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August 25, 2023

2023 Fall Expo – Don’t Get Left Behind

Over 65 companies and organizations have signed up for sponsorships and/or exhibit space for the 2023 NDTA Fall Expo. There are several exhibit booths still available as well as sponsorship opportunities. Make plans now to develop and strengthen your brand, gain a competitive edge, and interact with decision makers and key influencers, Oct. 31 – November 1, 2023, in Orlando, FL.

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CISA Releases Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework Launchpoint

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) Launchpoint, a supplemental resource developed to help prospective users of the IRPF quickly navigate IRPF guidance and concepts based on their specific needs. […READ MORE…]

Save the Date for the Next DC Chapter Lunch & Learn

Join us to learn about Current Innovations in Global Logistics Data Capture & In-Transit Visibility (ITV) during the NDTA DC Chapter lunch & learn on Tuesday, September 19th at 11:30am. The in-person event will take place at Crowley Government Services, 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331. Registration and more details coming soon. 

Supply Chain Optimization Yields Initial Vital Results for Army

By Lindsay Grant, US Army Materiel Command

Logistics experts across the Army Materiel Command enterprise have been hard at work modernizing the Army’s supply chain over the past two years. The effects of that work have been felt for more than three months as AMC’s supply chain optimization efforts have been fully operationally capable at the headquarters. […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

Improvements Made to Military-to-Maritime Program

(WorkBoat)  The Coast Guard says that improvements it has made to streamline the ability of those with military experience to land jobs in the maritime industry are starting to pay off.

Focus: US Airline Pilots Fight Their Unions to Increase Retirement Age

(Reuters)  Bo Ellis has been a devoted member of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) for nearly four decades, but the 64-year-old is waging a campaign against the union to extend his flying career. ALPA and other pilot unions oppose a bill in the U.S. Congress that seeks to raise the retirement age for commercial airline pilots to 67 from 65.

First Military Move Shipments Under New Private Management Set to Begin Next Month

(  The company that will soon be responsible for all U.S. military troops’ worldly possessions during moves begins its phased takeover of the Defense Department’s household goods shipment operation in September.

Logistics Interdiction for Taiwan Unification Campaigns

(War on the Rocks)  If China attacks Taiwan, its ability to move the requisite levels of troops and supplies in a contested environment will be critical in determining its success. This makes logistics interdiction is an important, yet understudied, consideration.

FMCSA Highlights Truck Parking, Safety at NTDC

(Transport Topics)  According to the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, efforts to expand access to parking for the nation’s truck drivers remain a priority. USDOT has indicated that major freight corridors are ideal candidates for resources designed to increase parking capacity.

ARC and ATS Move World War II-Era Railcar from Germany to Iowa Holocaust Museum

[American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group (ARC)]  American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier’s M/V ARC Independence discharged a World War II-era railcar last week at the Port of Baltimore bound for permanent display in Danville, Iowa due to the town’s historical connection with Anne Frank.

Groundswell Achieves Major Milestone in Non-Traditional EBS-C Initiative

(Groundswell)  Groundswell, a leading technology services provider, proudly announces that its subsidiary, Telesto Group, has been selected in the EBS-C opportunity as part of an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) upward invite. This pivotal decision by the US Army showcases the synergy between Groundswell’s innovative approach and the non-traditional procurement strategy of the EBS-C initiative.

Radiant Logistics Announces Growth Initiative Opening New Brokerage Operation in Overland Park, Kansas

(Radiant Logistics)  Radiant Logistics has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary and U.S. brokerage platform, Radiant Road and Rail, has opened a new operating location in Overland Park, Kansas, to augment the company’s robust bi-modal brokerage operation providing truckload and less-than truck load trucking; temperature-controlled and dry intermodal; asset and brokered drayage; transloading; and other value-added services.

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, Crowley Advance U.S. Wind Energy

(Crowley)  Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Crowley have announced the creation of a new joint venture to advance offshore wind energy solutions for the United States. The joint venture will strategically combine Crowley’s end-to-end maritime and logistics capabilities with the financial strength and expertise of Morgan Stanley.

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