The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

October 14, 2022


It’s Fall Meeting Week!

The NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting will take place October 17-20 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. This edition of the NDTA Source provides a look at some of the speakers, discussion topics, development opportunities, sponsors and exhibitors that you will find during this week’s meeting. We look forward to seeing many of you there and to an insightful, productive event!


Together, We Cultivate Doubt in Our Adversaries

By Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF, Commander, US Transportation Command

The situation in Ukraine has once again highlighted the importance of global logistics and the complexity of projecting and sustaining combat forces. For the past few months, we’ve witnessed Russia struggle to effectively supply their troops just 75 miles from its border, while we moved significant amounts of weapons and supplies halfway across the world.  […READ MORE…]


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New National Security Strategy Released

Sure to be a hot topic during this year’s NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting is the very recent release of the new National Security Strategy. The strategy is used to set budgets, encourage cooperation, advance diplomacy, steer investment, and much more. The Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy and National Military Strategy take their cues from the National Security Strategy. […READ MORE…]


NDTA Scott AFB-St. Louis Chapter Fireside Chat

Join the NDTA Scott AFB-St. Louis Chapter as they present a panel discussion, Project Rosie & the Urgent Need for Innovation in DoD Logistics & Supply Chain IT, on Tuesday 10/18 at 6:45pm at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel (Midway 5 Ballroom & Grand Staircase Prefunction). And, please make sure to stick for a social following the panel discussion. […READ MORE…]


CISA ALERT: Top CVEs Actively Exploited By People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory with details about the top vulnerabilities used and exploited since 2020 by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actors to actively target U.S. and allied networks as well as software and hardware companies to steal intellectual property and develop access into sensitive networks. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Divisions, Corps to Replace Brigades as Army’s Wartime Formation of Choice
(Defense One)  The Army’s brigade combat teams may have been the signature units of recent wars, but service leaders believe future conflicts will be dominated by divisions and even corps, officials said Monday.

New Strategy to Quicken Tech Development Amid Digital Transformation
(Defense News)  The U.S Army is rolling out a strategy focused on software, data and artificial intelligence practices, a move officials believe will clarify for industry what the service needs to transform into a high-tech, digital-forward force and how, exactly, it plans to get there.

How to Make the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness Work
(The Diplomat)  If the U.S. truly wants to improve maritime domain awareness, it needs to engage partners through pre-established mechanisms and find ways to creatively deal with data management and information sharing obstacles.

Industry Weighs Impact of Proposed Independent Contractor Rule
(Supply Chain Quarterly)  Stakeholders say changes to the current rule are unnecessary as they prepare to review and provide comments on Biden administration proposal.


Accenture Report Finds People Want Easy-to-Use Government Customer Services
(Accenture)  People want simple, intuitive digital government customer services that are secure and ensure privacy is protected, according to a new Accenture report. Based on survey findings in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the report shows that as public service sectors modernize, they need to focus on keeping it simple.

DHL Supply Chain Introduces New Recovery Management Solution to Reduce Electronic Waste
(DHL)  DHL Supply Chain has expanded its logistics service offerings with a new solutions suite for recovery management, especially relevant for tech companies. The new circular supply chain solution supports companies in enabling appropriate reuse, reprocessing, or recycling of used electronic parts e.g. like processors, touchscreens, computer modules, or tech assets.

AWS Announces General Availability of AWS IoT FleetWise
(Amazon)  Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced the general availability of AWS IoT FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier for automotive companies to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near real time. Automakers, suppliers, fleet operators, and technology solution vendors in the automotive industry can use AWS IoT FleetWise to collect and organize vehicle data more easily, and to store the data in a standardized way for data analysis in the cloud.

EY US Report: A majority of supply chain executives are focused on ESG but lack capabilities to measure supply chain sustainability
(Ernst & Young) A majority (80%) of senior supply chain executives are increasing their emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives; however, many still lack the business case, end-to-end supply chain visibility and technology to realize their sustainable supply chain objectives, according to a recently released Ernst & Young LLP report.


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