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. Please contact Irvin Varkonyi at firstname.lastname@example.org to request NOVA’s CEU application which is required to redeem your CEUs.
To facilitate the $35 payment for CEUs, please check the CEU box upon registration for the Fall Meeting.
Track Description: Senior military leaders’ representing USTRANSCOM and Component Commanders
XXXX | By Gen Darren McDew, USTRANSCOM Commander | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
XXXX | By RADM Dee Mewbourne, MSC Commander | Wednesday, Oct 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
XXXX | By MG Stephen Farmen, SDDC Commanding General | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
XXXX | By BGen Lenny Richoux, JECC Commander | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
XXXX | By JTRU, JTRU Commander | Monday, Oct. 22 | Monday, Oct. 22 | 9:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
Acquisition and Finance Track
Track Description: Updates will be provided on acquisition and finance processes by government and industry representatives as they impact large and small businesses.
Acquisition at USTC – the Organization | USTRANSCOM AQ | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
Describes USTRANSCOM acquisition organization, provides an understanding what services USTRANSCOM acquires through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts, and identifies points of contact.
Readiness Programs | USTRANSCOM AQ | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
Summarize the CRAF & USC contract, what’s new with the recently awarded (1 Oct 18) contract, Highlight the benefits of being a CRAF Carrier and USC Partner, and address frequently asked questions regarding CRAF, procuring commercial airlift, and USC. Instruct Military and Govt. attendees on why we do these programs and how they support readiness. Highlight historical missions suported including operational support, FEMA, and disaster relief.
Transportation Management System & You – A Financial Perspective | By Dan McMillin, USTRANSCOM | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
OSD Category Management | By Stephen Lord, Office of the Secretary of Defense | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
USTRANSCOM Acquisition Tips | USTRANSCOM AQ | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Describes how and where to look for opportunities to do business with USTRANSCOM
From Requirements to Acquisition at DLA & USTRANSCOM | By Sean Caulfield, AFCEA Northern Virginia | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
This course will address the process associated with awarding a government contract at USTRANSCOM and DLA. We will help define the Government’s common process of requirements gathering, market research, business case analysis, contracting vehicle selection and the acquisition process.
Stakeholders’ Roles in Defining a Requirement | USTRANSCOM AQ | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
Describes insight into the process involved and the stakeholders’ (government and Industry) roles in defining a requirement in anticipation of a shaping the solicitation. This session explains what happens and when it happens beginning with Market Research through the Request for Proposals.
Small Business Opportunities with Military Sealift Command | By MSC Instructor, MSC | Wednesday, Oct.24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Combatant Command Logistics Challenges Track
Track Description: Current logistics challenges faced by Combatant Commands in a volatile environment.
Sustaining the SOF Warrior in a Dynamic Operational Environment | By COL Donald Wols, USSOCOM | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
The course will highlight the SOCOM J4 collaboration with TRANSCOM and DLA for a Global Logistics Overview (GLO) and innovative logistics application tool being developed in collaboration with SOCOM’s SOFWERX program.
Setting the Theater | By AFRICOM J4 Instructor, USAFRICOM | Monday, Oct 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
Foreign Military Sales | By Defense Security Cooperation Agency Instructor, DSCA | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Disaster Response | By NORTHCOM Instructor, USNORTHCOM | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Geographic Combatant Command Framework to Leverage Logistics Innovation | By Larry Plies, USCENTCOM | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Commercial Logistics Supporting the Warfighter Track
Track Description: Industry updates on their logistics support for DOD missions.
Small Package Services | By Jay Powelson, FedEx, Panel discussion | Monday, Oct 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
XXXX | By John Dietrich, NDTA Chairman, Atlas Air | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
Iraq and Trans Arabian Network | By Michael Chapell, Global Logistics Providers | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
XXXX | By William Flynn, Past NDTA Chairman, Atlas Air | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
XXXX | By William Woodhour, NDTA Vice Chairman, Maersk Line | Tuesday, Oct 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Apply Theory of Constraints in Logistics | By Lt Gen (Ret) Andrew Busch, Goldratt Consulting | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Learn about employing Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking as a tool for delivering breakthrough results in your organization. TOC is delivering solutions across the business world in areas as diverse as supply chain, distribution, retail, and project management. This seminar will be taught by an accomplished TOC practitioner and will use interactive simulations to demonstrate the importance of flow in your organization as well as highlighting the inefficiencies of multi-tasking.
Track Description: An exploration of opportunities and threats in the Cyber sphere that impact logistics stakeholders.
Cyber Attacks | By Michael Dinning, Volpe | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
How to reduce your risks and be cyber resilient – Transportation systems are becoming more connected and automated, and have been disrupted by serious cyber attacks. This course will describe cyber attacks in transportation, and will recommend ways to make you and your organization more secure and resilient to cyber attacks
Sharing Threats, Indicators, and Warnings between USTRANSCOM and Industry | By Jerry Cronin (TCJ6) & Maj Chris Moyano (TCJ3), USTRANSCOM | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
Cyber Threat in National Defense | By Hayri Tarhan,, Oracle | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Class will discuss ever-evolving threats and newest trends in Cybersecurity. He will touch on Oracle’s industry-leading cybersecurity message, how it relates to an Enterprise Security Strategy, and practical step to security the IT enterprise. This strategy has been discussed by USTRANSCOM in numerous engagements as a means of improving security and cross enterprise management while potentially reducing costs.
Standards in Logistics Cybersecurity | By Jon Boyens, National Institute of Standards and Technology | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management | By Don Davidson, Office of the Deputy DOD-CIO for Cybersecurity | Wednesday, Oct 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Cyber Threat Brief | By Jeff Stutzman, Wapack | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
Cybersecurity and Leadership | By CAPT Emil Muccin, US Merchant Marine Academy | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
This presentation will focus on the role of the maritime industry to enhance our mariners’ knowledge in cybersecurity and how this can help them in successfully commanding maritime vessels and leading maritime organizations.
DOD Global Transportation and Logistics Track
Track Description: Perspectives from government and industry on a variety of defense transportation topics.
Ammunition and Explosives Safety Workshop Part 1 | By Elias Cantu & Dan Bradley, SDDC | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
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.
Ammunition and Explosives Safety Workshop Part 2 | By Elias Cantu & Dan Bradley, SDDC | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
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.
US Bank Freight Payments | By Jeff Lineberger, US Bank | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
Transportation Overview for Shippers and Carriers | By SDDC Instructor, SDDC | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
Foxhole to Hospital | By TRANSCOM Surgeon General, USTRANSCOM SG | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Patient care and movement.
Defense Personal Property | By COL Ralph Lounsbrough TCJ4 & Jay Johnson, NDTA HHG Subcommittee USTRANSCOM | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
GSA Transportation Auditing | By Janelle Scribner, GSA Office of Travel, Employee Relocation and Transportation | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Defense Transportation Tracking System (DTTS) | By SDDC Instructor, SDDC | Wednesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Logistics Intelligence | By Dalton Jones, USTRANSCOM J2 | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Commercial Augmentation | By Dave Blackford, USTRANSCOM J4 | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
DOD Shipping Container Management | By Mark LaRue, SDDC & Joint Intermodal Working Group | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Motor/Rail Large Volume Movements | By SDDC Instructor, SDDC | Wednesday, Oct 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
DOD IT Systems from a Carrier’s Perspective | By Oswaldo Bermeo, DHL | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
Innovation, Technology, and Analytics Track
Track Description: Current advances that support the increasingly complex demands to support DOD Logistics today and tomorrow and the role of big data.
Mobility Capability and Requirements Study | By Bruce Bussler, USTRANSCOM JDPAC | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
The Secretary of Defense shall carry out a mobility capability and requirements study that estimates the number of airlift aircraft, tanker aircraft, and sealift ships needed to meet combatant commander requirements.
Autonomous Vehicles | By Ross Froat, American Trucking Association | Monday, Oct 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
SSDM Capabilities ICODES | By SDDC Instructor, SDDC | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9: 30 am | TBD
NASA – A Three Million Mile Supply Chain | By Michael Galluzzi, NASA | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
Transportation Blockchain Alliance | By Jennifer Wieroniey, American Trucking Alliance | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
Blockchain technology is on the precipice of becoming a major disruptor in the transportation industry. From smart contracts to improved tracking and recordkeeping, blockchain will dramatically increase efficiencies along the entire supply chain.
Transportation Management System – A Functional Perspective | By COL Andy Dawson, USTRANSCOM | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Enterprise Data Sciences | By Bruce Bussler, USTRANSCOM JDPAC | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
An exposition about Data Science and how Enterprise Data Science capability is being established, integrated, and employed in the USTRANSCOM organization. This data-driven scientific methodology leverages the organization’s analytical architecture and tools to reveal insights, provide understanding, and recommend direction.
Systems Overview and Supported Data Analytics | By SDDC Instructor, SDDC | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
3D Printing Additive Manufacturing | By Jason Ray, Paperless Parts | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Supply Chain Risk Data Analytics | By Matt Mills, Resilinc | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Learn how top companies are using information, not inventory, to assure supply and the tools and processes required to transform risk management into a competitive advantage. This session will discuss how linking deep, multi-tier intelligence to risk data and news events can drive efficiencies in organizations to provide real return on investments in risk management.
Legislation and Policy Track
Track Description: Updating the environment in transportation policy and the impact of leadership in support of DOD logistics.
Legislation Impact | By Kurt LaFrance, USTRANSCOM | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
Transportation Policy – Partnership with Industry | By Adam Yearwood, OSD | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
Learn the key factors that lead to policy changes through an overview of the steps and processes for DoD transportation policy creation and revision. Coordination with both government and industry stakeholders will be conveyed to understand the many steps of the collaborative process.
Foreign Entity Vetting Update | By Peter Ries, USTRANSCOM | Monday, Oct. 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 am | TBD
Government – Industry Ethical Engagement | By Lou Rae Langevin, USTRANSCOM | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
US Infrastructure and Asset Deployment Track
Track Description: The expanding role of DOD in protecting US infrastructure from disruptive events along with industry perspectives.
Supply Chain Transportation Disruptions | By David Willauer, Cambridge Systematics | Monday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | TBD
US Transportation Infrastructure – Challenges and Strengths | By Scott Brotemarkle, Transportation Research Board | Monday, Oct. 22 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | TBD
Catastrophic Transportation Events of 2017, Emergency Support Function One | By Donna O’Berry and Mike Callahan, DOT | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
This is a comprehensive discussion of how the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the President were advised on our national transportation system during the multiple catastrophic hurricanes, wild fires, and mudslide events of 2017. ESF-1 supports DHS by assisting Federal, state, tribal, and local governments; voluntary organizations; nongovernmental organizations; and the private sector in the management of transportation systems and infrastructure during domestic threats or incidents.
Introduction to Transportation Modes, Processes, and Enablers
Track Description: XXXX
Sealift Industry Panel | By Dave Deboer, Liberty Maritime | Monday, Oct. 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | TBD
Rail Industry Panel | By Theresa Loniser, BNSF | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
LTL/TL Trucking – The Gap between DoD and Industry (Panel) | By William Wanamaker, American Trucking Association | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Air Carrier Industry Panel | By Michael White, Cargo Network Services | Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TBD
Trucking Industry Panel | By Donald Newell, National Motor Freight Traffic Association | Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | TBD
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