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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Learn how to use DTS & find additional training resources.



DTS is available
Updated: 1 Oct 2015

The Defense Travel System (DTS) is available.

EWTS is available
Updated: 23 Sep 2015

EWTS training environment 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.

DTS Access
Updated: 11 May 2013

Want to use DTS but not sure how?

Cookie Example
Updated: 11 May 2013

Example Information Collected for Statistical Purposes

Privacy and Security Notice
Updated: 11 May 2013
Updating Existing Authorizations with New GTCC Information
If you receive a new GTCC, please ensure that you update your DTS profile with the new card number and/or expiration date. If you already have an existing, signed authorization, click here for step-by-step instructions.

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DTS Status: No Downtime Scheduled
(updated September 28, 2015) There is no system downtime scheduled at this time.

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EWTS Status: 6-Hour Downtime on 10/16
(updated September 28, 2015) Due to system maintenance, EWTS will be unavailable for 6 hours beginning at 2300 EST on Friday, October 16, 2015.

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Notable Policy Change: Mandatory Use of DTS for Lodging Reservations
As of September 1, 2015, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) will require travelers going TDY to use the Defense Travel System (DTS) to book lodging, both government quarters (when available in DTS) and commercial lodging.

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Windows 10 and DTS Workaround
Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows 10 with a new browser called “Edge”. Like the Metro browser in Windows 8, this browser is not compatible with JAVA, meaning it is also not compatible with DTS.

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New Pre-Audit Flag for Lodging in DTS
As part of the requirement to use DTS for all travel functions, a pre-audit flag "Lodging Not Used" is being applied to all documents without lodging reservations regardless of TDY location and travel dates.

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FY Crossover and Affected Partner Systems
DTS/EWTS Maintenance Schedule