP Synthesis 11-03/Topic S10-20 [Active (Synthesis)]

Resilience Partnerships with the Air National Guard and other Military Organizations
[ ACRP 11-03 (Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $45,000
Staff Responsibility: Jordan Christensen
Fiscal Year: 2021

Tentative Scope
Extreme weather events, natural disasters, wildfires, and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought the vulnerability of critical infrastructure systems in United States into sharp focus. These events have demonstrated that airport professionals need new approaches to planning for and investing in energy resilience. The U.S. military has established resilience requirements for domestic installations and Congress has created new programs such as the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program to make investments in community infrastructure that supports military missions. Air National Guard (ANG) units are co-located at more than 70 civilian airports across the U.S. There is a natural partnership opportunity between airports and ANG units to craft resilience strategies in partnership and pursue federal funding. There are also clear opportunities for airports to learn from ANG resilience best practices more broadly - whether or not they host ANG units.
The objective of this research is to document resiliency practices from Air National Guards and other military services that airports can adapt for their own facilities and operations. The audience for this research are airport operators with military unites co-located or nearby the airport.
Information to be described in a concise report:
·       ANG and other military services resilience policies, requirements, and approaches;
·       A primer on the structure and governance of the ANG;
·       Highlight opportunities for military and civilian partnerships that can leverage unique ANG acquisition pathways (e.g. Military Construction Cooperative Agreements), support planned or ongoing ANG capital investments, and position airports and ANG units to pursue community resilience funding from the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program or other programs available from the Department of Defense.
Tasks will include the following:
    Review literature related to ANG policies and programs (e.g. Air Force Policy Directive 90-17)
    Conduct interviews with Air National Guard staff responsible for acquisitions, resilience, and facility investments
    Conduct interviews with Department of Defense program offices responsible for resilience planning and funding, and documenting case studies of successful resilience partnerships between military and civilian entities.
Partial Information Sources:
ACRP Synthesis 91, Microgrids and Their Application for Airports and Public Transit, 2019 https://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/177928.aspx  
Ciuicã, Oliver; Dragomir, Christian; Pușcã, Bogdan. Safety culture model in military aviation organisation. Scientific Journal of Silesian University of Technology. Series Transport, Volume 108, 2020, pp 15-25 https://trid.trb.org/view/1736423
Ehlert, Alex M; Wilson, Patrick B. A Systematic Review of Stimulant Use in Civilian and Military Aviation. The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, Volume 31, Issue 3, 2021, pp 198-218 https://trid.trb.org/view/1861676
Kozuba, Janusz; Sarnowski, Witold. Logistical processes in military aviation organizations. Scientific Journal of Silesian University of Technology. Series Transport, Volume 94, 2017, pp 75-88 https://trid.trb.org/view/1465142
Rickerson, Wilson; Wu, Michael. Beyond the Fence Line: Strengthening Military Capabilities through Energy Resilience Partnerships. Association of Defense Communities. Pub date Nov. 1, 2018.
TRB Staff
Jordan Christensen
First Meeting: August 11, 2022
Workplan Delivered
Comments Due (Email)     
Draft Report Delivered      
Second Panel Meeting      

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