The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association
January 11, 2024
The annual NDTA-DTMO GovTravels Symposium is taking place February 26-28 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. This year’s theme, The Future of Government Travel: Trends in Sustainability, Innovation, and Evolving Technologies, focuses us forward, challenging us to consider new developments in passenger travel within the context of protecting and preserving the environment. Make your plans to join us now—Early Bird prices end January 17! […READ MORE…]
By Micayla Shevlin, Associate Marketing Editor at United Airlines
United Airlines is not just navigating the skies; it forging a path that values diversity, sustainability, growth, and the unique contributions of military professionals. It’s all made possible by emphasizing progress and inclusivity as United expands its workforce and remains dedicated to military personnel with programs designed to facilitate their transition into roles within aviation. […READ MORE…]
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to help employers and workers better understand when a worker qualifies as an employee and when they may be considered an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. […READ MORE…]
(Associated Press) Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on overall spending levels for the current fiscal year that could help avoid a partial government shutdown that could occur as early as Jan. 19 for some agencies and Feb. 2 for others.
(Air Force Times) After decades of relying on major military hubs from Hawaii to South Korea, the Pentagon is laying the groundwork for more dispersed operations across the Pacific region. As other defense officials negotiate with foreign leaders for access to bare-bones airfields and more established bases overseas, the Air Force’s logistics, engineering and force protection branch is figuring out how to turn those sites into valuable Air Force lily pads in a maritime-dominant region for the decades ahead.
(Texas National Security Review) For nearly a century, the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution has been just over the horizon, and yet that horizon is always receding. Dramatic advances in commercial AI once again inspire great hopes and fears for military AI. Perhaps this time will be different…
(The Hill) Since late last year, various Iranian-backed groups have struck U.S. troop positions in Iraq and Syria, tried to bomb merchant vessels in Middle East waterways, and aimed rockets at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. As war continues in the Gaza Strip, officials worry of a broader conflict. Read where the biggest potential powder keg moments are taking place.
(Defense One) Suppliers of critical parts for Ford-class aircraft carriers could suffer if the U.S. Navy delays a planned buy of the multibillion-dollar ships warned executives from HII, the only U.S. company that builds aircraft carriers. According to one executive, nearly half of the company’s suppliers “already risk going cold.”
(MarineLink) Maersk Tankers announced it has acquired U.S. pool operator Penfield Marine, creating a large-scale crude and product tanker company with around 240 vessels under its management.
(Accenture) New research from Accenture finds the world is in the midst of a massive technology shift, as AI and other disruptive technologies become “Human by Design”—much more human-like and intuitive for people to use—and usher in a new era of unprecedented productivity and creativity.
(CGI Federal) Federal agencies continue to invest in automation to advance missions and improve operations. Those responsible for governance, application and platform lifecycle management, release management and DevSecOps must be ready to support automation at scale.
(Delta Air Lines) For the third year in a row, Delta has been awarded Cirium’s Platinum Award for operational excellence and topped the rankings for being the most on-time airline in North America.
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