NDTA Fall Meeting

Transportation Academy Courses

All Transportation Academy courses 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.

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

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

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 Lisa Roberts & Stacy Riggs, OSD ATL | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

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.

Small business opportunities with MSC | By Jim Kanash, Military Sealift Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

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.

The performance work statement | By Andrea Mouser & Keri Lindsco, USTRANSCOM | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

This session explains the performance work statement (PWS), how the PWS is used, and how to write performance objectives and performance standards as well as appropriate formatting.

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

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 (small business) | By Suzanne Mudd-Yarber, USTRANSCOM | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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.

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 Dr. Clark Capshaw, Military Sealift Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

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 Bussler, SES, USTRANSCOM | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

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.

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

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.

Low volume/low frequency distribution: A panel discussion | By Brig Gen Mark Camerer, U.S. Africa Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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 COL Don Wols, U.S. Special Operations Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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

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.

Cyber threats and our globe | By Jeff Stutzman, Wapack Labs | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

DOD Cyber Crime Center (DC3)…Keeping you “Left of Boom” | By DC3 | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

DHS roles & responsibilities with regard to cyber security & industry | By Department of Homeland Security | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Protecting your people, profits & clients from insider threats | By Joey Alonso, Quortum | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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

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 Cloud | By Rizwan Jaka, Oracle | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

DOD Transportation track

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

Transportation engineering | By Shawn Leight, CBB Transportation | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

Transportation programs overview for shippers and carriers | By Charles Morgan & Bryan Edwards, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

Small package express web service | By John Mannino, Global Freight Management; Bernard Cosby, AF LCMC VES/HIA, Jay Powelson, FedEx | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

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.

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.

Ammunition & explosive carrier symposium, part 1 By Elias Cantu, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

Documentation for CSS/ESS, TCMD, Syncada, CAB & DODAACs  | By Chris Heiby, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

Ammunition & explosive carrier symposium, part 1 By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

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

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.

Contested environment | By RADM Dee Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm

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.

Army power projection: Fort to foxhole | By MG Kurt Ryan, Commander, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Domestic Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E) and Transportation Protective Service motor shipments | By Jeff Leitschuh, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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

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. Re-looking at past experiences and lessons learned can help us better confront this New Cold War.

U.S. Bank Transportation Payment Solutions | By Jeff Lineberger & Joy Goodwin, US Bank | | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Planning & booking for export traffic release requests | By Bobby Lyons, Todd Geotz & Richard Smith, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

Motor/rail large volume movements | By Randy Hardtner, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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, part 1 | By Dr. Cindy Minor, St. Louis University | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

Multi-modal transportation | By Mike Chappel, Global Logistics Providers | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

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.

Global distribution campaign planning: Insights and lessons learned  | By Jim Phelps, AEGIS Strategies | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

Global logistics best practices By George Topic, Center for Joint and Strategic Logistics | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Understanding the global air cargo network | By Bill Flynn, President & CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Chairman, NDTA | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Supply chain management, part 2 | By Dr. Cindy Minor, St. Louis University | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Disaster logistics | By Gilberto Castro, DHL | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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.

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

USMC innovative logistics | By LtCol Howard Marotta, USMC | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Advancing technology by considering the human | By David MooreVolpe, The National Transportation System Center | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

USMC innovative logistics | By Capt Chris Wood, USMC | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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

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

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

U.S. Bank Freight Payment computer lab | By U.S. Bank | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

The freight forwarder | By Brandon Fried, Airfreight Forwarders Association | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

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

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

The rail industry | By Theresa Lorinser, BNSF | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Maritime transportation By Dave DeBoer, Liberty Global Logistics | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

How does trucking work? | By Bill Wanamaker, American Trucking Associations | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Express shipping and e-commerce | By Rich Wegner, UPS | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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.

Integrated Booking System & GATES | By  Tom Pierce & Michael Bethany,Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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

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 Surface Deployment & Distribution Command | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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 Matt Whiatt, Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute  | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Seminar | By Matt Whiatt, Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

Training logistics leadersBy James Hodge, Institute for Defense & Business | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

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

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.

Professional growth & leadership: Perspectives from the USTRANSCOM senior enlisted leader | By CMSgt Matthew Caruso, U.S. Transportation Command | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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.

Congress and defense transportation: Assuring the mission | By Kurt LaFrance, U.S. Transportation Command | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

Update on OSD transportation policy | By Adam Yearwood, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Transportation Policy | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Government ethics | By Lou Rae Langevin, USTRANSCOM | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

Organizational update: OSD Acquisition, Logistics & Technology | By Kristin French, performing the duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics & Materiel Readiness | Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

Foreign entity vetting | By Pieter Ries, USTRANSCOM | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

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

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.

The DOD Trusted Foundry Program | By Kaye Ortiz, Trusted Foundry | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Supply chain risk management | By Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:15 – 2:45 pm

OSD efforts to mitigate supply chain risk | By Jim Johnson, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Supply Chain Integration | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3:15 – 4:45

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