The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

July 27, 2022


Fall Meeting Explores Improving National Security Through Cybersecurity

The 10th annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 17-20, 2022 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Learn and share your knowledge with industry, government, and military partners for a deep dive into this year’s theme of “Defense Transportation & Logistics… Evolving the Strategic Advantage“. […READ MORE…]


Changes to Fall Meeting Registration System

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) is transitioning to a new Association Management System for event registration.

If you are an existing member or nonmember who has attended NDTA events previously, here’s what we request you do in order to register for the Fall Meeting: […READ MORE…]


Lessons from the Field: Rallying Cyber-Readiness with USTRANSCOM and DOD’s CMMC 2.0

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

NTDA’s Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee used its most recent session to align with Commander’s Intent from General Jackie Van Ovost. Gen Van Ovost gave an urgent challenge to the group: “We need to speed up our effective collaboration and solutions to meet the accelerating threats.” […READ MORE…]


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It’s Military Moving (PCS) Time – Preparation Advice for the 2022 Peak Moving Season

By Mike Walton, US Transportation Command Public Affairs

It’s that time of the year again. Moving season is upon us and you have probably noticed your neighborhood streets are lined with large moving vans and trucks with various transportation company logos. Some families are excited, while others are feeling the stress of having their household goods loaded on or off the large vehicles. […READ MORE…]


Mark Your Calendar

Please save the dates of 27-28 September for the NDTA Europe & Africa Workshop at Ramstein Officers Club, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. More details and registration information coming soon.


DTMO Releases Spring/Summer Defense Travel Dispatch

The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) has released the Spring/Summer issue of its newsletter, the Defense Travel Dispatch. This edition features articles on navigating travel disruptions, mid-year mileage reimbursement rate adjustments, DOD Diner Smart Traveler rewards, and much more.


Editor’s Picks

US Army’s Floating Equipment Stockpile in Pacific Gets First Test
(Defense News)  The U.S. Army’s floating equipment stockpile in the Indo-Pacific theater was put to the test for the first time in exercises in the Philippines, revealing the changing nature of how the service’s prepositioned stock is used, according Brig. Gen. Jay Bartholomees.

MARAD Awards $20M in Grants to Small Shipyards for Modernization
(The Maritime Executive)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has selected the 2022 recipients for MARAD’s annual Small Shipyard Grant Program designed to support smaller American shipyards.

With Few Able and Fewer Willing, U.S. Military Can’t Find Recruits
(The New York Times)  These are tough times for military recruiting. Almost across the board, the armed forces are experiencing large shortfalls in enlistments this year. COVID-19 and the current white-hot labor market are contributing factors, but longer-term demographic trends are also taking a toll.

At UK Airshow, Defense Execs Warn of Inflation, Supply Chains, and Worker Shortages 
(Defense One)  Along the flight line during the Farnborough Airshow, executives focused on how the pandemic is still very much affecting the aerospace and defense industry. Worker shortages, record inflation, and a broken global supply chain dominated the discussions among large firms, smaller suppliers, and government leaders.

$755 Million Truck Parking Bill Advances in House
(Freight Waves)  Legislation aimed at expanding truck parking facilities throughout the U.S. has been approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and will advance to the House floor. The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act provides $755 million in competitive grants over four years (2023-2026) to expand truck parking capacity.


Digital Transformation to Help Carry the World. Forward.
(Crowley)  Recently, members of the Crowley team were invited to the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, and the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) to represent the work done by our technology and consulting practice capable of bettering our supply chains and planet. The goal for our team was to dive deep into the most prevalent complexities faced in the industry today and share Crowley’s perspective on solving the long-standing challenges through data, algorithms, and digital logistics-focused platforms.

Bennett Expands Its Technology Service Capabilities with Addition of Bridgehaul
(Bennett)  The Bennett Family of Companies is excited to expand its technology service capabilities with the acquisition of BridgeHaul Logistics Solutions, an Atlanta-based company, specializing in providing 3rd party logistics and technology solutions to shippers, motor carriers, and owner-operators.

AAR Awarded First Captains of Industry Contract by the U.S. Department of Defense’s DLA Focused on Distribution of Sustainment Services
(AAR CORP.)  AAR CORP. has been awarded a Captains of Industry contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), establishing a long-term strategic relationship to provide total global supply chain support to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. allies.

Industry-Leading Collision Engineering Program Expands U.S. Presence with New Partner
(Enterprise Holdings, Inc.)  Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, today announced a new partnership with Collin College Technical Campus in Allen, Texas, to support the growth and expansion of its industry-leading Collision Engineering Program.

1/1 ABCT Redeploys from Europe on ARC’s M/V Endurance
[American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) Group]  ARC recently loaded the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 1st Infantry Division on M/V Endurance at the port of Gdansk, Poland. The “Devil Brigade” completed an 11-month deployment in support of NATO allies supporting Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing series of rotational deployments.


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