The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

December 1, 2023

NDTA & Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Toy Drive & Event Ends Dec. 5!

NDTA and Toys for Tots are recruiting your support to help Santa’s Elves! How does Santa get around to all the children in just one night? He has LOTS of help: Elves, Marines, & YOU! Join NDTA in our effort to support the Annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. Please send or bring any new, unwrapped toys to our office between Tuesday, November 7 and Friday, December 1, 2023. […READ MORE…]

The 2023 Defense Cyber Strategy: A Primer

It’s no secret that the US Military, as well as its allies and partners, are under constant threat of malicious cyber activity. Nefarious actors seek to exploit any technological vulnerability they can find to undermine the US Military’s competitive edge. They also target US critical infrastructure, endangering the American people. Preventing and defeating these cyberattacks is of the utmost importance to the DOD. […READ MORE…]


Your Source

From Cross-Fillings to Long-Term Solutions: How the Panama Canal is Addressing the Issue of Water Head On

By the Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal has been a diligent steward of its most precious resource—water, dedicating extensive research and investments to its management. However, 2023 has recorded some of the highest temperatures in history, causing far-reaching consequences for millions around the world. […READ MORE…]

You Are Invited: NDTA DC Chapter Holiday Luncheon- December 12 @ 11:30AM

Join the NDTA DC Chapter for our Holiday Lunch on December 12th to celebrate closing out a great 2023!

You are invited to join the NDTA DC Chapter for a fun midday break featuring speaker VADM Andy Brown! There’s no better way to kick off the “circle back after the Holidays” season than taking some time to enjoy themed snacks and getting excited for what NDTA has coming in 2024. […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

Biden Administration Announces Massive Logistics Plan

(FreightWaves)  The Biden administration has announced a huge plan to tackle issues plaguing the U.S. supply chain that covers several cross-government partnerships. In announcing the plan Monday, White House officials said the strategy of using both domestic tools and international partnerships can help diversify and strengthen the U.S. supply chain. 

Army Acquisition Chief: As Industry Innovation Races Ahead, Service Struggles with Resources, Training

(Breaking Defense)  While the Army is seeing more innovation from the commercial sector, it’s still struggling with resources when it comes to training and affordability, while at the same time trying to understand how to best utilize emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, according to the service’s top acquisition official.

How are CRs Impacting Agencies?

(Federal News Network)  While a government shutdown has been averted for the second time this year, the pattern of continuing resolutions (CRs) is still impacting military service members, civilian federal workers and their families. The focus can often be on the numbers and getting funding passed, but appropriations and continuing resolutions have a human impact too.

Is the US Navy Fit for Purpose? 

(The National Interest)  Today, the Navy operates 291 warships. This is far below the fleet goal of 355 ships set in 2016, and given the existing threat level, the actual number needed is higher. The Navy is the instrument of choice for exercising national power. Can it be counted on in the future?

Winterization Process Requires Preparation, Training

(Transport Topics)  From treacherous road conditions to freezing temperatures, even the most conscientious of drivers need to exert caution on the roads during the winter. There are plenty of steps that both fleets and drivers should take in order to maximize safety. Perhaps the most important is to not wait until winter is already here.

AIT Worldwide Logistics Plans to Increase Global Footprint with Lubbers Logistics Group Acquisition

(AIT Worldwide Logistics)  AIT has entered into a binding purchase agreement to acquire Lubbers Logistics Group, a European logistics company specializing in high-value, complex, and time-sensitive transport services. The purchase will serve as a significant milestone for AIT as the company continues to expand its global reach and enhance its offerings in road transportation, freight forwarding, and project cargo logistics, particularly in the energy sector.

From 6 to 61: Delta’s Propel Company Path Sees Largest Group of Incoming Pilots

(Delta Air Lines)  Launched in 2018, Delta’s Propel Pilot Career Path program identifies, selects and develops the next generation of pilots. The largest-ever class just joined the Propel Company Path, diversifying the pilot population and contributing to the steady pipeline of talented pilots.

The Road to Zero Continues

(Uber)  Three years ago we embarked on our progress towards becoming a zero-emissions mobility platform and more aggressively tackling the challenge of climate change. Now, drivers using the Uber app are going electric nearly 6 times faster than the general population in Europe*, and more than 7 times higher than the general population in the US and Canada.

Maersk Air Cargo to Trial New UK-China Route

(Air Cargo News)  Maersk Air Cargo will launch a new trial service between the UK and China to help meet peak season demand. The airline will operate the weekly service between Bournemouth Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) in Zhejiang province utilizing a Boeing 767-300 freighter with a capacity of around 45 tons. The service will initially operate until the end of the year to cater for peak season demand, but there is the potential to continue after.

The Source is a free educational publication for NDTA members, conference attendees, and associates.

Share This