October 18-21, 2021

National Harbor, MD

Please check back periodically as the Agenda is still in draft and subject to change.

Please Note:  All times are EST

Sunday, October 17, 2021

2:00 – 8:00 pm

Prince George’s E Registration Desk

Registration is open

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Chesapeake J/K

NDTA Chapter Presidents Meeting

Meeting is limited to NDTA Regional, State and Chapter Presidents.

Monday, October 18, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 am

Ballroom Foyer

NDTA Networking and Refreshments

6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Prince George’s E Registration Desk

Registration is open

7:30 – 11:30 am

Chesapeake E

Joint Munitions Command ITO Meeting

By invitation only

8:00 – 9:00 am

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 1

8:00 – 11:00 am

Maryland 6

USAF Transporters

This meeting is for USAF transportation professionals – others may attend as observers

9:00 – 9:20 am

Break

9:20 – 10:20 am

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 2

10:20 – 10:40 am

Break

10:40 – 11:40 am

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 3

11:40 am – 12:45 pm

Ballroom Foyer

NDTA Grab & Go Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 pm

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 4

1:45 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Maryland Ballroom

Opening Ceremony:  VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.), NDTA President and CEO

  • Color Guard
  • National Anthem

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Maryland Ballroom

Keynote Speaker #1

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Maryland Ballroom

Roundtable #1:  “Defense Industrial Base:  A Focus on Logistics & Transportation”

Moderator:  The Honorable Alan Estevez, Specialist Executive, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Panelists:  

  • Mr. Gregory Kausner, SES, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment
  • Mr. Steven Grundman, Principal of Grundman Advisory, a business strategy consultancy, and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council
  • Mr. John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide and Atlas Air, Inc.

Description: Our strength as a Nation is directly tied to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The ability of our nation to produce, provide, transport and deliver equipment and supplies to meet U.S. needs is key to a strong National Defense. This roundtable will examine the impacts of the contested environment on the DIB; challenges and vulnerabilities to consider and overcome; the Defense Production Action; Made in America; Logistics and Transportation Industry as part of the DIB; and efforts to strengthen the enterprise.

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

NDTA Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

NDTA Networking and Refreshments

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Prince George’s E Registration Desk

Registration is open

8:00 – 9:00 am

Maryland Ballroom

NDTA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation

9:00 – 10:00 am

Maryland Ballroom

Keynote #2

10:00 – 10:30 am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Break

10:30 – 11:45 am

Maryland Ballroom

Roundtable #2:  “COVID-19 Medical Logistics Response – A Case Study from Masks to Vaccines”

Moderator:  MG Deborah L. Kotulich, USA, Director, Supply Production and Distribution/Vaccine Operations Center, Countermeasures Acceleration Group

Panelists:  

  • LTG Paul Ostrowski, USA (Ret.), former Director of Supply, Production, and Distribution, Operation Warp Speed
  • Mr. David Kless, SES, Deputy Commander, DLA Energy
  • Mr. Joseph Stephens, Senior Vice President of Global Planning, Engineering and Technology, FedEx

Description:  This roundtable examines the logistics and transportation efforts to respond to the supply challenges of the pandemic, including:  sourcing and distribution of PPE during the early months of COVID-19; movement of raw materials to PPE manufacturing centers worldwide; medical equipment/supplies emergency manufacturing processes (e.g., ventilators and disinfectants); movement of infected personnel/patients; sourcing and distribution of vaccination supplies; and vaccine distribution.

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Prince George’s Exhibit Hall E

NDTA Expo Hall and Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 5

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 6

4:00 – 6:30 pm

Prince George’s Exhibit Hall E

NDTA Expo & Chairman’s Reception

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Prince George’s E Registration Desk

Registration is open

7:00 – 8:00 am

National Harbor 4/5

NDTA Young Leaders’ Professional Development Breakfast

7:00 – 8:00 am

TBD

NDTA Networking and Refreshments

8:15 – 9:00 am

Maryland Ballroom

Keynote #3

9:00 – 10:30 am

Roundtable #3:  “Logistics Through Space:  Challenges in Application” 

Moderator:  Peter Garretson, Senior Fellow in Defense Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council and a strategy consultant who focuses on space and defense

Panelists:  

  • VADM Dee Mewbourne, USN, Deputy Commander, U.S. Transportation Command
  • Brig Gen John M. Olson, PhD, USAF, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force
  • Mr. Gary Henry, Senior Director, National Security Space Launch Solutions, SpaceX
  • Mr. Sam Ximenes, Founder and CEO, Exploration Architecture Corporation (XArc)
  • Mr. Michael Edmonds, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Blue Origin

Description:  As USTRANSCOM completes their Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to study rapid concepts for moving cargo through space to locations on earth, will we move beyond research and begin a proof of concept? This year’s Space Roundtable attempts to build on last year’s discussion of the possible to identify actual attempts to begin a proof of principle. What might that look like and what supporting role might the logistics and transportation industry play?

 

11:00 – 11:45 am

Keynote #4:  Simon Sinek, “Embracing an Infinite Mindset” 

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon has devoted his professional life to help advance a vision of the world that does not yet exist; a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single morning inspired, feel safe wherever they are and end the day fulfilled by the work that they do.

His unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention. From the airline industry to the entertainment industry, from finance to fashion, from big business to entrepreneurs to police forces, Simon has been invited to meet with a broad array of leaders and organizations in nearly every industry. He has also had the honor of sharing his ideas with multiple agencies of the U.S. government and with the senior-most leaders of the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Coast Guard.

Simon may be best known for popularizing the concept of WHY, which he described in his first TED Talk in 2009. That talk went on to become the second most watched TED Talk of all time, and is still in the top five with over 50 million views.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and The Infinite Game.

 

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Prince George’s Exhibit Hall E

NDTA Expo Hall and Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 7

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Maryland / Chesapeake

Transportation Academy Session 8

4:00 – 6:30 pm

Prince George’s Exhibit Hall E

NDTA Expo and President’s Reception

Thursday, October 21, 2021

6:30 – 7:30 am

NDTA Networking and Refreshments

7:00 – 8:30 am

Registration is open

7:30 – 8:30 am

Chesapeake A

NDTA Subcommittee Meeting – Household Goods (HHG / DP3)

Kevin Myers, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

7:30 – 8:30 am

Chesapeake I

NDTA Subcommittee Meeting – Less Than Truckload (LTL)

Brian Carter, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

7:30 – 8:30 am

Chesapeake I

NDTA Subcommittee Meeting – Ports

Ernest Bezdek, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

7:30 – 8:30 am

Maryland 5

NDTA Subcommittee Meeting – Rail

Theresa Lorinser, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

8:00 – 11:00 am

Chesapeake A

USAF Transporters

By Invitation Only

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maryland A

NDTA Committee Meeting – Military Aviation Advisory Committee (MAAC)

Randy Martinez, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Chesapeake D

Defense Movement Coordinators (DMC)

Meeting participants by invitation only; Others may attend as observers

TBD

Surface Force Projection Conference 2022 Leaders Planning Meeting – Ernest Bezdek and Craig Hymes

8:30 – 9:00 am

Break

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chesapeake A

Transportation Research Board (TRB)  (POC:  David Metcalf)

Participation is open

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland 1/2

NDTA Committee Meeting – Cybersecurity Best Practices

Ted Rybeck, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland 3/4

NDTA Committee Meeting – Logistics & Distribution Committee

Shiju Zacharia, Chair
George Allen, Vice Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland C

NDTA Committee Meeting – Military Sealift Committee

Jim Henry, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland B/D

NDTA Committee Meeting – Surface Transportation Committee

Michael Cashner, Chair

Open to non-committee members as observers

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