Government & Military News

  • Business and Employer Provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act

    Mar 27, 2020 — IAM received this summary today from Pace LLP, the Association's lobbying arm in Washington, DC. This summary focuses on the business and employer provisions, and not the individual/healthcare areas. We will continue to search for application and process avenues for IAM members seeking financial and other assistance.
  • New Webinar: IAM Roundtable Discussion on the U.S. DoD Stop Movement Order--What it Means to the Global Moving Industry

    Mar 26, 2020 — This webinar, available now on IAM Learning, is a recording of a discussion panel with industry leaders and your peers that explores a topic of paramount importance – the U.S. DoD decision to halt all moves worldwide. This decision will have significant ramifications, and we want you to hear the whole story.
  • CBP Accepting Requests for Duty-Payment Extensions

    Mar 24, 2020 — Masterpiece International Reports: Due to the effect COVID-19 is having on the Trade industry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") is accepting requests for duty-payment extensions.
  • Join IAM for a Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the DoD Stop Movement Order

    Mar 23, 2020 — Register today and connect with industry leaders and your peers on a topic of paramount importance – the DoD decision to halt all moves worldwide. This decision will have significant ramifications and we want you to join us in order to listen and give us your feedback on how it affects you and your business.
  • Military Moving Industry Requests Bailout

    Mar 19, 2020
  • US Department of Transportation Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Mar 19, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • Military faces limitations in responding to virus outbreak

    Mar 17, 2020 — The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more. But the military faces limits. Its health care system is geared more toward handling combat casualties than infectious diseases. And there are logistical and legal concerns about expanding the military’s role in civilian affairs, such as tasking it with enforcing quarantines.
  • Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions

    Mar 14, 2020 — The Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty.
  • DOT reassures Congress on COVID-19 response

    Feb 28, 2020 — U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao outlined the department’s latest strategy to address the increasing threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Chao said that while the main responsibility for coordinating response efforts lies with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DOT’s coordinating role is dealing primarily with airlines.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—Lather, Rinse, Repeat

    May 24, 2019 — This is the eighth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • IAM Attends the Young Movers Conference (YMC) in Romania

    May 22, 2019 — IAM Staff Members Brian Limperopulos and Julia O’Connor attended the 2019 Young Movers Conference earlier this month.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—How Much Trust is Too Much?

    May 17, 2019 — This is the seventh in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—Kicked to the Curb

    May 10, 2019 — This is the sixth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—If It Ain't Broke...

    May 3, 2019 — This is the fifth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—a Rational Business Decision or a Roll of the dice?

    Apr 26, 2019 — This is the fourth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Outsourcing and the International Forwarder

    Apr 19, 2019 — This is the third in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    Apr 12, 2019 — This is the second in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • The Risks of a Monopoly Managing the DOD Personal Property Program

    Apr 5, 2019 — This is the first in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • USTRANSCOM Commander Meets with Moving Industry Reps to Improve PCS Move Quality – An Industry Perspective

    Mar 29, 2019 — USTRANSCOM Public Affairs published a press release highlighting GEN Lyons’ meeting with CEOs from various moving companies who support DoD household goods movement, and a separate meeting with moving industry trade associations. The press release is not an accurate account of the events of those meetings. Industry attendees believe the tone of the press release implied industry’s support to the general’s decision to award a contract to a single provider. To be clear, most of DoD’s current household goods service providers do not support this initiative.