Nov 29, 2022
— Coming out of a pure Virtual IAM Annual Meeting in 2020, and a smaller than normal hybrid in-person/virtual conference in 2021, IAM produced extensive DoD/Government related content during their 2022 Annual Meeting in Atlanta that impressed industry and government attendees alike.
Oct 11, 2022
— The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory with details about the top vulnerabilities used and exploited since 2020 by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actors to actively target U.S. and allied networks as well as software and hardware companies to steal intellectual property and develop access into sensitive networks.
May 3, 2022
— Each week, IAM sends an update on logistics issues to Department of Defense, GSA, and Department of State Personal Property representatives. The report is put together by Pasha. Below is last Friday’s edition of that weekly report.
Apr 18, 2022
— IAM is pleased to provide the following comments and responses to questions posed within Docket 22-04, which requests input on metrics, standardization, and information around detention and demurrage (D&D) billing practices. We are also providing additional perspective regarding the significant impact these charges have long had on the HHGs moving industry, which follow the relevant questions posed.
Apr 6, 2022
— USTRANSCOM Commander Gen Van Ovost provided testimony to the Sea Power and Readiness subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee. While most of the testimony dealt with the wartime mobility capabilities of USTRANSCOM forces, there were a few questions on the Global Household Goods Contract sprinkled in. Read the entire testimony.
Mar 9, 2022
— Earlier today, the U.S. FMCSA issued amended current regulations to eliminate the requirement that drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce submit a list of their convictions for traffic violations to their employers annually.
Mar 2, 2022
— In February, the U.S. FMCSA issued new guidance designed to safely increase the future available pool of CDL-qualified drivers into the marketplace. The guidance permits third-party testers to administer the knowledge portion of the CDL, without a state examiner needing to be present.
Mar 2, 2022
— On February 4, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD), joined by 12 Senate co-sponsors, introduced the Senate companion to the House-passed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA), H.R. 4996, which would improve fairness, establish boundaries and set metrics for fees often incurred by the household goods and global shipping community. IAM and other industry supporters were highlighted in the press release, which outlines the measures the legislation would take.
Feb 15, 2022
— The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) occasionally sends information of a broad transportation industry concern that IAM forwards for your use. The below message was provided to NDTA members for their consideration due to the mounting tensions with Russia.
Feb 8, 2022
— The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office San Antonio, TX (JPPSO-SC) is hosting our yearly Commercial Industry Meeting on Wednesday the 2nd March 2022 via Microsoft TEAMS. This year’s meeting goal is to improve communication, foster a better working relationship, and enhance the moving experience for our customers during this year’s expected difficult peak-season.
Feb 4, 2022
— The 2021-2022 Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program (CHAMP) Request for Offers (RFO) and the Extended Storage (XTOS) RFO (both dated August 24, 2021) identify the Supplemental Filing windows as opening on Monday, February 7, 2022. Due to the implementation of User Experience enhancements to TMSS 2.0, the Employee Relocation Resource Center (ERRC) is changing the opening date of both Supplemental Filing windows to February 9, 2022.
May 6, 2021
— IAM President Charles White signed on to a joint letter to congressional leaders, urging them to reinstate the moving expense tax deduction effective Jan. 1 of this year, and also asked them to not increase corporate or individual tax rates at this time.
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.
— This morning, the Trump Administration announced that community and minority owned lending institutions may begin processing PPP loan applications this Jan. 11. The program will initially reopen for first-time borrowers, and for second-time (aka "second draw") borrowers application processing to begin on Jan. 13.
— Please see attached letter from Ms. Ellen Lord, Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, thanking industry for their commitment and focusing on maintaining the Defense Industrial Base. Also, please see the emails below which contain links to a short video from Secretary Esper, regarding them same.