NASA picks EDS for $20m eTravel deal

Patricia Dunnington

J. Adam Fenster

NASA has awarded a task order to Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Texas, for an electronic travel system. The task order has a maximum value of $20 million over 8.5 years. The agency stated that the system will be available to all its employees by September 2006.

'NASA is committed to the President's Management Agenda goals for electronic government,' said Patricia Dunnington, CIO for the space agency. 'The selection of an eTravel vendor is a milestone toward achieving NASA's eGov goals and 'staying green' on NASA's eGov scorecard.'

The travel system is an integrated application to handle online travel booking, authorizations and vouchers. The goal is to realize cost savings and improved service with a common, automated and integrated approach to managing the federal government's travel functions.

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