The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

May 19, 2023

This Week’s SFPC Explores Supporting Large Scale Operations

This week NDTA and Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies (CAS) jointly presented the Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC) at the CNU campus in Newport News, VA. This year’s theme was Achieving Surface Deployment at the Speed of War: Supporting Large Scale Operations.

Synchronizing Cross Border Military Mobility in Europe: A Way Forward

By Evan A. Hanson

John Gallagher, supervisory traffic management specialist, 21st Theater Sustainment Command briefs the challenges and potential opportunities for the National Defense Transportation Association to assist logistical movements in the European Theater Jan. 25 within the Ramstein Officer’s Club. […READ MORE…]

Sustainability in Government Business Travel

During the 2023 GovTravels Symposium, Ms. Vicky Niblett, GSA’s Office of Travel, Employee Relocation, and Transportation, GSA, discussed sustainability and how it has and will continue to be an important part of GSA’s Government-wide Travel and Transportation Programs, well as procurement strategy. In addition, hear how GSA’s air, lodging and ground transportation programs are starting to address sustainability. […READ MORE…]

DOD Codifies USTRANSCOM as Military’s New Global Bulk Fuel Manager

By USTRANSCOM Public Affairs

The Secretary of Defense codified U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) single manager for global bulk fuel management and delivery (GBFMD) in a memorandum May 10. […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

After Ship Seizures, US Moves to Increase Patrols Off Iran
(Defense One)  The U.S. military is about to get busier in and around the Strait of Hormuz as officials attempt to send Tehran a signal to behave after Iranian forces seized two oil tankers.

DoD Needs More Commercially Available Goods to Speed Acquisition
(Federal News Network)  With shortages from production down through the supply chain, the Pentagon’s acquisition leadership wants to close the gap by purchasing more commercially available products. To make that work, contracting officers must overcome not just buying issues but budget and planning issues.

Europe Should Not Try to Go It Alone on Defense
(War on the Rocks)  Just over a year into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there is a growing sense that Europe’s reawakening on defense policy has already faltered. As disappointment sets in over Europe’s perceived inability or unwillingness to increase defense spending, the question of who is to blame for this state of affairs has crept into the public debate. One trendy culprit has been the United States.

For Command Post Survival, US Army Wants More Mobility and Concealment
(Defense News)  The U.S. Army wants to make its command posts nimbler and more easily concealable to survive intense, widespread fights of the future, and it’s pulling lessons from the invasion of Ukraine to inform the effort.

US Maritime Industry Working to Solve the People Puzzle
(Marine Link)  For companies active in all parts of the commercial maritime sector, finding and holding onto the workers they need to build, operate and service the industry’s wide range of vessels has been challenging. Simply put, the labor market is tight, and the problem is not getting any easier to solve.

Please join NDTA in welcoming its newest Regional Patron member Delaware River Stevedores, Inc.!

Union Pacific Outlines Progress Toward a More Sustainable Future in Building America Report

(Union Pacific)  Union Pacific Railroad has released its annual Building America Report, which encompasses the railroad’s progress toward its safety, sustainability, corporate accountability and community engagement goals. As part of its steadfast commitment to corporate transparency, the report tracks progress made to address Union Pacific stakeholders’ most important issues identified in its 2021 a materiality assessment.

SAIC Introduces New Tool for Encrypted Search and Data Sharing

(SAIC)  Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has introduced its new encrypted query analytics and data retrieval (EQADR) platform. The platform enables next-generation, cryptographic, cross-boundary data search, retrieval and analytics. EQADR was developed to offer quick, secure and efficient data search and retrieval.

Purdue University to Join the Atlas Air University Pipeline Program

(Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings)  Atlas Air, Inc. has announced that Purdue University has joined its University Pipeline Program for high demand roles within Atlas Air. Through the program, Atlas Air will recruit, train and hire qualified graduates of Purdue University, which currently has over 1,000 students participating in their aviation programs.

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