Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) John Hamre has approved 32 Department
of Defense activities to test the streamlining of DoD's temporary duty travel
Sites throughout the Department of Defense will undertake pilot projects to
re-engineer travel. Among them are the Joint Staff at the Pentagon; the Army's
Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Jackson, S.C. and Forces Command, Fort
McPherson, Ga.; the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters, Arlington, Va. and
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; the Marine Corps Air Stations at
Cherry Point, N. C. and Beaufort, S. C.; Dover Air Force Base, Del. and
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md.
and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Kansas City, Mo. A complete
list of the 32 sites, nominated by the individual services or agencies
involved, is on the reverse.
The test process will likely last until June 1996. Pilot organizations will
test implementation of simplified entitlements, delegated budget and voucher
approval, one-stop shopping for arrangements and other best business practices.
The new policies are designed to eliminate paperwork and inefficient
procedures. Results of the pilot tests will be evaluated against the goals of
improving mission support and customer satisfaction while reducing costs.
These pilots will help the Department of Defense to test different solutions to
our travel needs. The wide variety of mission conditions at the selected sites
will provide a rich testbed to help determine the best mix of policy,
technology, and efficient process for delivery of travel services.