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Streamlined Conference Guidance Released by DOE and DoD

Guidance recently released by the Department of Energy and Department of Defense recognizes the critical nature of conferences to science and innovation. Both guidance memos will help streamline the process for conference approval, while maintaining appropriate levels of oversight and cost controls. This is a positive development following significant issues with conference approvals for USG scientists at both Departments since the release of the original conference travel guidance by OMB in 2012, as cited in a GAO study released in March 2015. Both guidance memos can be found at the links below:

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