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

June 25, 2020

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. 

 

Key elements are below:

  • Small business consideration for continued program participation, particularly in Alaska, Hawaii and other more remote locations.
  • Requests that TRANSCOM develop a process for tracking data during the first 3 years of the Global Household Goods Contract, to inform the planned manpower study during the third year of the contract. 
  • Encourages the development of performance metrics for DP3 activities that will still be performed by the military services, including counseling and claims resolution. 
  • The Committee's expectation that the service member will have the ability to reject or accept vendors for Personally Procured Moves (PPMs).

The full Senate is voting this afternoon on a motion to begin debate and consideration of the NDAA. Floor debate will continue into next week. IAM will keep members apprised of developments, and any additional policy to be considered that may impact the moving industry, once known. The House Armed Services Committee is scheduled to consider their FY21  NDAA on July 1st.