The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

July 19, 2022


NDTA Transitions to New Association Management System

NDTA is transitioning your information to a new Association Management System.

If you are an existing member or nonmember who has attended NDTA events previously, here’s what we request you do:

  • Please click to arrive at the NDTA Account Login screen.
  • For your first time logging in, navigate to Forgot Your Password, select “Click here to reset your password” and then enter your email address.
  • A link will be sent to your email address to log into your account.
  • The system will prompt you to change your password as part of security measures. […READ MORE…]


Motorcoach Driver Shortage Delays DOD Training & Missions

By the Defense Travel Management Office

The COVID-19 pandemic’s reduction in travel continues to disrupt the passenger travel industry in ways not always readily apparent. According to the American Bus Association, the US motorcoach industry suffered $12 billion in losses in 2020 and $7 billion in losses in 2021 as a result of the pandemic. […READ MORE…]


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Defense Industrial Base: DOD Should Take Actions to Strengthen Its Risk Mitigation Approach

A healthy defense industrial base that provides the capacity and capability to produce advanced weapon systems is critical to maintaining U.S. national security objectives. The U.S. industrial base currently consists of over 200,000 companies. Mitigating risks—such as reliance on foreign and single-source suppliers—is essential for the Department of Defense (DOD) to avoid supply disruptions and ensure that the industrial base can meet current and future needs. […READ MORE…]


David Helton Chosen By The National Defense Transportation Association As Its Inaugural Virtual Chapter President

EASE Logistics’ Director of Government Operations, David Helton has been named the inaugural chapter president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) new national virtual chapter. […READ MORE…]


Government/Industry Meeting: DoD & GSA Meet with Bus Industry

The National Defense Transportation Association, together with the Defense Travel Management Office and the General Services Administration, presented GovTravels Lite, a series of virtual events between February 28-March 3, 2022, to foster travel industry and government engagement. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

House Passes Defense Authorization with New Arms Transfers Restrictions
(Defense News)  The House on Thursday passed the $840 billion National Defense Authorization Act 329-101 after attaching hundreds of amendments, including ones restricting new arms transfers.

How a Military Base in Illinois Helps Keep Weapons Flowing to Ukraine
(The Baltimore Sun)  Since the war in Ukraine began four months ago, the Biden administration has contributed billions of dollars in military aid to the Ukrainian government. How they reach Ukraine often involves behind-the-scenes coordination by teams at a military base in Illinois, about 25 miles east of St. Louis.

Navy Prints Metal Parts on the High Seas
(Defense One)  The advantages of installing 3D printing across the federal government could be huge, although the technology has been slow to reach that potential. That could finally be changing as the Navy has deployed the first 3D printer onboard a warship that is capable of printing reliable metal parts while underway at sea.

Simple Cyber Reporting Will Enable Better Governmentwide Response, Lawmaker Argues
(NextGov)  U.S. government digital systems and infrastructure can adjust to a changing cyber threat landscape with a centralized incident reporting structure to incentivize incident reporting.

How The Supply Chain Crisis Is Changing Domestic Manufacturing Strategies
(Forbes)  For U.S.-based firms, there’s a confluence of factors—from geopolitical issues to high shipping costs—driving the supply chain crisis. This crisis is pushing many U.S. providers to rethink their manufacturing processes and how they forecast and manage logistics.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Sustaining member Red Roof Inn!

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Echo Global Logistics Voted #1 Top 3PL for Sixth Year in a Row in Inbound Logistics’ Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards
(Echo Global Logistics, Inc.)  Echo Global Logistics was voted the #1 third-party logistics provider (3PL) for the sixth consecutive year by Inbound Logistics readers in the magazine’s influential 2022 Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. This year is also the 12th year in a row that Inbound Logistics readers chose Echo as a top 10 3PL.

CSX Releases 2021 ESG Report, Highlights Investment in People and Innovative Environmental Solutions
(CSX)  CSX Corp. has announced the publication of the CSX 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, highlighting the company’s economic, workforce, environmental, social, and governance performance.

Residential Mover Tips for Staying Cool During a Warm Weather Move
(Coleman Worldwide Moving)  Moving can be a hassle, but it’s especially challenging when the weather is warm and the heat becomes less bearable. Fortunately, the professional residential movers at Coleman Allied are here to provide some helpful tips to help you stay cool when moving during warmer weather.


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