Championing the DOD-Industry Partnership.

Author:Dail, Robert T.

NDTA celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2019. In addition to reflecting on the association's rich history, consideration was given to what the future will bring for the organization and its members. To that end, NDTA asked several members and friends of the association to tell us, "what do you think the next 75 years will be like for NDTA?"

NDTA's distinguished 75-year history is one centered on the enormously strong relationship between government and industry that produced the Department of Defenses (DOD) unmatched strategic and operational responsiveness, reach, and sustained operations anywhere in the world. This NDTA-sponsored relationship proved remarkably important and successful. Its tremendous advocacy is embodied in the US Transportation Command (US-TRANSCOM), created over 30 years ago to operationally synchronize America's commercial and DOD transportation capability.

In more recent years, NDTA has welcomed the participation of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the various military services in this partnership. Subsequently, NDTA has vigorously advocated for the resulting vast logistics network comprised of DOD and industry members that dominates the logistics domain for America and its Allies.

The next 75 years will see America continually called upon to engage and, when required, act with our Allies to secure freedom and national interests.

NDTA will be there to sustain and grow the relationships between industry and government members of this enterprise. It will lead and advocate in the face of major challenges that the DOD, our Allies, and their industry partners confront now and well into the future: the threat of attack on our information networks by adversaries; and the dramatic transformations of industry and government supply chains.

Adversaries now attack our information systems and networks largely...

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