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January 9, 2023


It’s 2023 – Time to Mark Your Calendar

The new year is here and there is a lot happening at NDTA. Please make sure to mark your calendars now for these upcoming events and reminders:

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United Van Lines Study Reveals Where/Why Americans Moved in 2022

For the fifth year in a row, New Jersey is in the lead — topping the list of most moved from states, that is. NJ is yet again the least popular moving destination in the continental U.S., according to the just released 46th Annual United Van Lines National Movers Study. […READ MORE…]


NDTA Europe & Africa Region Workshop 2023 – ***LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER***

The NDTA Europe & Africa Region hope you had very Happy Holidays and are fully charged for 2023. What better way to start the year than to network with Government and Industry participants at the NDTA Europe & Africa Region Workshop taking place 24-25 January 2023 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 2023 Workshop is a unique and invaluable Government and Industry in-person opportunity to re-engage and deepen partnerships and to better understand the EUCOM and AFRICOM current challenges; discuss solutions and ideas for future collaboration. Do not miss this exceptional opportunity. Registration closes on 10 January (TOMORROW)! For more information, visit:


USTRANSCOM Delivers Hope to Ukraine

By Sgt. Vontrae Hampton, USTRANSCOM Public Affairs. Graphic by USTRANSCOM.

As of December 2022, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 313 million pounds of equipment to Ukraine to help them defend themselves against Russia. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Goodbye 2022:

Hello 2023:

Roadblocks Cleared for $6.2 Billion Reform of Household Goods Moves
(Military Times)  Nearly four years after defense officials announced they had begun the process to consolidate all household goods moves under a single contract, the last roadblock has been cleared. The $6.2 billion contract aimed at improving household goods moves for service members has gotten the final green light.

China Developing Own Version of JADC2 to Counter US
(C4ISRNet)  China is pursuing a new military construct known as Multi-Domain Precision Warfare to align its forces from cyber to space, an effort U.S. officials say is fueled by a need to counter the Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative.

The Military Is About to Launch a Constellation
(The Atlantic)  Sometime this coming March, a network of 10 small satellites winged with solar panels is scheduled to launch into Earth’s low orbit. Though likely invisible to the naked eye, the satellites will be part of a future herd of hundreds that, according to the Space Development Agency, or SDA, will bolster the United States’ defense capabilities.


Where Are Your Travel & Expense Savings Hiding?
(SAP Concur)  You probably have heard a few times about how automated travel and expense solutions can save your company money. So a fair question to ask is, “Just how and where can I find those dollars?”

On a Roll: Electric Cart Delivery Pilot Expands in New York City
(FedEx)  This holiday season, more New Yorkers saw FedEx Express couriers pushing a sleek four-wheeled electric cart (e-cart) on city sidewalks. The e-carts are a part of an expanded pilot program aimed at improving deliveries in major metropolitan areas.

Maersk Completes Acquisition of Martin Bencher Group
(Splash247)  A.P. Moller – Maersk has completed its $61m acquisition of Martin Bencher Group, a Danish project logistics firm. Founded in 1997, Martin Bencher is an asset-light logistics provider with around 170 employees that specializes in project logistics.

United Airlines Unveils Historic Order to Purchase Up To 200 New Boeing Widebody Planes
(United Airlines)  United Airlines has announced the largest widebody order by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history: 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliners with options to purchase 100 more. This historic purchase is the next chapter in the ambitious United Next plan and will bolster the airline’s leadership role in global travel for years to come.


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