VISTAtsi to Showcase Best Practices for Large-Scale Facilities Condition Assessments

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VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTAtsi), will be a featured presenter at the 2010 National Training Conference for Federal Planners. VISTAtsi's session entitled "Large-Scale Facilities Condition Assessments: A Key to Sustainable Development Patterns in Federal Facilities" will be presented Thursday, April 8th at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM CST. The presentation will explain how VISTAtsi assists the U.S. Army with annual facilities condition assessments of all Army facilities.

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTAtsi), a recognized leader in decision support systems and services for business and government, will be a featured presenter at the 2010 National Training Conference for Federal Planners. The conference will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center on April 6-9, 2010. VISTAtsi's session entitled "Large-Scale Facilities Condition Assessments: A Key to Sustainable Development Patterns in Federal Facilities" will be presented Thursday, April 8th from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM CST.

"This panel discussion will articulate a process that has been used with success in the Army for well over a decade," remarked VISTAtsi President and CEO David B. Baxa. "Successful planning for portfolio sustainment requires that the existing inventory of facilities be measured with recurring annual frequency. Our approach with the U.S. Army is an annual portfolio-wide snapshot that can be accomplished with predictable, high quality and useable results."

VISTAtsi assists with annual facilities condition assessments of all Army facilities to help create baseline information that drives operations and maintenance budgets while supporting priorities for major component renewal and overall portfolio sustainability. The FPD presentation will explain how the Army innovates and accomplishes this work. Attendees will learn the fundamental steps in conducting large scale and multiple location condition assessments that are proved to deliver consistent high quality results in implementation that directly benefit best value sustainment priorities.

"Planners most often do not have a reliable tool for this work and they lack a process that can be accomplished at extremely low costs and with predictable high quality results," noted panelist John Bartoli, VISTAtsi Installation Status Report (ISR) Team Lead. "The Army's method for this work is within the public domain and can be used by any federal agency or department."

Bartoli will be presenting with client representative David Leinberger, Army HQ USA, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM), Installation Status Report (ISR) Program Manager.

About VISTAtsi

VISTAtsi is an employee-owned real property and asset management consultancy specializing in decision support analytics.

Executives use VISTAtsi for information technology, management consulting, decision support systems and services. Our focus on real property helps our clients gain the greatest value from money they spend on buildings, land and infrastructure. We collect and analyze massive volumes of data. The result is high quality financial performance information that makes it easier to plan and implement effective policy, management, resource stewardship, and budget choices.

VISTAtsi builds better decision support. We help customers evolve best practices, consistent reporting and performance measures, all related to the best use of assets while managing costs.

For more than 25 years, VISTAtsi's solutions have helped government run better - cutting costs, eliminating waste and improving performance.

About the Federal Planning Division

The Division's purpose is to provide a forum for people involved in the development and/or implementation of comprehensive planning and land management policies, techniques, and procedures for federal properties located within the United States and overseas. By focusing on planning and land management, the division's objective is to improve the quality of life for persons who live on, work on, and/or use federal lands and facilities; and to protect and enhance the value of federal properties for their designated purposes.

A secondary objective of the Division is to foster positive economic, environmental, and social relationships between federal lands and adjacent, non-federal communities and areas. Finally, the division supports and/or promotes all federal planning programs which provide technical and/or financial assistance to state, regional, and local communities in the United States, and to both US interests and national governments abroad.

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