The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

December 16, 2022


On the Road Again – Industry & Government Travel Rebounds

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) in association with the General Services Administration (GSA) are excited to host the 2023 GovTravels Symposium, February 27 – March 1 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. […READ MORE…]


DLA Expanding DOD Visibility of F-35 Supply Chain

By Beth Reece, DLA Public Affairs

The Defense Logistics Agency is increasing supply chain visibility of the F-35 joint strike fighter while working to boost readiness. […READ MORE…]


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USTRANSCOM Keeps You on the Pulse of Cybersecurity

The USTRANSCOM Information Security Division has released the latest edition of the Command’s Cybersecurity Pulse newsletter. Each issue features key news and information on the cybersecurity domain. […READ MORE…]


Register Now for the NDTA Europe & Africa Region Workshop 2023

Registration is open for the NDTA Europe & Africa Workshop scheduled for 24-25 January 2023 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

The 2023 Workshop intends to capture the same success as past NDTA Europe and Africa Regional Committee Meetings, providing Government and Industry an invaluable in-person opportunity to re-engage and deepen partnerships and better understand the EUCOM and AFRICOM current challenges; discuss solutions and ideas for future collaboration.

For additional details, including the agenda and registration visit:


DTMO Releases Fall Defense Travel Dispatch

The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) has released the Fall issue of its newsletter, the Defense Travel Dispatch. This edition features articles on MyTravel training resources, ways to reduce TMC delays, how DTMO is helping to make military moves easier, and much more.


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Congress Authorizes 8% Defense Budget Increase
(Defense News)  The Senate voted 83-11 on Friday to authorize an 8% defense budget increase over fiscal 2022 levels. The FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act adds $45 billion to what the White House requested in its defense budget proposal.

Congress May Set Up a “National Commission on the Future of the Navy”
(The Maritime Executive)  After years of stop-and-start discussion about the future direction of the fleet, the U.S. Navy may soon get a congressional panel dedicated to reviewing its force structure.

How to Avoid the Next Crisis: A New Approach to Supply Chain Agility
(Supply Chain Quarterly)  To succeed in a dynamic business environment, companies need a structured approach to enhancing supply chain agility. They should start by identifying what digital tools, physical assets, and processes can help them avoid disruptions while capitalizing on opportunities.

‘Can We Actually Build It?’ Defense Industry Leaders Look Ahead to Uncertain 2023
(Defense One)  With Pentagon budgets headed for a new record, defense officials and industry executives wonder: Can contractors fulfill all the outstanding weapons orders?

Fighting and Winning in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
(War on the Rocks)  The electromagnetic spectrum is a critical aspect of American and Western airpower, which has led some to dub it the next high ground. Despite this, the joint force is not investing in capabilities to ensure dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum.


Delta Air Lines Offers Special Military Discounts
(Delta Air Lines)  Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer active-duty military and their dependents special leisure fares for your well-deserved time off. To book call Delta reservations at 800-221-1212.

ARC and U.S. Military Partner to Move Special-Mission Osprey Aircraft through JAXPORT
[American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC)] ARC partnered with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) to facilitate the movement of several CV-22 Osprey aircraft for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal in November.

DHL Express Launches First Direct Flight to Brazil from the United States, Adding More Than 600 Tons of Cargo Capacity a Week
(DHL)  DHL Express has expanded its air network by operating its first, dedicated cargo flight between the United States and the Brazilian market. The new route, operated by Cargojet, responds to the increasing international shipping needs between Brazil and the U.S.

SEKO Logistics to Add Warehouse Bots to Scale Up Operations
(Supply Chain Dive)  SEKO Logistics secured its first robotics partnership with plans to “scale-up” warehouse operations using GreyOrange’s Ranger Assist Bots. The technology will assign work activities to the warehouse robots to maximize productivity, speed, accuracy, and safety.


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