eGov/Mil Newsletter: Dec. 13, 2023

December 13, 2023

In this Issue:

  • USTRANSCOM Advises Delay of GHC Shipment Phase-in
  • IT Integration Problems are Latest Setback for DoD’s Multibillion Dollar Moving System Overhaul
  • Live Event: U.S. Government & Military Affairs Update
  • IAM Launches Data Solutions Initiative
  • Warehouse Receipt Reminder Issued by GSA
  • Upcoming DAB Hour Webcast: Collaboration with State Moving Association Leaders

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.

USTRANSCOM Advises Delay of GHC Shipment Phase-in

The USTRANSCOM Defense Personal Property Management Office advises DoD-Affiliated transportation service providers (TSPs) that the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) shipment phase-in will be delayed to support additional information technology testing needed to ensure an optimal customer experience. USTRANSCOM is working with HomeSafe to schedule the next round of testing dates between mid-December 2023 and the end of January 2024.


Read the full advisory


IT Integration Problems are Latest Setback for DoD’s Multibillion Dollar Moving System Overhaul


A long-awaited overhaul of the Defense Department’s system for moving military members’ household goods from place to place will be delayed yet again — and for a still-undetermined period of time, officials said Thursday.


Unlike previous setbacks, the latest stumbling block isn’t related to the numerous legal challenges that have faced the Global Household Goods contract (GHC), which is worth up to $17.9 billion over nine years. This time, IT integration problems are to blame.


Read more

Live Event: U.S. Government & Military Affairs Update

December 19, 1:00 EST

Join Dan Bradley, IAM Director of Government Affairs, for the last  webcast of the year focused on issues related to the U.S. Government and Military.


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IAM Launches Data Solutions Initiative

Sharing data in our industry is a challenge. There are many stakeholders and they all need access to information to perform their role. To solve this, IAM has organized its Data Solutions Initiative to provide our membership and industry with a forum through which we can develop solutions to overcome this challenge and pave the way for real-time, reliable, and protected data for all moving stakeholders. Learn More About the Data Solutions Initiative.

Warehouse Receipt Reminder Issued by GSA

During GSA’s ERRC meeting December 11, 2023, Kim Chancellor reviewed requirements for warehouse receipts submitted by TSPs. 


GSA has issued the following statement:

“A signature of the warehouseman or agent is required, per the 7-202 of the U.C.C. and must be visible as such on the form.


Some TSPs are creating their own warehouse receipt for this information so this is an option as well.”


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