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May 23, 2024

Thank You for Your Support of the SFPC!

NDTA and Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies (CAS) jointly presented the NDTA-CAS Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC) last week at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. The conference brought together U.S. government and industry logistics and transportation experts, and members of the Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLE), to examine a wide range of challenges associated with deploying forces and moving sustainment to the point of need. […READ MORE…]

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New Congressional Report Seeks to Guide National Maritime Strategy

A new report, Congressional Guidance For A National Maritime Strategy: Reversing the Decline of America’s Maritime Power, was recently released by Congressman Mike Waltz, Senator Mark Kelly, Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman John Garamendi. The report describes the vital role the maritime sector plays in the economy and national security and provides 10 things Congress can do now to support the industry. […READ MORE…]

NDTA Europe & Africa Region Workshop 2024

In collaboration with the NATO Support & Procurement Agency, the NDTA Europe & Africa Workshop Government and Industry will have an invaluable in-person opportunity to re-engage and deepen partnerships and better understand the EUCOM and AFRICOM current challenges; discuss solutions and ideas for future collaboration.  is scheduled for 3 June 2024 at the Parc Hotel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. […READ MORE…]

Global Household Goods Contract On Track for 2024 Peak Moving Season

The Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) domestic phase-in process is on schedule following its mid-April launch. As of May 13, the Department of Defense (DOD) had sent 28 task orders to HomeSafe, the primary GHC contractor, for shipment requests submitted across the initial sites for move dates between April and June. Eight moves have been completed under GHC to date, with four more scheduled in the coming days. […READ MORE…]

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Memorial Day 2024

Trucks are Rolling Across the US Pier into Gaza, But Challenges Remain

(Army Times)  Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip rolled across a newly built U.S. pier and into the besieged enclave for the first time Friday as Israeli restrictions on border crossings and heavy fighting hindered the delivery of food and other supplies.

Almost 2 Months After It Destroyed Baltimore’s Key Bridge, the Dali Cargo Ship Has Been Moved and Docked. Here’s What’s Next

(CNN)  After 55 days stuck in the Patapsco River, the Dali cargo ship was hauled away from the site of its catastrophic crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge – a crucial step toward fully reopening the busy Port of Baltimore.

Opinion: Pentagon Acquisition Can No Longer Ignore the Industrial Base

(Defense News)  The Defense Department plans to release the implementation plan for its National Defense Industrial Strategy in early fall. America’s adversaries may not wait that long. Russia certainly isn’t waiting in Ukraine. Iran isn’t waiting in Israel. And from the Red Sea to the Taiwan Strait, America’s other adversaries aren’t likely to respect such a timeline.

Military Movers Urge DoD, Congress to Pause Household Goods Contract

(Federal News Network)  Many of the companies who currently handle military household goods moves have been vocal in their criticism of DoD’s new contract to overhaul the system. Up until now, they’ve been pressing the department to make changes to the Global Household Goods contract (GHC). Now though, under the auspices of a new coalition called Movers for America, they’re looking to stop its implementation altogether.

Trailer Bridge Awarded Multi-Million Dollar USTRANSCOM PORTS Contract

(Trailer Bridge)  Trailer Bridge, Inc., a full-service transportation provider headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, today announced United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has awarded the company the Port Operations and Related Transportation Services (PORTS) Contract to provide commercial port operations and transportation services in locations outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS).

Enterprise Fleet Management’s Organic Growth Continues: Five New Locations Added to Provide Mobility Solutions

(Enterprise Mobility)  Enterprise Fleet Management has announced the official opening of five new locations across North America to support a growing client base. The fleet management business, which saw 12% growth in 2023, continues to expand its presence reaching a milestone of 700,000 vehicles on lease in March 2024.

Accenture Federal Services Completes Acquisition of Cognosante

(Accenture)  Accenture Federal Services has completed its acquisition of Cognosante, a Falls Church, Virginia-based provider of digital transformation and cloud modernization solutions for federal health, defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies.

Leidos and Elroy Air to Demonstrate Autonomous Aerial Resupply Drone for U.S. Marine Corps

(Leidos)  Leidos and Elroy Air, an autonomous aircraft systems and software development company, have been approved to demonstrate an autonomous Medium Aerial Resupply Vehicle – Expeditionary Logistics (MARV-EL) prototype for the Navy and Marine Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems program office (PMA-263).

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