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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 310-95
June 07, 1995

SITES PICKED FOR TRAVEL PILOT PROJECTS

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) John Hamre has approved 32 Department of Defense activities to test the streamlining of DoD's temporary duty travel procedures.

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.

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