Defense Travel System

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The Defense Travel System (DTS) is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables United States Department of Defense travelers to create authorizations (TDY travel orders), prepare reservations, receive approvals, generate travel vouchers, and receive a split reimbursement between their bank accounts and the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) vendor. DTS operates at over 9,500 total sites worldwide, and on average, DTS processes more than 25,000 transactions while approximately 100,000 unique users access it on a daily basis. Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Program Management Office DTS (PMO-DTS) has the program (acquisition, technical, operation and maintenance) oversight of DTS and the Defense Travel Management Office has functional oversight.[1][2]

Customer support[edit]

Travel Assistance Center (TAC)

The TAC provides travel assistance to the Defense travel community before, during, and after official travel. A team of analysts answer questions on a range of travel-related topics including DTS, DoD travel card, travel policy, commercial travel services and programs, and allowances and entitlements.

Travel Explorer

Travel Explorer (TraX) is a web solution that offers a centralized source of travel information. TraX functions as an extension on the TAC and allows users to submit a call center ticket, track the progress of open tickets. Users are encouraged to explore the self-help features for instant access to hundreds of frequently asked questions, as well as discover the training opportunities and trip planning tools. Users must register for a TraX account through the Defense Travel Management Office's portal. Reviewers have hailed TraX as a system that never lets its users down.[3]

Training resources[edit]

The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) provides a set of resources for military Services and Defense Agencies to conduct Defense travel training for all users and administrators. Training resources include:

Training is available in the following formats:

  • Web-based Training – Provides self-paced, on demand instruction from the user's desktop.
  • Distance Learning – Offers an interactive environment using a combination of PowerPoint presentations and live demonstrations taught through the a live instructor.

Instructor Resources
Resources and tools specifically designed for instructors or DTAs that can be used to enhance instruction of training courses

  • Courseware - Instructor materials, available for both classroom and Distance Learning modules, are formatted for formal classroom or web-conferencing presentations. Classroom materials include instructor and student guides, and supporting PowerPoint demonstrations. Distance Learning materials include an instructor guide and a supporting PowerPoint demonstration. Instructor guides can be used as-is or customized to meet training needs
  • Enterprise Web-based Training System (EWTS) - Online practice tool that mirrors the live (production) DTS software. Participants can use EWTS to create and edit mock travel documents, build test organizations or routing lists, and more.[4]

Reference Materials

  • Resources including manuals, quick references, guides and information papers that support travel training.

Travel training resources are available through Travel Explorer (TraX).



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  3. ^ "Military Travel System Prepares Users Well". Retrieved 2018-06-13.
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