The Pentagon's conference spending policy generally aligns with government wide standards, and in some instances, exceeds them, a review has determined.
The Office of Management and Budget's 2012 policy is the benchmark.
DoD requires senior-level review and and pre-approval of all conference-related costs, while OMB requires senior-level review of conferences only when the estimated costs exceed $100,000, according to the Government Accountability Office report. DoD also aligns with OMB policy by publicly reporting annual conference costs. In addition, the department requires quarterly internal reporting of conference costs.