What is DTAC?

The Delivery Technology Advocacy Council (DTAC) was formed by leaders in the mailing and shipping industry who recognized the increasing importance of technology in delivery services as well as Postal Operations.   DTAC is a member driven organization who has focused on driving advances in postal and transportation technologies across the supply chain. 

The Postal Service’s 2020-2024 strategic plan emphasizes the Service’s need to transform itself and includes this goal: 

“Transform our middle-mile operations from a fixed processing and transportation network into an adaptive and resilient national and international logistics ecosystem that is faster, more visible, more efficient, more automated, digitally integrated, and supported by more public-private partnerships”

In coming years that transformation will depend on industry leadership to ensure that the delivery networks that support shipments and communications can adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment. 

DTAC was formed to ensure that delivery technology evolves and adapts to meet the needs of an increasingly complex supply chain.  

In July of 2020, DTAC entered into a Purchase and Transfer Agreement for Mail.dat® and Mail.XML™. The specifications along with related User License Code program and all intellectual property will be owned and operated by DTAC.

 Our Mission 

  • Understanding the challenges, changes, and trends impacting the delivery supply chain.
  • Identifying the business needs of suppliers of communications/products and the organizations fulfilling those needs, and provide a collaborative delivery supply chain environment to enable optimal solutions.
  • Developing goals and objectives to enable solution development and implementation in the dynamic and rapidly evolving communications, technology, and information delivery network.
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Latest News and Developments

DTAC News: Effective January 1, DTAC President and CEO Michael Plunkett has also been named President and Executive Director of the American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA).   He will continue to serve as President and CEO of both PostCom and DTAC.  

DTAC Honors Bob Rosser with the 2023 Mumma Award

Delivery Technology Advocacy Council (DTAC) on November 14, 2023 presented Bob Rosser with the Donald A. Mumma Award —the association’s highest honor. The award was presented during DTAC’s Fall Meeting in League City, Texas.  Mr. Rosser has over 40 years of experience within the postal industry.  Bob Rosser currently serves as the Director of Postal Affairs, Products and Services at IWCO, where he has worked since 2004. Bob is a leader on the Boards of DTAC, the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom) and National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM).   He currently serves as the Industry Chair of the Postmaster General’s Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC).   In all of Bob’s roles, his focus has been keeping the mail channel affordable and providing consistent and predictable mail delivery service.  He was previously recognized with the Idealliance’s Circle of Excellence Award for his many contributions to the industry. 

 “Bob’s unfailing enthusiasm, vast knowledge base, and collaborative approach to problem solving are well known in our industry. He is truly the embodiment of everything the Mumma Award stands for,” says Michael Plunkett, DTAC President.


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