The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

July 12, 2022


NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting Registration Now Open

We are excited to share that registration is now open for the 10th annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting taking place October 17-20, 2022, at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO! Register today to secure your spot and make your hotel reservations for the best rates. […READ MORE…]


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U.S. Defense Contributions to Europe

The United States responded swiftly and effectively in close cooperation with our NATO Allies to the European security crisis brought about by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The U.S. contributions to the Alliance’s response were enabled by the substantial forces that we had already stationed in and deployed to Europe, including robust prepositioned equipment and stocks, as well as substantial investments in infrastructure and military mobility enabled by European Deterrence Initiative funding. […READ MORE…]


FEMA Stakeholder Updates

Recently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure held a stakeholder call. Topics discussed included:
• Weather & Hurricane Season Projection
• How to do business with FEMA
• Industry Liaison Program
• Small Business Opportunities

Click here to view the slides.

In addition, FEMA has taken steps to modernize its mobile app. The new app is more accessible with increased functionality and innovative features to help people prepare for, protect against, and recover from disasters.

For additional information on the new app, click here.


DLA, Industry Leaders Discuss Inflation, Supply Chain Issues

By Christine Born

Defense Logistics Agency leaders and representatives from six industry associations discussed inflation and logistics challenges such as supply disruptions and labor shortages June 28 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

The Battle That Will Determine the Future of American Passenger Rail
(The Washington Post)  Amtrak has money to expand, but it doesn’t own the railroad tracks. A stalled effort along the Gulf Coast is a test of its ability to grow.

California Throws 70,000 Truckers in Gig-Work Legal Limbo, Risking Supply Chains
(Bloomberg)  About 70,000 truck owner-operators who form the bedrock of California’s transport industry are in limbo as state-level labor rules start applying to them, creating another choke point in stressed US supply chains.

Pentagon ‘Endorses’ Reciprocity for CMMC, FedRAMP Requirements
(Federal News Network)  The Pentagon’s internal cybersecurity auditors are already giving companies credit for using services provided under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, but the Defense Department still needs to iron out similar reciprocity details with the Cyber Accreditation Body.

Everything’s Backordered: Supply Chain Delays Hinder Hotel Openings
(The Points Guy)  Nothing in travel seems to run on schedule these days. Flights are delayed (and often canceled). Highways are congested. Cruise ship debuts are repeatedly stalled. Even hotel openings are getting pushed back in light of – what else? — supply chain disruptions.

Flight Cancellations Loom Large Over Summer Travel Season
(The Hill)  Airlines endured a better-than-expected Fourth of July holiday weekend, but staffing shortages and other root causes of flight disruptions continue to loom large over the busy summer travel season.

Beyond the Gulf: Broadening U.S. Maritime Security Ops in the Mideast
(The Maritime Executive)  Despite rumors to the contrary, the United States is not interested in disengaging from the Middle East. The Indo-Pacific is the new focal point of U.S. foreign policy, but the Middle East remains essential for U.S. interests.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Members
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Sustaining member Selsi International Inc.

DHL Global Forwarding and Hapag-Lloyd Set an Example for Sustainable Ocean Transport by Using Advanced Biofuel
(Hapag-Lloyd)  DHL Global Forwarding has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd for the use of advanced biofuels. The two companies share the vision of decarbonizing container shipping and logistics. With their project, they demonstrate the scalability of sustainable transport solutions and the relevance of sustainable fuels in today’s market.

ARC Transports Airbus Satellite from Germany to California
(American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group)  American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) recently completed delivery of the SARah-1 satellite from Friedrichshafen, Germany to Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Partners with USO in Guam to Support Military, Honor Heritage
(Enterprise Rent-A-Car)  Enterprise Rent-A-Car is announcing a new strategic partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO). Enterprise volunteers will take over the USO Center at Naval Base Guam as part of the “Adopt Our USO” program, launching a year-long partnership between Enterprise and the USO in Guam.

AAR’s Component Repair Facility in Amsterdam Ranked No. 1 Outstanding Source of Repair by NATO Support and Procurement Agency for Fifth Time
(AAR CORP.)  AAR has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” and ranked number one among all component source of repair (SoR) facilities for 2021 by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO).


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