Northrop Will Continue to Run DoD’s Travel System, Receives Contract Extension

Northrop Grumman has received a $28.8 million 1-year contract extension to operate the Defense Travel System for its 15th straight year..

According to a Next Gov article, DLA said in a justification document for the contract extension that the DTS can handle 470,000 travel vouchers monthly to accommodate any increase in travel bookings for the Defense Department.

The justification document said a break in service and possible travel reservations made outside the DTS would separate the travel reservation process from the system’s approval and accounting functions, making the contract extension vital.

Bob Brewin writes in his article that the DTS handles 70 percent of all defense temporary duty travel, serves a total of 3 million personnel, and handles 350,000 travel and travel reimbursement requests each month.

Northrop has continued operating the service after the travel system contract expired on Sept. 4 and will continue to do so until the Pentagon awards a new contract in 2013.

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