The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

December 7, 2021


2022 GovTravels – What’s Next for Air Travel with Mr. Andrew Watterson

Mr. Andrew Watterson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Southwest Airlines, will be one of our keynote speakers at the 2022 GovTravels Symposium. Mr. Watterson has had a prominent career in the airline industry and leads the Executive strategy and vision for Network Planning, Marketing, Revenue Management and Pricing, Southwest Business, and Customer Relations/Rapid Rewards®. […READ MORE…]


Nation Observes 80th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor

By David Vergun, DOD News

On Dec. 7, 1941, 80 years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Oahu, an island in the then-U.S. territory of Hawaii. Some events leading up to the attack provide context to what happened that day.

By 1940, World War II had already engulfed much of Europe and the Pacific, and many Americans were beginning to realize U.S. involvement seemed inevitable. […READ MORE…]


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US Defense and Tech Firm Breach

Due to recent reporting on suspected Chinese cyber actors breaching multiple US Defense/Technology companies (per CNN and Palo Alto Networks—see details below), USTRANSCOM has elected to release an out-of-cycle newsletter highlighting potential impacts and remediations for critical vulnerabilities affecting a variety of Zoho applications. This newsletter adds additional related content to the FBI Flash AC-0001555-MW contained in Newsletter 21-27 released on 23 Nov. […READ MORE…]


DLA Distribution Increases Veterans Affairs Support

By Dawn Bonsell, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution is expanding support to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), increasing the original three-year $24.5 million VA agreement to a five-year $180 million agreement.



Editor’s Picks

Army Would Have 5 ‘Core Tasks’ in a Pacific Conflict
(Defense One) The Army will have five “core tasks” in an Indo-Pacific conflict, which it can accomplish without a dramatic expansion of its permanent presence, according to Army Secretary Christine Wormuth.

The Household Goods Contract is Protested — Again — with Military Families Caught in the Middle
(Military Times)  Two unsuccessful bidders have filed protests of the recently awarded $6.2 billion contract aimed at fixing the long-standing problems with moving service members’ household goods.

TSA Issues Directives to Rail Sector to Strengthen Cybersecurity
(The Hill)  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued two security directives requiring rail and rail transit groups to implement steps to strengthen cybersecurity of the sector, including a requirement to report cyber incidents to the federal government.

Biden Signs CR to Avoid Government Shutdown, Extend Federal Funding through February
(Federal News Network)  President Joe Biden signed a continuing resolution Friday to keep funding federal government operations for another three months, avoiding a government shutdown that would otherwise have happened on Friday evening. It extends current funding levels through Feb. 18.

Space Force Developing “Freight Train to Space” for Smallsats
(Space News)  The U.S. Space Force plans to demonstrate later this year two approaches to provide rides to space for small satellites and hosted payloads, including a version of a common adapter equipped with a propulsion system.


Enterprise CEO: Bookings Are Revving Up For 2022, So ‘Rent Early’
(Forbes)  Chrissy Taylor, CEO of Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands, was recently featured in Forbes Q&A.

DHL Supply Chain Partners with Emerge to Provide Capacity Increase for Customers Seeking Spot Freight Shipping
(DHL)  DHL Supply Chain has announced it is integrating Emerge’s Spot Marketplace platform capabilities into its LLP Control Tower and transportation management system (TMS) ecosystem to ensure timely and market competitive coverage for spot market freight.

Boeing Expands 737-800BCF Conversion Capacity to Meet Strong Market Demand
(Boeing)  Boeing and Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (STAECO) have announced plans to create additional capacity for the market-leading 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to help meet continued strong market demand.

Union Pacific Announces Climate Action Plan to Achieve Its GHG Emissions Reduction Targets and Commits to Net Zero Target
(Union Pacific)  Union Pacific Railroad has published its first comprehensive climate action plan outlining its approach to driving innovative climate action and responding to emerging risks affecting the rail industry, as well as announced its commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.


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