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July 24, 2023

Fall Meeting Offers Early Bird Rates Until August 24

The 11th annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting to be held October 31 – November 3, 2023 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando, FL. will include Transportation Academy educational sessions led by engaging and experienced government and industry leaders complementing this year’s theme: “Advancing Power Projection with Allies and Partners.”  Transportation Academy sessions receive phenomenal survey results each year, and we expect the trend to continue in 2023! […READ MORE...]

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Mobility Guardian 23 sharpens AFMC’s warfighter support

Mobility Guardian 23 Sharpens AFMC’s Warfighter Support

By Derek Kaufman, Air Force Materiel Command

Wartime contingency and campaign planners can learn a lot from a major multi-national exercise, with dozens of aircraft carrying thousands of participants and moving tons of materiel and equipment across the Indo-Pacific theater. […READ MORE…]

NDTA Virtual Chapter Summer Meeting to Feature GSA

Please join the US NDTA Virtual Chapter (USNDTAVC) August 24 from 2-4 PM (Eastern) for its summer meeting as Trevor Edwards, Marcus Witowski and Jennifer Miller from the GSA discuss Long-term Lodging, Emergency Lodging, How to reference the GSA Schedule from a buyers’ perspective, the DOD Preferred Program, Fedrooms, and Per Diem noteworthy information. 



Troop Support Medical’s System Marks 2500 Critical Supplies Shipments

Troop Support Medical’s System Marks 2500 Critical Supplies Shipments

By Alison Welski, DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

On July 11, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical Transportation Team marked 2500 freight shipments using a new system that delivers bulk orders of critical supplies in record time. […READ MORE…]

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How the Defense Department Can Improve Surge Capacity in the Supply Chain

(Federal News Network)  In war, the only thing worse than getting there late is running out of ammunition. No one has infinite stockpiles. The drawdown in support of Ukraine has shown the need to boost the surge capacity of the defense industrial base. Now the George Mason University Center for Government Contracting has offered a list of ways to deal with the capacity deficit. 

Army Shift from Brigades Back to Divisions Raises Concerns Among Retired Generals

(  Change is afoot in the Army: Divisions are returning to prominence. From recent reporting to rumors and offhand comments made during briefings, an image is beginning to emerge of the Army of the future. Bursting with enablers and officers, full general staffs, additional brigade and battalion headquarters with more staff, and funding, the divisional headquarters may soon replace brigade headquarters as a unit’s heart.

Pentagon Innovation Hub Wants to Field Commercial Tech at Scale

(Defense News)  The Defense Innovation Unit is about to enter its technology scaling era. Founded in 2015 to help create a bridge between Silicon Valley startups and the Pentagon, the organization’s early work has focused on building partnerships and proving the value of commercial technology for military needs. Now, according to DIU’s new director, Doug Beck, it’s time to make a deliberate shift toward fielding the most military-relevant commercial technologies at a large scale.

House Approves FAA Reauthorization Bill

(The Hill)  The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years. Lawmakers in the Senate are considering their bill to reauthorize the FAA. Differences in legislation must be hashed out by the two chambers by Sept. 30, when the current FAA authorization terminates.

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PowerFlex Installs Hundreds of Charging Stations Nationwide for DHL Express as the Company Electrifies Its Fleet

(DHL)  The installation of 415 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for DHL Express has been completed. The chargers, installed at DHL service center facilities in major U.S. markets, are equipped with PowerFlex X, energy management software that monitors, tracks, and reports on charging activities, integrating with DHL’s telematics platforms to optimize Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) operations.

Maersk Grows US Airfreight Business with Atlanta Hub

(Air Cargo News)  Maersk has inaugurated a new airfreight gateway near Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) as it continues to build its US airfreight business. Offering direct planeside recovery, the new facility has 39 dock doors, two oversized drive-up ramps, and is a Bonded Container Freight Station (CFS) with US Customs.

Federal Workers Can Take Advantage of Elite Benefits with Hyatt

(Hyatt Hotels)  Hyatt Hotels has launched the Elite Trial Tier Promotion, which offers federal government employees elite status benefits and a fast-track offer to more elite status at Hyatt Hotels.  Elite status with World of Hyatt offers valuable benefits like bonus points, late check-out, room upgrades, complimentary water, complimentary premium internet, and more.

FedEx names John W. Dietrich as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(FedEx)  FedEx Corp. has announced the appointment of John W. Dietrich, formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide, to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Aug. 1, 2023. The company also announced strategic shifts within the Finance organization to further bolster its ongoing transformation.

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