The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

April 5, 2022


NDTA Scholarship Deadline is April 15!

Applications for the 2022 NDTA Foundation Scholarships are being accepted through April 15, 2022. […READ MORE…]


Preserving US Army Transportation History

By BG Gil Harper, USA (Ret.)

The Barge Amphibious Resupply Cargo, better known as the BARC (pictured at top), is one of the nearly 100 macro artifacts at the Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia. […READ MORE…]


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Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Recommends Heightened Posture

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could impact organizations both within and beyond the region, including malicious cyber activity against the U.S. homeland, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs imposed on Russia by the U.S. and our allies and partners. Evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. […READ MORE…]


Van Ovost Delivers Command Posture Statement to Senate Armed Services Committee

By USTRANSCOM Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee to present the command’s annual posture statement. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Air Force Pilot Shortage May Take Decades to Fix, But Service is Making Headway
(Federal News Network)  It may take 20 years or more before the Air Force has its pilot shortage situation back to where it is breaking even. For years, the service has been operating at times with thousands fewer pilots than it needs, and the issue is one that will continue for the long haul, Maj. Gen. Albert Miller, Air Force director of training and readiness for operations, tells Federal News Network.

The Rental Car ‘Apocalypse’ Isn’t Over. Here’s What to Know Before Booking.
(The Washington Post)  The “rental car apocalypse” dawned a little more than a year ago as vaccinated travelers started to venture back into the world only to find fewer vehicles and hiked-up prices. Experts say the scenario is slightly less doom and gloom now—but also far from the pre-pandemic norm.

By the Numbers: Biden’s Budget Priorities for Supply Chains
(Supply Chain Dive)  The President’s $5.8 trillion fiscal 2023 budget includes more money for port infrastructure and building capacity in solar energy supply chains. The budget recommends spending beyond the bipartisan infrastructure law and a $142 billion budget for the Department of Transportation.

European Logistics: From One Crisis to the Next
(Logistics Management)  The transport and logistics industry in Europe started into the new year with high expectations. While several issues the Russian attack on Ukraine dwarfs all other problems, as it has immediate consequences not only for Europe, but also threatens our global security and our global supply chains.

Space Force Buys a Digital Twin of Orbital Space
(Defense One)  Space is a fast-moving and constantly changing domain where threats can arrive before troops even see them, so the Space Force is buying new technology to give troops a real-time picture of space to train in.

Could There be a Role for Wing-in-Ground Craft in Naval Warfare?
(The Maritime Executive)  A wing-in-ground maritime attack craft (WMAC) would present an opportunity to field a cost-effective, survivable asset that can punch above its weight and cost. Such a platform would assist the United States naval battlegroups in attriting adversarial surface platforms and shore-based area denial systems to pursue maritime superiority in a contested environment.


Port Canaveral Begins Work on Renovated Cargo Berth to Expand Capacity
(The Maritime Executive)  The Canaveral Port Authority marked the beginning of a new $48 million project designed to expand the port’s cargo facilities to keep up with the growth in volumes and future opportunities.

Reshoring and “Friendshoring” Supply Chains
(Deloitte)  Nations around the world are trying to fix supply chain weaknesses by reshoring, but they will also need “friendshoring”—working with other nations and trusted supply sources.

Direct Relief Works with FedEx to Deliver Critical Aid to Those Impacted by Ukraine Crisis
(FedEx)  Direct Relief and FedEx Corp. safely delivered 76 tons of critical medical aid for Ukrainian refugees to Poland from the United States via a FedEx humanitarian relief flight. Aid aboard the FedEx Boeing 777 cargo aircraft included an emergency field hospital donated by the State of California and substantial quantities of emergency medicines and supplies.

ATSG Publishes Inaugural Sustainability Report
[Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)]  ATSG has announced the publication of its first Sustainability Report, highlighting progress in the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and initiatives.

Wabtec to Modernize 330 Norfolk Southern Locomotives
(Norfolk Southern)  Norfolk Southern has made an additional multi-year order to modernize 330 locomotives as part of its continued partnership with Wabtec. This deal is part of Norfolk Southern’s ongoing efforts to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from its fleet.


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