DoD HOSTED CONFERENCE ANNUAL REPORTS

In accordance with OMB's Memorandum M-17-08, Amending OMB Memorandum M-12-12, Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations, dated November 25, 2016, the Department of Defense shall publicly report agency-sponsored conferences from the previous fiscal year where the net expenses associated with the conference were in excess of $100,000.

In summary, the number of qualifying DoD hosted conferences during Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 that exceeded the $100,000 total cost threshold is 140, an increase of three conferences from FY 2017. Costs are mainly attributed to the following: travel, food, audio‚Äźvisual, and contracts for conference support and services.

 

In comparison to FY 2017, the aggregate total cost of FY 2018 DoD hosted conferences is approximately $46,084,175, an increase of over $5M from FY 2017. The average FY 2018 cost per conference is $329,172, slightly higher than FY 2017 average ($297,785).

 

As a courtesy, the Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Conference Report is provided below:

The number of qualifying DoD hosted conferences during Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that exceeded the $100,000 total cost threshold is 137, an increase of 22 conferences from FY 2016. Costs are mainly attributed to the following: travel, food, audio-video, and contracts for conference support and services.

 

In comparison to FY 2016, the aggregate total cost of FY 2017 DoD hosted conferences is approximately $40.797M, an increase of approximately $7.05M from FY 2016. The average FY 2017 cost per conference is approximately $297,785, slightly higher than FY 2016 average ($293,452).