The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

June 9, 2023

The 2023 Fall Expo is Open for Business!

Sponsorships and exhibit space are now available for the 2023 NDTA Fall Expo. Make plans now to develop and strengthen your brand, gain a competitive edge, and interact with decision-makers and key influencers, Oct. 31 – November 1, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. This is the only event focused on networking with top-level government and industry decision-makers in defense transportation, logistics, distribution, and related industries.  […READ MORE…]

SIXT Shares Car Rental Industry Trends

SIXT Shares Car Rental Industry Trends

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

While SIXT rent a car may be a less familiar name for some US travelers, the company is one of the first-ever car rental companies. Founded in Germany in 1912, the global mobility provider which began with a modest fleet of three cars can now be found in approximately 115 markets worldwide. The company expanded its footprint into America in 2011. Today, SIXT locations can be found across the country. […READ MORE…]


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DoD Ending MyTravel Program

On May 24, 2023, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness issued the “Repeal of Mandatory Use of MyTravel” memorandum repealing its “Mandatory Use of MyTravel” memorandum dated October 21, 2022. The Department will officially conclude MyTravel operations on September 13, 2023. All future DoD travel will be booked through the Defense Travel System (DTS).
If you are part of an organization currently using MyTravel, your organization will receive further guidance in due course. For more information, see the MyTravel webpage.

TSA is Prepared for High Travel Volumes This Summer

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared to screen high volumes of passengers at airport security checkpoints nationwide this summer travel season, which begun Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

C-17 Tests Magnetic Navigation System That Works When GPS Doesn’t
(Air & Space Forces Magazine)  An Air Force C-17 transport jet recently tested a new technology that could help aviators stay on course even if the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) that much of modern-day aviation relies on is compromised.

Vessel Buildup Grows at West Coast Ports as Maritime Supply Chain Begins to Break, Echoing Covid Chaos
(CNBC)  The number of vessels due to dock at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach is increasing as labor slowdowns at West Coast port terminals have impacted supply chain operations, from trucks to rails and ocean carriers.

DoD Official Envisions Faster ‘Secure Pipeline’ to Help Small Business Tech Contractors Protect Information
(Breaking Defense)  The Defense Department is considering extending a “secure pipeline” to small businesses to help them protect the department’s controlled unclassified information (CUI) while also speeding up their software deliveries, according to an official in the DoD Chief Information Office (CIO).

How Can AI and IOT Transform the Logistics and Transportation Management Ecosystem?
(Global Trade)  In today’s rapidly evolving world, the logistics and transportation industry faces increasing demands for efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. To address these challenges, emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have emerged as transformative forces, helping companies revolutionize operations and drive efficiency across the workflow.

Opinion: U.S. Navy Should Pursue Commercial Containerships
(The Maritime Executive)  The U.S. Navy should pursue commercial containerships and compatible containerized mission systems. These ships and systems will allow the U.S. Navy to rapidly field new technologies, expand the maritime industrial base, grow the ranks of experienced seafarers, and provide surge capacity in times of national need.

Thank You Corporate Members
A hearty thank you to Accenture Federal Services for upgrading their membership to become NDTA’s newest Chairman’s Circle member and LMJ International Logistics, LLC for upgrading to become NDTA’s newest Sustaining member!

Enterprise Holdings Supports Wildfire Relief Efforts in Canada
(Enterprise Holdings)  The Enterprise Holdings Foundation recently announced a $25,000 CAD donation to the United Way of Halifax to assist those impacted by the wildfires in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia.

Atlas Air Worldwide Releases 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report
(Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.) Atlas Air has announced the release of its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report today. The company’s fourth ESG report shares the Company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility progress over the past year across four critical areas of focus: Environmental Stewardship; Career, Culture & Equity for Our People; Social Impact & Community Engagement; and Responsible Business Growth.

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