Welcome to the Defense Travel System

Welcome to DTS

The Defense Travel System (DTS) is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables DoD 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.

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First Time Users

Learn more about DTS and the tools required for use.

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DTS is Available
Updated: 25 Oct 2014

The Defense Travel System (DTS) is available to support travel requirements for all users.

EWTS is Available
Updated: 17 Oct 2014

EWTS is Available

JAVA Installation Instructions
Updated: 11 Aug 2013

You have reached this page due to an issue with your JAVA installation. DTS uses a JAVA applet called the “Universal Web Signer (UWS)” for logging in to the system as well as signing documents. In order to install and run this applet, it is important that your JAVA installation is up-to-date and that applets are allowed to run on your computer.

Web Accessibility
Updated: 9 Jul 2013

DTS is committed to providing electronic and information technology that is as accessible as possible to all people, including those with disabilities.

DTS is Available
Updated: 11 Jun 2013

All functionality available as of 6:37pm PST.

Cookie Example
Updated: 11 May 2013

Example Information Collected for Statistical Purposes

First Time Users
Updated: 11 May 2013

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Privacy and Security Notice
Updated: 11 May 2013
Effective 11/1: Flat Rate Per Diem Policy
In order to encourage travelers to take advantage of cost saving opportunities available for long term travel, travelers performing TDY for more than 30 days in one location (CONUS and OCONUS) will receive a flat rate per diem for each full day of TDY.

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Lookup Flat Rate Per Diem Rates
If you are TDY for more than 31 or more days, a flat rate per diem applies. Look up your 75% or 55% Flat Rate per diem by using the Per Diem Rate Query tool. Simply check the "TDY for 31-180 or over 180 days" checkbox and push "calculate" for a complete listing.

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DTS Status: No Downtime Scheduled
(Updated October 29, 2014) At this time, there is no scheduled downtime for DTS.

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EWTS Status: 6-hr Downtime on 11/14
(Updated October 21, 2014) Due to maintenance, EWTS will be unavailable for 6 hours beginning at 2300 EST on Friday, November 14, 2014.

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DoD Civilians: Participate in TSA's PreCheck Program - Opt-In Today!
On April 15, 2014, TSA will open its expedited airport security screening program, Pre✓™, to DoD civilians. Civilians must opt-in to the program and use their DoD ID when making airline reservations.

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Summer 2014 Defense Travel Dispatch Now Available
JAVA Issues with DTS Logins
Directed to the DBsign Installation Page when Java is Installed
Internet Explorer 11 incorporated software changes that are interfering with logging in to DTS. For the workaround, go to: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/Internet_Explorer_11_Issue.pdf

FY Crossover and Affected Partner Systems
DTS/EWTS Maintenance Schedule