Defense Transportation System


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Defense Transportation System

That portion of the Nation's transportation infrastructure that supports Department of Defense common-user transportation needs across the range of military operations. It consists of those common-user military and commercial assets, services, and systems organic to, contracted for, or controlled by the Department of Defense. Also called DTS. See also common-user transportation; transportation system.
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In that position, he is responsible for developing and integrating budget formulation, execution, and programming of resources for the Defense Transportation System. After a tour in the Navy, he obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree from Central Michigan University.
What are the training requirements for commercial shippers to ship within the defense transportation system?
The Reengineering Team suggested several improvements to the entry of cargo into the Defense Transportation System.
Allen has quickly become a resident Subject Matter Expert (SME) on everything from the Joint Planning and Execution System (JOPES), to the expeditious movement of ammunition in direct support of Forward Operating Base (FOB) activities, to how best to integrate commercial contractor air support within the Defense Transportation System (DTS).
Global Container Management serves as the DOD single manager and authority for the control of DOD containers moving in or outside the Defense Transportation System until containers are returned to their owners.
This automated command and control--C2-'system provides in-transit visibility, which is the ability to track the identity, status, and location of passengers and/or cargo moving through the Defense Transportation System.
TRANSCOM owns or leases almost all of the 20- and 40-foot containers used in the Defense Transportation System. MILVANs (military-owned, demountable containers) and SEAVANS (military containers moved by sea) fall in this category.
A steady growth in the number of users and the increased complexity involved in the defense transportation system led to the decision nearly two years ago to upgrade GTN's hardware and software.
We will need the collaboration of all stakeholders to ensure we have an effective and efficient Defense Transportation System. One that remains a strategic comparative advantage in the face of rapidly emerging, multi-domain challenges.
Within G6, Supply Corps officers are managing information technology programs such as the Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) and the Worldwide Port System (WPS) convergence to provide a consolidated aerial and surface port management system; Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES), a ship load planning software that assists embarkation specialists in the rapid development of cargo stow-plans; and Integrated Booking System (IBS) which is the lead execution system of the Defense Transportation System for booking international surface cargo during peacetime and wartime operations.
The normal practice is to use DTCs to compute an estimated "below-the-line" (indirect/accessorial) transportation amount when the Defense Transportation System (DTS) will be used.

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