eGov/Mil Newsletter: September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

In this Issue:

  • Hurricane Updates and Impacts - Florence and Olivia and Mangkhut
  • DOD & Government Personal Property News & Notes
    • USTRANSCOM Fall PPF Agendas
    • USTRANSCOM Personal Property “Market Expansion”
    • REAL ID
    • Access to view MyMove Coding
    • GSA Centralized Household Goods Program
  • Navy Gives Families More Flexibility During PCS
  • Time is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says

Hurricane Updates and Impacts - Florence and Olivia and Mangkhut

With a death toll of at least 37 and waters still high, making some interstates in North Carolina and South Carolina impassible, as well as many other smaller highways, the impact from Hurricane Florence will be felt for some time to come. Up the road about 93 miles, the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville still has flood waters said to be worse than those from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The Port of Wilmington looks like it will open to truckers again on Monday, but if waters from the swollen river are still high, it might prove difficult to access the port.

Just as we are getting past this storm, another is steaming in the Pacific, bringing high winds to Hawaii. Hurricane Olivia is currently tracking toward the islands with expected arrival on Tuesday night to Wednesday morning next week. At present it is predicted to be downgraded to a tropical storm on Tuesday, but high winds will prevail and, as weather and storm situations are fluid, care should be taken to monitor the situation. Ports are likely to be affected, even if the storm is downgraded.

Typhoon Mangkhut this week devastated parts of the northern Philippines, and has since gone on to Hong Kong and southern China. With 81 confirmed deaths as of Wednesday, the storm caused flooding and landslides, where prolonged monsoon rains had already pounded and saturated the land.

DOD & Government Personal Property News & Notes

USTRANSCOM Fall PPF Agendas

Please visit the below URLs for the day one and two agendas for the Fall PPF being held in Fairview Heights, IL on 25 and 26 September.  Industry will have a pre-PPF meeting on 24 September at the same location starting at 4:30 pm. 

Sources: IAM, USTRANSCOM

 

USTRANSCOM Personal Property “Market Expansion”

In lieu of a full Open Season to bring new TSPs into the DOD Personal Property market in hopes of bolstering capacity, USTRANSCOM is targeting Non-Temp Storage TSPs for what they call a Market Expansion.  Over 300 NTS TSPs were sent a Qualifications Letter inviting NTS TSPs to apply for Interstate/Intrastate approval in the Defense Personal Property System (DPS). The letter lays out qualifications requirements and provides timelines for application submission.  NTS TSPs have until 8 October, 2018 to respond.

9/12/2018

Sources: IAM, USTRANSCOM

 

Hurricane Updates and Impacts…Florence and Olivia??

Latest info

 

REAL ID

According to the Department of Homeland Security website, there are currently 33 states that are compliant with the REAL ID Act, and therefore 17 states that are not.  On 10 October, 2018, all state extensions expire.  If states do not renew their extension, then by 22 January, 2019, the federal government will start enforcing the requirements of the Act for residents of non-compliant states.  In other words, residents of states with non-compliant state issued ID cards will require another acceptable form of ID to gain access to military installations and federal facilities that require REAL ID.  After 1 October, 2020, no more extensions will be granted to non-compliant states. 

We are getting feedback that some military installations are enforcing REAL ID requirements ahead of the above deadlines.  IAM is working with OSD staff to engage those installations when identified. 

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Sources: IAM, OSD-TP & dhs.gov

 

Access to view MyMove Coding

USTRANSCOM has provided a website where TSPs can review the coding effort associated with the new personal property prototype MyMove computer system. The website is https://github.com/transcom/mymove.  The website contains a repository of the application source code for the Personal Property Prototype.  The contents of the website are probably meaningless to anyone other than your IT staff.  If they see something they have questions about, they should contact USTRANSCOM via email at: transcom.scott.tcj5j4.mbx.ppcf@mail.mil

 

GSA Centralized Household Goods Program

Below are links to the General Services Administration's (GSA's) Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program's (CHAMP's):

Household Goods Tender of Service (HTOS);

Domestic 500A-2018 Tariff (GSA500A);

2018-2019 CHAMP Request for Offers (RFO); and

2018-2019 Extended Storage Tender of Service (XTOS) and RFO.

All documents have a publish date of August 23, 2018 and an effective date of November 1, 2018.

Rate offers submitted in response to each of the RFOs are due by 10:00 PM Central Time on Monday, September 24, 2018.  Rate offers accepted in accordance with the RFOs will have an effective date of November 1, 2018.

In addition to being able to access these documents immediately via the links above, we are also in the process of uploading these documents to the HTOS, RFO and GSA500A Reference Library 

If you have any questions, please contact either Robyn Bennett at robyn.bennett@gsa.gov, 816-823-3644 or Kim Chancellor at kim.chancellor@gsa.gov, 816-823-3650.

Source: IAM and GSA

Navy Gives Families More Flexibility During PCS

A sailor’s family members can move ahead or stay behind up to six months during a change of duty station in certain circumstances rather than moving all at once.

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Time is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says

The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force. Now it is time to execute it, the deputy secretary of defense said at the annual Air Force Association meeting here today.

“We have a unique window of opportunity,” Patrick M. Shanahan said. “Congress is firmly behind us and has given us the money we need. However, if we don't deliver results, Congress won't lift the budget caps in 2020 and we won't have the money to fully implement our strategy.”

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