Changes coming to DTS to track conference related travel for DOD attendees.
On May 11, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) outlined a series of new policies and practices for conference sponsorship, hosting, and attendance in order to ensure that Federal funds are used appropriately, and that Agencies continue to reduce spending on conferences where practicable (OMB M-12-12, Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations). In response, DoD facilitated changes to the Defense Travel System (DTS) that will track and report conference attendance and spend in order to meet this requirement.
Effective August 30, 2013, a Conference Reporting feature will be placed in DTS. When you create an authorization, group authorization, voucher or local voucher, you will be required to indicate whether you will be attending (or have attended) a conference.