The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

June 14, 2022


NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting Provides Unique Opportunity for Young Leaders

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 academia partners for a deep dive into this year’s theme of “Defense Transportation & Logistics… Evolving the Strategic Advantage.” […READ MORE…]


Travel Academy Returns for Two Virtual Sessions Next Week

Wednesday, June 22  •  1:30-2:30 pm EDT

Travel Academy #3:  (Open to all participants)

•  Travel Partner Programs:

Topic:  Governmentwide Lodging Solutions, General Services Administration

•  Travel Experience and Safety:

Topic:  Win with FedRooms, GSA, FedRooms  […READ MORE…]


Austin Emphasizes Partnership as Path for Peace in Indo-Pacific

By Jim Garamone, DOD News

The U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific is at the heart of American national security strategies, and the power of the partnerships that regional nations have built with the United States forms the core for a peaceful and prosperous world for all, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said recently in prepared remarks during a major speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. […READ MORE…]


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DLA Energy Americas East (AME) Region covers 37 states, the Caribbean, Central, and South America with world-class bulk fuel and other energy products to our Warfighters and Whole of Government (WoG) without compromise. That’s nearly 1,000 customers and over 200,000 transactions per month supplying 1.1 billion gallons of fuel annually. For more information visit: […READ MORE…]


Join the DC Chapter June 16 to Explore Sustainability in the Transportation Space

We look forward to you joining us for our In-Person Chapter Meeting in our 2022 series! NDTA DC Chapter BROWN BAG LUNCHEON (In-Person Event) — Thursday, June 16th, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Location: the Agura Room at ZEBOX/American President Lines (APL) facility, 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1100 Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202 […


Marine Economy Continues to Power American Prosperity, Despite 2020 Downturn

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

America’s marine economy contributed about $361 billion of the nation’s gross domestic product in 2020. That is according to the most current results of the annual Marine Economy Satellite Account released today by two Department of Commerce agencies, NOAA and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Russia is “Weaponizing” Supply Chains for Leverage in Negotiations
(The Maritime Executive)  Unfortunately, the hefty price of Russia’s war against Ukraine is being borne by the rest of the world. An economic outlook released this week by OECD maps out the war’s tremendous damage to global supply chains.

Sweeping Transformation of FMCSA’s IT Systems Underway
(Transport Topics)  For the past two years, Pavan Pidugu, chief technology officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has quietly been working behind the scenes to conduct a sweeping transformation of many of the agency’s admittedly decades-old technology systems. Pidugu said his goal is to revamp all of FMCSA’s so-called legacy systems by 2028.

Congress Moves to Establish Electric Vehicle Pilot Program for Defense Department
(Defense News)  The Pentagon would be required to set up a pilot program for transitioning entire non-tactical vehicle fleets at certain installations to electric power, under legislation advanced by the House.

Making the Military Transition into a Logistics Job
(ClearanceJobs) Logistics companies perform better when they have military veterans in supply chain positions. Transportation companies continue to gobble up military truck drivers, maintainers, and supply guys. Other companies with a secondary logistics mission are learning this as well, which is great news if you’re transitioning out of the military with a background in logistics.


Those Who Fail to Plan (Travel), Plan to Fail (Audits)
(SAP Concur)  As business travel continues to come back, it is time to dust off our understanding of the rules around travel cost reimbursement by the government.

CSX Completes Acquisition of Pan Am Railways
(CSX Corporation)  CSX Corp. has announced it has completed the acquisition of Pan Am Railways, Inc., expanding its reach into the rapidly growing Northeast region of the country.

Reskilling Older Workers for New Careers in Tech
(McKinsey & Company)  They won’t catch on to the technology. They’ll have a hard time developing new skills. They won’t relate well to teammates of different generations. These, according to a study by the McKinsey-founded independent nonprofit Generation, are just a few of the misperceptions hiring managers around the world have about job candidates who are between 45 and 60 years old.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Announces Opening Of The First New Construction La Quinta And Hawthorn Suites Dual-Brand Hotel With Nearly 50 More In Its Pipeline
(Wyndham Hotels & Resorts) Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the first La Quinta and Hawthorn Suites dual-branded hotel concept in Pflugerville, one of Texas’ fastest-growing suburbs. This first-of-its-kind pairing enables owners to reach guests seeking both extended-stay and leisure and business transient accommodations.

Union Pacific Railroad Joins Forces with RailPulse Coalition to Digitally Transform North America’s Freight Rail Industry
(Union Pacific Railroad)  Union Pacific Railroad has joined the RailPulse coalition and its effort to develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.


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