October 5-8, 2020

St. Louis Union Station Hotel • St. Louis, MO

Presentation Material Below

We are happy you enjoyed the 2019 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting.  Simply locate the event you would like to see the presentation material for and click on the link associated.  Note: some classes/sessions may not have material associated. 

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Monday, October 7, 2019


Transportation Academy Session A

Acquisition & Finance: Readiness Programs

USTRANSCOM TCAQ & TCJ5: Chris Frost, Jesika DeArmond, Chad Lindaur, Scott Hill, Tim Boemecke

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This class provides an overview of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), including benefits of being a CRAF Carrier and VISA Partner and key contract terms & conditions. The class will also discuss how these programs support readiness, will provide myriad operational support examples, and will highlight other programs associated with readiness.


Commercial Logistics Supporting the Warfighter: Resourcing National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition

Eisenhower School: Capt. (ret) Joe Suurill

Full Course Details HERE.

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Summary: In 2018 the administration released its National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy. These documents recognize our increasingly complex global security environment and a return to a Great Power Competition with Russia and China. We also face an ever more lethal and disruptive kind of warfare – conducted at increasing speed and reach. 

DoD Transportation: The Reserve Component, Building Partnerships

USTRANSCOM: Brig Gen Kenneth Council Jr. (Moderator)

Reserve Component leaders from USTRANSCOM and its Component Commands (AMC, SDDC and MSC) will discuss and answer questions regarding the variety of partnerships that the Reserve Component is actively engaged in, here at home and throughout the globe.

IT & Cyber: Cloud Based Platforms for Military Readiness

CACI: Kevin Samples, Mark Failor, Joe Author, Risa Savold, Michael LeBauer

Full Course Details HERE.

Achieving new military readiness standards in future operating environments requires exploration of commercial platforms, systems and technologies that deliver global synchronization of assets and capabilities. There is common thought that readiness improvements can rapidly be achieved through digital transformation – mainly by enabling end-to-end visibility of your supply chain and critical assets. . We will address how these technologies can be used to automatically cleanse, correct, and make sense of logistics data– sequencing, cutting out the duplicates, standardizing data to prepare it for visualization and throwing out erroneous data.

Interactive Workshops: Adaptive Leadership, The Easy Way to Make Hard Decisions

McKendree University: Dr. Jean M. Scheller-Sampson,
Dr. Darren Cross

Full Course Details HERE.

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Challenges in the business world often lead to frustration and inaction. In this interactive workshop, we will explore Heifetz’s framework for (1) understanding the anatomy of the tough decisions that leaders face and for (2) capitalizing on adaptive challenges in the workplace. Adaptive Leadership can help you become a better leader by focusing on the parts of decision-making that matter.

Leadership & Professional Development: Maritime Bridge Distractions "Stargazing Seafarer's and Muddled Mariners"

US Merchant Marine Academy: Capt Emil Muccin, Matthew Bonvento

Full Course Details HERE.

Presentation Material

Mariners have been plying the oceans, rivers, lakes and harbors for over 2,000 years. What has transpired in the last 25 years that has had a substantial impact on vessel safety? Various recent studies report that not only do bridge distractions play a large role, but also mariners can misinterpret or fail to follow navigation rules of the road as well as bridge rules. At times, many deck officers do not fully understand the meaning of basic collision regulations, resulting in decision making that is delayed and that can have serious consequences. 

Leadership & Professional Development: Exponential Leadership


 During this session, VADM Mewbourne will discuss the many facets and dynamics of exponential leadership.


Legislation & Policy: The Unique Relationship Between the DoD, Congress, and Industry – How the Economy, Timing, and the National Defense Environment Influence the Iron Triangle Balance


We will be investigating  the precarious balance between three organizations, which all must remain separate, but are reliant upon each in an occasionally disproportionate manner in order to ensure a viable national defense. This course will focus specifically on how those relationships influence legislation through a discussion of recent legislative actions impacting defense planning, spending, and JDDE. 

Innovation and Analytics: Flexible Partnerships with USTRANSCOM


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This course demonstrates how USTRANSCOM partners with industry, academia and even individuals to quickly, legally, and flexibly collaborate on a wide variety of topics in processes, concepts, technologies, and innovative future capabilities. Technology Transfer (T2) authority gives USTRANSCOM the ability to share information and expertise with companies, consortia, colleges and citizens as a way to build public-private partnerships to benefit all participants–without exchanging funds.

SDDC Workshop: Carrier Workshop Part 1 of 2

SDDC G3 & G6

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This class provides an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail and truck.



Transportation Academy Session B

Acquisition & Finance: Small Business Opportunities with Military Sealift Command

MSC:  Leah Baker

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How to identify and locate specific business opportunities with Military Sealift Command, and the Dept. of Navy, with candid advice and guidance on how to respond to Sources Sought Notices, Market Surveys, and RFIs.

DoD Transportation: Transportation and Blockchain

CGI, FedEx, UPS: Sarah Ropper, Steven Balleby, Dale Chrystie, Mahesh Sahasranaman

This unique panel will bring together a global leader in information technology and two of the globe’s largest express shipping organizations. They will offer their shared experiences on utilization of blockchain. Where authenticity is critical, blockchain will become transformative, which gets you to things like global clearance, the global supply chain, health care, and aerospace.  How will we get there?  We think it will take an open model to build out the protocols and will require ‘coopetition’ between and across industries, and around the world.

DoD Transportation: Joint Strategic Logistics Updates from CJSL

Center for Joint Strategic Logistics: Adm (ret) Jackson

The Center for Joint & Strategic Logistics exists to shape the development of logisticians proficient in applying logistics support across the national security enterprise.  

DoD Transportation: Sustainment Distribution Planning & Management (SDP&M) and Nodal Health Assessment Tool (NHAT)

USTRANSCOM TCJ4-LS: LCDR Sean Teter, Robert Aronin

This 2-part class will (1) Discuss USTRANSCOM’s process to assess and analyze the sustainment distribution network in its current operational state – through the lenses of Agility and Scalability the JDDE can proactively make changes to the network that improve resiliency; and (2) Introduce USTRANSCOM’s new NHAT that provides leadership with an automated ability to sense trouble in the network, advanced notice of change, and leveraged business intelligence to support decision making.

DoD Transportation: Transforming America's Force Projection Capability: Strategic Partners Required

LMI: John Fasching (Moderator), Jason Trubenbach, David Gable

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Strategic, operational and tactical environments are evolving to include increasing foreign interest, investment and ownership of critical global transportation infrastructure; game-changing advances in materials science and technologies such as block chain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems; as well as advanced adversarial capabilities to target and disrupt military deployment and sustainment operations. Utilizing an unclassified, open-source-informed, interactive, seminar-style discussion, the panel will address this evolution and U.S. strategic maneuver capability in the context of aging transportation enablers, need for transforming our deployment process, adversary strategies and capabilities and potential implications for transportation policy, practice, law and organizational culture. Participants will develop a common understanding of the impacts of contested multi-domain operations and some of the ways that Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, Multinational and Commercial (JIIM-C) stakeholders might prepare and innovate appropriate to the operational environments we will face the next time we deploy for large scale combat operations. It all compels a cultural mindset-shift toward strategic maneuver capability development, and training the next-greatest-generation of transportation professionals who will execute it.

Innovation and Analytics: Application of Enterprise Data Science


Within the TCCC priority, “Data Culture, Cloud Computing and IT Portfolio Optimization,” GEN Lyons describes that “our methodology will be to accelerate a series of ‘use cases’ in mission areas where we need to sharpen our warfighting focus…” USTC is building an Enterprise Data Science capability that is employing the “use case” approach as a means of applying data science. Mr. Busler, the Director of JDPAC, will be discussing the application of data science by explaining our use case framework and progress on specific use cases that address compelling challenges from across the command. 

Innovation and Analytics: Logistics Infrastructure Resilience

University of Illinois: Randy Sandone

The University of Illinois has a Cooperative R&D Agreement (CRADA) in place with USTRANSCOM to examine and develop new capabilities for mission assurance in critical infrastructures. The university’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) will present their organization and its resilience tools developed under a DHS grant, available to industry and government. CIRI is working on cyber and physical resilience methods and is also exploring the connections between them.

Interactive Workshops: Principles of FLOW - How to create throughput in your organization

Goldratt Organization: Sridhar Chandra

Full Course Details HERE.

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Learn about employing Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking as a tool for delivering breakthrough results in your organization. The seminar will introduce two concepts of TOC – The 5 Focusing Steps and the Principles of FLOW. This seminar will be taught by an accomplished TOC practitioner and will use an interactive simulation to demonstrate the importance of flow in your organization and to highlight the inefficiencies of multi-tasking. The simulation will introduce the concept of a Drum-Buffer-Rope implementation as a way of focusing and fully exploiting an organizational constraint.


Legislation & Policy: GSA Transportation Audits

GSA:  Tim Smith

Full Course Details HERE.

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The GSA Transportation Audits Division works to identify and recover Transportation Service Provider (TSP) overcharges and other debts relating to transportation bills paid by agencies around the world. Each year, the Transportation Audits Division detects and recovers millions of dollars in overcharges. In this session, Audits will: (1) Provide government and commercial stakeholders insight of the audit process, to include the issuance of Notices of Overcharge, submitting a dispute (protest, claim, or direct/doubtful claim), and the payments & collections process; (2) Discuss the regulations, rules and methodology used to audit FAR based contracts; and (3) share a comparative data analysis of discovered overcharges by mode and the collections realized across the various modes, in respect to the DOD’s fiscal year spend.

SDDC Workshop: ITO Workshop Part 1 of 3

SDDC: G3 and G6

This class provides an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight.



Transportation Academy Session C

Acquisition & Finance: Leveraging Your U.S. Bank Freight Payment Data to Improve Supply Chain Decisions

US Bank: Jeff Lineberger, Jeff Derrick

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The Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies trust U.S. Bank Freight Payment to provide timely, accurate payments to its transportation/freight carriers; supporting critical relationships to ensure capacity when it is needed most. Join this session to hear the latest product innovations and discuss current issues, trends and how to leverage data to improve your payment process.


CCMD & Security Cooperation: Defense Logistics in Europe

U.K. MoD, MCCE, USAREUR: Brigadier Nigel Allison, Rhonda Pitt, Jason Trubenbach

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A three part panel on European Logistics. (1) There is a growing demand on the UK Defence Support Network in terms of complexity, reach, and readiness, necessitating the UK embark on an ambitious Support Transformation Programme. (2) This course will provide a detailed overview of the Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE) located at the Royal Netherlands Airbase in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The MCCE was established in 2007 in response to several European nations recognizing the need to strengthen transport, specifically surface and air, and interoperability with allies. (3) Update on US Army Europe status.

Commercial Logistics: Update on the Maritime Industry

MARAD: Tony Fisher, Bill McDonald, Tony Padilla

Full Course Material HERE.

The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. The Maritime Administration is also charged with maintaining the health of the merchant marine, since commercial mariners, vessels, and intermodal facilities are vital for supporting national security, and so the agency provides support and information for current mariners, extensive support for educating future mariners, and programs to educate America’s young people about the vital role the maritime industry plays in the lives of all Americans.

DOD Transportation: Air Mobility: How We Provide America's Rapid Global Reach

AMC: Lt Gen Jon Thomas

The Defense transportation system consists of air, land and sea components and is reliant upon an interdependent global network. This complex network is a system of systems that includes nodes, routes, modes, suppliers, information networks and global command and control. Discussion will include Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) contributions to the Defense Transportation System, the four mission areas of AMC and why they are important, and how these mission areas are executed.

IT & Cyber: It's All About the Data

Evanhoe & Associates: Gayle Sheppard, Cameron Byrd

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are only as affective as the data used to train, test and query the models.  This course will discuss the processes and pitfalls associated with the data ETL process and how to leverage it to its fullest potential to create actionable intelligence.

Innovation and Analytics: Blockchain Goes Global

Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BITA): Dale Chrystie

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It could be argued that blockchain is boring and useless.  It is just one of many databases, and is not yet very good or very fast or very scalable, however what it does, it does very well.  Where authenticity is critical, blockchain will become transformative, which gets you to things like global clearance, the global supply chain, health care, and aerospace.  How will we get there?  We think it will take an open model to build out the protocols and will require ‘coopetition’ between and across industries, and around the world.

Interactive Workshops: Sales & Operations Planning Fundamentals

Scott NDTA/St. Louis APICS: Jeff Mudd

It is the role of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to provide the process for continually synchronizing the plans of the various departments to meet changes in the marketplace and the capabilities of the business. S&OP is a cross-functional plan that involves sales and marketing, operations and senior management. Without this periodic review and revision, the synchronization of demand and supply will disintegrate, resulting in a dysfunctional business plan, lost customers and rising costs.

Leadership & Professional Development: Leading Change for Breakthrough Performance

Goldratt Organization: Lt Gen(ret) Andy Busch

Full Course Material HERE.

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How do you lead your organization to deliver breakthough results? How do you help your boss lead their organization towards breakthrough results? If every part of your organization is producing XX% faster/cheaper/better, why isn’t your organization’s overall throughput increased by XX%? How do you break out of the vicious cycles holding you back and attack the blocking beliefs that prevent you from moving forward? Are these questions you’ve asked yourself?

SDDC Workshop: ITO Workshop Part 2 of 3

SDDC G3 & G6

This class provides an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight.

SDDC Workshop: Carrier Workshop - Part 2 of 2

SDDC Workshop G3 & G6

This class provides an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Carriers. Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment actions to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight by rail and truck.


Transportation Academy Session D

Acquisition & Finance: Preparing Successful Proposals

USTRANSCOM TCAQ: Jen Knobeloch, Lindsay Carr

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This session will describes how and where to look for opportunities to do business with USTRANSCOM. Discussion will focus on understanding the government RFP and the requirement to avoid common mistakes in proposals. The class will also discuss proposal format, timeliness, and communication with the contracting officer during the proposal process. Examples of mistakes will be provided during the discussion.

CCMD & Security Cooperation: Introduction to Security Cooperation Management

Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS): Byron Hinrichsen

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This course provides an orientation-level understanding of security cooperation. The purpose is to familiarize the student with USG organizations, Security Cooperation (SC) and Security Assistance (SA) roles and responsibilities, and the legal and procedural policies that direct the execution of SC and SA programs. The course will provide the student with the appropriate SC management methodologies in order work effectively with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in SC and SA program execution.

Commercial Logistics: The Importance of Accurate Dimensions for LTL, and How They Are Captured

Newell Enterprises, LLC: Don Newell

Full Course Material HERE.

LTL (less-than-truckload) carriers specialize in transporting shipments weighing from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds. Many people don’t understand that what these carriers sell is space on their vehicles. Knowing the exact, accurate dimensions for each shipment allows them to cost & price them so that they, the carriers, can make a reasonable profit but still be price competitive.

In this session you will learn how LTL carriers confirm shipment dimensions, in addition to their weight. Since most LTL trailers are filled up (cubed out) before they reach full legal weight, it is more important than ever for the carries to know shipment dimensions. For the last 12-15 years carriers have been employing dimensioning machines in their efforts to capture this vital data. Not only does having this data insure they understand their costs, but it also helps them in planning loads to most efficiently utilize their vehicles.

Commercial Logistics: US Flag Ocean Carrier Perspectives

Maritime Carriers: Mike Chapell, Will Terrill, Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen

Full Course Details HERE.

What is the state of maritime transportation from the perspective of carriers and intermediaries? How does it work and how does it serve National Security?

DoD Transportation: Air Mobility: Analytics at the Speed of War

AMC/A9:  Patrick McLeod

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Access and freedom of maneuver is and will continue to be the key challenge to Rapid Global Mobility operations in air, space and cyberspace. To deliver these desired effects in the increasingly contested global commons, AMC is developing unmatched analytic capabilities enabling force projection, maneuverability and sustainment.

DoD Transportation: Threats to the Transportation Network

USTRANSCOM J2: CAPT Henry Stephenson

Overview of USTRANSCOM’s analytical framework for assessing threats to global transportation, and discussion of current areas of concern.

DoD Transportation: Air Cargo Leading Global Changes in Shipping

USTRANSCOM TCJ4-L: Dave Blackford

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This session will cover the commercial air, less-than-planeload (non-charter) commercial solutions; Next Generation Delivery Service (NGDS), which is a mandatory-use government-wide solution for small package delivery services (DOD, Federal Agencies); Global Heavyweight Service (GHS), offers commercial air, door-to-door, pickup and delivery service for international shipments over 300 lbs to less-than-planeload; the Domestic Air Tender (DAT) program offers domestic air services for cargo over 150 lbs., which will roll into the GHS contract(s) next year in April 2020.

DoD Transportation: Achieving S.P.E.E.D. in a Complex World

SDDC: MG Steve Farmen

In today’s complex world moving at the speed of war matters and the volume, tempo, and complexity of the types of moves required to achieve Dynamic Force Employment (DFE) at warfighting speed is the new normal. SDDC shares what it does/takes to preserve, prevail, and enable warfighting readiness in a Complex World – now and tomorrow.

Legislation & Policy: Foreign Entity Vetting


This class will discuss the background, policy, and procedures for United States Transportation Command (USTRANCOM) Foreign Entity Vetting (FEV) Program, including implementation for transportation contracts. 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 transportation contract.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

8:30-9:15 am

Government Speaker: Honorable Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment  

1:45-3:00 pm

Transportation Academy Session E

CCMD & Security Cooperation: West African Logistics Network

AFRICOM J4: COL Matthew Ruedi, Tom Piott

WALN is United States Africa Command’s first endeavor at building an intra-theater air channel network. The course will focus on the challenges of standing up an air network in an austere location with extremely limited facilities, equipment, and manpower.


DoD Transportation: Enhancing Your PSC Move - A Closer Look at the Department of Defense Personal Property Program

USTRANSCOM J4:  COL Marshanna Gipson, Lt Col Rayna Lowery

The course will address the Department of Defense Personal Property trends, past and present. A deep dive analysis will cover the 2019 Peak Season as well as current initiatives impacting military service members and civilians this year. The class will also address key actions individuals can take to improve household goods move. The course will close with dialog on customer satisfaction and communication between the DoD and Industry.

DoD Transportation: Ammunition and Explosives Safety

SDDC: Elias Cantu

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: Safety program evaluation common findings, on-road safety performance trends and highlights from critical safety events.

DoD Transportation: High Volume Patient Movement Challenges


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The purpose of this USTRANSCOM Command Surgeon Transportation Academy learning session will be to develop and leverage options with industry partners to close gaps identified in Patient Movement Item recovery, Patient Movement platform shortfalls, and automated bed reporting IT platforms. This interactive session will consist of a brief background on the challenges of moving large numbers of patients and then will break into three working groups to tackle the challenges in Equipment Recovery, Transport Logistics, and Information Technology.


Innovation and Analytics: Preparing for the Digital Future of Logistics - The DHL Innovation Center

DHL: Megan Wolski

Full Course Material HERE.

Presentation Material

From connected warehouses to autonomous fleets to in-home delivery services – digitalization is driving the biggest transformation we’ve ever seen in the industry. This course will highlight some concrete examples of how DHL is leveraging key technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence in operations today, and provide insights on the future challenges and endless opportunities ahead.

Innovation and Analytics: Drones and Intermodal Transport

BNSF: Todd Graetz

Full Course Material HERE. 

Since 2015, the railroad has been using drones to take detailed photos of the tracks along three different subdivisions that can later be analyzed by computers to find defects, such as broken rails or ballast fouling. Learn the latest on the impact of this technology

Interactive Workshops: Applying Theory of Constraints to Supply Chain Management

Goldratt Organization: Sridhar Chandra

Presentation Material

Learn about employing Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking in the Supply Chain Management environment. Managers are routinely faced with balancing two competing needs in their supply chains…achieving ever higher materiel availability rates vs reducing cash outlays and inventory levels. The traditional approach to solving that dilemma is to try and make improvements in the forecasting process. The seminar will introduce the power of focusing on the Principles of FLOW to resolve that dilemma.

IT & Cyber: Cyber Security Lessons from the Field

NDTA Cyber Committee: Ted Rybeck, Richard Ross, Jerry Cronin

This course will cover a view of current cybersecurity preparedness and response based on the experiences of practitioners in the field and global benchmarks. This will be a strategic session that will address technical issues in a business context. Further discussion will occur in the Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee Sessions on Thursday, October 10. 

Leadership & Professional Development: Future of Work and AI Digital Transformation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Thunderbird School of Global Management: Dr. Patrick Lynch

Full Course Details HERE.

A digital revolution is underway. Termed Industry 4.0, the future prosperity of companies will be defined by creative adoption, use, and assimilation Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics across functions. Business operations are retooling as AI and analytics change partnerships, suppliers, and vendors. This paradigm shift is shaping the future of work with new leadership styles, cross-functional people-machine collaborations, and hybrid organizational cultures.  The future of work involves new human-machine collaboration that challenge traditional leadership philosophies for how people are hired, managed, and organized. This session focuses on how AI and analytics spurs new approaches to leadership, talent management, and team design.

Legislation & Policy: Overview of OSD Transportation Directorate

DASD Logistics: Col Kevin Baird

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The close partnership between industry and the Department of Defense is critical to meeting ongoing and surge requirements for military operations. COL Baird will provide an overview of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s sustainment related organizations and functions. He will also provide insight into the policy development and implementation process as well as ongoing initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD owned and contracted transportation.

3:30-4:45 pm

Transportation Academy Session F

Acquisition & Finance: Business Intelligence

USTRANSCOM TCAQ: Ken Brennan, Tammy Thouvenot

 This class will focus on the future of acquisition in USTRANSCOM and how business intelligence (including use of data) can improve and enhance processes, procedures and outcomes. Discussion will cover the new business intelligence capability being rolled out within TCAQ and how it will benefit both government and industry.

CCMD & Security Cooperation: Distribution Challenges in the INDOPACOM AOR


 The Indo-Pacific Theater of Operations in the largest in the world and present a multitude of logistical problem sets to the U.S. Military and its partners. This course will discuss the distribution challenges that logistics planners face within the INDPACOM AOR.

Commercial Logistics: Resilience in the Supply Chain

DHL Resilience 360: Leslie Hume

Full Course Material HERE.

The supply chain risk environment is dynamic and continually evolving. In this session, we will discuss supply chain risk and business continuity trends – and some examples of challenges companies face today. We will then review ways businesses can manage and prepare for these risks and provide a high level summary of the Resilience360 solution.

Commercial Logistics: Current Topics in the Commercial Airfreight Industry


Atlas Air: Bill Flynn

Presentation Material

The subject material covered in the presentation will discuss the current market outlook for international commercial airfreight,  The impact of trade and tariff tensions, the impact of geopolitical uncertainty, and regulatory considerations.  While the current outlook is challenging, the course will also focus on the long term trends and benefits of trade and airfreight’s central role in the global economy.

Commercial Logistics: 21st Century Railroading at the Speed of War

BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific

Ryan Higgins, Don Jones, Lonnie Ortez, Phil Schultz

Full Course Details HERE.

Class will discuss Railroad Technology, to include: Precision Scheduled Railroading; Positive Train Control and Predictive Analytics; Railroad Resilience – Recovery and Restoration of Rail Service after disaster, natural or man made; and Rail Strategic Network: Moving an Armored Brigade from Fort to Port at the Speed of War

DoD Transportation: 21st Century Distribution

DLA Distribution: Ramona French

The Distribution Modernization Program is under the oversight of an EXCOM co-chaired by the DLA J3, J6, Distribution and Disposition’s Leadership. Its goal is to reduce cost, complexity and improve productivity through massing the effects of simplified processes, goods to person technology, high density storage solutions, mobile technologies and predictive analytics. This workshop provides a window into our modernization journey from the beginning to where we hope to be in the out years.

DoD Transportation: SDDC Systems

SDDC: Larry Bringenberg

SDDC’s business systems provide the capability to electronically procure commercial transportation services for the global strategic deployment of DOD-sponsored cargo. SDDC delivers a suite of business portals accessible by shippers, and commercial carriers to support mission execution and the responsibilities specified in the Universal Services Contract. This session will include an overview of SDDC’s business systems.

IT & Cyber: Partnerships in Cybersecurity

McKendree University: Prof Daryl Hancock, Prof George Kriss

Cybersecurity is no longer an issue for the back rooms, but for the boardrooms and situation rooms.  Significant breaches occur daily at government agencies and in private businesses, including leading financial, education institutions and large U.S. media companies. These cyber threats are growing in intensity and scale, and the demand for highly qualified cybersecurity professionals is sky rocking. If supply is to catch up to demand in this highly technical field, educational partnerships must be forged with business, industry and government. These partnerships must include expertise to guide the academic programs, but also include support for co-curricular cyber related activities, games, competitions and internship. This presentation will provide an update on cyber related educational opportunities, and specific examples of partnerships that are succeeding by aligning resources, expertise, and experience with educators at all levels of the American educational system, from elementary school, to graduate school.

Legislation & Policy: The Art of the Deal: How Mergers are Shaping the Logistics Landscape

Cambridge Capital: Ben Gordon

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Logistics is one of the world’s oldest professions. How is this traditional industry being transformed by mergers, acquisitions, and investments? In the last 5 years, multi-billion-dollar companies have emerged, led by consolidators such as XPO Logistics as well as capital-intensive technology companies like Convoy. Over 100 deals were completed in 2018. In China alone, Alibaba made three major investments headlined by a $1.4 billion commitment to ZTO Express. In the US, large companies are responding by forming corporate venture groups. Ford, for instance, set up a Silicon Valley arm and made five investments in autonomous vehicle technologies.

Legislation & Policy: Category Management - Transportation & Logistics Services

ODASD Logistics: Adam Yearwood

Presentation Material

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. Category Management refers to the business practice of buying common goods and services as an enterprise to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver more value and savings from the Government’s acquisition programs. Teams of experts in each category of spending help agencies increase their use of common contract solutions and practices and bring decentralized spending into alignment with organized agency-and Government-level spending strategies by sharing market intelligence.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

9:00-9:45 am

Keynote Speaker: General Stephen Lyons, USTRANSCOM, Commander

10:15-10:45 am

Industry Keynote Speaker: Mr. Eric Ebeling, American Roll-on Roll-Off

10:45-11:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Tim Mullaly, FedEx Chief Economist

1:45-3:00 pm

Transportation Academy Session G

Acquisition & Finance: Stakeholder Roles in Defining Requirements


Provide insights into the Requirements Definition process and the stakeholders’ (government and Industry) roles in defining a requirement in anticipation of shaping the solicitation. This session explains the 7 Steps in the Service Acquisition Process beginning with Forming the Team through Performance Management.


Commercial Logistics: Near-Peer Competition in Asia: New Challenges from a New Challenger

Council for Logistics Research Inc.: Dr. Jakub “Kuba” Wrzesniewski, Lt Gen(ret) Jerry Martinez

Presentation Material

This course will introduce participants to the distinctive strategic thinking and politico-economic model of the People’s Republic of China, prospects for the future balance of power in Asia, and new and emerging forms of conflict between the two powers with an emphasis on their impact on commercial logistics operations and DoD logistics demand.

Commercial Logistics: CRAF Overview

FedEx: Dave Lange

An overview and history of the CRAF program from inception through the current program focusing on several aspects including program beginings, membership, activiations, contract teams, and more

DoD Transportation: The Fifth Domain: Extends Beyond Warfare

Institute for Defense and Business: MG (retired) James Hodge

A compelling review of arguably the most harmful cyberattack in the world to date and its surprising unintended consequences.  The presentation concludes through an examination of DoD’s current cyber force and how it’s organized to secure, operate and defend the DoD information network.


IT & Cyber: Sharing Threats, Indicators, and Warnings between USTRANSCOM, Whole of Government, and Industry

USTRANSCOM TCJ6: Jerry Cronin, Maj Chris Moyano, MAJ Keith Shanklin, Jason Morgan, Beth Callen, Will Fugate

Instructors will discuss new efforts to working with government and commercial partners to improve the timely exchange of information, cybersecurity, resilience, recovery, and mission assurance across the transportation enterprise, which includes Government, DoD, and commercial networks.

Innovation and Analytics: Impacts of Advanced Vehicle Technology

Volpe Center: Stephanie Fisher, Katie Lamoureux, Stephen Lloyd, Jeff Loftus

Advanced vehicle technologies are increasingly available to improve the safety, efficiency, and operations of new cars, trucks, trains, planes, and ships.  This session will foster discussion on how these technologies are changing the experience of operators and impacting the system as a whole, and what we can expect to see with future systems.

Leadership & Professional Development: Care and Accountability: For each other, for the organization, for our customers

Barry-Wehmiller: Jami Dix

Inspired team members want to do better, fix the problems, and increase customer and team member service. When we are accountable to people and the business, we demonstrate care for each other. While we often hear the phrase, “we must hold people accountable,” often this is a sign we haven’t created the right environment in which people are inspired to take ownership. In this workshop, participants are challenged to discuss what it means to be accountable to ourselves (do what we say), accountable to each other (do what we agree to), accountable to the business (do what needs to be done), accountable to our people (do the work of leadership), and accountable to the customer (do what they expect).

Legislation & Policy: Current International Air and Maritime Transportation Policy Issues

USTRANSCOM TCCC-POLAD: Doron Bard, Kevin Spradling

Full Course Details HERE.

, secure, efficient global transportation is vital to USTRANSCOM’s mission as well as to the health of the U.S. economy. This course will explore key policy issues of interest to U.S. defense transportation stakeholders relating to international civilian air and maritime transportation.

Legislation & Policy: DOT Response and Recovery

DoT – Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response: Mike Callahan

This is a comprehensive discussion of how the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the President are advised on our national transportation system during catastrophic events. ESF-1 supports DHS by assisting Federal, state, tribal, and local government; voluntary organizations; nongovernmental organizations; and the private sector in the management of transportation systems and infrastructure during domestic threats or incidents.


ITO Workshop Part 3 of 3

SDDC G3 & G6

This class provides an overview of a variety of transportation programs and other items of interest for Transportation Officers (TOs). Discussions will encompass Domestic shipment planning and the actions necessary to effectively execute the movement of DOD freight.


3:30-4:45 pm

Transportation Academy Session H

Acquisition & Finance: Acquisition Strategy Development

USTRANSCOM TCAQ: Pamela Hall, Dave Swaney

This session will discuss development of the acquisition strategy, which is a comprehensive plan developed as part of acquisition planning activities. It describes business, technical, and support strategies to manage risks and meet objectives, guiding acquisition program execution across the entire program (or system) life cycle. It defines the relationship between the acquisition phases, and work efforts/key program events.

Acquisition & Finance: Leveraging Your U.S. Bank Freight Payment Data to Improve Supply Chain Decisions

U.S. Bank: Jeff Lineberger, Jeff Derrick

The Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies trust U.S. Bank Freight Payment to provide timely, accurate payments to its transportation/freight carriers; supporting critical relationships to ensure capacity when it is needed most. Join this session to hear the latest product innovations and discuss current issues, trends and how to leverage data to improve your payment process. 

Commercial Logistics: Logistics Resiliency: Can We Deliver Sufficient POL to the Warfight?

Navy League of the US: Jon Kaskin

Presentation Material

Course will discuss likely severe sealift tanker shortfall to logistically support major continency operations with fuel. Focus will be Pacific theater naval/air operations in a contested environment.

Commercial Logistics: The Role of Aviation in National Security

Albion Broker Institute; DHL: Ethan Mattern, Michael Taylor

Air Cargo Services come in many forms. One basic breakdown is cargo charters with full airraft or less than planeload taking multiple shippers on the same aircraft. ABI’s professional training programs are designed to establish a new benchmark in cargo aircraft brokerage training underpinned by ethical and complaint business practices. DHL offers individual shipping from letter size upward.

Crowley Solutions: Supporting Warfighter Readiness

Crowley:  Patrick Wallace, David Touzinsky

Full Course Details HERE.

3PLs leverage extensive and resilient global logistical networks to meet the demanding needs of our Nation. With advanced capabilities in data-science and technology, 3PLs offer a menu of options to achieve the desired result. Participants will gain an understanding of how 3PLs use their network of providers coupled with their advanced technological capabilities to provide mission critical, time sensitive and cost-effective solutions for DoD’s complex supply chain.


DoD Transportation: Transportation Management System-What We Have Learned So Far.

USTRANSCOM-led: DoD, Agency, and Industry Senior Leaders

On behalf of the DoD, USTRANSCOM began the TMS Prototype journey sixteen months ago to assess the feasibility of adopting a commercial-off-the-shelf capability to manage the core functions of our power projection apparatus. Join DoD senior leaders and industry representatives as they discuss the JDDE problem they are trying to solve: how to link disconnected nodes (e.g. aerial and sea ports, distribution hubs, and staging bases) across the JDDE with a common platform.

DoD Transportation: DOD Shipping Container Management

SDDC: Mark LaRue

The purpose of this training is to teach how to successfully effectively manage DOD owned, leased or controlled ISO containers.

IT & Cyber: Cybersecurity Mandates on the Transportation and Defense Sector: What every Government Contractor Needs to Know

Holland and Knight: Norma Krayem, Mary Beth Bosco

Cybersecurity mandates for both the transportation and defense sector have evolved and are becoming increasingly complex. Separate mandates now exist for both sectors, which combined mean greater regulatory, legal and policy requirements on all in the national defense transportation sector. The U.S. Departments of Defense and the Homeland Security are rolling out new mandates that are critical for the sector to understand. DoD contractors will soon see new standards and a requirement for third-party certifications. Cyber risk in supply chains, both for component parts and for vendors has increased dramatically. P.L. 115-232, the FY 20 Intelligence Authorization Act and the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a host of new supply chain security and cybersecurity mandates that are critical for all in the defense and transportation sectors to understand

Innovation and Analytics: Blockchain Technology Demystified for the Military Supply Chain

LMI and Maersk: Gus Creedon and Annette Mueller

Presentation Material

In this session, LMI will present a practical overview of what blockchain database technology enables, why it is called a chain, and specifically how the Defense logistics community might use it in various ways. A member of TradeLens will provide an update about the supply chain platform and the progress they’ve made with this blockchain-based service since last October.

Leadership & Professional Development: Include: A Better Way to Develop a More Inclusive Team

Barry-Wehmiller:  Jami Dix

We are not now, nor have we ever been divided by differences; rather we are emotionally separated from one another by cultural distance. Regardless of the demographic makeup of your team, department or organization, INCLUDE is a course that focuses on the behaviors and relationships between people which leads to the establishment of a more inclusive workplace culture. Relationships between team members are the key determinants of whether trust, understanding, empathy and compassion exist. Attendees will receive a detailed post-workshop assignment to run with their team to transfer the learnings deeper into the organization.

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