One of the best things about this event is that it brings DOD's analytic community together to engage on energy issues face-to-face. Namely, progress it seeks to make involves improvements in risk assessment, prioritization of energy investment and work, and mainstreaming DOD energy considerations so they are understood from a capabilities perspective.
Along the way, some pointed questions on energy will be asked, and from these, still more are sure to arise. Here's a few likely starters for you:
- How are DOD leaders and action officers deciding what's most important to do first, and what the desired effects should be?
- What are the rationales for how scarce resources are being allocated today?
- Do the requirements people have a basic understanding of what's available with low technical risk for reducing fuel demand in the field today?
- While we talk about reducing energy demand and increasing renewable supplies to improve capability, who's working on showing how much is enough?