Jun 25, 2020
— The Defense Department is reviewing options to begin pulling about 10,000 troops out of Germany, as directed by President Donald Trump. But even though some may be shifted to neighboring Poland, the withdrawal will still present complex logistical challenges and will not happen fast.
Jun 25, 2020
— 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.
Jun 22, 2020
— If you move government shipments via DoD’s household goods program, or for GSA or the Department of State, then you should be familiar with the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, section 889, and it’s requirements. It could have a large impact on your information technology platforms, and could disrupt your network.
Jun 22, 2020
— From IAM’s Government Affairs team: The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness has just released their mark of the FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act. While there are no items specific to the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) at this stage, IAM will monitor tomorrow's afternoon's hearing where the mark will be reviewed and voted on by Committee members. We are also awaiting the release of bill text for the Senate's version of the NDAA, whose summary indicates provisions will be included that are connected to the household goods moving program.
Jun 17, 2020
— IAM received a SDDC Freight advisory highlighting the temporary closure of the Norfolk Naval Station/AMC terminal. This advisory notifies shippers of a change of APOE to Joint Base Charleston for cargo via AMC channel airlift destined to APOD’s as listed in the advisory.
Jun 11, 2020
— COL Gipson started off the meeting stating she is staffing an advisory today with the Services’ Council of Colonels and Captains (CoCC…which are the Colonel/GS-15 level representatives from each Service for Personal Property) on new language/guidance to provide clarity on procedures associated with conditions-based Stop Movement Order. J9 then covered the Peak Season slides.
Jun 2, 2020
— J9 held their COVID-19/Stop Movement call with the Services and industry representatives Tuesday (2 June). The initial portion of the call was focused on the Stop Movement Placemat slide deck.
May 21, 2020
— USTC J9 held their weekly Peak Season call (21 May). The peak season slides were not available to IAM until after the call, therefore not many comments/questions were derived from the slides. Many of the industry, and some government participants did not have the slides available due to USTC email firewall issues.
May 20, 2020
— J9 held their COVID-19/Stop Movement call with the Services and industry representatives Tuesday. The session was led by Lt Col Lowery, with inputs from VADM Mewbourne, Rick Marsh, Danny Martinez and Kim Johnson.
May 12, 2020
— IAM was notified that the latest CSS scores are now uploaded in DPS. TSPs should review their scores. An advisory will be issued shortly with additional details on the appeal period, which will likely start in mid-June.
May 12, 2020
— J9 held their now weekly COVID call 12 May. They covered information contained on their “Placemat” slides, but many industry members didn’t receive those slides due to an unknown email problem. We do not yet have the slides to provide. The session was led by Lt Col Lowery, with inputs from Danny Martinez, COL Gipson, Rick Marsh, and VADM Mewbourne.
May 7, 2020
— J9 held their second Peak Season call of the year. The session was led by Danny Martinez and COL Gipson. COL Gipson mentioned that the peak season message was in final editing. We’ve included the latest IT20. It contains the updated 10% Adjustment procedures along with the addition of “Civilian” to the reweigh chart.
May 6, 2020
— J9 held their latest Stop Movement call with industry and the Services Tuesday, 5 May. VADM Mewbourne, COL Gipson, Lt Col Lowery, Kim Johnson, and Danny Martinez participated on behalf of J9. The attached Stop Movement Placemat was discussed. As of now, week 18 (last week) shows 15% pickups compared to the three year average during the same week. However, this week 18 percentage will continue to grow over time as DPS continues to get updated.
May 1, 2020
— U.S. Transportation Command, on behalf of the Department of Defense, awarded American Roll On Roll Off Carrier Group, Inc., (ARC), Parsippany, New Jersey, a Fixed-Price with Economic Price Adjustments, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract in the amount of $7,211,331,984 in the procurement of the Global Household Goods Contract on April 30, 2020.
Apr 30, 2020
— On Tuesday, TRANSCOM J9 held their latest Stop Movement call with Services and industry representatives. J9 was asked when the Peak Season message would be released. We were told it will likely be Thursday or Friday. J9 was also asked when refusals would start. Danny Martinez answered that once published, shipments picking up 15 May or after would be eligible for refusals. Per J9, there are still some details being worked out for the Peak Season message. One example given was coordinating with the Services on whether industry can use spread dates this peak season.
Apr 13, 2020
— On Friday, USTC J9 held the second of their now twice-weekly teleconference with industry. There were no slides or data presented during this call. Lt Col Lowery ran the call; VADM Mewbourne, the USTC Deputy Commander, listened in.
Apr 10, 2020
— USTC staff held their monthly Non-Peak Season call Thursday. This call featured some new industry invitees as a way for J9 to continue to engage a broader audience. Each of the attached slides were covered by the staff.
— This is a reminder that per PP Advisory #20-0020, effective 15 May, the cargo liability coverage requirements for DP3 increase to $75,000 per shipment and $225,000 per aggregate loss/damage at any one place and time. Please see the referenced advisory from last December.
IAM has received a couple of inquiries on this change, and therefore are resending it for everyone’s situational awareness.