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To help improve the management of Governmentwide transportation, the Governmentwide Transportation Policy Council (GTPC) is joining The FedForum community to offer training to transportation professionals on transportation freight policy. What do you need to know, when do you need to know it, and when it all becomes too much to cope with, where can you turn for help? You can find it at The FedForum. Virtually anyone that is directly or indirectly involved in transportation operations, traffic management, transportation industry analysis, distribution, logistics, customer service, or purchasing transportation can benefit from this conference.

The demand for commercial transportation will continually increase over the next several years. Maintaining the status quo nature of the transportation industry is not an option! The current infrastructure is aging and will not support growing transportation requirements, fuel costs are escalating, and then there are the ever changing regulations.

If you are concerned about what’s happening to transportation freight and how it will affect you, you must attend The FedForum! This is an excellent opportunity to hear and discuss your transportation concerns and learn about the latest transportation freight policy from the people who write the policy.

Eminent speakers will participate in this conference to address the current transportation policy, technological advances and information on the present and future movements of goods through competing transportation modes and routes.

The FedForum network is the primary resource center for the latest news, issues and events concerning intermodal freight transportation. Join the team of Federal leaders and key transportation stakeholders to see what transportation choices and opportunities the Federal government has to offer. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the future direction of transportation in Government.

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SUBTRACK: OVERALL TRANSPORTATION

Hot Topics in GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy
Speaker: Lois Mandell
Workshop Description: Learn about new initiatives going on governmentwide and in transportation operations.

Hot Topics in Federal Acquisition Service
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Learn about new initiatives going on government wide and in transportation operations

Transportation Officer Responsibilities and Training
Speaker: Lee Gregory
Workshop Description: Learn about Transportation Officer roles and responsibilities and GSA-OGP's Transportation Officer warranting and training.

Current and Future State of Transportation
Speakers: Panel (TBD)
Workshop Description: Provides an understanding of the current and future state of the transportation industry that will impact the U.S. economy, environment, national security, and mobilization.

Basic Transportation Policy (41 CFR 102-117)
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Provides an overview of basic transportation management functions, terminology, modes of transportation and regulations that govern Federal agencies' on freight movement.

SUBTRACK: TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS – IMPORTANCE OF ANALYTICS AND TOOLS

Transportation Analysis – Why?
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Learn about the importance of analytics to manage transportation effectively

Transportation Analysis Systems and Tools
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Learn how to use transportation systems for optimal data analysis such as monitoring transportation service providers auditing, freight and household goods. DOD tools include International Data Management Took, the Lift on Board (LOB) Portal, and overview of the World Wide Port System (WPS)/Global Air Transportation Execution System-Surface (GATES-S)

Transportation Reporting
Speaker: Calvin Pittman
Workshop Description: Learn about what agencies will be required to report annually on transportation and the introduction to the Federal Interagency Transportation Summary (FITS) reporting tool.

Computer Lab
Speaker: Idaho National Lab (Developers)
Workshop Description: Computer lab to demonstrate new transportation tool called Federal Interagency Transportation Summary (FITS)

SUBTRACK: HOUSEHOLD GOODS SUBTRACK

Household Goods
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: An overview of household goods shipments for the civilian agencies and DOD Defense Personal Property Program (DP3)

Claims
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Provides an overview of the claims process focused on HHG shipments with the six characteristics that primarily affect risk of damage and the resulting incidence of claims.

Life Cycle of a Personal Property Shipment
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: This session will focus on how personal property shipments move through the industry pipeline.

Government and Industry Best Practices
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Learn about some of the best practices in HHGs from government and industry representatives and what are the keys to their success

SUBTRACK: TRANSPORTATION + SPECIALIZED SHIPMENTS

Acquiring Transportation Services
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Provides an overview of the acquisition options (contract, tender, or task order) and their advantages and disadvantages.

Small Parcel Government Contracts
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Learn about the opportunities to ship small parcels using government contracts (DDS and WWX) and how it will save your agency money.

Hazardous Materials
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Roles and responsibilities of Federal agencies when transporting hazardous materials

International Shipments
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: International policies to follow such as packing, labeling, documentation, insurance requirements, customs requirements, and the Fly America Act.

SUBTRACK: PAYMENTS, AUDITS AND CONTRACTING (2 SESSIONS)

Transportation Audits and Federal Management Regulation 102-118
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Learn the critical details in establishing a Pre-Payment and Post Payment Audit program for your agency's transportation documents, transportation audit requirements and complying with all related public laws.

Temporary Non-Use, Suspension and Debarment
Speaker: TBD
Workshop Description: Discuss policies that address non-compliance and the steps to take when placing a supplier on temporary non-use, suspension, and debarment.