Dinova, a business-dining-focused marketplace, has been awarded the preferred dining program contract for the Department of Defense (DoD) as part of a larger effort by the department to grow usage of the DoD travel card to increase rebates earned and improve visibility into travel spend. Dinova’s program, which is focused on connecting diners with business-grade restaurants, will launch this fall under the name DoD Dine Smart, and will apply to the DoD’s 2 million active duty military, reserve and civilian personnel on official travel. Whenever personnel on official travel use their government travel charge card to dine at any of the more than 16,000 restaurant locations participating in the Dinova marketplace, the DoD will earn a rebate. Those rebates will be reinvested to extend the DoD’s travel budgets. Additionally, starting in 2019, DoD travelers will be eligible to earn their own dining rewards on those same official travel meals through the myDinova Rewards program.