The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

September 21, 2022


Member Notice

Opportunity to Review and Vote on Updated By-Laws

In 2022, NDTA completed a By-Laws review, updating the 2018 NDTA By-Laws with organizational and administrative changes that occurred over the past decade. The changes recommended reflect today’s NDTA structure and operation and sets the organization for the future. […READ MORE…]


Upcoming Courses at Transportation Academy

NDTA and USTRANSCOM can’t wait to see you at the upcoming Fall Meeting taking place October 17-20, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri. Register today, so you won’t miss out on the Transportation Academy’s great selection of pertinent topics around Transportation and Logistics discussed by experienced industry and government leaders. […READ MORE…]


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Aspen Institute Sets Forth Strategic Principles and Action Steps for a National Spectrum Strategy

Aspen Digital, a program of the Aspen Institute, announces a strategic path for effective, forward-thinking spectrum policy in a new publication, Toward A National Spectrum Strategy. […READ MORE…]


Notice: NDTA Annual President’s Meeting

NDTA’s annual President’s Meeting for Chapter, State, and Regional officers will take place October 16, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri. Please contact NDTA at if you fall under one of these categories and have not yet received an invitation, if you have any difficulty registering for this meeting, or if you have any topics to add to the agenda.


Read the Latest News from MSC in the September Edition of SEALIFT

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) has released the September issue of its aptly titled publication, Sealift. Along with several other stories, this issue highlights the command’s support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands; details the construction kick off of the Navy’s newest towing, salvage and rescue ship, T-ATS 11 at Austal USA’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard; and describes how the MSC Supply Chain Management Division ‘Delivers’ to the Fleet. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Defense Firms Sound Inflation Alarm as Congress Mulls 2023 Budget
(Defense News)  Trade groups representing defense companies large and small are pushing lawmakers to add tens of billions of dollars to the Pentagon’s budget to make up for months of high inflation that is only now starting to level off.

Opinion: Will Deterrence Have a Role in the Cyberspace ‘Forever War’?
(The Washington Post)  At a time of growing concern about possible nuclear threats from Russia, some prominent defense strategists are arguing for a new theory of deterrence. They argue that military conflict is now so pervasive in cyberspace that the United States should seek to shift away from deterrence in this domain — and more aggressively exploit the opportunities it presents.

Manufacturing Supply Chains: Solving Workforce Challenges with Output-Based Staffing 
(Inbound Logistics)  Employers are hustling to fill enough positions to return to full output following COVID-19-related labor shortages, while employees can pick and choose between jobs competing to offer the best benefits and pay. Better wages and quality of life for workers is always a good thing, but companies looking to maintain production may need to look to a different solution: an output-based staffing model that lets companies increase their productivity even when they can’t increase their headcount.

Is Our Navy Ready for a Looming Pacific War?
(The Hill)  The Department of the Navy exists to deter an aggressor, defeat an adversary and protect American interests. But its budget is limited and the priorities to achieve results require change.

White House Announces New Restrictions on Foreign Investment in US Tech, Supply Lines
(Defense One)  More foreign investments in U.S. companies will require federal approval under a new executive order intended to bar transactions that might allow potential adversaries control of crucial American supply chains or sensitive technology, the White House announced on Thursday.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Sustaining member Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)!

McKinsey and Salesforce Forge New Alliance to Help Organizations Accelerate Digital Transformations
(McKinsey)  COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of digital technology, driving unprecedented shifts in consumer behavior and a dramatic pivot in the traditional customer journey. And while most organizations have found ways to adapt, research by McKinsey finds that customers still want more channels, utility, convenience, and personalized experiences—and the company’s new alliance with Salesforce will help its clients answer that call. 

Enterprise Truck Rental Reaches 500 Locations Across U.S. & Canada
(Enterprise Holdings Inc.)  Enterprise Truck Rental is celebrating a significant milestone of 500 branches across North America — with 60 locations opened in the past year alone — reaffirming that more clients than ever trust Enterprise for their truck rental needs.

Titan Aircraft Investments and Ethiopian Airlines Announce Long-Term Dry Lease Agreement for Three Boeing 767 Freighter Aircraft
(Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.)   Titan Aircraft Investments, the joint venture between Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. and Bain Capital Credit, has announced the placement of three 767-300ER converted freighters on long-term dry leases with Ethiopian Airlines Group.

Hapag-Lloyd Starts Installation of Tracking Devices on Its Dry Container Fleet
(Hapag-Lloyd)  Hapag-Lloyd has taken the first step in its major project to equip its entire dry container fleet with real-time tracking devices.


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