The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

June 1, 2023

The 2023 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 11th annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting to be held October 31 – November 3, 2023, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Government, military and industry partners will come together to learn about and share ideas, solutions and impacts related to “Advancing Power Projection with Allies and Partners.” […READ MORE…]

DTMO Publishes Spring Newsletter

The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) recently published the Spring edition of its e-newsletter, The Defense Travel Dispatch. Recognizing the need for useful communication between DTMO and the travel community, The Dispatch aims to provide timely travel-related news and updates.  Inside this issue: DoD Travel Volume & Impact on TMCs – Update; Help Reduce GTCC Delinquencies/Charge Offs in your Command; DoD Excellence in Practice Award Recipients; DoD Travelers Benefit from Rewards Programs; and more. […READ MORE…]

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USTRANSCOM Unveils New Professional Development Program

By Jonathan Stefanko, U.S. Transportation Command

To stay ahead of our adversaries, we must invest in our most valuable resource: Our people, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost said during a recent supervisor town hall. […READ MORE…]

Personnel and Readiness in a Post Pandemic World

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

“Passenger travel is critical to our readiness and our ability to accomplish the mission. GovTravels is an example of how government and industry come together to build relationships, exchange ideas, educate, [and] collaborate on solutions to support and enable the people who serve in defense of our Nation,” said NDTA-DTMO GovTravels keynote speaker Mr. Thomas A. Constable, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He also acknowledged the sheer complexity required to manage passenger travel, as well as the vast volume of data it involves. […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

The Art of Supply Chain Interdiction: To Win Without Fighting
(War on the Rocks)  In response to drone proliferation and growing risks posed to U.S. ground forces, the U.S. Army tasked the Asymmetric Warfare Group, and later the Threat Systems Management Office, to procure similar drones to those used overseas for counter-drone training. The Army’s voracious appetite for drones and associated parts upended the supply chain and successfully skewed the market to interdict the enemy supply chain without firing a shot.

Security Standard Revisions Should Not Delay CMMC Prep Work
(Washington Technology)  Revisions are underway to the security guideline at the heart of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and that process is another reminder that no company should wait until CMMC’s final release to comply.

Logistics Providers Work to Set Freight Scheduling Standards
(Transport Topics)  Freight transportation is a fragmented industry whose players should collaborate to overcome entrenched inefficiencies. That is the message from major logistics companies and technology providers that have joined forces to alleviate a particular pain point hampering the industry — the making, keeping and adjusting of freight appointments.

CERTS Tax Relief Bill is Reintroduced in Congress
(Bus & Motorcoach News)  The United Motorcoach Association is praising the reintroduction of the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Tax Exemption Act. This legislation addresses a key inequity between CERTS grants and other COVID-19 relief programs and will help the motorcoach industry continue its recovery.

DOD Sends New Cyber Strategy, Informed by Russian Invasion, to Congress
(Breaking Defense)  The Pentagon has sent its new classified cyber strategy, which has been informed by lessons learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supersedes the department’s 2018 iteration, to Congress.

Welcome New Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming its newest Sustaining member Gallantry Global Logistics!

Guam Works to Restore Port Services with Support from Matson
(The Maritime Executive)  Officials in Guam report that the port has resumed operations as they work to restore service after the devastation from Typhoon Mawar. Matson is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross to facilitate the shipment of relief to the American island which suffered extensive damage from the storm.

Short-Haul Flying Redefined: The Promise of Regional Air Mobility
(McKinsey & Company)  Innovative propulsion and flight-control technologies, combined with a better customer experience, could usher in a new era of frequent, convenient passenger flights on small regional aircraft.

EASE Logistics is First in US to Deploy Automated Trucking Technology on Revenue-Generating Routes
(EASE Logistics)  EASE Logistics of Columbus, Ohio has taken to the roads to deploy game-changing automation technology that will impact the future of transportation and create safer roadways for drivers, passengers, freight, and communities.

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