Defense Department makes decision on latest moving system contract

U.S. Transportation Command’s first attempt to reform the military moving system got derailed by a successful bid protest. Now it’s reawarded the Global Household Goods Contract to one of the companies that lost the first time around. The initial award is worth an estimated $6.2 billion over the next three year, and could be worth up to $20 billion if DoD renews its options for a full nine years. The winning firm this time is called HomeSafe Alliance. It’s a new joint venture owned by KBR and Tier One Relocation. Al Thompson is HomeSafe’s CEO, and a former director of the Defense Logistics Agency. He talked with Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu about how the contract and the reforms will work.