The Pentagon will move to require its civilian and military employees to use the Defense Travel System after an outside report won the department breathing room to fix the much-maligned system.Over 80% of people do not use the $500 million system now because it is terrible. Forcing everyone to use it is going to be a nightmare. I can hear the train wreck from here.
They need to do better on training if they are going to force this down everyone's throat. A mass email of a Word .doc and a .ppt and then say, "Do it." is not the answer. That is, however, what a lot of the Fleet is getting.
Dr. Chu may be happy - but this just reeks of Beltway-Centric thinking. Not everyone has a NIPRNET computer at their desk. Often 12+ people share just one. Bandwidth is not all broadband. That doesn't even cover the time it takes to make travel happen - and lord help you if you are between conference meetings or at sea and you have to change you flight because something important came up that caused a delay - or the COD is hard down.
Do they really think they can go from 17% compliance to 100% in the span of a few months? I don't.
Fairy dust will not make this work. Dr. Chu needs to deploy without assistants for a few weeks....with a NMCI laptop.
Make it happen.