October 5-8, 2020

Virtual

Transportation Academy classes are listed below, first by session and then by track – check back regularly for the latest information.

 

 

TRACKS

  Acquisition & Finance

  Blockchain

  Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

  DoD & Commercial Logistics

  Interactive Workshops/Training

  IT, Cyber, & Analytics

  Leadership & Human Resources

  Legislation & Policy

  Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

  SDDC Workshop

TRANSPORTATION ACADEMY AGENDA

Monday, October 5 – Session 1
9:00-10:00 am (CDT)

Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Evolving for Tomorrow: The Role of Deterrence (Roundtable)
Moderator: BG Heidi Hoyle, SDDC Commanding General; MG Christopher Mohan, 21st TSC Commanding General; COL Joshua Hirsch, 598th Brigade Commander 
Panel discussion focused on power projection through the European continent.
Course Description & Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Trucking Economics and Implications for Procurement or How to be an Informed Buyer
Marc Boyle, Boyle Transport
Purpose of this course is for the participant to gain an understanding of the for-hire trucking industry structure in the United States, the carrier cost structures and market characteristics for the main segments of truckload and less-than truckload services. Implications for procurement will be discussed in conjunction with demand patterns and a total cost of ownership perspective with a focus on joint costs.

Interactive Workshops & Training

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency (SCR&R 101): The New Normal with the “3 R’s” – Respond, Recover & Renew
Greg Schlegel, Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium
A review of tools to enable organizations to identify, assess, mitigate and manage risk in your global supply chain. The session will define terms and how they are applied in government and commercial sectors.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Cyber Disruptions and the Implications for Surface Partners
Moderator, Krystal Covey, Director of the DoD-Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE); Ports, Darich Runyan, Sr. Director-Information Security, Virginia Port Authority; Ocean, Maersk Line Ltd; Government, Capt Bradley W. Clare, Chief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC); Classification Society/Audits, John Jorgensen, Director, Cyber Security, American Bureau of Shipping
Cyber threats are one of the main global risks, as indicated by the World Economic Forum. Government and industry partners should be able to understand what the risk is and how a company/organization can be affected by a cyber breach, in order to minimize risk and look at cyber security as a return on investment. This panel will offer thought provoking examples of how we can harden key assets.

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Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Pre- and Post-COVID 19 ERA
Dr. Landry Signé, Thunderbird School of Global Management
We are in a new technologically golden but complex era referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which has an unprecedented impact on the global economy, business, state, market, society, and more broadly, humanity. The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers tremendous tools to transform the world as we know it, including addressing challenges such as COVID-19 with its scope, velocity, and systems impact, and public and private sector actors have joined forces using disruptive 4IR technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, quantum computing, blockchain technologies, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, among others. We’ll seek to answer many questions regarding the implications of 4IR.

Legislation & Policy

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

OSD Transportation Directorate Overview and Policy Development
COL Kevin Baird, OSD Office of Transportation Policy
The close partnership between industry and the Department of Defense is critical to meeting ongoing and surge requirements for military operations. COL Baird will provide an overview of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s sustainment related organizations and functions. He will also provide insight into the policy development and implementation process as well as ongoing initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD owned and contracted transportation.

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Domestic Carrier Workshop – Part 1 of 2
SDDC Staff
This class is part 1 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail, truck and barge. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)
Session Description/Bios        Slides

Monday, October 5 – Session 2
12:00-1:00 pm (CDT)

Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

How to do Business with Military Sealift Command: Advice from the MSC Office of Small Business Programs
Leah Baker & Jacki Alford, MSC Office of Small Business Programs
This class is an introductory course on how to identify and locate specific business opportunities with Military Sealift Command and the Dept. of the Navy.  The course instructors will provide candid advice and guidance on how to respond to Sources Sought Notices and Requests for Information.  Whether you are new to Federal Government Contracting or need a refresher – this course will offer information on the Small Business Programs, resources and tools available, and where to find opportunities.
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Blockchain

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Blockchain 101 – What It Is and Why It’s Important to Your Business Processes
Venkat Kodumudi and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This class explains the fundamentals of what Blockchain is and why it matters. It presents a high level overview of Blockchain and how it can be leveraged to enhance business processes and increase efficiency. The class will build a foundation of understanding that highlights the benefits of a bockchain network for a logistics based use case. Don’t let your business be left behind as Blockchain continues to evolve and becomes ubiquitous. This session is the first installment of a three-part Blockchain discussion followed by a technical deep dive class and closed out with a hands on, interactive lab that steps though the construction of a Blockchain network.
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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

The Benefits of Mobile Solar Power Structures
Colin Touhey, CEO and Founder of Pvilion
Pvilion is a provider of rapidly mobile power solutions, integrating solar cells with fabrics for industrial, military, and commercial use. This course is meant to examine the benefits of cost savings through fuel reduction, rapid mobility, and fully integrated power structures. This course will examine the basics of solar power (power and energy) as well as the economics of cost and manpower savings. Lessons learned will include the use cases of rapidly mobile solar integration, energy storage and a lifecycle analysis of solar energy solutions.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Date & Time TBD

How to Create Resilient Supply Chain Networks
Greg Grindey, LLamasoft
Balance risk trade-offs with the ability to model, optimize and simulate supply chain network operations in this session. Find the best transportation routes and inventory levels for the current state, then proactively prepare for potential supply chain events. Contingency plans are easier with the capability to run scenarios associated with disruptive events. React quickly to new variables, on the shortest of notice, with models to quickly determine the best response.

Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Operationalizing Integrity
VADM Dee Mewbourne, USTRANSCOM Deputy Commander
This class will explore what integrity is and what it is not; and will help managers understand that as leaders, they have influence on their employee’s belief systems. Senator Alan K. Simpson once said: “If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” The class explores the meaning of those words through a case study from when VADM Mewbourne was the Commanding Officer of the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).
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Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Theory and Practice of Resilience and Application to Supply Chains
Igor Linkov, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
The COVID-19 pandemic clearly shows the lack of resilience in supply chains and the impact that disruptions may have on a global network scale as individual supply chain connections and nodes fail. This cascading failure underscores the need for the network analysis and advanced resilience analytics we find lacking in the existing supply chain literature. Transportation resilience is a concept that measures a network’s ability to plan for, absorb, recover from and adapt to disturbances. This session will put these developments into perspective in supporting DoD’s logistics requirements. 

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Domestic Carrier Workshop – Part 1 of 2
SDDC Staff
This class is part 1 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail, truck and barge. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)
Session Description/Bios        Slides

Monday, October 5 – Session 3
1:15-2:15 pm (CDT)

Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Readiness Programs
Mickey Muskopf, Shanda Lyman, Will Henderson, & Chris Frost, USTRANSCOM TCAQ; Scott Hill & Tim Boemecke, USTRANSCOM TCJ5
This class provides an overview of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), including benefits of being a CRAF Carrier and VISA Partner and key contract terms & conditions. The class will also discuss how these programs support readiness, will provide myriad operational support examples, and will highlight other programs associated with readiness.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Foreign Direct Investment in Critical Infrastructure: Countering the Challenge
William McDonald, MARAD, Cong. Ernest Istook, Timothy Walton , Hudson Institute,  Anthony Padilla , MARAD
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ports and infrastructure across the globe has changed the political landscape, with potential to redraw alliances and reshape international relationships.  The scope and depth of this influence continues to gain greater awareness, yet we still don’t fully comprehend the potential future implications for U.S. strategy, policy, and  power projection capability.  This presentation will bring together leading experts to discuss the impacts of FDI on global transportation networks, including the challenges FDI may pose to America’s strategic position, while exploring possible solutions to these challenges.
Course Description & Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

True Total Asset Visibility (T2AV)
Paul Mattingly, CGI Federal and US Marine Corps Blount Island Command
This session will demonstrate an asset visibility solution that provides a FIAR compliant, cyber-secure, 2D/3D environment with real-time geospatial location services using robotics and sensors to maintain accurate inventory accountability 100% of the time. This automated process in use at US Marine Corps Blount Island Command is ideal for maintaining accurate inventory accountability and advanced analytics in the high-paced tempo of Military and Government operations, particularly during contingency operations or other critical times when a cumbersome administrative process detracts from mission related objectives and tasks.
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Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Transition from Military to Commercial Logistics – An educator’s journey
Dr. Larry Parker, Jr., American Military University 
Dr. Larry D. Parker, Jr., currently serves as the Program Director of Transportation and Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management at American Public University. and a proud member of professional organizations advancing knowledge and professionalism, such as the Association of Supply Chain Management and the National Naval Officers Association. His journey from active duty logistics to commercial logistics will be provided in this session.

Legislation & Policy

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Breaking Through Jurisdictional Boundaries in Congress
Kurt “Viva” LaFrance, USTRANSCOM TCCC-LA
This course will Investigate the avenues USTRANSCOM uses to advocate for national defense policies with alternative (non-Defense) Congressional Committees. Using three vignettes, the lesson will examine USTRANSCOM’s, Industry’s, and Congress’ role in supporting transportation equities in authorization and appropriation bills relating to sealift, airlift, surface transportation, and Household Goods.
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Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Passenger Travel Looking to the Future in the Age of COVID-19
Moderator, Joel Wartgow, CWT Sato, Mike Beauchamp, United Airlines; Kevin Knorr, Hertz; Nick Vournakis, CWT; Sato; Enterprise; Government and Passenger Travel Advisory Committee
Agility and Responsiveness has become essential for companies with strategic planning as the hospitality and travel industry has been among the hardest hit in our economy. Travel remains an imperative for segments of the country such as emergency responders seeking to reach wildfires or other natural disasters. There will be a discussion of the future structure of the industry.

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

ITO Workshop – Part 1 of 2
Various SDDC Instructors
This class is part 1 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)

Monday, October 5 – Session 4
2:30-3:30 pm (CDT)

Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Increase efficiencies and visibility with U.S. Bank Freight Payment Small Parcel Solutions (Shipments less than 150lbs)
Jeff Lineberger, Jeff Derrick, Eric Schoo, U.S. Bank
The increasingly complex nature of small parcel shipments makes it difficult to get a timely, accurate picture of true cost and service fulfillment. Join this session to discover how your organization can benefit from improved control, increased savings and automated cost recovery for small parcel shipments. The third-party payment system (TPPS) provided by U.S. Bank gives the Department of Defense and federal agencies an efficient and automated way to manage small parcel shipment expenses and further increase the savings from the Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS) contract. Learn how your organization can benefit.

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Blockchain

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Blockchain 201 – Technology Considerations and Governance Model
Venkat Kodumudi and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This second class in the three part series will take a deeper look at what technology considerations should be explored before deploying a Blockchain network. The instructors will explain the initial network mapping of participants and how the business workflow informs decisions on how to deploy the network. This will help inform executives on what questions they should be considering when looking to build a Blockchain infrastructure. We will discuss the specific roles of each participant in a Blockchain network, framed by a high level business use case, and we will touch on the importance of governance and of clearly defining the mission of the network up front.
Course Description and Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (Part 1 of 3) – Carriers and Shippers
Dave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, Brian Campbell, Predrag (Page) Petrovic, USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L
This session will cover the commercial air, less-than-planeload (non-charter) commercial solutions; Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS), which is a mandatory-use government-wide solution for small package delivery services (DOD, Federal Agencies); Global Heavyweight Service (GHS), offers commercial air, door-to-door, pickup and delivery service for international shipments over 300 lbs. to less-than-planeload and for domestic shipments over 150 lbs. to less-than-planeload.
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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

The Art and Science of Supplier Financial Ratings 
Eric Evans, RapidRatings
Given the recent global events’ impact on doing business and an underlying weakening of former powerhouse economies, the rate at which disruption can affect your supplier relationships without notice, is higher than usual. Financial Health is the only metric that can properly identify supplier risk before it hits. RapidRatings has pioneered a Financial Health Rating system that addresses both public and private companies’ ability to avoid or withstand risk, using the same in-depth machine learning and analytics lens. This session will address -The overall landscape and decline of global Financial Health; What makes Financial Health such an important metric to consider in your vendor relationships; How Financial Health insights can support better supplier collaboration

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Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

20/20 Visioning of Contested Force Projection in Great Power Competition and Conflict
Kelli Canada, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment, LMI; John Fasching, Maintenance, Distribution and Operational Logistics, LMI; David Gable, G3  Operations Directorate , SDDC; Jason Trubenbach, Crowley Government Solutions
This panel of military and commercial subject matter experts will provide insights on near-, mid- and far-term game-changers on how we project military force in an era of great power competition and conflict, and subsequent all-domain-contested deployment and sustainment operations. We will discuss ideas and best practices and approaches on how to most effectively evolve our joint deployment and distribution process and enabler-sets, given current and future vulnerabilities. Facing exponentially more lethal adversary capabilities combined with future climatic disruptions and their impacts on mission readiness, America’s strategic mobility infrastructure and global transportation enabling capabilities must become more mobile and better self-protected, defensible, and resilient. Session Description

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Transportation Strategy in the Age of Disruption: Adapt, Reassess,..(+ Adapt Again)
John Murname, Darryl Piasecki, and Judson Johnson, McKinsey & Company
Defense transportation leaders in both the public and private sector have felt the shocks and aftershocks of Covid-19.  No element of transportation globally has been spared from the disruptive nature of the pandemic and its impact across the value chain. What is emerging, however, is an era where transportation leaders can seize the opportunity to create strategies for the delivery of goods and services and consistently drive better outcomes. Insights from across disciplines (economic, medical, fuel, supply chain, human capital) are being used in ways to drive more speed, agility, and reduced costs in the ecosystem. As leaders wrestle with the new reality and what it means for their customers, employees, and partners; they are asking the fundamental questions:  What about the new environment will force me to change our strategy? Given the environment, what can I choose to change?

Monday, October 5 – Session 5
3:45-4:45 pm (CDT)

Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

DFAS Transportation Mission Area (TMA) and Third Party Payment System
Theresa Farler, DFAS
FM Training description:  DFAS Transportation Mission Area (TMA) will walk Fund Managers through how to obtain access to Third Party Payment System – Transportation (TPPS-T), utilize the Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting capability to pull TAC or MORD usage reports from TPPS-T and explain the link between TGET and the Chart of Account within TPPS-T (aka Syncada).  TMA will also walk through the information provided on the BI reports and how to use TPPS-T to look up additional information regarding the shipments within Invoice Manager/Payment Manager in the TPPS-T system.

Blockchain

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Blockchain Lab – Hands on Instruction on setting up a Blockchain Node
Mark Thompson, Ahmed Jemal, and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This is the capstone event in our three part series that will give the participants an opportunity walk through the setup of a Blockchain network by starting with the most basic component the Blockchain node. The instructors will build on the lessons learned in Blockchain 101 and 201and continue to build upon the business roles that were discussed. The attendees will be able to start up a blockchain network and get an idea of what it takes to stand up a node, how to define sharing policies, and start to plan for governance of a network. This lab will show how everything comes together, while also offering a chance to code in the IDE for those inclined to dig deep.
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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (Part 2 of 3) – Carrier Workshop
Dave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, Brian Campbell, Predrag (Page) Petrovic, USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L
This session geared specifically for carriers is a follow-on session to Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (taught in Academy Session 4), and will cover carrier specific instruction and training pertaining to Global Heavyweight Service (GHS) and Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS).
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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

DP3 (Personal Property) Reform: Improving the Relocation Experience for DoD Personnel and Their Families
COL Marshanna Gipson and Col William Schoen, USTRANSCOM TCJ9
This course will highlight current and future initiatives, trends and actions taken to protect the force and families during a move. Additionally, we will discuss DP3 outreach and platforms to gain feedback and collaboration.

 

Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Leadership and Enlisted Force Management Roundtable
CMSgt Jason France (Moderator), USTRANSCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader; CMSgt Brian Kruzelnick, Air Mobility Command (AMC) Command Chief Master Sergeant; CSM Rocky Carr, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Command Sergeant Major; CMDCM Rick Dyksterhouse, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Command Master Chief)
A team of senior enlisted leaders discuss leadership and other issues of interest to the enlisted force.

Legislation & Policy

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Jones Act – Legislative Discussion
Capt Owen Clarke (USMM)
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is a United States federal statute that provides for the promotion and maintenance of the American merchant marine. Among other purposes, the law regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports. The Jones Act requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents.Owen Clarke will present insight and background into the Jones Act and competing arguments that will range from the origin to the complicated legislative arguments from different views.

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

DOD Shipping Container Management
Mark LaRue and Thomas Catchings, SDDC G3
The purpose of this training is to teach how to successfully manage DOD owned, leased, or controlled ISO containers.

Tuesday, October 6 – Session 6
8:30-9:30 am

Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Stakeholder Roles in Defining Requirements
Alan Lee, USTRANSCOM TCAQ
Provide insights into the Requirements Definition process and the stakeholders’ (government and Industry) roles in defining a requirement in anticipation of shaping the solicitation.  This session explains the 7 Steps in the Service Acquisition Process beginning with Forming the Team through Performance Management.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Contested Environment Logistics
RADM Michael Wettlaufer, Commander, Military Sealift Command
The COVID 19 pandemic made our global operating environment contested with access to ports restricted, shipyard availabilities disrupted, travel options restricted, and resulted in asymmetric responses by partners, nations and regions. To overcome the COVID contested environment, MSC developed and instituted new practices and collaborated with regulatory and industry partners to conduct remote ship inspections and virtual training to enhance remote distance technical assistance.
Course Description and Bio

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Turbocharge your Transportation Management System
Lauren Heinrich & Patrick Wallace, Crowley Solutions
Organizations spend significant resources optimizing their transportation operations, but how do they know if they are getting a good return on investment with a system that is both highly effective (delivering results) and efficient (savings with time and money)? Crowley Solutions will share its commercial best practices in how to measure performance, production and price when assessing transportation systems and processes.

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Legislation & Policy

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Defense Cyber Support to Civil Authorities: An Overview
Rick Audinet, USTRANSCOM J6
This class will provide a general overview of law and policy that influences and directs procedures for DOD support during civil cyber incidents if such support is requested. Includes a review of the four roles USTRANSCOM can fill related to DSCA and how they impact collaboration with civil entities.

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

How COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of drones into on-demand delivery
Yariv Bash, CEO, Flytrex,
While major retail and logistic companies have been testing drone delivery services for years, many have seen on-demand drone delivery as a novelty rather than necessity. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed that:, in an era of social distancing and contact restrictions, drones were utilized to enable the delivery of essential goods while minimizing human interaction – delivering lifesaving  supplies such as medicine and masks, as well as every day essentials like toilet paper and cereal.One company utilizing drones to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic by delivering goods from a local shopping center and restaurants to backyards in S. Dakota is Flytrex. In this session, Flytrex CEO Yariv Bash will describe his own experience launching successful drone delivery systems around the world to explain  precisely how COVID-19 has accelerated acceptance of on-demand drone delivery – by regulators and society as a whole

SDDC Workshops

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Domestic Carrier Workshop – Part 2 of 2
Various SDDC Instructors
This class is part 2 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail, truck and barge. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)

Tuesday, October 6 – Session 7
1:30-2:30 pm

Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Preparing Successful Proposals
Becky Connor, USTRANSCOM TCAQ
This session will describe how and where to look for opportunities to do business with USTRANSCOM. Discussion will focus on understanding the government RFP and the requirement to avoid common mistakes in proposals. The class will also discuss proposal format, timeliness, and communication with the contracting officer during the proposal process.  Examples of mistakes will be provided during the discussion.

Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

The Implications of Decentralized/Displaced Logistics (CCMD J4 Roundtable)
MG Michael Wehr (Moderator), USTRANSCOM J5J4; MG Jeffrey Drushal, USCENTCOM J4; RDML Kevin Jones, USAFRICOM J4; BG Jered Helwig, USINDOPACOM J4; RDML Duke Heinz, USEUCOM J4; COL Derek Jansen, USSOCOM J4
This roundtable will discuss the implications of decentralized/displaced logistics from the combatant command perspective.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Railroad ROC and Roll
Don Jones, Government Sales Manager, Norfolk Southern; Lonnie Ortez, Manager, Military and Government, Union Pacific; Ryan Higgins, Director, Sales, Metals, Machinery, Military and Equipment, CSX Transportation; Theresa Lorinser, Military Market Manager, Industrial Products, BNSF
Current trends in the Rail Industry and the impact on the DoD including Railroad Technology: Positive Train Control, the information highway and Predictive Analytics, Railroad Resilience:  Recovery and Restoration of Rail Service after disaster, natural or man-made, Rail Strategic Network: ROC drill and impact on execution of movement.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Cybersecurity Technology for Ground Vehicle Transportation, Part 1
Robert Brisson, SES, Deputy Director Operations, USTRANSCOM; Wayne Carson,Chief, Mission Assurance Program Branch, USTRANSCOM; Chester Macaig, Director of Cyber Technologies, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD(R&E)); Guy Rini, IQM Research Institute; Meg Novacek, IQMRI; Marc D. Boyle, Boyle Transportation
In this session the panelists will discuss improving the cyber resiliency of commercial ground vehicles used for critical military missions. In this workshop session the participant will gain an understanding of the impact of cybersecurity challenges facing the for-hire trucking industry structure in the United States, the potential areas where carrier cost structures could be challenged, and emerging technologies for the main segments of truckload and less-than truckload services. Implications for procurement will be discussed in conjunction with demand patterns and a total cost of ownership perspective with a focus on joint costs.

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Leadership & Human Resources

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

What is the future of logistics technology?
Benjamin Gordon, Managing Partner, Cambridge Capital
What is the future of logistics technology? Which areas are the most important for military and commercial applications? And how are leading companies approaching automation opportunities in supply chain? What are key themes driving change in supply chains? Who are the winners? What are the risks? How can you mitigate them? Case studies will spotlight on logistics technology companies that are achieving success.
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Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Teaming Up for Research With USTRANSCOM Using Technology Transfer (T2)
Mark Surina, USTRANSCOM J5 (ORTA)
Introduces T2 as a method of close, voluntary collaboration to unite experts in industry and academia in exploration of new concepts and technologies and to advance innovations. Presents ways to team with USTRANSCOM and best practices in T2 from the federal government’s community of 300 laboratories.

SDDC Workshops

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

ITO Workshop – Part 2 of 2
Various SDDC Instructors
This class is part 2 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)

Tuesday, October 6 – Session 8
2:45-3:45 pm

Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Maximize your financial supply chain with U.S. Bank Freight Payment 
Jeff Lineberger, Jeff Derrick, Cheryl Garcia, U.S. Bank
The Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies trust U.S. Bank Freight Payment to provide timely, accurate payments to its transportation service providers and carriers and to support these critical financial supply chain relationships to ensure capacity when it is needed most. Join this session to hear the latest innovations, discuss current issues and trends, and learn how to leverage data to improve your payment processes. U.S. Bank will share pertinent changes from the newly implemented Third-Party Payment System (TPPS) contract that started 1 March 2020, including the transition to a new settlement platform and enhanced functionality to better and stronger financial supply chains for shippers and carriers.
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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Air Mobility: How We Provide America’s Rapid Global Reach
Lt. Gen. Brian S. Robinson, Air Mobility Command Deputy Commander
The Defense transportation system consists of air, land and sea components and is reliant upon an interdependent global network. This complex network is a system of systems that includes nodes, routes, modes, suppliers, information networks and global command and control. Discussion will include Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) contributions to the Defense Transportation System, the four mission areas of AMC and why they are important, and how these mission areas are executed.
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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (Part 3 of 3) – Shipper Workshop
Dave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, Brian Campbell, Predrag (Page) Petrovic, USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L
This session geared specifically for shippers is a follow-on session to Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (taught in Academy Session 4), and will cover shipper specific instruction and training pertaining to Global Heavyweight Service (GHS) and Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS).
Course Description and Bios

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Cybersecurity Technology for Ground Vehicle Transportation, Part 2
Robert Brisson, SES, Deputy Director Operations, USTRANSCOM; Wayne Carson,Chief, Mission Assurance Program Branch, USTRANSCOM; J. Jaczkowski, US Army Detroit Arsenal, Guy Rini, IQM Research Institute; Meg Novacek, IQMRI; Marc D. Boyle, Boyle Transportation
In this session the panelists will discuss improving the cyber resiliency of commercial ground vehicles used for critical military missions. In this workshop session the participant will gain an understanding of the impact of cybersecurity challenges facing the for-hire trucking industry structure in the United States, the potential areas where carrier cost structures could be challenged, and emerging technologies for the main segments of truckload and less-than truckload services. Implications for procurement will be discussed in conjunction with demand patterns and a total cost of ownership perspective with a focus on joint costs.

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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, October 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Enterprise Security: Pre and Post-Quantum Computing
Carl Dukatz, Kellyn Beeck, Accenture
This course introduces quantum computing and communications, and explains the perceived threat to cyber security, describes emerging methods for threat mitigation through classical and quantum approaches, and outlines areas to explore in which quantum computing can contribute to enhancing security. The course enables IT and Security professional leaders to identify emerging security risks from quantum computing and how to prepare security policies to support organizational goals and protect the organization’s assets from these threats. Participants will explore new quantum readiness techniques, learn to identify areas to enhance security based on proposed new cryptographic standards, and potential alternate solutions for protecting mission-critical applications.
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Leadership & Human Resources

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Leading Change for Breakthrough Performance
Lt Gen(ret) Andy Busch
How do you lead your organization to deliver breakthough results? How do you help your boss lead their organization towards breakthrough results? If every part of your organization is producing XX% faster/cheaper/better, why isn’t your organization’s overall throughput increased by XX%? How do you break out of the vicious cycles holding you back and attack the blocking beliefs that prevent you from moving forward? Are these questions you’ve asked yourself? This course delivers a senior logistician’s leadership experiences and perspectives to get the audience thinking about improving organizational throughput. The presentation relies on two case studies where breakthrough results were delivered using Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking. This leadership model, refined by years of personal development and reflection, will be presented as a framework for the audience to rely on in the future. In addition, the case studies will illustrate how TOC techniques proved to be the “secret sauce” that synchronized the efforts of internal and external stakeholders.

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Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

COVID-19 & The “W” Recovery: Lessons Learned in Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency
Greg Schlegel, Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium; Greg Grindey, LLamasoft; Jim Phelps, UNCOMN; Aaron Jette U.S. DOT, Volpe Center
This panel will assess the impact of COVID-19 as a  BlackSwan event affecting global transportation and logistics providers. How has COVID-19 impacted this industry and stakeholders who are dependent on optimizing operational  performance? The participants approach the subject with multiple perspectives managing risk, simulating risk outcomes and developing strategic risk planning. .

Tuesday, October 6 – Session 9
4:00-5:00 pm

Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Business Intelligence
Lisa Cahill, USTRANSCOM TCAQ
This class will focus on the future of acquisition in USTRANSCOM and how business intelligence (including use of data) can improve and enhance processes, procedures and outcomes.  Discussion will cover the new business intelligence capability being rolled out within TCAQ and how it will benefit both government and industry.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Labor – Providing the Talent Surface Partners Need to Project the Force
 Alan Robb, President of South Atlantic and Gulf Coast ILA; Shareen Larmond, President of the West Gulf Maritime Association

America is facing an unprecedented skilled labor shortage. According to the Department of Labor, the US economy had 7.6 million unfilled jobs but only 6.5 million people were looking for work as of January 2019. It is uncertain if the economic impact of COVID-19 will change this balance. It is more apparently than ever that our country is suffering because of the shortage of skilled labor. How does his affect our surface partners?

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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Air Cargo – The New Normal
Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Air Forwarders Association
Change is constant in air cargo services from the ability of New and Larger Aircraft like the 777 to move as much in their belly compartments as narrow body freighter to enhanced security concerns to prevent catastrophes in the skies. Now the new normal has changed the industry again in the adjustment to replace lost passenger belly capacity. This session will look at what’s on the horizon for the industry.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Successful Less Than Truckload Management
Ron Ducharme, ABF Freight; Brian Carter, YRC Worldwide
Attendees of this course will learn about LTL from a TSP perspective. This is very important as it will give the attendees insight into the life cycle of a shipment. The first part of the course will define LTL and illustrate the movement of the shipment. We will also discuss the information flow, relationship management and how to set both parties up for success. After the presentation, there will be discussion on engaging with the TSP’s, proper/efficient communication, problem resolution and pro-active management of LTL shipping.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

CyberSecurity Maturity Model Certification
Mary Beth Bosco, Holland and Knight; Norma Krayem, Van Scoyac Associates
Transportation companies doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) now have to address both historical security requirements, cybersecurity risks and new DOD cybersecurity and supply chain security requirements. Global cybersecurity threats against those in the defense critical infrastructure sector are growing and there are two main compliance issues dominating the discussion of doing business with DOD: DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) Program and the implementation of P.L. 115-232, the FY 19 NDAA Section 889. This course will identify these requirements, explain how they interact and supply practical compliance tips and best practices for all modes of transportation.

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Legislation & Policy

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Emerging Legal Issues in Transportation
Kevin Spradling & Peter Ries, USTRANSCOM TCJA
This class will cover current legal issues in the transportation, sustainment, and logistics areas; including contract air operations, SFARs, and State aircraft designation; preference statutes and the impact on the use of allied lift, imposition of improper fees and tariffs; and the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Section §889.

SDDC Workshops

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Operational Workshop
SDDC/G3 Instructors
SDDC will showcase the power of the Surface Tasking Order (STO) module within the Single Mobility System, introduce the audience into how the enterprise utilizes its most limiting asset – ocean going vessels – through ICODES/Stow Planning and explore the art of Mission Integration – the complete synchronization of mission control from end to end.

Wednesday, October 7 – Session 10
8:30-9:30 am

Blockchain

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Blockchain and the Express Industry
Dale Chrystie, FedEx, M. Sahasranaman,  UPS 
this technology will facilitate greater efficiency and new business models including faster and  global trade logistics, superior transparency and traceability in the supply chain, and increased automation
of commercial processes in logistics. Hear an update on the impact of Blockchain on the Express Industry.

Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Europe’s Return to VUCA and Industry’s Critical Capabilities
Jason Trubenbach, Crowley Government Solutions, Sean Thomas, Crowley Global Energy Services 
In the last six years, Europe has returned to a more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. Countries are concerned by the threat of gray wars and manipulation, and migration. Europe is once again a hotbed of activity, and industry’s role has never been more critical!  Deeper cooperation between public and commercial sectors is essential in order to understand governments’ requirements and industry’s capabilities, as well as shape future investments by industry. This course will look at the lessons learned over recent years (Freedom of Movement, DEFENDER, COVID-19, NATO’s Lead Nation Concept and more), identify current and future commercial capabilities and discuss the evolution in public-private communication necessary to overcome this VUCA environment

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Transportation Management System (TMS) Program Update
Andy Dawson & Pete Gavornik, USTRANSCOM J3; Alan Lee, USTRANSCOM AQ
This course covers the past, present, and future journey that is transitioning DoD transportation from scores of un-auditable legacy systems to bringing a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Transportation Management System (TMS) to the enterprise. The audit compliant TMS is on course to modernize DoD’s transportation portfolio by linking disconnected nodes (aerial/seaports, distribution hubs and staging bases) across the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) with a common platform. The course will provide an overview of how TMS enables better data to make decisions and support transportation execution at the speed of war.
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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

It’s All About the Data and Analytic Application
Bruce Busler, USTRANSCOM TCAC/JDPAC
Organizations today are all excited about “getting all of their data together and using some AI.” While it’s true that the foundation of advanced analytics is data and there is no shortage of analytic products employing some form of AI from vendors, the challenge is not the “technology” but really the “application.”
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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Partnerships in Cybersecurity
Prof Daryl Hancock & Prof George Kriss, McKendree University
Cybersecurity is no longer an issue for the back rooms, but for the boardrooms and situation rooms.  Significant breaches occur daily and are growing in intensity and scale, increasing the demand for highly qualified cybersecurity professionals. For supply to catch up to demand, educational partnerships must be forged with business, industry, and government. These partnerships must include expertise to guide the academic programsand support co-curricular cyber related activities, games, competitions and internships. This presentation will provide an update on educational opportunities, and specific examples of partnerships that are succeeding by aligning resources, expertise, and experience with educators at all levels.

Legislation & Policy

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Overview of the US flag fleet, policies and laws
Bryant E. Gardner, Winston and Strawn
The course will provide an overview of the U.S. flag fleet and examine the laws and policies that ensure its continued viability and availability for national defense sealift purposes, as well as the challenges it faces and policy options for its renewal

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SDDC Workshops

Wednesday, Oct 7
8:30-9:30 am

Ammunition and Explosives Workshop
Various SDDC Instructors
Provides an overview of DOD efforts to evaluate and improve the safety performance of individual Transportation Protective Service (TPS) Ammunition and Explosives (AE) carriers. Topics include: Safety program evaluation common findings, on-road safety performance trends and highlights from critical safety events, and Defense Transportation Tracking System (DTTS).

Wednesday, October 7 – Session 11
2:30-3:30 pm

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

2020 Hindsight: Transporting Contagious Patients
Col John Andrus (Moderator), USTRANSCOM Surgeon General; Panelists TBD
When the specter of transporting large numbers of COVID-19 positive patients appeared on the near horizon, USTRANSCOM, Air Mobility Command and the DoD pivoted rapidly to assure biocontainment capacity for strategic patient movement was available.  Research and Development, Acquisition, Medical and Operations communities united and responded in an unprecedented fashion. This allowed USTRANSCOM to rapidly posture aircraft, equipment and personnel to provide biocontainment transportation for every COVID related inter-theater patient movement requirement.  The panel will bring multiple perspectives on what has been learned, current effort and lessons learning for the response to the next pandemic.

Interactive Workshops & Training

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Adaptive Leadership: How To Lead With Comfort and Grace
Dr. Jean M. Scheller-Sampson, Dr. Darren Cross, McKendree University
We have all been through enormous amounts of change recently, but have we done it with comfort or confusion? Are our employees willing or weeping?  Working on our values and communication helps us adapt to change, whether we are the leader or the one being led. We will also look at the role stress plays in our ability to lead and how to deal with that stress!  We will view our emotional intelligence through some fun self-awareness time.  And finally, we will look at other aspects of adaptive leadership to better understand what is necessary to succeed through a changing environment.

Leadership & Human Resources

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Women in Supply Chain Panel Discussion
Pamelyn Lindsey (Moderator), CSCP, President and Co-Founder L4 Services, LLC; Elizabeth E. Arledge, US Air Force Brigadier General, Air Mobility Command Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection; Ramona Hood, President and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical®; Jennifer Knobeloch, U.S. Transportation Command, Chief, Less than Planeload Branch, Airlift Division (TCAQ-C)
Join this inspiring panel discussion moderated by Pam Lindsey, who is serving the ASCM 2020 Board of Directors, and hear panelists talking about their career journey and the decisions you should make to create the career you want.

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Basing Criteria for Point-to-Point Global Space Transportation and Delivery
Sam Ximenes, XArc/Astropor; Teresa Demming, KBR 
This course will  provide an overview of planning and design considerations in development of a space transport resupply and delivery system that can quickly and accurately deploy packages, supplies, and equipment to any location on earth. Criteria for choosing the location of space support facilities, space vehicle systems, ground support logistics and supply chain management considerations are presented.
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SDDC Workshops

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Sea Service Deployment Module (SSDM)
Various SDDC Instructors
SSDM is an application within Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Joint Program ICODES that is developed to provide the Sea Services with a Unit Move Capability. This capability provides a unit move IT system to support their non-self-deployable forces in order to utilize TRANSCOM movement assets through the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) process. SSDM assists users when planning, conducting, and executing complex processes associated with Force Deployment Planning and Execution (FDP&E) and simplify the use of the Defense Transportation System (DTS) to complete complicated tasks.

Wednesday, October 7 – Session 12
3:45-4:45 pm

Acquisition & Finance

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Acquisition Strategy Development
Jen Knobeloch & Meggan DeBrobander, USTRANSCOM TCAQ 
This session will discuss development of the acquisition strategy, which is a comprehensive plan developed as part of acquisition planning activities. It describes business, technical, and support strategies to manage risks and meet objectives, guiding acquisition program execution across the entire program (or system) life cycle. It defines the relationship between the acquisition phases, and work efforts/key program events.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Wednesday, Oct 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Aerial Port of the Future (APoF)
Ira Hearen, Air Mobility Command A4T
The civilian logistics industry’s adoption, development, and demonstrated results in automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous capabilities provides the USAF opportunities to employ these evolving logistics capabilities in transforming Air Transportation operations.  Aerial Port of the Future (APoF) supports the AMC/CC’s Intent and 2040 Strategic Approach to have “a fully evolved flight-line and aerial port of the future that maximizes velocity and flexibility in mission generation processes” and supports USAF Agile Combat Employment and Logistics Under Attack priorities.
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Interactive Workshops & Training

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Integrated Scenario Planning in Times of Crisis
Pamela Lindsay, Oliver Wight Americas
In times of crisis and in the response to COVID-19, scenario planning has never been more important. Integrated Scenario Planning (ISP) is a structured way for organizations to think about the future and manage change. Learn how to apply Integrated Scenario Planning to provide agile response planning and rapid recovery for your organization.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

4th Industrial Revolution Skill building in a world of COVID-19 – a Thunderbird Case Study
Les Mounteer, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Class of 2020
The need for digital and data-driven transformation is essential to every industry. But success in harnessing benefit from transformation requires analytic acumen of leaders and managers. Thunderbird School of Global Management has identified the need for 4th Industrial Revolution skills and the understanding of their implementation as key to the future of leadership. As shown in this case study, achieving that goal is not necessarily easy. The Thunderbird Data and Analytics Club is a student led initiative to improve overall understanding of the 4th Industrial Revolution for future global leaders. This presentation will review the development of the organization and its drive to create an environment that facilitates not only the learning of hard skills such as Tableau, SPSS, JMP, Excel and others, but also the development of a culture that understands the limitations of each skill and when to use them. Please join us for a case review of the processes used at Thunderbird to achieve success in leading hard skills development in a post COVID-19 world.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Cybersecurity of Heavy Truck Safety Equipment for Fleet Managers of Conventional Vehicles. 
Ray Resendes, Dept. of Transportation Volpe Center
This course covers the current state of safety equipment, wireless technologies, and data networks installed on heavy trucks; cybersecurity vulnerabilities and recent cyberattacks on motor vehicles; and cybersecurity protection technologies. Safety equipment includes crash avoidance systems (e.g., forward crash warning and automatic emergency braking) and critical event reporting, as well as the data networks in heavy trucks that these systems connect to. This course discusses cybersecurity threat vectors into these heavy truck safety systems, the problem of wireless access to the heavy truck controller area network, key interfaces vulnerable to cyberattacks, and recent attacks exploiting the vulnerability of onboard telematics systems. In addition, this course highlights the cybersecurity needs, industry system standards, and cybersecurity best practices and standards; emphasizes the need for a defense-in-depth mindset, and presents available cybersecurity tools and frameworks. The course concludes with examples of vehicle’s cybersecurity protection technologies, including short-term solutions (e.g., data network firewall, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems) and long-term solutions (secure over-the-air software updates, hardware security module, and integrated intrusion detection/prevention systems).

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Resilient Organizations in the time of COVID: Respond, Recover, Thrive
John Forsythe, Managing Director, Deloitte
In the face of certain challenges and a still-uncertain set of risks, business and government leaders are navigating turbulent, uncharted waters as a result of the COVID pandemic.  Successfully overcoming these challenges will require a fundamental shift in the way organizations think about the future of work.  This course will present a framework to help organizations assess and embrace the future of work under a: Respond, Recover, Thrive model. Participants will learn about the qualities of resilient leadership to safely lead organizations and their workforces through the pandemic, while also helping them understand the future of work…is now.

TRANSPORTATION ACADEMY CLASSES by TRACK

Acquisition & Finance

Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

How to do Business with Military Sealift Command: Advice from the MSC Office of Small Business Programs
Leah Baker & Jacki Alford, MSC Office of Small Business Programs
This class is an introductory course on how to identify and locate specific business opportunities with Military Sealift Command and the Dept. of the Navy.  The course instructors will provide candid advice and guidance on how to respond to Sources Sought Notices and Requests for Information.  Whether you are new to Federal Government Contracting or need a refresher – this course will offer information on the Small Business Programs, resources and tools available, and where to find opportunities.
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Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Readiness Programs
Mickey Muskopf, Shanda Lyman, Will Henderson, & Chris Frost, USTRANSCOM TCAQ; Scott Hill & Tim Boemecke, USTRANSCOM TCJ5
This class provides an overview of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), including benefits of being a CRAF Carrier and VISA Partner and key contract terms & conditions. The class will also discuss how these programs support readiness, will provide myriad operational support examples, and will highlight other programs associated with readiness.

Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Increase efficiencies and visibility with U.S. Bank Freight Payment Small Parcel Solutions (Shipments less than 150lbs)
Jeff Lineberger, Jeff Derrick, Eric Schoo, U.S. Bank
The increasingly complex nature of small parcel shipments makes it difficult to get a timely, accurate picture of true cost and service fulfillment. Join this session to discover how your organization can benefit from improved control, increased savings and automated cost recovery for small parcel shipments. The third-party payment system (TPPS) provided by U.S. Bank gives the Department of Defense and federal agencies an efficient and automated way to manage small parcel shipment expenses and further increase the savings from the Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS) contract. Learn how your organization can benefit from- 100% pre-payment audit of every single package; Determining whether the rate charged was correct for each shipment—we do this automatically for you! Collecting overcharges from the carriers automatically

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Acquisition & Finance

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

FM Syncada Business Intelligence Query Training
Theresa Farler, DFAS, Danielle Hudson DFAS
DFAS Transportation Mission Area (TMA) will walk Fund Managers through how to obtain access to Third Party Payment System – Transportation (TPPS-T), utilize the Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting capability to pull TAC or MORD usage reports from TPPS-T and explain the link between TGET and the Chart of Account within TPPS-T (aka Syncada).  TMA will also walk through the information provided on the BI reports and how to use TPPS-T to look up additional information regarding the shipments within Invoice Manager/Payment Manager in the TPPS-T system. This workshop is intended to provide the information and tools available for the Funds Managers to assist in reconciling their funds as well as reducing obligation failures and manual transactions once the invoices reach DFAS for payment
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Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Stakeholder Roles in Defining Requirements
Alan Lee, USTRANSCOM TCAQ
Provide insights into the Requirements Definition process and the stakeholders’ (government and Industry) roles in defining a requirement in anticipation of shaping the solicitation.  This session explains the 7 Steps in the Service Acquisition Process beginning with Forming the Team through Performance Management.

Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Preparing Successful Proposals
Becky Connor, USTRANSCOM TCAQ
This session will describe how and where to look for opportunities to do business with USTRANSCOM. Discussion will focus on understanding the government RFP and the requirement to avoid common mistakes in proposals. The class will also discuss proposal format, timeliness, and communication with the contracting officer during the proposal process.  Examples of mistakes will be provided during the discussion.

Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Maximize your financial supply chain with U.S. Bank Freight Payment 
Jeff Lineberger, Jeff Derrick, Cheryl Garcia, U.S. Bank
The Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies trust U.S. Bank Freight Payment to provide timely, accurate payments to its transportation service providers and carriers and to support these critical financial supply chain relationships to ensure capacity when it is needed most. Join this session to hear the latest innovations, discuss current issues and trends, and learn how to leverage data to improve your payment processes. U.S. Bank will share pertinent changes from the newly implemented Third-Party Payment System (TPPS) contract that started 1 March 2020, including the transition to a new settlement platform and enhanced functionality to better and stronger financial supply chains for shippers and carriers.
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Acquisition & Finance

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Business Intelligence
Lisa Cahill, USTRANSCOM TCAQ
This class will focus on the future of acquisition in USTRANSCOM and how business intelligence (including use of data) can improve and enhance processes, procedures and outcomes.  Discussion will cover the new business intelligence capability being rolled out within TCAQ and how it will benefit both government and industry.

Acquisition & Finance

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Acquisition Strategy Development
Jen Knobeloch & Meggan DeBrobander, USTRANSCOM TCAQ 
This session will discuss development of the acquisition strategy, which is a comprehensive plan developed as part of acquisition planning activities. It describes business, technical, and support strategies to manage risks and meet objectives, guiding acquisition program execution across the entire program (or system) life cycle. It defines the relationship between the acquisition phases, and work efforts/key program events.

Blockchain

Blockchain

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Blockchain 101 – What It Is and Why It’s Important to Your Business Processes
Venkat Kodumudi and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This class explains the fundamentals of what Blockchain is and why it matters. It presents a high level overview of Blockchain and how it can be leveraged to enhance business processes and increase efficiency. The class will build a foundation of understanding that highlights the benefits of a bockchain network for a logistics based use case. Don’t let your business be left behind as Blockchain continues to evolve and becomes ubiquitous. This session is the first installment of a three-part Blockchain discussion followed by a technical deep dive class and closed out with a hands on, interactive lab that steps though the construction of a Blockchain network.
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Blockchain

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Blockchain 201 – Technology Considerations and Governance Model
Venkat Kodumudi and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This second class in the three part series will take a deeper look at what technology considerations should be explored before deploying a Blockchain network. The instructors will explain the initial network mapping of participants and how the business workflow informs decisions on how to deploy the network. This will help inform executives on what questions they should be considering when looking to build a Blockchain infrastructure. We will discuss the specific roles of each participant in a Blockchain network, framed by a high level business use case, and we will touch on the importance of governance and of clearly defining the mission of the network up front.
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Blockchain

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Blockchain Lab – Hands on Instruction on setting up a Blockchain Node
Mark Thompson, Ahmed Jemal, and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This is the capstone event in our three part series that will give the participants an opportunity walk through the setup of a Blockchain network by starting with the most basic component the Blockchain node. The instructors will build on the lessons learned in Blockchain 101 and 201and continue to build upon the business roles that were discussed. The attendees will be able to start up a blockchain network and get an idea of what it takes to stand up a node, how to define sharing policies, and start to plan for governance of a network. This lab will show how everything comes together, while also offering a chance to code in the IDE for those inclined to dig deep.
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Blockchain

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Blockchain and the Express Industry
Dale Chrystie, FedEx, M. Sahasranaman,  UPS 
this technology will facilitate greater efficiency and new business models including faster and  global trade logistics, superior transparency and traceability in the supply chain, and increased automation
of commercial processes in logistics. Hear an update on the impact of Blockchain on the Express Industry.

Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Evolving for Tomorrow: The Role of Deterrence (Roundtable)
Moderator: BG Heidi Hoyle, SDDC Commanding General; MG Christopher Mohan, 21st TSC Commanding General; COL Joshua Hirsch, 598th Brigade Commander 
Panel discussion focused on power projection through the European continent.
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Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

The Implications of Decentralized/Displaced Logistics (CCMD J4 Roundtable)
MG Michael Wehr (Moderator), USTRANSCOM J5J4; MG Jeffrey Drushal, USCENTCOM J4; RDML Kevin Jones, USAFRICOM J4; BG Jered Helwig, USINDOPACOM J4; RDML Duke Heinz, USEUCOM J4; COL Derek Jansen, USSOCOM J4
This roundtable will discuss the implications of decentralized/displaced logistics from the combatant command perspective.

Combatant Commands & Security Cooperation

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Europe’s Return to VUCA and Industry’s Critical Capabilities
Jason Trubenbach, Crowley Government Solutions, Sean Thomas, Crowley Global Energy Services 
In the last six years, Europe has returned to a more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. Countries are concerned by the threat of gray wars and manipulation, and migration. Europe is once again a hotbed of activity, and industry’s role has never been more critical!  Deeper cooperation between public and commercial sectors is essential in order to understand governments’ requirements and industry’s capabilities, as well as shape future investments by industry. This course will look at the lessons learned over recent years (Freedom of Movement, DEFENDER, COVID-19, NATO’s Lead Nation Concept and more), identify current and future commercial capabilities and discuss the evolution in public-private communication necessary to overcome this VUCA environment

DoD & Commercial Logistics

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Trucking Economics and Implications for Procurement or How to be an Informed Buyer
Marc Boyle, Boyle Transport
Purpose of this course is for the participant to gain an understanding of the for-hire trucking industry structure in the United States, the carrier cost structures and market characteristics for the main segments of truckload and less-than truckload services. Implications for procurement will be discussed in conjunction with demand patterns and a total cost of ownership perspective with a focus on joint costs.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

The Benefits of Mobile Solar Power Structures
Colin Touhey, CEO and Founder of Pvilion
Pvilion is a provider of rapidly mobile power solutions, integrating solar cells with fabrics for industrial, military, and commercial use. This course is meant to examine the benefits of cost savings through fuel reduction, rapid mobility, and fully integrated power structures. This course will examine the basics of solar power (power and energy) as well as the economics of cost and manpower savings. Lessons learned will include the use cases of rapidly mobile solar integration, energy storage and a lifecycle analysis of solar energy solutions.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Foreign Direct Investment in Critical Infrastructure: Countering the Challenge

William McDonald, MARAD, Cong. Ernest Istook, Timothy Walton , Hudson Institute,  Anthony Padilla , MARAD 
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ports and infrastructure across the globe has changed the political landscape, with potential to redraw alliances and reshape international relationships.  The scope and depth of this influence continues to gain greater awareness, yet we still don’t fully comprehend the potential future implications for U.S. strategy, policy, and  power projection capability.  This presentation will bring together leading experts to discuss the impacts of FDI on global transportation networks, including the challenges FDI may pose to America’s strategic position, while exploring possible solutions to these challenges.
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DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

True Total Asset Visibility (T2AV)
Paul Mattingly, CGI Federal and US Marine Corps Blount Island Command
This session will demonstrate an asset visibility solution that provides a FIAR compliant, cyber-secure, 2D/3D environment with real-time geospatial location services using robotics and sensors to maintain accurate inventory accountability 100% of the time. This automated process in use at US Marine Corps Blount Island Command is ideal for maintaining accurate inventory accountability and advanced analytics in the high-paced tempo of Military and Government operations, particularly during contingency operations or other critical times when a cumbersome administrative process detracts from mission related objectives and tasks.
Course Description and Bio

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (Part 1 of 3) – Carriers and Shippers
Dave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, Brian Campbell, Predrag (Page) Petrovic, USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L
This session will cover the commercial air, less-than-planeload (non-charter) commercial solutions; Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS), which is a mandatory-use government-wide solution for small package delivery services (DOD, Federal Agencies); Global Heavyweight Service (GHS), offers commercial air, door-to-door, pickup and delivery service for international shipments over 300 lbs. to less-than-planeload and for domestic shipments over 150 lbs. to less-than-planeload.
Course Description and Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (Part 2 of 3) – Carrier Workshop
Dave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, Brian Campbell, Predrag (Page) Petrovic, USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L
This session geared specifically for carriers is a follow-on session to Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (taught in Academy Session 4), and will cover carrier specific instruction and training pertaining to Global Heavyweight Service (GHS) and Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS).
Course Description and Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

DP3 (Personal Property) Reform: Improving the Relocation Experience for DoD Personnel and Their Families
COL Marshanna Gipson and Col William Schoen, USTRANSCOM TCJ9
This course will highlight current and future initiatives, trends and actions taken to protect the force and families during a move. Additionally, we will discuss DP3 outreach and platforms to gain feedback and collaboration.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Contested Environment Logistics
RADM Michael Wettlaufer, Commander, Military Sealift Command
The COVID 19 pandemic made our global operating environment contested with access to ports restricted, shipyard availabilities disrupted, travel options restricted, and resulted in asymmetric responses by partners, nations and regions. To overcome the COVID contested environment, MSC developed and instituted new practices and collaborated with regulatory and industry partners to conduct remote ship inspections and virtual training to enhance remote distance technical assistance.
Course Description and Bio

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Railroad ROC and Roll
Don Jones, Government Sales Manager, Norfolk Southern; Lonnie Ortez, Manager, Military and Government, Union Pacific; Ryan Higgins, Director, Sales, Metals, Machinery, Military and Equipment, CSX Transportation; Theresa Lorinser, Military Market Manager, Industrial Products, BNSF
Current trends in the Rail Industry and the impact on the DoD including Railroad Technology: Positive Train Control, the information highway and Predictive Analytics, Railroad Resilience:  Recovery and Restoration of Rail Service after disaster, natural or man-made, Rail Strategic Network: ROC drill and impact on execution of movement.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Air Mobility: How We Provide America’s Rapid Global Reach
Lt. Gen. Brian S. Robinson, Air Mobility Command Deputy Commander
The Defense transportation system consists of air, land and sea components and is reliant upon an interdependent global network. This complex network is a system of systems that includes nodes, routes, modes, suppliers, information networks and global command and control. Discussion will include Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) contributions to the Defense Transportation System, the four mission areas of AMC and why they are important, and how these mission areas are executed.
Course Description & Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (Part 3 of 3) – Shipper Workshop
Dave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, Brian Campbell, Predrag (Page) Petrovic, USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L
This session geared specifically for shippers is a follow-on session to Commercial Air (Less-than-Planeload) Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping (taught in Academy Session 4), and will cover shipper specific instruction and training pertaining to Global Heavyweight Service (GHS) and Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS).
Course Description and Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Labor – Providing the Talent Surface Partners Need to Project the Force
 Alan Robb, President of South Atlantic and Gulf Coast ILA;Shareen Lamond, President of the West Gulf Maritime Association

America is facing an unprecedented skilled labor shortage. According to the Department of Labor, the US economy had 7.6 million unfilled jobs but only 6.5 million people were looking for work as of January 2019. It is uncertain if the economic impact of COVID-19 will change this balance. It is more apparently than ever that our country is suffering because of the shortage of skilled labor. How does this affect our surface partners?

Session Description & Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Air Cargo – The New Normal
Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Air Forwarders Association
Change is constant in air cargo services from the ability of New and Larger Aircraft like the 777 to move as much in their belly compartments as narrow body freighter to enhanced security concerns to prevent catastrophes in the skies. Now the new normal has changed the industry again in the adjustment to replace lost passenger belly capacity. This session will look at what’s on the horizon for the industry.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Successful Less Than Truckload Management
Ron Ducharme, ABF Freight; Brian Carter, YRC Worldwide
Attendees of this course will learn about LTL from a TSP perspective. This is very important as it will give the attendees insight into the life cycle of a shipment. The first part of the course will define LTL and illustrate the movement of the shipment. We will also discuss the information flow, relationship management and how to set both parties up for success. After the presentation, there will be discussion on engaging with the TSP’s, proper/efficient communication, problem resolution and pro-active management of LTL shipping.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Transportation Management System (TMS) Program Update
Andy Dawson and Pete Gavornik, USTRANSCOM J3; Alan Lee, USTRANSCOM AQ
This course covers the past, present, and future journey that is transitioning DoD transportation from scores of un-auditable legacy systems to bringing a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Transportation Management System (TMS) to the enterprise. The audit compliant TMS is on course to modernize DoD’s transportation portfolio by linking disconnected nodes (aerial/seaports, distribution hubs and staging bases) across the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) with a common platform. The course will provide an overview of how TMS enables better data to make decisions and support transportation execution at the speed of war.
Course Description & Bios

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

2020 Hindsight: Transporting Contagious Patients
Col John Andrus (Moderator), USTRANSCOM Surgeon General; Panelists TBD
When the specter of transporting large numbers of COVID-19 positive patients appeared on the near horizon, USTRANSCOM, Air Mobility Command and the DoD pivoted rapidly to assure biocontainment capacity for strategic patient movement was available.  Research and Development, Acquisition, Medical and Operations communities united and responded in an unprecedented fashion. This allowed USTRANSCOM to rapidly posture aircraft, equipment and personnel to provide biocontainment transportation for every COVID related inter-theater patient movement requirement.  The panel will bring multiple perspectives on what has been learned, current effort and lessons learning for the response to the next pandemic.

DoD & Commercial Logistics

Wednesday, Oct 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Aerial Port of the Future (APoF)
Ira Hearen, Air Mobility Command A4T
The civilian logistics industry’s adoption, development, and demonstrated results in automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous capabilities provides the USAF opportunities to employ these evolving logistics capabilities in transforming Air Transportation operations.  Aerial Port of the Future (APoF) supports the AMC/CC’s Intent and 2040 Strategic Approach to have “a fully evolved flight-line and aerial port of the future that maximizes velocity and flexibility in mission generation processes” and supports USAF Agile Combat Employment and Logistics Under Attack priorities.
Course Description & Bios

Interactive Workshops & Training

Interactive Workshops & Training

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency (SCR&R 101): The New Normal with the “3 R’s” – Respond, Recover & Renew
Greg Schlegel, Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium
A review of tools to enable organizations to identify, assess, mitigate and manage risk in your global supply chain. The session will define terms and how they are applied in government and commercial sectors.

Interactive Workshops & Training

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Blockchain Lab – Hands on Instruction on setting up a Blockchain Node
Mark Thompson, Ahmed Jemal, and Hudson Sutherland, CGI Federal
This is the capstone event in our three part series that will give the participants an opportunity walk through the setup of a Blockchain network by starting with the most basic component the Blockchain node. The instructors will build on the lessons learned in Blockchain 101 and 201and continue to build upon the business roles that were discussed. The attendees will be able to start up a blockchain network and get an idea of what it takes to stand up a node, how to define sharing policies, and start to plan for governance of a network. This lab will show how everything comes together, while also offering a chance to code in the IDE for those inclined to dig deep.
Course Description and Bios

Interactive Workshops & Training

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Adaptive Leadership: How To Lead With Comfort and Grace
Dr. Jean M. Scheller-Sampson, Dr. Darren Cross, McKendree University
We have all been through enormous amounts of change recently, but have we done it with comfort or confusion? Are our employees willing or weeping?  Working on our values and communication helps us adapt to change, whether we are the leader or the one being led. We will also look at the role stress plays in our ability to lead and how to deal with that stress!  We will view our emotional intelligence through some fun self-awareness time.  And finally, we will look at other aspects of adaptive leadership to better understand what is necessary to succeed through a changing environment.

Interactive Workshops & Training

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Integrated Scenario Planning in Times of Crisis
Pamela Lindsay, Oliver Wight Americas
In times of crisis and in the response to COVID-19, scenario planning has never been more important. Integrated Scenario Planning (ISP) is a structured way for organizations to think about the future and manage change. Learn how to apply Integrated Scenario Planning to provide agile response planning and rapid recovery for your organization.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

Cyber Disruptions and the Implications for Surface Partners
Moderator, Krystal Covey, Director of the DoD-Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE); Ports, Darich Runyan, Sr. Director-Information Security, Virginia Port Authority; Ocean, Maersk Line Ltd; Government, Capt Bradley W. Clare, Chief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC); Classification Society/Audits, John Jorgensen, Director, Cyber Security, American Bureau of Shipping
Cyber threats are one of the main global risks, as indicated by the World Economic Forum. Government and industry partners should be able to understand what the risk is and how a company/organization can be affected by a cyber breach, in order to minimize risk and look at cyber security as a return on investment. This panel will offer thought provoking examples of how we can harden key assets.

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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Date & Time TBD

How to Create Resilient Supply Chain Networks
Greg Grindey, LLamasoft
Balance risk trade-offs with the ability to model, optimize and simulate supply chain network operations in this session. Find the best transportation routes and inventory levels for the current state, then proactively prepare for potential supply chain events. Contingency plans are easier with the capability to run scenarios associated with disruptive events. React quickly to new variables, on the shortest of notice, with models to quickly determine the best response.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

The Art and Science of Supplier Financial Ratings 
Eric Evans, RapidRatings
Given the recent global events’ impact on doing business and an underlying weakening of former powerhouse economies, the rate at which disruption can affect your supplier relationships without notice, is higher than usual. Financial Health is the only metric that can properly identify supplier risk before it hits. RapidRatings has pioneered a Financial Health Rating system that addresses both public and private companies’ ability to avoid or withstand risk, using the same in-depth machine learning and analytics lens. This session will address -The overall landscape and decline of global Financial Health; What makes Financial Health such an important metric to consider in your vendor relationships; How Financial Health insights can support better supplier collaboration.

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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Turbocharge your Transportation Management System
Lauren Heinrich & Patrick Wallace, Crowley Solutions
Organizations spend significant resources optimizing their transportation operations, but how do they know if they are getting a good return on investment with a system that is both highly effective (delivering results) and efficient (savings with time and money)? Crowley Solutions will share its commercial best practices in how to measure performance, production and price when assessing transportation systems and processes. 

Course Description & Bios

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Defense Cyber Support to Civil Authorities: An Overview
Rick Audinet, USTRANSCOM J6
This class will provide a general overview of law and policy that influences and directs procedures for DOD support during civil cyber incidents if such support is requested. Includes a review of the four roles USTRANSCOM can fill related to DSCA and how they impact collaboration with civil entities.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Cybersecurity Technology for Ground Vehicle Transportation, Part 1
Robert Brisson, SES, Deputy Director Operations, USTRANSCOM; Wayne Carson,Chief, Mission Assurance Program Branch, USTRANSCOM; Chester Macaig, Director of Cyber Technologies, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD(R&E)); Guy Rini, IQM Research Institute; Meg Novacek, IQMRI; Marc D. Boyle, Boyle Transportation
In this session the panelists will discuss improving the cyber resiliency of commercial ground vehicles used for critical military missions. In this workshop session the participant will gain an understanding of the impact of cybersecurity challenges facing the for-hire trucking industry structure in the United States, the potential areas where carrier cost structures could be challenged, and emerging technologies for the main segments of truckload and less-than truckload services. Implications for procurement will be discussed in conjunction with demand patterns and a total cost of ownership perspective with a focus on joint costs.

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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Cybersecurity Technology for Ground Vehicle Transportation, Part 2
Robert Brisson, SES, Deputy Director Operations, USTRANSCOM; Wayne Carson,Chief, Mission Assurance Program Branch, USTRANSCOM; J. Jaczkowski, US Army Detroit Arsenal, Guy Rini, IQM Research Institute; Meg Novacek, IQMRI; Marc D. Boyle, Boyle Transportation
In this session the panelists will discuss improving the cyber resiliency of commercial ground vehicles used for critical military missions. In this workshop session the participant will gain an understanding of the impact of cybersecurity challenges facing the for-hire trucking industry structure in the United States, the potential areas where carrier cost structures could be challenged, and emerging technologies for the main segments of truckload and less-than truckload services. Implications for procurement will be discussed in conjunction with demand patterns and a total cost of ownership perspective with a focus on joint costs.

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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

CyberSecurity Maturity Model Certification
Mary Beth Bosco, Holland and Knight; Norma Krayem, Van Scoyac Associates
Transportation companies doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) now have to address both historical security requirements, cybersecurity risks and new DOD cybersecurity and supply chain security requirements. Global cybersecurity threats against those in the defense critical infrastructure sector are growing and there are two main compliance issues dominating the discussion of doing business with DOD: DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) Program and the implementation of P.L. 115-232, the FY 19 NDAA Section 889. This course will identify these requirements, explain how they interact and supply practical compliance tips and best practices for all modes of transportation.

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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

It’s All About the Data and Analytic Application
Bruce Busler, USTRANSCOM TCAC/JDPAC
Organizations today are all excited about “getting all of their data together and using some AI.” While it’s true that the foundation of advanced analytics is data and there is no shortage of analytic products employing some form of AI from vendors, the challenge is not the “technology” but really the “application.”
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IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Partnerships in Cybersecurity
Prof Daryl Hancock & Prof George Kriss, McKendree University
Cybersecurity is no longer an issue for the back rooms, but for the boardrooms and situation rooms.  Significant breaches occur daily and are growing in intensity and scale, increasing the demand for highly qualified cybersecurity professionals. For supply to catch up to demand, educational partnerships must be forged with business, industry, and government. These partnerships must include expertise to guide the academic programsand support co-curricular cyber related activities, games, competitions and internships. This presentation will provide an update on educational opportunities, and specific examples of partnerships that are succeeding by aligning resources, expertise, and experience with educators at all levels.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

4th Industrial Revolution Skill building in a world of COVID-19 – a Thunderbird Case Study
Les Mounteer, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Class of 2020
The need for digital and data-driven transformation is essential to every industry. But success in harnessing benefit from transformation requires analytic acumen of leaders and managers. Thunderbird School of Global Management has identified the need for 4th Industrial Revolution skills and the understanding of their implementation as key to the future of leadership. As shown in this case study, achieving that goal is not necessarily easy. The Thunderbird Data and Analytics Club is a student led initiative to improve overall understanding of the 4th Industrial Revolution for future global leaders. This presentation will review the development of the organization and its drive to create an environment that facilitates not only the learning of hard skills such as Tableau, SPSS, JMP, Excel and others, but also the development of a culture that understands the limitations of each skill and when to use them. Please join us for a case review of the processes used at Thunderbird to achieve success in leading hard skills development in a post COVID-19 world.

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Cybersecurity of Heavy Truck Safety Equipment for Fleet Managers of Conventional Vehicles. 
Ray Resendes, U.S. DOT, Volpe Center
This course covers the current state of safety equipment, wireless technologies, and data networks installed on heavy trucks; cybersecurity vulnerabilities and recent cyberattacks on motor vehicles; and cybersecurity protection technologies. Safety equipment includes crash avoidance systems (e.g., forward crash warning and automatic emergency braking) and critical event reporting, as well as the data networks in heavy trucks that these systems connect to. This course discusses cybersecurity threat vectors into these heavy truck safety systems, the problem of wireless access to the heavy truck controller area network, key interfaces vulnerable to cyberattacks, and recent attacks exploiting the vulnerability of onboard telematics systems. In addition, this course highlights the cybersecurity needs, industry system standards, and cybersecurity best practices and standards; emphasizes the need for a defense-in-depth mindset, and presents available cybersecurity tools and frameworks. The course concludes with examples of vehicle’s cybersecurity protection technologies, including short-term solutions (e.g., data network firewall, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems) and long-term solutions (secure over-the-air software updates, hardware security module, and integrated intrusion detection/prevention systems).

IT, Cyber, & Analytics

Tuesday, October 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Enterprise Security: Pre and Post-Quantum Computing
Carl Dukatz, Kellyn Beeck, Accenture
This course introduces quantum computing and communications, and explains the perceived threat to cyber security, describes emerging methods for threat mitigation through classical and quantum approaches, and outlines areas to explore in which quantum computing can contribute to enhancing security. The course enables IT and Security professional leaders to identify emerging security risks from quantum computing and how to prepare security policies to support organizational goals and protect the organization’s assets from these threats. Participants will explore new quantum readiness techniques, learn to identify areas to enhance security based on proposed new cryptographic standards, and potential alternate solutions for protecting mission-critical applications.
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Leadership & Human Resources

Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Pre- and Post-COVID 19 ERA
Dr. Landry Signé, Thunderbird School of Global Management
We are in a new technologically golden but complex era referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which has an unprecedented impact on the global economy, business, state, market, society, and more broadly, humanity. The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers tremendous tools to transform the world as we know it, including addressing challenges such as COVID-19 with its scope, velocity, and systems impact, and public and private sector actors have joined forces using disruptive 4IR technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, quantum computing, blockchain technologies, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, among others. We’ll seek to answer many questions regarding the implications of 4IR.

 

Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Operationalizing Integrity
VADM Dee Mewbourne, USTRANSCOM Deputy Commander
This class will explore what integrity is and what it is not; and will help managers understand that as leaders, they have influence on their employee’s belief systems. Senator Alan K. Simpson once said: “If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” The class explores the meaning of those words through a case study from when VADM Mewbourne was the Commanding Officer of the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).
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Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Transition from Military to Commercial Logistics – An educator’s journey
Dr. Larry Parker, Jr., American Military University 
Dr. Larry D. Parker, Jr., currently serves as the Program Director of Transportation and Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management at American Public University. and a proud member of professional organizations advancing knowledge and professionalism, such as the Association of Supply Chain Management and the National Naval Officers Association. His journey from active duty logistics to commercial logistics will be provided in this session.

Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

20/20 Visioning of Contested Force Projection in Great Power Competition and Conflict
Kelli Canada, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment, LMI; John Fasching, Maintenance, Distribution and Operational Logistics, LMI; David Gable, G3  Operations Directorate , SDDC; Jason Trubenbach, Crowley Government Solutions
This panel of military and commercial subject matter experts will provide insights on near-, mid- and far-term game-changers on how we project military force in an era of great power competition and conflict, and subsequent all-domain-contested deployment and sustainment operations. We will discuss ideas and best practices and approaches on how to most effectively evolve our joint deployment and distribution process and enabler-sets, given current and future vulnerabilities. Facing exponentially more lethal adversary capabilities combined with future climatic disruptions and their impacts on mission readiness, America’s strategic mobility infrastructure and global transportation enabling capabilities must become more mobile and better self-protected, defensible, and resilient. Session Description

Leadership & Human Resources

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Leadership and Enlisted Force Management Roundtable
CMSgt Jason France (Moderator), USTRANSCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader; CMSgt Brian Kruzelnick, Air Mobility Command (AMC) Command Chief Master Sergeant; CSM Rocky Carr, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Command Sergeant Major; CMDCM Rick Dyksterhouse, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Command Master Chief)
A team of senior enlisted leaders discuss leadership and other issues of interest to the enlisted force.

Leadership & Human Resources

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

What is the future of logistics technology?
Benjamin Gordon, Managing Partner, Cambridge Capital
What is the future of logistics technology? Which areas are the most important for military and commercial applications? And how are leading companies approaching automation opportunities in supply chain? What are key themes driving change in supply chains? Who are the winners? What are the risks? How can you mitigate them? Case studies will spotlight on logistics technology companies that are achieving success.
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Leadership & Human Resources

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

Leading Change for Breakthrough Performance
Lt Gen(ret) Andy Busch
How do you lead your organization to deliver breakthough results? How do you help your boss lead their organization towards breakthrough results? If every part of your organization is producing XX% faster/cheaper/better, why isn’t your organization’s overall throughput increased by XX%? How do you break out of the vicious cycles holding you back and attack the blocking beliefs that prevent you from moving forward? Are these questions you’ve asked yourself? This course delivers a senior logistician’s leadership experiences and perspectives to get the audience thinking about improving organizational throughput. The presentation relies on two case studies where breakthrough results were delivered using Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking. This leadership model, refined by years of personal development and reflection, will be presented as a framework for the audience to rely on in the future. In addition, the case studies will illustrate how TOC techniques proved to be the “secret sauce” that synchronized the efforts of internal and external stakeholders.

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Leadership & Human Resources

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Women in Supply Chain Panel Discussion
Pamelyn Lindsey (Moderator), CSCP, President and Co-Founder L4 Services, LLC; Elizabeth E. Arledge, US Air Force Brigadier General, Air Mobility Command Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection; Ramona Hood, President and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical®; Jennifer Knobeloch, U.S. Transportation Command, Chief, Less than Planeload Branch, Airlift Division (TCAQ-C)
Join this inspiring panel discussion moderated by Pam Lindsey, who is serving the ASCM 2020 Board of Directors, and hear panelists talking about their career journey and the decisions you should make to create the career you want.

Legislation & Policy

Legislation & Policy

Monday, Oct 5
9:00-10:00 am

OSD Transportation Directorate Overview and Policy Development
COL Kevin Baird, OSD Office of Transportation Policy
The close partnership between industry and the Department of Defense is critical to meeting ongoing and surge requirements for military operations. COL Baird will provide an overview of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s sustainment related organizations and functions. He will also provide insight into the policy development and implementation process as well as ongoing initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD owned and contracted transportation.

Legislation & Policy

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Breaking Through Jurisdictional Boundaries in Congress
Kurt “Viva” LaFrance, USTRANSCOM TCCC-LA
This course will Investigate the avenues USTRANSCOM uses to advocate for national defense policies with alternative (non-Defense) Congressional Committees. Using three vignettes, the lesson will examine USTRANSCOM’s, Industry’s, and Congress’ role in supporting transportation equities in authorization and appropriation bills relating to sealift, airlift, surface transportation, and Household Goods.
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Legislation & Policy

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

Jones Act – Legislative Discussion
Capt Owen Clarke (USMM)
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is a United States federal statute that provides for the promotion and maintenance of the American merchant marine. Among other purposes, the law regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports. The Jones Act requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents.Owen Clarke will present insight and background into the Jones Act and competing arguments that will range from the origin to the complicated legislative arguments from different views.

Legislation & Policy

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Defense Cyber Support to Civil Authorities: An Overview
Rick Audinet, USTRANSCOM J6
This class will provide a general overview of law and policy that influences and directs procedures for DOD support during civil cyber incidents if such support is requested. Includes a review of the four roles USTRANSCOM can fill related to DSCA and how they impact collaboration with civil entities.

Legislation & Policy

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Emerging Legal Issues in Transportation
Kevin Spradling & Peter Ries, USTRANSCOM TCJA
This class will cover current legal issues in the transportation, sustainment, and logistics areas; including contract air operations, SFARs, and State aircraft designation; preference statutes and the impact on the use of allied lift, imposition of improper fees and tariffs; and the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Section §889.

Legislation & Policy

Wednesday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am

Overview of the US flag fleet, policies and laws
Bryant E. Gardner, Winston and Strawn
The course will provide an overview of the U.S. flag fleet and examine the laws and policies that ensure its continued viability and availability for national defense sealift purposes, as well as the challenges it faces and policy options for its renewal.

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Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Theory and Practice of Resilience and Application to Supply Chains
Igor Linkov, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
The COVID-19 pandemic clearly shows the lack of resilience in supply chains and the impact that disruptions may have on a global network scale as individual supply chain connections and nodes fail. This cascading failure underscores the need for the network analysis and advanced resilience analytics we find lacking in the existing supply chain literature. Transportation resilience is a concept that measures a network’s ability to plan for, absorb, recover from and adapt to disturbances. This session will put these developments into perspective in supporting DoD’s logistics requirements. 

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

Passenger Travel Looking to the Future in the Age of COVID-19
Moderator, Joel Wartgow, CWT Sato, Mike Beauchamp, United Airlines; Kevin Knorr, Hertz; Nick Vournakis, CWT; Sato; Enterprise; Government and Passenger Travel Advisory Committee
Agility and Responsiveness has become essential for companies with strategic planning as the hospitality and travel industry has been among the hardest hit in our economy. Travel remains an imperative for segments of the country such as emergency responders seeking to reach wildfires or other natural disasters. There will be a discussion of the future structure of the industry.

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Monday, Oct 5
2:30-3:30 pm

Transportation Strategy in the Age of Disruption: Adapt, Reassess,..(+ Adapt Again)
John Murname, Darryl Piasecki, and Judson Johnson, McKinsey & Company
Defense transportation leaders in both the public and private sector have felt the shocks and aftershocks of Covid-19.  No element of transportation globally has been spared from the disruptive nature of the pandemic and its impact across the value chain. What is emerging, however, is an era where transportation leaders can seize the opportunity to create strategies for the delivery of goods and services and consistently drive better outcomes. Insights from across disciplines (economic, medical, fuel, supply chain, human capital) are being used in ways to drive more speed, agility, and reduced costs in the ecosystem. As leaders wrestle with the new reality and what it means for their customers, employees, and partners; they are asking the fundamental questions:  What about the new environment will force me to change our strategy? Given the environment, what can I choose to change?

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

How COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of drones into on-demand delivery
Yariv Bash, CEO, Flytrex,
While major retail and logistic companies have been testing drone delivery services for years, many have seen on-demand drone delivery as a novelty rather than necessity. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed that:, in an era of social distancing and contact restrictions, drones were utilized to enable the delivery of essential goods while minimizing human interaction – delivering lifesaving  supplies such as medicine and masks, as well as every day essentials like toilet paper and cereal.One company utilizing drones to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic by delivering goods from a local shopping center and restaurants to backyards in S. Dakota is Flytrex. In this session, Flytrex CEO Yariv Bash will describe his own experience launching successful drone delivery systems around the world to explain  precisely how COVID-19 has accelerated acceptance of on-demand drone delivery – by regulators and society as a whole

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

Teaming Up for Research With USTRANSCOM Using Technology Transfer (T2)
Mark Surina, USTRANSCOM J5 (ORTA)
Introduces T2 as a method of close, voluntary collaboration to unite experts in industry and academia in exploration of new concepts and technologies and to advance innovations. Presents ways to team with USTRANSCOM and best practices in T2 from the federal government’s community of 300 laboratories.

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Tuesday, Oct 6
2:45-3:45 pm

COVID-19 & The “W” Recovery: Lessons Learned in Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency
Greg Schlegel, Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium; Greg Grindey, LLamasoft; Jim Phelps, UNCOMN; Aaron Jette ,  U.S. DOT, Volpe Center.
This panel will assess the impact of COVID-19 as a  BlackSwan event affecting global transportation and logistics providers. How has COVID-19 impacted this industry and stakeholders who are dependent on optimizing operational  performance? The participants approach the subject with multiple perspectives managing risk, simulating risk outcomes and developing strategic risk planning. .

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Basing Criteria for Point-to-Point Global Space Transportation and Delivery
Sam Ximenes, XArc/Astropor; Teresa Demming, KBR 
This course will  provide an overview of planning and design considerations in development of a space transport resupply and delivery system that can quickly and accurately deploy packages, supplies, and equipment to any location on earth. Criteria for choosing the location of space support facilities, space vehicle systems, ground support logistics and supply chain management considerations are presented.
Course Description & Bios

Resilience, Innovation, & Disruptors

Wednesday, October 7
3:45-4:45 pm

Resilient Organizations in the time of COVID: Respond, Recover, Thrive
John Forsythe, Managing Director, Deloitte
In the face of certain challenges and a still-uncertain set of risks, business and government leaders are navigating turbulent, uncharted waters as a result of the COVID pandemic.  Successfully overcoming these challenges will require a fundamental shift in the way organizations think about the future of work.  This course will present a framework to help organizations assess and embrace the future of work under a: Respond, Recover, Thrive model. Participants will learn about the qualities of resilient leadership to safely lead organizations and their workforces through the pandemic, while also helping them understand the future of work…is now.

SDDC Workshop

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
12:00-1:00 pm

Domestic Carrier Workshop – Part 1 of 2
SDDC Staff
This class is part 1 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail, truck and barge. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)
Session Description/Bios        Slides

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
1:15-2:15 pm

ITO Workshop – Part 1 of 2
Various SDDC Instructors
This class is part 1 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)

SDDC Workshops

Monday, Oct 5
3:45-4:45 pm

DOD Shipping Container Management
Mark LaRue and Thomas Catchings, SDDC G3
The purpose of this training is to teach how to successfully manage DOD owned, leased, or controlled ISO containers.

SDDC Workshops

Tuesday, Oct 6
8:30-9:30 am

Domestic Carrier Workshop – Part 2 of 2
Various SDDC Instructors
This class is part 2 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail, truck and barge. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)

SDDC Workshops

Tuesday, Oct 6
1:30-2:30 pm

ITO Workshop – Part 2 of 2
Various SDDC Instructors
This class is part 2 of a two-part series. These classes provide an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight. (NOTE: Each session is unique, providing different material and discussion topics)

SDDC Workshops

Tuesday, Oct 6
4:00-5:00 pm

Operational Workshop
SDDC/G3 Instructors
SDDC will showcase the power of the Surface Tasking Order (STO) module within the Single Mobility System, introduce the audience into how the enterprise utilizes its most limiting asset – ocean going vessels – through ICODES/Stow Planning and explore the art of Mission Integration – the complete synchronization of mission control from end to end.

SDDC Workshops

Wednesday, Oct 7
8:30-9:30 am

Ammunition and Explosives Workshop
Various SDDC Instructors
Provides an overview of DOD efforts to evaluate and improve the safety performance of individual Transportation Protective Service (TPS) Ammunition and Explosives (AE) carriers. Topics include: Safety program evaluation common findings, on-road safety performance trends and highlights from critical safety events, and Defense Transportation Tracking System (DTTS).

SDDC Workshops

Wednesday, October 7
2:30-3:30 pm

Sustain Sea Service Deployment Module (SSDM)
Various SDDC Instructors
SSDM is an application within Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Joint Program ICODES that is developed to provide the Sea Services with a Unit Move Capability. This capability provides a unit move IT system to support their non-self-deployable forces in order to utilize TRANSCOM movement assets through the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) process. SSDM assists users when planning, conducting, and executing complex processes associated with Force Deployment Planning and Execution (FDP&E) and simplify the use of the Defense Transportation System (DTS) to complete complicated tasks.

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