MEVA Webcasts

The Military Equipment Valuation & Accountability (MEVA) webcasts are recordings of live multimedia presentations by key Department leaders offering their views on the significance of the MEVA initiative or discussing new developments affecting valuation and accountability of military equipment. Some include responses to real-time questions from listeners in the field. Use the links on the left side to see what these productions have to offer.

Minimum System Requirements

Following are the minimum system requirements to view the web casts:

  • Flash Player 7. You must have administrative privileges on your computer to install Flash Player. Download Flash Player
  • 450 MHz Pentium II (or equivalent)
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • PC: Windows 2000 with Internet Explorer 6.0 | Netscape 7.0 | Firefox 1.0 | AOL 8.0 | Opera 7.11
  • MAC: OS 9.x with Opera 6 | Internet Explorer 5.1 | Netscape 7.x
  • Speakers are NOT required
  • Broadband Internet connection IS recommended

MEV Overview

This multimedia presentation provides a high-level summary of the Military Equipment Valuation (MEV) Initiative—a DoD-wide effort to identify and value military equipment.

Mr. Paul Brinkley, former Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation; and Ms. Terri McKay, former Deputy Chief Financial Officer, give their endorsements of this initiative. Mr. Richard Sylvester, Former Deputy Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis for Property & Equipment Policy, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), explains the critical contributions required from three DoD communities—Acquisition, Logistics, and Financial Management—in order to make this groundbreaking initiative a success.

Launch Presentation (13.39 minutes) – with captions | without captions

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Accountability and Management of Military Equipment Webcast

On January 26, 2007, Mr. Richard K. Sylvester, Former Deputy Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis for Property & Equipment (P&E) Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (OUSD(AT&L)) gave a live Webcast interview on the topic of “Accountability and Management of Military Equipment.”

Learn what actions the Department is taking to achieve improved property accountability and management of our military equipment and how these efforts will ultimately benefit the Department.

To access the archived version of the webcast interview from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website, please click here.

Click here to access questions and answers that were not addressed during the webcast.

Click here to access the “Accountability and Management of Military Equipment” presentation.

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Military Equipment Valuation – How Do We Deal with OPTEMPO? Webcast

On February 26, 2008, Mr. Richard K. Sylvester, Former Deputy Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis for Property & Equipment (P&E) Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (OUSD(AT&L)) gave a live Webcast interview on the topic of “Military Equipment Valuation – How Do We Deal with OPTEMPO?”

Mr. Sylvester discussed how we can better determine when to replace military equipment worn out faster than expected from sustained operational use in a combat environment. He also offered thoughts on how to determine more realistic values for this equipment, such as, for example, an Up Armored HMMWV that has been forward deployed for two years.

To access the archived version of the webcast interview from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website, please click here.

Click here to access the “Military Equipment Valuation – How Do We Deal with OPTEMPO?” presentation.

Click here to access questions and answers on the effects of OPTEMPO on the useful life of military equipment.


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