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DoD Travel Governance Bodies

The governance bodies overseeing Defense travel and related entitlements and allowances issues are composed of representatives from the uniformed services. Those groups are:

Defense Travel Steering Committee

The Defense Travel Steering Committee (DTSC) is chaired by the Director, DTMO and is an O-8 or equivalent level body. The DTSC sets strategic direction and provides oversight. Permanent Principals include: Department of the Army; Department of the Navy; Department of the Air Force; Acquisition, Technology & Logistics; Defense Finance & Accounting Service; Defense Information Systems Agency; Defense Logistics Agency; and the United States Transportation Command.

The DTSC serves as a governing body for appeals submitted by DTIB members and provides oversight of DTIB activities. The final decision authority is the Director, DTMO.

Defense Travel Improvement Board

The Defense Travel Improvement Board (DTIB) has authority for managing changes to current and future travel requirements. It is chaired by DTMO and is an O-6/GS-15 level body. The permanent Principals include: Military Departments; United States Marine Corps; Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Defense Information System Agency; Defense Logistics Agency; Defense Finance Accounting Service; and United States Transportation Command. Advisory members are the Per Diem, Travel, and Transportation Allowance Committee and the Program Management Office - Defense Travel System. The chair has final decision authority.

Per Diem Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee

The Per Diem Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee (PDTATAC) is composed of senior executive and flag officers from the three Military Departments, U.S. Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corps (NOAA). Its permanent chair is the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy (DUSD/MPP). Committee business is usually conducted electronically and through advisory panel representatives. Members include: a Deputy Assistant Secretary from each of the Military Departments; the Director of NOAA; the Commandant of the Coast Guard (USCG); the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service (USPHS).

Military Advisory Panel (MAP)

The MAP includes representatives from the seven uniformed services and invited guests. It meets every two weeks, and generates and evaluates issues pertaining to per diem, travel and transportation allowances, housing allowances, and cost of living allowances.

Civilian Advisory Panel (CAP)

This panel meets monthly and includes representatives from the DoD Components, and invited guests. It generates and evaluates issues pertaining to per diem, travel and transportation allowances for DoD civilian employees.

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