The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

April 27, 2022


Thinking about the Future: Logistics and Transportation Innovations that will Deliver

Join us at the Surface Force Projection Conference as Bleu Hilburn, Vice President of Business Development for Crowley Solutions, leads a panel of industry subject matter experts in a discussion about logistics and transportation technology arriving now and in the near future and how it challenges us to think about its application in Automated Ports, Autonomous Vehicles, Leveraging Technology, Sensors, and Data, AI-augmented Mobility, Policy, and Regulation. […READ MORE…]


Learning from History to Strengthen the Nation’s Military Logistics & Distribution Network

By Alex Vohr, Vice President, Government Affairs, Trailer Bridge

April will mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War between the United Kingdom (UK) and Argentina. It was an unexpected conflict for the UK, a result of Argentina’s surprise invasion of the islands. Argentina had disputed UK ownership of the islands since 1833. […READ MORE…]


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Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian State-Sponsored and Criminal Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS),National Cyber Security Centre New Zealand (NZ NCSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK) and National Crime Agency (NCA), with contributions from industry members of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, announced a joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian state-sponsored and criminal cyber threats to critical infrastructure that could impact organizations both within and beyond Ukraine. It is the most comprehensive view of the cyber threat posed by Russia to critical infrastructure released by government cyber experts since the invasion of Ukraine in February. […READ MORE…]


Air Mobility Command Reopens Space-Available Travel

As of 22 April, 2022, all restrictions on space-available (Space-A) travel have been lifted. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense temporarily suspended most Space-A travel aboard Air Mobility Command and contracted aircraft, effective March 21, 2020 in order to limit COVID-19’s spread and impact on the force. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Pentagon Reorganizes Industrial Policy Office to Shore Up Defense Firms, Supply Chain
(Defense One)  The Pentagon has restructured its industrial policy office, a move that elevates oversight of the defense industry at a time of widespread supply chain troubles in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Ukraine Visit, Blinken, Austin Pledge Return of U.S. Diplomats, More Security Aid
(Reuters)  Washington’s top diplomat and its defense chief used the first official U.S. visit to Ukraine since Russia invaded in February to announce a gradual return of U.S. diplomats including a new ambassador and over $300 million in new military aid to Kyiv.

NAVSUP Can Teach a Thing or Two About Small Business Defense Procurements
(Federal News Network)  The Naval Supply Systems Command keeps machinery and people equipped and ready to go, along with some award winning programs for ensuring small business participation in its procurements.

Space Blocs: The Future of International Cooperation in Space is Splitting Along Lines of Power on Earth
(The Conversation)  Even during times of conflict on the ground, space has historically been an arena of collaboration among nations. But trends in the past decade suggest that the nature of cooperation in space is shifting, and fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted these changes.

Marine Corps Declares Its Heavy-Lift Helicopter Operational
(Defense News)  The U.S. Marine Corps this month declared its new heavy-lift helicopter operational, following the completion of test, training, and sustainment requirements.

Global Supply Chain Crisis Flares Up Where It All Began
(Supply Chain Brain)  China’s stringent rules to curb COVID-19 are about to unleash another wave of summer chaos on supply chains between Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Even if the virus is reined in, the disruptions will ripple globally — and extend through the year — as bunched-up cargo vessels start sailing again.


THANK YOU NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in thanking our newest Chairman’s Circle member Ernst & Young!

U.S. Bank: Spending by Freight Shippers Remains High While Volume Drops Slightly
(U.S. Bank)  The volume of truck freight shipments dropped for the second consecutive quarter and spending by shippers remained at record levels in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index.

Amtrak Remains Steadfast in Its Commitment to Sustainability
(Amtrak)  During one of the most exciting phases for passenger rail in this nation’s history, Amtrak is beginning a new era that offers even more sustainable transportation options for travelers. To bring this transformation to life and as part of Amtrak’s vision for the future, Amtrak pledges to reduce 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, fully transitioning all electricity to carbon-free sources by 2030.

Matson Christens New Barge for Neighbor Island Service
(Matson)  Matson, Inc. has christened and launched a new flat-deck container barge that will be deployed in Matson’s Neighbor Island service in Hawaii starting this summer, connecting cargo to and from the U.S. West Coast through its hub terminal in Honolulu.


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