eGov/Mil Newsletter: Sept. 6, 2023

September 06, 2023

In this Issue:

  • The Annual Meeting Mobile App is Ready; Your Colleagues are Already Using it!
  • Tickets and Sponsorships Available for the DAB-Sponsored After Party!
  • USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (31 Aug)
  • Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About
  • IAM's Morgana Somers Promoted to Director of Global Services

The e-Gov/Mil newsletter is IAM’s twice-per-month summary of Department of Defense and Federal Agency news and notes related to, or impacting, government personal property shipping programs.

The Annual Meeting Mobile App is Ready; Your Colleagues are Already Using it!

If you have registered for the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo, you can start using the EventScribe mobile app. Download it now for iOS or Android. Open the app and search for the event by typing "IAM" in the search dialog. Your login is your email you registered with and your password is your registration ID, which was given to you in your registration confirmation. With more than 400 users already, this is going to be a key tool in your arsenal for your trip to Toronto! If you have trouble logging in, contact IAM's Carl Weaver.

Tickets and Sponsorships Available for the DAB-Sponsored After Party!

Get your tickets for IAM's Official After Party, hosted by the Domestic Asset-Based Mover group and benefiting Move For Hunger and Street Line Percussion. It's an all-inclusive evening for all registered attendees! Tickets are $50 USD each. Lots of companies are already sponsoring, but there are some great opportunities left. Contact Christopher Lantz or IAM's Daniel Bradley.


You can buy tickets when you register for the Annual Meeting. If you have already registered, you can use the unique URL sent to you in your registration confirmation to edit your registration and add this important event. Contact with any questions.

Portal Magazine

In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (31 Aug)

Attached are notes and slides from the 31 Aug Peak Season call.  As usual, the slide Password is USTRANSCOM.  


Of note, TRANSCOM started off the call stating they would try to provide an update to industry on the GHC prior to the PPF. I can only assume that means we aren’t going to start seeing shipments move under the GHC prior to that. However, they don’t get into specifics on the meaning of their words.


Additionally, if you want to participate in the virtual Personal Property Forum (PPF) on 20 September, you need to be registered by 6 September.


Finally...this was the final Peak Season call for 2023. TRANSCOM will transition to non-Peak Season calls starting 12 October.

Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About

Below are links to upcoming webcasts featuring information on Department of Labor investigations (with Redstone Government Consulting) and the Service Contract Act for the Moving Industry (from Dept of Labor):


Between free webcasts and specialized courses, IAM Learning is here to help provide you with the knowledge and information to drive the growth of your company. Check out what webcasts are coming up and what courses are available for you below (some are free):

Upcoming IAM Webcasts

Courses You May Have Missed

IAM's Morgana Somers Promoted to Director of Global Services

The International Association of Movers (IAM) is pleased to announce the full-time appointment of Morgana Somers to the position of IAM’s Director of Global Services.


Morgana joins IAM from the industry, bringing nearly two decades of valuable experience in the relocation and logistics business, serving two leading global moving companies in the Washington D.C. area. Her expertise spans various areas, including corporate & government relocations, freight forwarding, and customer experience improvement. Morgana also prides herself on the training she delivered to colleagues, in which she developed and conducted numerous industry training programs, catering to topics such as customer service, multi-tasking, problem-solving, and time management. These programs have significantly contributed to the professional growth of moving industry professionals at all levels of experience.

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