Article Out Loud - Critical Infrastructure & Strategic Assessment

An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, April 13, 2016.

Globally, government agencies are at a nexus in how to plan for and address society’s dependence on infrastructure to sustain economies, support and protect people, and implement strategies to provide for an appropriate level of reinvestment. Partnerships with the private financial world would help develop an effective framework for investments and acceptance of risk.

Narrated by Randy Vivian.

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David Wegner
David Wegner

David L. Wegner is a senior scientific consultant with Jacobs. He recently retired from a senior staff position on water, energy and transportation committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. In that position he worked on legislation that directly affected administration policy and federal agency actions related to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Prior to serving in Washington, D.C. he worked for over 20 years for the Department of the Interior managing water and science programs in the Colorado River basin and the Grand Canyon. Currently he works as a part-time senior scientist to ICF and continues to provide input and strategic counsel to the National Academy of Sciences, several Members of Congress and international organizations focused on water and climate issues. He currently splits his time between Tucson, AZ, Durango, CO, and the Colorado River. He can be reached at

Sheri Tickner
Sheri Tickner

Sheri Tickner is director of asset management strategies, buildings and infrastructure with Jacobs. She is a leader in capital improvement planning for large government clients. With over 20 years of experience, she understands all aspects of asset management: facility condition assessments; land use and infrastructure planning; architectural design; and federal budgeting. Ms. Tickner is an experienced strategist who excels at facilitating “C-suite” work sessions and cultivating strong relationships. Her experience includes long-range master planning, process and procedure policy development, capital program development, schedule implementation and phasing, requirements validation, cost estimating and budgeting, MILCON planning, space planning, construction management, fit out, and occupancy. She can be reached at



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