The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

January 27, 2023


Open Season Begins for NDTA’s 2023 Scholarships

NDTA is now accepting applications for our four scholarship opportunities for members and their children: Program A for currently enrolled college students, Academic Scholarship Program B for soon-to-be high school graduates accepted at an accredited institution, and Academic Scholarship Program C for currently enrolled, distance learning college students, as well as the Denny Edwards Graduate Scholarship for Graduate Degree Students. […READ MORE…]


Coast Guard Cybersecurity Lessons from the Field

By Ted Rybeck Chair, Benchmarking Partners, & Chair, NDTA Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee

The NDTA Cybersecurity Committee will be holding sessions with technology providers to accelerate the continued cyber progress of US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) suppliers. Likewise, the Committee supports the united DOD message that will be shared on May 19, 2022, at the NDTA Surface Force Projection Conference. […READ MORE…]


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USTRANSCOM Cybersecurity Pulse

The latest edition of USTRANSCOM’s Cybersecurity Pulse is here! The purpose of this newsletter is to share information with the command’s mission partners on cybersecurity-related topics, including executive orders, legislative updates, intelligence, vulnerabilities, and more. […READ MORE…]


FEMA to Host Webinars to Explain Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Policy

FEMA has announced it will host webinars from January 31-February 3 to explain the updated Public Assistance (PA) Simplified Procedures policy. The policy simplifies implementation of the Public Assistance program to support rapid recovery for applicants. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Is China About to Destroy Encryption as We Know It? Maybe
(Defense One)  A new research paper claims to offer a quantum-powered code-breaker of spectacular power. “If it’s true, it’s pretty disastrous,” says one expert.

EXCLUSIVE: Commerce’s Draft Space Traffic Management Service Goes Beyond DOD’s Baseline
(Breaking Defense)  A draft version of Commerce Department’s long-awaited plan for a free space traffic management service for commercial and civil space operators goes beyond the data and analysis currently provided by the Defense Department, including margins of error regarding satellite orbital paths and “more advanced” calculations of the probability of crashes.

Shipping Groups Back Bipartisan Trucking Overhaul Bill
(DC Velocity)  SHIP IT Act would bring more drivers into the sector by streamlining regulations, offering tax credits, expanding parking.

Tankers in the Pacific Fight: A Crisis in Capability
(Center for International Maritime Security)  The Department of Defense is projected to need on the order of one hundred tankers of various sizes in the event of a serious conflict in the Pacific. Not only does the U.S. lack the tonnage required to support a major conflict in the Pacific, it has no identifiable roadmap to obtain it.

Aviation Industry in Crosshairs for Next Biofuel Push
(Roll Call)  Sustainable aviation fuels, or SAF (pronounced “SAFF”), which are made from a range of plants and other organic matter, have proved successful as a replacement or additive for traditional, petroleum-based jet fuels. The Biden administration has thrown its support behind SAF, setting a goal for the U.S. to produce enough to meet 100 percent of jet fuel demand by 2050.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest bus company member, All Aboard America Holdings!

Concur Cloud for Public Sector Now Listed on the FedRAMP® Marketplace
(SAP Concur)  Concur Cloud for Public Sector is now listed on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Marketplace as “in process” for a FedRAMP Moderate agency authorization.

National Car Rental Launches New Mobile App for the Business Pro on the Go
(Enterprise Holdings)  The company that helps you Go Like A Pro® is raising the bar with a more seamless digital experience. National Car Rental has released a redesigned mobile app that features improved aesthetics and a more user-friendly interface to make the car rental experience even more frictionless.

Air Transport International Establishes Pilot Career Path Program with Silver Airways
[Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)]  Silver Airways has established a partnership with Air Transport International to provide a career pathway for Silver Airways pilots to land in an ATI flight deck. This innovative working relationship creates a dual recruiting team that allows for streamlined operational knowledge in pilot proficiency standards and a specified path to apply to ATI, a world-class operator of Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft.


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