The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

November 3, 2022


NDTA and DTMO Announce Keynote for GovTravels Symposium

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), in association with the General Services Administration (GSA), are excited to host several keynote speakers, panel discussions and Travel Academy sessions at the 2023 GovTravels Symposium, February 27-March 1, 2023. […READ MORE…]


Ukraine’s Fight for Democracy and a new Limited Cold War

By Don Stanton, University of Colorado Denver

President Vladimir Putin bet that he could quickly take all of Ukraine and in February 2022, Russian troops headed straight for Kyiv in an attempt to decapitate the fledgling democracy. But he badly miscalculated: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Ukrainians’ fierce resilience pushed the Russian army back from the gates of Kyiv and Kharkiv, and the invasion rapidly united Europe, the US, NATO, and democratic nations across the world. […READ MORE…]


U.S. Bank & the ATA Invite You to a Free Webinar on Nov. 8

U.S. Bank and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) are hosting a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. CT. During the webinar, ATA’s Chief Economist, Robert Costello, will share an economic and trucking update that will help wrap up 2022 and look at the road ahead in 2023. Discussion topics will include:

  • Economic Outlook for the Remainder of 2022 and 2023
  • Probability and Timing of an Economic Recession
  • Will There be a Freight Recession?
  • Trucking Demand & Supply Trends
  • Fuel Price Update and Outlook

For more details and to register, visit


USTRANSCOM and HomeSafe Alliance to Resume GHC Transition

By André Kok, U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs

Release #: 20221028-1
Published: Friday, October 28, 2022

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Oct 28, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is pleased with the Court of Federal Claims’ (COFC) decision to deny the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) award protests. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Focus on Labor Issues:

Cyber Wars (Video)
(Full Measure)  If you think you’re worried about your passwords, online scams, or getting hacked, it may pale in comparison to the concerns of America’s businesses. By one estimate, malicious cyber activity costs the world a staggering $940 billion annually. And two countries in particular are behind the most damaging kind of attacks. Go online and inside the world of tech defense.

The National Defense Strategy Ducks Many Issues—Two Stand Out
(Forbes)  The Biden administration’s first National Defense Strategy highlights daunting challenges from China and Russia including missile and cyber-attacks. But it leaves aside or ignores many issues including two key ones: America’s inadequate industrial base and the failure of the executive and senior military leaders to get the public’s attention.

KC-46 Flies Without Co-Pilot as AMC Explores Limited Aircrew Operations
(Air & Space Forces Magazine)  A KC-46 tanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., flew without a co-pilot Oct. 25, part of Air Mobility Command’s push to study limited aircrew operations. Two flights took place with just a pilot and a boom operator.

50,000 Companies on Hold Because of GSA’s UEI Validation Problems
(Federal News Network)  It’s now November, and the General Services Administration still hasn’t fixed the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) transition to the new validation service that began in April. And as many as 50,000 companies and grantees still are waiting to fix validation issues that is causing delays in awards and in getting paid.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Sustaining member C5MI!

New Research Forecasts the State of U.S. Supply Chains in 2023
(SAP)  SAP SE has released results of a new survey that found senior business decision-makers expect that the unprecedented supply chain issues and disruptions that U.S. companies have been grappling with for years are not over yet.

Global Uncertainty Underlines the Need to Accelerate Modernization in Transport and Logistics
(CGI)  New market realities are pushing transport organizations to reassess what they must do to stay relevant in the future. As part of the 2022 CGI Voice of Our Clients (VOC), CGI spoke one-to-one with 84 transport and logistics executives to understand how they are evolving their priorities to move forward.

Diverse Mobility Portfolio Drives Steady Growth for Enterprise Holdings
(Enterprise Holdings)  A 65-year-old company is at the forefront of building the future of mobility. Enterprise Holdings has developed and cultivated a broad portfolio of business lines designed to meet the evolving needs of customers, delivering innovative mobility solutions for both consumers and businesses.

UPS Plans Logistics-As-A-Service Offering to Build Out Revenue Streams
(Supply Chain Dive)  UPS is building a logistics-as-a-service offering by combining the capabilities of its standalone digital services, which include crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Roadie, 3PL Coyote Logistics, delivery platform Delivery Solutions, and financial services provider UPS Capital. The offering will also include its “delivery density” partnership with CommerceHub.


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