eGov/Mil Newsletter: July 1, 2020

July 01, 2020

In this Issue:

  • After Protest, DoD Upholds $7.2 Billion Military Moves Contract to New Jersey Company
  • Logistical Hurdles Could Slow Troop Withdrawal from Germany
  • IAM Extends Early Bird Registration Through July
  • USTC J9 Stop Movement/COVID-19 Call (30 Jun)
  • U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Completes Mark-Up of FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
  • 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, section 889
  • Special Opportunity for Governing Members
  • Get IAM Government and Military News in Your Email
  • USTC J9 Peak Season Call (25 June)
  • HASC Readiness Mark Issued
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Begins Highway Reauthorization
  • USTC J9 Advisories Since Last eGov/Mil Newsletter

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GHC Contract Award Upheld; Annual Meeting Early Bird Date Extended

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After Protest, DoD Upholds $7.2 Billion Military Moves Contract to New Jersey Company

US. Transportation Command has upheld a decision to award a $7.2 billion military household goods shipping contract to Parsippany, N.J.-based American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group, Inc., and its partners.

 

TRANSCOM officials said Monday that allegations made in a bid protest filed after the contract was awarded April 30 were not substantiated. The award to the company, also known as ARC, was confirmed Monday.

Logistical Hurdles Could Slow Troop Withdrawal from Germany

The Defense Department is reviewing options to begin pulling about 10,000 troops out of Germany, as directed by President Donald Trump. But even though some may be shifted to neighboring Poland, the withdrawal will still present complex logistical challenges and will not happen fast.

IAM Extends Early Bird Registration Through July

Early Bird registration rates for the 2020 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo were originally set to expire on June 26. However, we at IAM realize these are difficult times, and feel it is not appropriate to increase pricing for the Annual Meeting at this time. As a benefit to our members, we are extending the discounted rate through the end of July 2020.

 

 

In addition, IAM is reviewing different virtual platforms to bring you state-of-the-art virtual conference options including robust one-to-one networking, exhibitor opportunities, learning sessions with top industry leaders, and time for gathering on a social level.

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USTC J9 Stop Movement/COVID-19 Call (30 Jun)

The 30 June Stop Movement/COVID-19 call with USTC J9 led to some insightful updates from DoD. Rick Marsh kicked off the call confirming the re-award of the GHC to ARC. He was asked, based on the 3-week delay on the re-award of the GHC, did he envision that the start date of the execution of the contract (currently Feb ’21) would also be delayed? Marsh stated that based on the potential for another GAO protest on the re-award, he did envision a delay to the start of moving the first shipments under the GHC.

U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Completes Mark-Up of FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Defense Personal Property Program Highlighted in Committee Report

After passing the FY21 NDAA out of Committee by a 25 to 2 vote, SASC Chairman Inhofe released legislative text earlier this week, and late yesterday, the accompanying Committee report. The Report recognizes future changes to the Defense Personal Property Program, and the need for continuing oversight, small business moving company inclusion and continuing vendor choices for service members for some relocations. The DP3 report language is located on pages 261 and 262 of the Committee report.

2019 National Defense Authorization Act, section 889

If you move government shipments via DoD’s household goods program, or for GSA or the Department of State, then you should be familiar with the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, section 889, and it’s requirements. It could have a large impact on your information technology platforms, and could disrupt your network.

Special Opportunity for Governing Members

is a dynamic group of young household goods industry professionals that came together in 2000. The Vision of the IAM-YP is to engage and serve all global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40, and its Mission is to provide global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40 with professional development, networking, and philanthropic opportunities to prepare the current membership to lead IAM and the industry in the future. Even better - If you are a Governing Member, you can have up to three employees join the YP Group at no extra cost. The YPs are IAM's future and are already busy doing business together. for more information.

Get IAM Government and Military News in Your Email

to receive daily email updates any time IAM posts news related to government, military, and advocacy issues. You will get the daily news each day around 6 a.m. Eastern Time. Get the information you need when you need it! with questions.

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USTC J9 Peak Season Call (25 June)

USTC J9 hosted their weekly peak season call with government and industry representatives. The call started out with a review of Peak Season slides.

HASC Readiness Mark Issued

From IAM’s Government Affairs team: The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness has just released their mark of the FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act. While there are no items specific to the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) at this stage, IAM will monitor tomorrow's afternoon's hearing where the mark will be reviewed and voted on by Committee members. We are also awaiting the release of bill text for the Senate's version of the NDAA, whose summary indicates provisions will be included that are connected to the household goods moving program.

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Begins Highway Reauthorization

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began its Committee markup and consideration of the INVEST In America Act. While IAM does not anticipate the legislation will pass both chambers and be signed into law this year, it does include several policy markers for issues that will be addressed in the next Congress.

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