The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

August 31, 2022


Fall Meeting Keynote to Discuss Supply Chain Resiliency & the Need for Stress Tests

The 10th annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting, being held October 17-20, 2022 at the St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, MO, welcomes keynote speaker Dr. David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT and Director of the MIT Data Science Lab. His research focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for manufacturing and supply chains. […READ MORE…]


Identifying and Applying Lessons Learned from Recent Supply Chain Disruption

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

“The Port of Virginia’s diverse talent, agile use of technology, and command of our ever-changing industry sets the pace for the supply chain of today, while plotting the course for its tomorrow,” said Stephen Edwards, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, quoting the port’s vision during his keynote address at the Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC). […READ MORE…]


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Defense Innovation Unit, US Space Force, & Air Force Research Library Release State of the Space Industrial Base Report

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the United States Space Force (USSF), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have jointly released the 2022 State of the Space Industrial Base Report. This is the fourth annual installment that assesses progress in retaining U.S. leadership in commercial, civil, and national security space in an increasingly competitive strategic era. […READ MORE…]


NAVSUP, Mission Partners Support Combat Logistics Force Vessel’s First Port Visit in Scotland

By Joseph Yanik, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella

At its cooperative security location (CSL) at Defense Munitions (DM) Crombie, Scotland, United Kingdom, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (NAVSUP FLCSI) is expanding its capabilities to support U.S. Naval and Allied ships, submarines, aircraft, and expeditionary forces deploying into, and operating across, the High North, Baltics and Arctic Circle. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Pentagon Vision for Synchronized Forces Hinges on Digital Engineering
(Defense News)  Digital transformation is occurring at most companies and organizations across the globe to ensure that the right complex data, products, and processes are delivered at the right place and the right time. Nowhere is this transformation more critical than in national defense.

Pentagon Expands Use of Seas to Send Weapons to Ukraine
(The Washington Post)  The Pentagon has expanded its use of maritime shipping to deliver weapons for the war in Ukraine, U.S. defense officials said, after relying heavily on aircraft early in Russia’s invasion to get arms to Kyiv as quickly as possible.

Five Years to Zero Trust: Pentagon has ‘No Choice’ But to Sprint Toward Network Goals
(Breaking Defense)  The Pentagon’s chief information officer is committed to implementing a zero trust architecture across the entire department in the next five years and will be releasing a new strategy to get there as soon as next month.

Canceled Sailings, Stuck Vessels, Warehouse Prices Show U.S. Ports are Still Struggling
(CNBC)  Ocean carriers continue to cite congestion at U.S. and Canadian ports as the reason for canceling sailings in September, and the congestion is not subsiding.

Expert Roundtable: How Shippers Should Prepare for the 2022 Peak Season
(Supply Chain Dive)  Five industry insiders weighed in on whether carriers will be able to deliver during the holidays, and what shippers can do to ensure success.


McKinsey Technology Trends Outlook for 2022
(McKinsey & Company)  Which technology trends matter most for companies in 2022? New analysis by the McKinsey Technology Council highlights the development, possible uses, and industry effects of advanced technologies.

Boeing Invests $5 Million in Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis
(Boeing)  Boeing has announced it is investing $5 million to help expand the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis (AMICSTL). The investment will help fund a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility, accelerate workforce development programs, and grow the region’s talent pipeline and technical and manufacturing abilities.

Our Travel Evolution: Building the Travel Platform of the Future
(SAP Concur)  SAP Concur details ways in which it is modernizing its entire platform and building in a way that’s as flexible as possible so in the future, it can deliver the best experiences and accommodate evolving requirements of customers, travel managers, sustainability leaders, and procurement professionals. 

MV George III, the Newest Addition to Pasha Hawaii’s Containership Fleet, Makes Her Inaugural Arrival at Honolulu Harbor’s Pier 51
(The Pasha Group)  Pasha Hawaii marked three generations of service to Hawaii, with the arrival of MV George III, the first of two new 774-foot Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)-powered containerships scheduled to be completed this year as part of the company’s ‘Ohana Class vessels. 

AEG CONNECT Network Continues to Grow
(AEG Fuels)  AEG Fuels is pleased to announce that National Jets is now part of AEG Connect, AEG Fuels’ network of world-class FBOs. Headquartered at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), National Jets joins a leading group of FBOs carefully selected for their world-class service, operational excellence, and competitive pricing.


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