eGov/Mil Newsletter: Oct. 18, 2023

October 18, 2023

In this Issue:

  • Brian Limperopulos announced as the New IAM President
  • TRANSCOM Non-Peak Slides for Week 41
  • IAM Annual Meeting Government Content Summary
  • Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About

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.

Brian Limperopulos announced as the New IAM President

Among the many events and meetings at the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo, probably the most impactful is the retirement of Chuck White and the ascension of Brian Limperopulos to the position of president of the association. During the many discussions on the topic of this transition in leadership, Chuck White spoke about how this was planned about eight years ago between himself and Terry Head, the previous president. They laid out a plan of transition from Head to White to Limperopulos, which has come to fruition. The staff and members expressed their excitement to support Limperopulos in his new position.

TRANSCOM Non-Peak Slides for Week 41

Attached are slides for the 12 October monthly non-peak season meeting between TRANSCOM, the Services and industry (slide password: “USTRANSCOM”).  These are the first non-peak slides from TRANSCOM since the last peak season meeting.  IAM was in the middle of our Annual Meeting during this presentation, and therefore did not participate or take notes from the meeting.

IAM Annual Meeting Government Content Summary

IAM completed another successful Annual Meeting in Toronto Canada from 9-12 October. Over 1,800 attendees came from over 110 countries to network, learn, and discuss the hot topics of the day in all moving markets.


In terms of government related content, the agenda was robust as usual. The week started with a panel of Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Stakeholders...various moving industry experts, discussing the GHC from their perspectives and what opportunities, risks, and questions they have with respect to their companies.


On Tuesday, there was a very good Federal Household Goods session with representatives from General Services Administration (GSA) Employee Relocation Resource Center (ERRC), GSA’s Transportation Audits, Department of State, and the Maritime Administration (MARAD). These government experts provided the latest insights associated with their programs from U.S. Flag requirements, to shipping Electric Vehicles, to rate filing and differences in lithium battery policies.


Wednesday was full of Department of Defense (DoD) related content. The morning started things off with a panel featuring experts from Marine Corps headquarters, Air Force Joint Personal Property Shipping Office – North Central (JPPSO-NC), and TRANSCOM’s Defense Personal Property Management Office (DMPO). These DoD representatives discussed the 2023 Peak Season, best value scoring 2.0 (BVS 2.0), what the GHC might look like for each of their organizations, and what challenges might exist if the current program, the Defense Personal Property Program or DP3, runs concurrent this summer in the same domestic market with the GHC.


Later Wednesday, those interested in the DoD program gathered again to hear from Military Claims Offices (MCOs) and industry claims include the future HomeSafe Alliance Claims Director. Discussions included claims trends coming out of the 2023 peak season, an exploration of some current claims rules, and then a deeper discussion of some GHC claims rules within the HomeSafe Master Agreement.


And Thursday ended with a panel of HomeSafe Alliance leaders who took moderator questions for over an hour, and then questions from the crowd for another hour...exceeding the planned 90-minute session by almost an hour. There was clearly significant interest in this session, with additional chairs being brought in for the second time during the various sessions (the first time being for the GHC Stakeholder session), drawing in nearly 400 attendees for this single panel discussion.


The government/DoD content was extensive and were the most well attended sessions of the week. We appreciate the willingness of the various government and industry representatives to participate in the panels and share their expertise and perspectives.

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. 

Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About

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