eGov/Mil Newsletter: July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

In this Issue:

  • DoD Publishes Implementation Memo on Sec 889 of the 2019 NDAA
  • Sec 889 of the 2019 NDAA & Potential Impact to Government Approved Moving Companies
  • Senate Republican COVID Proposals
  • IAM Podcast Now Available
  • FMCSA - Truck Safety Summit (Aug. 5th)
  • USTC J9 Peak Season Call (23 July)
  • USTC J9 COVID-19 "Conditions Based" Movement Call (21 July)
  • USTC J9 Advisories Since Last eGov/Mil Newsletter
  • USTC J9 Peak Season Call (16 July)
  • USTC J9 COVID-19 Call (14 Jul)

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Urgent: Sec. 889 of FY2019 NDAA Compliance by 9 August

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DoD Publishes Implementation Memo on Sec 889 of the 2019 NDAA

Certification Required by 9 August

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment released a DoD Implementation Memo, laying out the requirements for DoD agencies with respect to implementing prohibitions outlined in Sec 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Also about the deadline.

 

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Sec 889 of the 2019 NDAA & Potential Impact to Government Approved Moving Companies

13 August, 2020 marks the date where provisions of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) take effect. Section 889 could potentially have an impact on your business. It’s time to start assessing if it does.

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Senate Republican COVID Proposals

Republican Leadership in the Senate released its proposal for legislation to address the health and economic consequences of the covid-19 pandemic this week. IAM’s Government Affairs team from PACE provided the following summary of those proposals.

IAM Podcast Now Available

is a new innovation to reach current and prospective members by delivering critical industry news and information through a different technology. The reports go deeper than the headlines, featuring discussion and further explanation of issues affecting our industry. This week, IAM's Dan Bradley recorded content for a Government and Military focus. The podcast is not yet available on some platforms, as the process to get on all of them takes a while, but we are working through these humps in the road.

FMCSA - Truck Safety Summit (Aug. 5th)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces a public meeting: “The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety Summit.” The meeting will be held virtually on 5 August. is available online.

USTC J9 Peak Season Call (23 July)

The USTC J9 Peak Season call continued to highlight a disparity between a lack of industry capacity, per the JPPSOs, to meet DoD moving requirements in the short term; with a lack of longer term bookings that many in industry have highlighted to DoD. The JPPSOs need capacity now, and industry is looking for the continuation of volume in the out-weeks that DoD continues to say is there and will materialize, extending peak season into the fall.

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USTC J9 COVID-19 "Conditions Based" Movement Call (21 July)

The USTC J9 call on Tuesday (21 July) started out with a discussion about Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with USTC’s Director of Acquisition, Kenneth Brennan. Brennan is leading USTC’s effort on the implementation of Sec 889. As a quick refresher, Sec 889 deals with the prohibition for the US Government to contract with companies who use prohibited technologies from five specific Chinese companies and their subsidiaries.

USTC J9 Advisories Since Last eGov/Mil Newsletter

USTC J9 Peak Season Call (16 July)

A major point of today’s call focused on the apparent disconnect between what DoD sees as continued volume of shipments into August and beyond, with what many in industry see as a drop-off in shipments starting in August that would seem to correspond with a typical drop in volume industry would normally experience in all other years. There is concern amongst many in industry that the sustained volume into the fall that DoD has touted, is not yet materializing. At the same time, JPPSOs are reporting a lack of capacity for shipments in July and a general struggle in some areas to get anyone to service their shipments.

USTC J9 COVID-19 Call (14 Jul)

On today’s J9 call (14 July), J9 started out by walking through the read-ahead slides. The data showed an increase in unpaid invoices. The J9 briefer noted the increase and stated it might be due to Syncada problems in the recent past; and due to the increase in the overall volume of invoices to process.

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