Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S10-20. Resilience Partnerships with the Air National Guard and other Military Organizations

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: (1) ANG and other military services resilience policies, requirements, and approaches; (2) A primer on the structure and governance of the ANG; (3) 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.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S10-20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Start Date: 20220516
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01830030
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S10-20
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 13 2021 3:29PM