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DoD freezes conferences, associated travel

By June 11, 2012

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The Pentagon has ordered a freeze on all new large-scale conferences and conference-related travel pending a sweeping review that aims to cut travel costs across the Defense Department, according to an Air Force Times story.

The order signed June 3 by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter orders the service chiefs to review all upcoming conferences costing more than $100,000 to ensure that they “significantly further the Department’s mission.”

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