Department of Defense

Streamline or Eliminate Defense Travel System

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DTS is an antiquated, burdensome tool for arranging travel and requesting reimbursement under the JTR. Once you count the overhead cost of maintaining DTS, travel agent fees, and manhours trudging through the multitude of screens to request and complete travel; the actual cost of the travel is easily 3-4 times as much as the actual ticket and per diem rate.

Defense travel could be simplified and streamlined by simply using a system to record approval of travel; authorizing the traveler a set rate for transportation, expenses, and per diem based on destination and travel dates; then having the traveler arrange their own travel using whatever means they see fit.

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Idea No. 7296