New innovations and technology are rapidly reshaping established business models in logistics, transportation and passenger travel services. How do the military, the government and the private sector adapt to meet national security needs?

Delivering amid disruption will take center stage at this year’s National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) / U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Fall Meeting.

Hosted Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 at the historic St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Mo., the Fall Meeting features high-level speakers, government/industry meetings and more than 60 professional education courses on topics from cybersecurity and big data to acquisition and policy.

“The Fall Meeting is our premier event, where professionals come together and exchange ideas to ensure we are all on the same page, serving the warfighter,” said NDTA’s president, retired Rear Adm. Mark Buzby. “There’s something for everyone to learn and become smarter on a segment of our industry. If you are in logistics, transportation, or passenger travel services and you care about our national security, this is where you want to be.”

Gen. Darren McDew, Commander, USTRANSCOM, will deliver this year’s keynote address, with a follow-on panel discussion by his component commanders and the Defense Logistics Agency. Other notable speakers and panelists include Brad Nail, Senior Manager for Insurance and Public Policy at Uber; the Lexington Institute’s Dr. Loren Thompson; the Honorable Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and Dr. Daniel Patt, Program Manager, Tactical Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

“Our commercial partners are a key national security asset, just one that too often goes unnoticed,” said McDew. “We need to correct that, and we also need to recognize the connection between us runs both ways. While we are working from an amazing foundation, the world we see on the horizon will demand even greater trust and transparency.”

NDTA is a non-political, non-profit educational organization in logistics, transportation and passenger travel services. Since World War II, NDTA has served U.S. national defense and homeland security as a trusted environment where government, military, and private sector experts can build working relationships, develop the next generation of professionals and solve pressing challenges.

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