Gen. Duncan McNabb, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, talks with DC Velocity about the organization's work, its relationships with the commercial sector and other agencies, and its multifaceted responsibilities.
The Defense Department is looking to outsource the management of its domestic freight?a contract that could run into the billions of dollars. The program is intended to cut costs and boost service; it could also shake up the industry.
As conventional warfare gives way to the era of the swarming, flexible, agile fighting force, big changes are in store for the battalions responsible for clothing, feeding and equipping the troops. Here's how the Pentagon is transforming a sluggish supply chain into a streamlined hypernetworked model for the digital age.