Tag Archives: U.S. Transportation Command

Transcom Chief Darren McDew: Future Threats Could Include ‘Near-Peer’ Nation

U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, chief of U.S. Transportation Command, has said future conflicts facing the military could include a “near-peer” nation that could match U.S. technology and capacity, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes McDew told a National Defense Transportation Association meeting a near-peer country could spur contested strategic communication lines and …

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IG Recommends DoD Update Contract Mgmt System, COR Designation Sample Template

The Defense Department Office of Inspector General has called on procurement and logistics officials at DoD to update the military’s contract management system and the designation sample template form for a contracting officer’s representative. IG said Tuesday it reviewed 16 contracts as part of a review of COR performance in the Combined/Joint Operations …

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DLA, US Transportation Command Outline Joint Plan for Future Missions

The Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command have discussed how both organizations would address future mission challenges through a joint plan. DLA and Transcom outlined the joint plan at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia-based McNamara Headquarters Complex on Wednesday along with past and current work for future operations, DLA said Friday. …

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IG Asks US Army to Tighten Labor Detention Charges Oversight

The Defense Department’s Inspector General has called on the U.S. Army to tighten the way it manages labor detention charges at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. The IG said Wednesday the Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command mistook contractor safety briefings for labor detention charges, failed to check the …

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DoD IG: Transcom Contracting Staff Need Training to Better Monitor GPC III Contractors’ Performance

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on U.S. Transportation Command to equip its contracting staff with system tools and training in order to properly track the performance of vendors under the Global Privately Owned Vehicle Contract III program. DoD IG said in a report published Wednesday it performed an audit …

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DoD’s Alan Estevez: DoD, Transcom Hone Focus on Readiness & Modernization

Alan Estevez — principal undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics — has highlighted the Defense Department and U.S. Transportation Command’s focus on force readiness and modernization amid tight budgets, DoD News reported Wednesday. Estevez told the National Defense Transportation Association’s fall meeting in Maryland that DoD and Transcom’s initiative to …

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Transcom’s Darren McDew Eyes Continued Readiness to Meet DoD Needs

Gen. Darren McDew, the new commander of U.S. Transportation Command, believes that the unit can meet the Defense Department‘s deployment and distribution needs amid future challenges, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes that McDew anticipates challenges such as state and nonstate threat actors, the contested space and cyber domains and fiscal or …

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AF Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel Joins DISA as Vice Director

Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, formerly director of cyberspace strategy and policy at the U.S. Air Force, has been reassigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency as vice director, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. She started her prior role in July 2014 after one year and three months of service as director of command, …

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