The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

March 30, 2022


SFPC Features Keynote and Panel Focused on Supply Chain Disruption

Register Now! Early Bird Deadline is April 17, 2022. The NDTA-CAS Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC) being held at Christopher Newport University, May 17-19, 2022, will feature several supply chain experts who will discuss the critical issue of supply chain disruption.  […READ MORE…]


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Fiscal 2023 Budget Funds Military for Today, Future

By Jim Garamone, DOD News

The newly released $773 billion fiscal year 2023 Defense Budget Request will funds the Department of Defense (DOD) for today’s security environment and positions DOD to maintain its competitive advantage in the years ahead, according to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks. […READ MORE…]


Total Asset Visibility: An Automated Solution

Instructors: Lucien Millette, Director, CGI, and Brandon Pledger, Training Manager, CGI

During Transportation Academy, held in conjunction with the 2021 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting, Mr. Lucien Millette, Director at CGI, and Mr. Brandon Pledger, Training Manager at CGI, presented Total Asset Visibility: An Automated Solution. Specifically, this discussion centered around a Total Asset Visibility solution at Blount Island Command (Jacksonville, FL) and Marine Corps Logistics Command (MARCORLOGCOM). […READ MORE…]


DOT, DOD, and Maritime Industry Work to Strengthen Ready Reserve Force

For the first time in over thirty years, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the purchase of two vessels to continue modernizing the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Crafting a Humanitarian Surge to Respond to the War on Ukraine
(Homeland Security Today)  Hospitals and health care facilities are sustaining damage as part of Russia‘s bombing. Clearly the humanitarian imperative seeks to end these attacks without escalating the conflict. Toward that end, I propose a humanitarian demonstration of resolve.

Will Western-Russian Confrontation Shake the Middle East?
(War on the Rocks)  Regardless of how things play out in Ukraine over the near-term, it appears all but certain that Russia and the West will find themselves locked in a protracted confrontation for years to come. Will that confrontation be global or confined to Europe? All-encompassing or limited? Regulated by some residual rules or totally anarchic? As answers to these questions begin to crystallize, the Middle East will be a key region to watch.

Generals Say China, Russia Persist in Western Hemisphere Meddling
(DOD News)  Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, testified before a Senate Armed Services Committee that China and Russia are looking for opportunities to undermine U.S. partnerships in the Americas.

The Plan to Fix Troops’ Household Goods Moves Hits Another Roadblock
(Military Times)  Connected Global Solutions, an unsuccessful bidder for the $6.2 billion worldwide household goods moving contract, has filed a protest in federal court, again delaying Defense Department efforts to fix many of the long-standing problems plaguing service members who must change stations.

The Five ‘Dragons’ To Watch Out For In The New Supply Chain Environment
(Forbes)  As we head toward the end of Q1 of 2022, there’s still significant opportunity for course correction and even transformation in the supply chain. Here are the five supply chain “dragons” that every brand must conquer in order to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world.

FMCSA Drops Two CDL Streamlining Proposals
(Transport Topics)  Federal trucking regulators have withdrawn two proposals intended to streamline credentialing and testing processes for aspiring truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver licenses.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Chairman’s Circle member ICAT Logistics!

Plateau Awarded 5-year BOA with JAIC
(Plateau GRP)   Plateau GRP has been awarded the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development (DRAID) services Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). The scope of the services includes all tasks needed to create, acquire, curate, prepare, manage, or secure data sets for use in DoD AI models and application development, testing, certification, and operation.

3 Ways Government Technology Can Transform Experiences for Constituents and Workers
(Salesforce)  People expect government services to have the same ease of use as the big brands they know and love. What does this mean for the public sector customer experience?

Wyndham Signs First 50 Hotels for New Economy Extended-Stay Brand
(Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)  Wyndham has unveiled new details about its upcoming economy extended-stay hotel brand. The developer-driven prototype prioritizes owner return on investment and operating efficiencies.

Landstar Owner-Operators Ensure Safe Return Trip for Historic Cannons
(Landstar)  Twenty-two historic cannons have returned safely to their home at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the banks of the St. Johns River in St. Augustine, Florida, thanks to Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs). Coordinating the movement of tons of historic cargo is no easy feat.


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