The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

June 29, 2022


The Source will be on hiatus next week. We wish you a very happy 4th of July—let us commemorate the day by remembering those who have fought for our independence.


Upcoming Events for Small Businesses

DAU Summer Small Business Pricing Series:  The DAU Summer Small Business Pricing Series demystifies how to do business with the Department of Defense for small businesses already in or seeking to enter the Defense Industrial Base.  […READ MORE…]


Remembering the Berlin Airlift

By Katie Lange, DOD News

June 26 marked the 74th anniversary of America’s first major test of resolve during the Cold War and one of the largest humanitarian aid missions in history—here is the story of the Berlin Airlift… […READ MORE…]


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Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Transportation Funding Bill

The House Appropriations Committee has released the draft fiscal year 2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill. The legislation funds agencies and programs in the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […READ MORE…]


Van Ovost: USTRANSCOM is Postured to Support Safety, Prosperity of Western Hemisphere

By Lisa Caldwell, U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), visited U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) on June 15 to participate in the command’s annual Senior Leader Logistics Symposium. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Spotlight on the Defense Budget:

CMMC Early Adopter Program to Further Spur Vendor Cyber Actions
(Federal News Network)  The Defense Department has been talking about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards for more than three years. And while the final version 2.0 standards aren’t going to be ready until next summer, the impact of just talking about improving cybersecurity among contractors is real.

From Missiles to Baby Formula, Airlines Provide Vital Airlift for US Government
(American Shipper)  The Biden administration’s emergency airlift to expedite imports of overseas baby formula amid a widespread domestic shortage is the latest example of the U.S. government employing commercial cargo and passenger airlines to help solve a logistics crisis.

NDAA Proposals Address Joint Force Integration in Indo-Pacific
(Air Force Magazine)  Amendments in a House version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would strengthen U.S. posture and resourcing at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Navy’s Data-Driven Approach to Sustainment Finds Huge Room for Improvement in Ship Maintenance
(Federal News Network)  The Navy is taking several steps to shorten the time it takes to get its vessels in and out of maintenance at its shipyards, including a huge, multiyear, and multibillion-dollar program to modernize the yards’ outdated infrastructure.


US Ocean Spotlights Life in Maritime Careers
(US Ocean)  Two US Ocean employee profiles highlight what life can be like for those with careers in the maritime industry.

CGI Federal Engages with Its Federal Customers to Transform Momentum® Acquisitions
(CGI Federal)  In line with customer-centric digital transformation trends across government, CGI Federal has announced it is creating a reimagined user experience for Momentum® Acquisitions, a module of CGI Federal’s ERP solution, Momentum.

The Take: Passwords Are Leaving, Cybercriminals Are Not
(SAP)  Businesses are keeping close tabs on the progress of password-less technologies, which would make many business processes easier to use and more seamless. Passkeys will help make our information safer, but it is not a silver bullet.

Transforming Yesterday’s Emissions into Tomorrow’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel: United Announces Agreement with CO2 Utilization Company Dimensional Energy
(United Airlines)  United and United Airlines Ventures has announced an investment in and commercial agreement with Dimensional Energy, another step forward to reach United’s 100% green net zero commitment by 2050—without the use of traditional carbon offsets.


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