CREW Files FOIA Request for Records of Government Travel Management Costs
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the General Services Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and the Internal Revenue Service seeking records related to savings from the e-Government Travel Service, web-based travel management services provided to the federal government by three contractors.
When the $450 million e-Gov Travel contract was awarded in 2003, the government said it would save millions of dollars by reducing federal travel management costs by up to 50 percent. It is unclear if those savings have been realized, or if the costs associated with e-Gov Travel instead have caused some agencies to curtail or limit travel. The requested records will shed light both on whether e-Gov Travel is achieving its objectives and on oversight and management of these programs.