NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting – Highlights of the 2021 Transportation Academy Sessions

Jul 26, 2021 | From HQ

The 2021 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting will be held October 18-21, at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Conference Center, MD. We will again host up to 70 classes at the popular Transportation Academy. Instructors include a wide range of subject matter experts and practitioners from both the private and public sectors. While the basics of transportation, logistics, and distribution remain the same, the current environment has obviously changed significantly since our 2020 virtual event. The Fall Meeting will continue to deliver the latest knowledge in all transportation modes through interactive, 60-minute classes covering myriad fields of interest. See a few highlights for this year’s Transportation Academy below:

Mr. Bruce Busler, Director of USTRANSCOM’s Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center (JDPAC) and SDDC’s Transportation Engineering Agency (TEA), will provide a presentation on Transportation Analytics –The Journey to Deliver Operational Decision Support for USTRANSCOM and the Component Commands. Mr. Busler has provided a series of classes in the past and this session for 2021 will focus on the current status of building and delivering operationally relevant analytic and data science outcomes for the defense transportation mission. As the director of the analysis center for over a decade, Mr. Busler provides a unique perspective on the evolution of operations research and data science endeavors, and will speak to both the technical foundation and operational challenges inherent in providing data-driven, analytically rigorous outcomes for USTRANSCOM. This session highlights not only the necessary technical capabilities as the foundation, but also the pragmatic steps necessary to actually gain value in the application of these capabilities.

Dr. Gabe Weaver, Research Scientist at the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lead a Transportation Academy class titled, Modeling and Quantifying the Operational and Economic Impacts of Cross-infrastructure, Inter-organizational Disruptions. Agile and resilient logistics depends on the ability to model cross-infrastructure, inter-organizational disruptions at a variety of geographic scales, because cascading effects of disruption can propagate instantaneously through the physical and cyber layers of all those interconnected systems.  Research, sponsored by the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a DHS Center of Excellence, seeks to address this problem and quantify the operational and economic impacts of such disruptions.

Early bird pricing ends August 5th.  Register today https://www.ndtahq.com/events/fall-meeting/registration-2/ to get your registration discount.

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