2010 NCSL Spring Forum logoTask Force on Military and Veterans Affairs Agenda and Presentations 

2010 Spring Forum
April 7-10, 2010
Washington, D.C

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Wednesday, April 7
 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

Moderator: Representative John Grange, Kansas

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Quality of Life Issues

Moderator: Representative John Grange, Kansas

Speaker: Ed Kringer, Director, State Liaison & Educational Opportunity, US Department of Defense 

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10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Karen Malebranche, Deputy Chief Officer, Office of Legislative, Regulatory, & Intergovernmental Affairs

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Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA): Tom Pamperin, Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Programs

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11:00 am - 11:30 am 

Army National Guard

Speaker: Lt Col Joe Knott, Sustainability, Headquarters, Army National Guard

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11:30 am -12:30 pm  


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Panel Presentation – Encroachment and Readiness

Moderator: Representative John Grange, Kansas

Sam Kleinman, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Readiness
John Conger, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations & Environment
David Duma, Principal Deputy, Directorate of Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Bob Barnes, National Defense Liaison, The Nature Conservancy

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1:30 pm - 2:15 pm 

Energy Session

Moderator: Representative John Grange, Kansas

Speaker: Frank DiGiovanni, Director, Readiness and Training, OSD and Stanley Rasmussen, Regional Counsel, Department of Defense, Kansas City, Missouri

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Download PDF Presentation on Wind Power Development and Military Installations

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Task Force Planning Session

During this session, task force members will hear an update on NCSL web-based Military and Veterans Affairs resources, as well as state map resources, discuss planning for the NCSL Legislative Summit in Louisville, Kentucky (July 25-28) and hear an update on the task force policies that were presented to the NCSL Executive Committee in January.

Moderator: Representative John Grange, Kansas