Aviation, Defense, Operations Research, Security, Transportation

USDOD Defense Travel Program Support

Program management support and defense travel modernization

DTMO consolidates, streamlines, and centrally manages commercial travel and serves as a single focal point for DOD travel. As such, DTMO governs the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), over 1,600 pages of comprehensive traveler information and all the rules and regulations one must follow when traveling under government needs. DTMO also governs rental car processes, policies, and agreements. As many travelers seek out DTMO’s wealth of information, it is crucial for DTMO to have sound communication practices and platforms. Under multiple contracts, Weris supports DTMO in revising and updating the JTR and rental car policies as well as in various strategic communications tasks in areas of IT, website redesign, and graphics.

  • Client:  U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD)/
    Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO)
  • Services: 
    • Defense travel modernization
    • Training
    • Travel program management (rental car, bus, air, and government charge card services)
    • Data mining and analytics
    • Operations research
    • Optimization programs and strategies
    • Predictive analytics
    • Statistical analysis and reporting
    • Policy analysis and review
    • Policy simplification
    • Communication strategy and publication multi-media support
    • Stakeholder outreach
    • Technical editing and writing
    • Website development and content


Data Analysis for Policy Simplification

Weris performed data mining to explore, reveal, and identify different patterns and trends that could serve as starting points for policy simplification and standardization. To support and validate recommended changes, Weris developed case studies and performed significant information analytics. As a result, Weris recommended significant changes. During the course of the project, Weris continued to perform data analysis, applying principles and concepts of operations research analysis methods and disciplines and applying advanced analytical methodologies such as data mining, predictive analytics, and trend analysis.

Website Support and Strategic Communication

Weris is currently assisting DTMO with strategic communications tasks to aid in general communication improvement and stakeholder outreach. These tasks involve website redesign, site mapping, and improved navigation, as well as backend support, graphic creation, and social-media handbook development. Together, these services provide DTMO enhanced platforms for improved communications and stakeholder engagement.

Technical Advisory Services

Changes in travel policies aren’t a small undertaking—the task requires clear purpose, validation, and agreement. To further support changes in travel regulations and policies, Weris provides technical advisory services, such as providing documents to facilitate government advice to senior leadership based on findings and proposed recommendations, to different travel-related committees in DOD.