NDTA Fall Meeting

Transportation Academy Courses

All Transportation Academy courses are subject to change, and are first-come, first-served. Attendees are free to select courses among all the topical tracks. No prior sign-up for courses is required during the registration process. See a VISUAL REPRESENTATION of dates/times, topical tracks and courses. Titles and descriptions of each course can be found in their respective tracks, below.

Through a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), we are proud to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in this year’s Fall Meeting. CEUs will be granted at a rate of .1 per hour of official Fall Meeting programs, which includes all classes, seminars, speakers and roundtables.

To facilitate the $35 payment for CEUs, please check the CEU box upon registration for the Fall Meeting.  Please contact Irvin Varkonyi at ivarkonyi@ndtahq.com to redeem your CEUs.

Acquisition track

Covers best practices in procurement for DOD agencies and combatant commands with sessions offered by TRANSCOM and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, AT&L.

Contracted carriers global reach | By Oswaldo Bermeo, DHL | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 3/4

This session explains how to leverage your contracted carrier’s global reach to satisfy mission requirements. The partnership between the DoD and U.S. civil commercial air carriers is critical to mobilization, deployment, and sustainment of military forces. We will share best in class practices based on experience servicing the warfighter in all theaters of operations around the globe.

Acquisition at USTRANSCOM – The organization | By Tammy Thouvenot, Marie Pendergast & Gina Lee, USTRANSCOM | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 1/2

This course is intended for government and industry participants who desire to learn how USTRANSCOM acquisition is organized and the mission of each division and branch.  This will provide an understanding what services USTRANSCOM acquires through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts and USTRANSCOM Acquisition Points of Contact.

How the Federal Government’s category management could affect you | By Adriaan Adendorff, OSD L&MR & Stacy Riggs, GSA | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Regency A

The Federal Government is in the process of instituting Category Management across the Federal Government in an effort to buy smarter and more like a single enterprise. Hear from representatives from OMB, PMO and federal-wide Transportation Category Manager about this program and how the new process could impact your organization and business. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Small business opportunities with MSC | By Jim Kanash, Military Sealift Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Regency B

How to identify and locate specific business opportunities with Military Sealift Command, and the NAVY, with candid advice and guidance on how to respond to Sources Sought Notices, Market Surveys, and RFIs.SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Stakeholder roles in requirements definition | By Bill Seamon, USTRANSCOM | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 8

How to prepare a great proposal & avoid mistakes | By Dr. David Hoag, USTRANSCOM | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 1/2

This course will provide insights for any offeror responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP).  Discussion will focus on understanding the government RFP and the requirement to avoid mistakes in proposal.  Examples of mistakes will be provided during the discussion.

USTRANSCOM acquisition tips | By Suzanne Mudd-Yarber, USTRANSCOM | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 1/2

This course is intended for industry participants to identify where and how to look for opportunities to do business with USTRANSCOM and provide acquisition tips on proposal preparation.  Participants will be able to identify where to go to look for opportunities followed by a question and answer session. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Analytics track

Analytics covers the field of data analysis. Analytics often involves studying past historical data to research potential trends, to analyze the effects of certain decisions or events, or to evaluate the performance of a given tool or scenario. The goal of analytics is to improve the business by gaining knowledge which can be used to make improvements or changes. This track will focus on a different aspects of analytics within USTRANSCOM.

Sealift readiness prediction (Ao): A novel concept | By Fred McKenna, Military Sealift Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 5

Challenged to identify the determinants of ship readiness and build a tool to enable DoD to predict it, this class will present an equation that moves DoD in the right direction. The  predictive equation combines metrics from manpower, underway experience, individual/ship class measures,  and logistics measures.  Preliminary results indicate this tool will be quite useful as a predictive readiness measure.

Analytics in defense transportation: A growing opportunity for better decision making | By Bruce Busler, SES, USTRANSCOM | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Midway 5    SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Combatant Command Logistics Challenges track

The Geographic and Functional Combatant Commands are at the “pointy end of the spear.”  Learn about the logistic challenges and lessons learned from this warfighter perspective, and lend your expertise and unique perspectives to the dialogue.

Leveraging innovation to improve defense transportation & maintain our competitive military advantage | By MG Edward F. Dorman III, U.S. Central Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 7/8

In order to maintain our competitive military advantage it is imperative to leverage innovation to improve our defense transportation.  Discussion will include CENTCOM’s current strategic approach (by/with/through), how can we tap private sector innovations, challenges we are facing, “pain points” with respect to transportation for the next 3-7 years, and how innovation and the private sector help the warfighter. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Providing logistics support across the Indo-Asia Pacific Region in a contested environment | By Brig Gen Evan Miller, U.S. Pacific Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Regency C

Brig Gen Miller will discuss challenges with operating in a contested environment throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific Region.  This discussion will explore command and control issues, operating locations, multinational partner integration, forward positioning of equipment and stocks, and developing a responsive/resilient supply chain.

AFRICOM: Building the blocks of a logistics network | By Brig Gen Mark Camerer, U.S. Africa Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Regency C

Low volume distributions to infrequent locations present unique challenges.  Panelists will discuss these challenges in an overarching sense as well as within the context of their operating environment.

Directive Authority For Logistics | By Roy Johnson, U.S. Special Operations Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Regency B

Directive Authority for Logistics (DAFL) is an important concept by which Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) provide logistics support to Conventional Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command forces (SOF) in their theater. It is often confusing and misunderstood as to how, where, and by whom support is provided in theater to SOF, and who pays the bill. The discussion will provide a brief introduction to U.S. Special Operations Command, its history and organization, a description of the DAFL process that GCCs follow to  provide support to SOF, applicable joint doctrine, policy, and directives which give DAFL authority to the GCC commanders. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Cyber Security track

The rapid evolution in the integration of information technology with transportation and logistics systems maximizes optimization of these systems while simultaneously bringing greater vulnerability. These sessions will define cyber security and best practices, along with identifying stakeholders at TRANSCOM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the commercial sector.

Cyber attacks, the transporter’s and logistician’s worst nightmare: How to minimize your risks | By Michael Dinning, Volpe, The National Transportation System Center | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 6

Information technology is critical for passenger and freight transportation operations, and cyber attacks and disruptions could have severe impacts on logistics supply chains. Transportation systems are becoming increasingly connected and automated, and cyber threats are increasing. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Wapack Labs “threat brief” | By Jeff Stutzman, Wapack Labs | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Regency B

If you’ve ever wondered, “who’s doing this to us?” this presentation is for you. Wapack Labs will present an overview of top threats to the transportation and logistics communities including new threats such as GPS Spoofing and Wapacks Labs “Top 10” list of attackers.

Joint cyberspace operations planning | By Cecil Durbin, U.S. Transportation Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Regency B

The USTRANSCOM Joint Cyber Center will facilitate a 90 minute discussion on Joint Cyberspace Operations Planning. The discussion will focus on cyberspace operations planning facts and assumptions as it relates to global transportation operations. We will specifically look to engage the community of interest on mutually beneficial relationships and opportunities to partner in information sharing in the cyberspace domain.

The cyber threat & national defense: How to defend, manage & mitigate | By Hayri Tarhan, Oracle | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 6

Recently, many sectors of our nation have been impacted by cyber attacks impacting banking, healthcare, and personnel management. Of particular interest are attacks on transportation and distribution networks, and our commercial partners. A number of threats will be discussed in this session.

Protecting your people, profits & clients from insider threats | By Joey Alonso, Quortum | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 8

The transportation and supply chain industries are especially susceptible to malicious and unintentional “insiders” disrupting day to day business. The most effective mitigation techniques use a holistic approach, with HR, IT, Security and Management working together.

Oracle lessons learned for transition to the Cloud | By Rizwan Jaka, Oracle | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 6

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public, private, and hybrid cloud. It offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (Iaas) and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center.

DOD Cyber Crime Center (DC3)…Keeping you “Left of Boom” | By Chris Carpenter, DC3 | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 9

Learn more about DC3’s mission to deliver superior digital forensics and multimedia (D/MM) lab services, cyber technical training, technical solutions development, and cyber analytics for the following DoD mission areas: information assurance (IA) and critical infrastructure protection (CIP), law enforcement and counterintelligence (LE/CI), document and media exploitation (DOMEX), and counterterrorism (CT).

DOD Transportation track

Perspectives  from both DOD and commercial sector on the operation of transportation modes for DOD and the collaboration with industry.

Opportunities in a transformational era of transportation | By Shawn Leight, CBB Transportation | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Regency B

This session will discuss the current state of transformational changes in transportation and where these changes are likely to lead.  The workshop will identify various challenges faced by the national defense transportation industry as well as explore various ways in which new technologies can help to address these challenges.

Ammunition & explosives safety workshop, part 1 By Elias Cantu, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 10

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 will include an overview of where we are/how we got here, and highlights from critical safety events. SEE ALL SLIDES FOR PART 1 & 2 HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE

Ammunition & explosives safety workshop, part 2 By Elias Cantu, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Midway 10

Continues the discussion of DOD efforts to evaluate and improve the safety performance of individual Transportation Protective Service (TPS) Ammunition and Explosives (AE) carriers.  Topics will include an overview of where we are/how we got here, and highlights from critical safety events.

Surface Deployment & Distribution Command business systems  | By Chris Heiby, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Midway 1/2

Provides an overview of SDDC business systems accessible to shippers and commercial carriers to support mission execution and the responsibilities specified in the Universal Services Contract. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Small package express web service | By John Mannino, SDDC; Bernard Cosby, CMOS Program Office; Bud Wiser, UPS; Michael Taylor, DHL Express; Jay Powelson, FedEx Services | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Regency C

GFM developed a Small Package Express web service. CMOS will begin consuming this service early in calendar year 2018 replacing all I2P carrier modules. Join a panel of technical experts, program managers, and SPE super users for a sneak preview of the new system. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Contested environment | By RADM Dee Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | Midway 6

The world is changing.  We now have to consider operating in Contested Environments.  This course will draw attention to how we must now think differently. Areas to consider include: (a) what additional skills do our commercial mariners need; (b) what changes would we need to make in how we operate.

National power projection | By MG Kurt Ryan, Commander, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | Regency A

MG Ryan, Commanding General, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), USTRANSCOM’s Army Service Component Command, presents a tutorial on Department of Defense deployment and sustainment of large scale Joint Forces using partnerships with commercial transportation industry, including truck, rail and sea. The presentation highlights historical examples of U.S. Power Projection, and explores challenges and opportunities in support of future operations.

Mobility air forces operating in an Anti-Access & Area Denial (A2AD) environment | By Gen Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Regency C

Even though threats exist to High-Value Airborne Assets (HVAAs) across the range of military operations, the focus is on identifying key capability gaps when HVAAs are forced to operate from a position of disadvantage in operations against a near-peer adversary employing Anti-Access and Area Denial (A2/AD) strategies. Discussion will include identifying and defining capability gaps and a proposed way forward for capability development for HVAA survivability.

Transportation programs overview for shippers and carriers | By Charles Morgan, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Midway 6

Provides an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs) to include cost disputes, documentation requirements and carrier appeal process. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Defense Transportation Tracking System (DTTS) | By Jeff Leitschuh, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 9

Focuses on Defense Transportation Tracking System (DTTS) background and critical tasks, Transportation Geospatial Information System (TGIS) capabilities, emergency reporting and DTTS challenges. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Re-looking at the Cold War | By Don Stanton, University of Colorado | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 8

Over the past several years, the US has engaged in a version of a New Cold War which has required the development and redeployment of military, cyber, intelligence ad surveillance assets at great costs to the nation. This will be a review of key events during the Cold War years, lessons learned, evolution of the Triad of nuclear deterrence, growth of Soviet forces, and more. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

U.S. Bank transportation payment solutions | By Jeff Lineberger & Joy Goodwin, U.S. Bank Freight Payment | | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 3/4

This session will  provide government shippers and commercial carriers information about U.S. Bank and its freight payment processes. Discussion will include recent cyber security measures as well as updates to payment audibility, trend analysis and reporting  now available.

Motor/rail large volume movements | By Randy Hardtner, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Thursday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 10

Provides an overview of SDDC’s process for soliciting/negotiating tender rates supporting large volume movements, lanes with no tender rates on file and shipments with unique requirements.  The session walks through the process for completing and submitting the DD Form 1085, “Domestic Freight Routing Request and Order” to request negotiated route orders and discusses large volume motor and rail solicitations in support of combat training center rotations and other large unit moves. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Planning & booking, and documentation overview | By Bobby Lyons, Todd Goetz & Richard Smith, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 3/4

Discusses the planning process, preferred methods of shipping cargo, booking tips for success, and the impact if documentation is incorrect; offering a better understanding of SDDC’s capabilities and processes. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

DOD shipping container management | By Mark LaRue, Joint Intermodal Working Group | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Regency A

This class is designed to inform logistics leaders/professionals on the importance of proper shipping container management and inventory.  The class will discuss the new Military Standard 3037 for container inspections, as well as recent changes to policy documents and regulations. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

DOD supply chain – Defense Logistics Agency overview | By Joy Carter, Nat Hale & Joe Faris, Defense Logistics Agency | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Regency B

Provides an overview of America’s combat logistics support agency with a specific focus on transportation operations.  DLA provides the military services, other federal agencies, and partner nation armed forces with a full spectrum of logistics, acquisition, and technical services. DLA sources and provides nearly all of America’s military consumable items and nearly 90 percent of the military’s spare parts.

Global Logistics track

These sessions will offer forecasts on new developments and identify how DOD transportation operates within a global logistics system.

Supply chain management | By Dr. Cindy Minor, St. Louis University | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Midway 9


Joint logistics & the future of global distribution management | By George Topic, Center for Joint and Strategic Logistics & Col. Matthew Husemann, JCS/J4 | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Midway 6

This session is designed to offer a description of the future of joint logistics from a  broad strategic perspective and assess the impacts on the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise and global distribution management.

Global distribution campaign planning: Insights and lessons learned  | By Jim Phelps & LCDR Chris Kading, AEGIS Strategies | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Midway 9

USTRANSCOM has continued to improve the overall content and procedures used to identify systemic issues related to global deployment and distribution operations. The command has recently developed a comprehensive “Cross Walk” investigation process that integrates a combination of the Joint Capability Area (JCA) Framework. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Trends & developments in the global airfreight industry | By Bill Flynn, President & CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and Chairman, NDTA | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | Midway 5

This session will explore the global airfreight industry and key emerging trends. The discussion will consider the economic and social contributions the industry generates. Bill Flynn C 1230 NDTA 2017 Fall Conference

Multi-modal transportation | By Mike Chapell, Global Logistics Providers | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Midway 10

International multi-modal transport means the carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport on the basis of a multi-modal transport contract from a place in one country at which the goods are taken in charge by the multi-modal transport operator to a place designated for delivery situated in a different country.  The basic and regularly reoccurring are truck to air, truck to ocean or rail to ocean. To service the Defense Transportation System this can also include tuck to ocean to air to truck or other variant. The multi-modal transport operator has to manage different corporate and industry cultures, processes, and limitations of each mode. Understanding intimately each mode and how to access and manage each to bring the best value to the customer.

Disaster logistics | By Dave Field & Michael Taylor, DHL | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Regency B

This session will review how Disaster Response Teams work; how deployments are organized, and an overview of GARD.

Supply chain: A delicate balance  | By Frank Fischer, St. Louis University | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 6

This session will focus on the continuous changes that drive supply chain managements. Topics include Level-set group on supply chain elements; products and services; Typical supply chain models and behaviors; How to assess and recognize normal versus best practices; How supply chain functions and metrics cause dysfunction; Review the costs and operational activity within functions; The benefits of a holistic view of an interdependent collaborative supply chain. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE


Innovation track

Technology is advancing exponentially, and impacting organizations in both the commercial and public sectors. These sessions will examine changes in transportation operating systems including autonomous vehicles, 3D printing and others.

Automated vehicles 101 | By Jonathan Koopman, Volpe, The National Transportation System Center | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Midway 3/4

Advancing technology by considering the human | By Donald Fisher & David Moore, Volpe, The National Transportation System Center | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Regency A

New technologies which either automate various operator functions or serve as advanced operator assistance systems are being installed across the modes. These new technologies promise to bring unparalleled improvements in safety and mobility. However, as the crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco indicates, the intended benefits of these systems cannot be fully achieved unless one considers how the human operator interacts with these systems. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

The digital supply chain | By Mike Nayden & Harry Krukenberg, Deloitte | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 5

Discussion of the results of a survey of global chief supply chain executives reveals how digitalization is impacting their organizations. Digital business continues to evolve at a rapid pace. This evolution is blurring the previously defined lines of commerce and functions. We will explore what is meant by a Digital Supply Network and why are they different from traditional Supply Chains.  Examples of actual use cases demonstrating the breadth and depth impact across industries. Finally we will talk about how your organization can get started. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Innovation brainstorming session | By Garth Sanginiti, U.S. Transportation Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 5

Facilitated brainstorming/white board session to delve into a topic in a unique way with all in attendance helping to drive the content and direction of the dialogue.

Interactive training

Freight payment hands-on computer lab | By U.S. Bank Freight Payment | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm | Station Master

U.S. Bank Freight Payment will conduct personalized training during this hands-on computer lab. U.S. Bank technicians will be available to assist with any questions related to invoice approval actions, working with summary invoices, as well as creating specialized reports.

Introduction to Transportation Modes track

The basics of all modes – air, truck, rail and maritime – are important to know and build upon. Sessions will offer perspectives from freight forwarding, express shipping, maritime transport  and more.

Understanding the role of the forwarder in the movement of air cargo for military shipments | By Brandon Fried, Airfreight Forwarders Association | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Regency A

This informative session will feature an introduction to the freight forwarding industry, covering the essential role forwarders play as logistics providers, especially in the movement of military shipments. Attendees will gain an understanding of the differences between 3PLs, forwarders, integrated carriers, property brokers and customs brokers. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Update on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) | By Don Stanton ,University of Colorado & Todd Graetz, BNSF Rail | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | Regency B

Business use of UAS are increasing dramatically, but there are interagency issues, regulations, and lessons learned which may be useful to you. The session will include an overview of BNSF’s innovative program to safely inspect railroad assets. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

The rail industry | By Theresa Lorinser, BNSF; Michael Rutherford, CSX; Denise Bailey, Norfolk Southern; and Ryan Steinbach, Union Pacific | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Regency C

Four class 1 railroads will discuss various aspects of the rail industry; history, governing agencies, capital spending, open top loading, fleet management, etc. The US rail industry operates nearly 140,000 miles of tracks. Privately-owned freight railroads spend billions of their own funds on freight cars, locomotives, bridges, tracks, tunnels and other infrastructure and equipment to keep the economy moving. The objective is to inform the audience on the rail industry and help answer questions that pertain to rail. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Trucking updates: National classification system | By Don Newell, National Motor Freight Traffic Association | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 5

How does trucking work? | By Bill Wanamaker & Brian Carter, American Trucking Associations | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 10

The basics, explaining Truckload (TL) and Less than Truckload (LTL) operations and what happens to your freight after it leaves your dock. You will learn about driver shortages, driverless trucks, and Electronic Logging Devices. This session will have opportunities to ask all about these.

Maritime transportation | By Dave DeBoer, Liberty Global Logistics | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 10

This informative session is an introduction to the global maritime industry. Attendees will be introduced to the principles, issues, and challenges to the global maritime industry in the 21st century. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

IT Systems & In-Transit Visibility track

Our ability to have visibility throughout the logistics process enables us to effectively manage these systems, reduce inventory and more effectively meet customer requirements. These sessions will offer various perspectives on the impact of IT systems.

Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS) – How it enhances unit move planning & execution | By Dave Blackford, U.S. Transportation Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Regency A

USTRANSCOM J4-L and HQ USMC will discuss new and innovative ways to use CMOS for moving unit move cargo via organic/convoy routes as well as utilizing satellite technology with CMOS for visibility over the last tactical mile.  The CMOS Program Office will be on-hand to provide a live demonstration, talk about upcoming capabilities and interfaces, and answer any systems related questions.

Global Freight Managment (GFM) overview By James Richardson, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 3/4

Highlights Global Freight Management (GFM) capabilities, recent and planned enhancements, and open Q&A session with GFM experts. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Leadership & Professional Development track

These courses cover the training of logistics leaders and organization leadership,from both a DOD perspective and the Wehmiller Leadership Institute.

Performance & Trust – How high performing teams are built through behavior | By Rich Diviney, Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute  | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | Regency C

Much has been written about trust and its impact and necessity for high-performing teams.  Yet with all this research and communication on the topic, teams large and small still struggle to achieve this belief.  In this fast-paced and interactive seminar, you will learn the trust model that the Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute developed and the behaviors that lead to the belief of trust.

The candor abyss: The right reason & way of feedback | By Aaron Dimmock, Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Regency C

To varying degrees, we all act out of self-interest and self-preservation. However, while selfish members win within groups, groups of altruists prevail over groups of selfish members. Building on the theories of equity, multi-level selection, and operant conditioning, this work reveals that creating and sustaining an environment that minimizes the self-other perception gap is not only possible, it is part and parcel of the human condition.  Having the tough conversations in a way that is received and leads to a change in behavior is the key to building trust and developing a high performing team.

The Cube: General Darren McDew’s leadership perspective | By Gen Darren McDew, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Midway 5

Growing future leaders is crucial in advancing your organization’s strategy. Discover how to do so and to “not” waste talent with “The Cube,” the most hard-hitting, no-punches-pulled presentation on leadership you’ll ever hear.

Leadership & teamwork: Supporting the warfighter in Afghanistan | By James Hodge, Institute for Defense & Business | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 6

This presentation will discuss the issues and circumstances which led to the creation of the Northern Distribution Network. The content will focus on the leadership and teamwork required between DoD, State Department and private industry to make NDN a reality.

The incredible power of leadership & strong relationships | CMSgt Matthew Caruso, U.S. Transportation Command; CMSgt Shelina Frey, AMC; CMDCM John Lawry, MSC; CSM Dana Mason, Jr., SDDC; CMSgt Christopher Williams, JTRU; CMDCM Shaun Brahmsteadt, DLA | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Regency C

Panel will lead a dialogue on leadership values and character attributes that work, and discuss the need to cultivate strong, professional, healthy relationships.  All of this is crucial in today’s defense logistics, transportation, and mobility workplace.  When working together during crisis or whenever the nation calls, success lies in extraordinary leadership and requires the incredible bond of well established relationships.  Across the military and in industry at large, leadership and relationships matter.

Legislation & Policy track

What sources impact policy for DOD transportation and acquisition? These sessions offer perspectives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and TRANSCOM.

Foreign entity vetting | By Pieter Ries, USTRANSCOM | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | Midway 9

This class will discuss the background, policy, and procedures for United States Transportation Command (USTRANCOM) Foreign Entity Vetting (FEV) Program. The FEV Program assesses and validates foreign transportation contractor suitability, as well as identifies illicit activities of foreign transportation vendors performing as a prime contractor or subcontractor under a USTRANSCOM contract.

Congress and defense transportation: Assuring the mission | By Kurt LaFrance, U.S. Transportation Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Regency A

Congress relies on the DOD expertise and advice when creating legislation to meet national security requirements.  This course delves into these essential relationships, highlighting USTRANSCOM’s interaction with key committees and agencies to promote advocacy of transportation and mobility equities; relationships that are paramount to assuring the mission through a complex web of interagency, congressional, and industry members.

Transportation policy – partnership with industry | By Adam Yearwood, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Transportation Policy | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 5

This session will showcase the partnership between Industry and Transportation Policy outlining key factors that lead to policy changes, explain the process for DoD Transportation Policy, and defines major DoD issuances of importance. Airlift, Sealift, and Surface Transportation will be highlighted with specific regard to recent areas of focus. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Ethics rules re interaction with industry/contractors | By Lou Rae Langevin, USTRANSCOM | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 9

Outlines the umbrella of ethics and procurement rules that apply to government employees in their day-to-day duties, especially those affecting interaction with contractors, including both industry representatives and contractor employees within the Federal workplace.  Target Audience:  US Government employees (including military),  contractor employees at USTRANSCOM, industry representatives.  Attendance at this presentation constitutes required annual ethics training for USTRANSCOM employees.

Patient Movement track

What are the logistics of moving patients from the battlefield to medical care when locations may be close or very distance? This track will explore these logistics.

Foxhole to hospital | By Col Paul Friedrichs, USTRANSCOM | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm | Midway 9


Supply Chain Risk Management track

SCRM is the implementation of strategies to manage both every day and exceptional risks along the supply chain based on continuous risk assessment with the objective of reducing vulnerability and ensuring continuity. The sessions will offer perspectives on the trade-offs made to improve operational perform while decreasing operational vulnerability.

Microelectronics risks throughout the defense supply chain | By Kaye Ortiz, Trusted Foundry | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | Midway 10

Microelectronics have long been the enabler of the US military’s technology superiority. Recent microelectronics’ manufacturing migration to overseas sources increases susceptibility to a variety of threats, including intentionally disrupting supply chains to deny access, tampering to allow hostile actors to control our systems, and extraction of sensitive data to develop countermeasures. SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

How not to be vulnerable: Risks & threats in supply chain management | By Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm | Midway 10

The session will enable attendees to prepare a strategy to successfully deal with risk in their vendor base, prioritize resources, and mitigate any concerns. The session will cover laws/policies/guidance leading these efforts, how to understand what’s critical and the different level of rigor for their supply chain risk management programs.

Risk analysis of counterfeit parts | By Dr. Vidya Mani, The Pennsylvania State University | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 | Regency A

The Presentation will address three questions -What supply chain factors lead to an increase in counterfeit risk? What product characteristics  lead to higher product risk? What demand side factors impact counterfeit risk? SEE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

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