DOD Made $965M In Improper Travel Payments, GAO Says

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense made more than $965 million in improper travel payments over three years, and needs to improve its remediation plan intended to address those mistakes, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

About $965.5 million of the $18.3 billion spent through the DOD’s Defense Travel System between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2018 went to improper payments, according to the DOD’s own estimates, the watchdog said in its report. The travel system is used by service members and DOD employees for official travel.

Improper payments dropped after the DOD established a remediation plan — and a committee to monitor...

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