Table of contents
  1. Story
  2. Slides
    1. Slide 1 Data Science for DTIC Data Ecosystem
    2. Slide 2 Overview
    3. Slide 3 Master Data Repository Tool RFI: Due December 30th
    4. Slide 4 GPO's FDsys: 1 Billion Items Served and Ready For More
    5. Slide 5 Big Data: Google Page Rank
    6. Slide 6 Data Science: Questions, Data Mining, Invert Bath Tub, and Digital Government Strategy
    7. Slide 7 DTIC Site Map
    8. Slide 8 DTIC Thesaurus
    9. Slide 9 DTIC Subject Categories
    10. Slide 10 Knowledge Base: MindTouch
    11. Slide 11 Knowledge Base Spreadsheet Linked Data Index: Excel
    12. Slide 12 Analytics and Visualization: Spotfire
    13. Slide 13 Semantic Search: Semantic Insights
    14. Slide 14 Results: Conclusions and Next Steps
  3. Spotfire Dashboard
  4. Research Notes
    1. Conference Call
    2. GPO's FDsys: 1 billion items served and ready for more
    3. About FDsys
      1. FDsys is
      2. Discover the Benefits of FDsys
      3. Find out more
      4. FDsys Tutorials
  5. Master Data Repository Tool RFI
    1. Introduction
    2. Product
      1. Functional
        1. A. Data Ingest and Storage
        2. B. Search
        3. C. Access Control
        4. D. Data Linkage
        5. E. Analysis and Visualization
        6. F. Semantic Search
        7. G. Document Management
        8. H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement
        9. I.  Publishing
        10. J. Application Development
      2. Non-functional
        1. K. License
        2. L. Security
        3. M. Availability
        4. N. Technical
    3. Support Services Tasks
      1. Functional
        1. A. Installation
        2. B. Data Ingest and Storage
        3. C. Search
        4. D. Access Control
        5. E. Analysis and Visualization
        6. F. Semantic Search
        7. G. Document Management
        8. H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement
        9. I.  Publishing
      2. Non-functional
        1. J. Cloud
        2. K. Security
        3. L. Availability
        4. M. Support
    4. Requirements
      1. Period of Performance
      2. Location
      3. Information Submission Instructions
      4. Response Time/Date
      5. Confidentiality
  6. DTIC Site Map
    1. About Us
      1. Administrator
      2. Affiliated Organizations
      3. Employment
        1. DTIC Career Opportunities
        2. DTIC Jobs Available
        3. Employment @ DTIC®
        4. Who We Are
        5. What We Offer
      4. Mission Statement
      5. Policy Memoranda
      6. DoD programs
        1. HBCU/MI
        2. HBCU/MI Resources
          1. Resources at DTIC
          2. Reference Tools
          3. Announcements
          4. Institutions
          5. Business Opportunities
          6. Research
        3. SBIR
        4. URS/DEPSCoR
      7. DTIC Hosted websites
        1. ASD R&E websites
        2. DoD websites
          1. C
          2. D
          3. E
          4. F
          5. J
          6. M
          7. N
          8. O
          9. P
          10. U
    2. Announcements
      1. DTIC Conference
      2. DTIC Scheduled Maintenance
      3. DoD Root Certificates
      4. Having Trouble Downloading
      5. Submitting Classified to DTIC
    3. Contact Us
      1. Directions
      2. Email Directory
      3. Contact Registration
    4. Customer Support
      1. Acronyms
      2. User Council
      3. Communications
        1. Briefings
        2. Events
        3. Outreach Resources
      4. Training
        1. Training Form
        2. Training Descriptions
        3. Training Schedule
        4. STINFO
          1. STINFO Documents
          2. A
          3. C
          4. D
          5. E
          6. F
          7. I
          8. L
          9. M
          10. N
          11. P
          12. R
          13. S
          14. U
          15. V
          16. W
    5. Find It
      1. Ask a Librarian
      2. DTIC A to Z
        1. A
        2. B
        3. C
        4. D
        5. E
        6. F
        7. G
        8. H
        9. I
        10. J
        11. K
        12. L
        13. M
        14. N
        15. O
        16. P
        17. Q
        18. R
        19. S
        20. T
        21. U
        22. V
        23. W
        24. X Y Z
      3. Forms and Guides
      4. DTIC Contributors
      5. DTIC Registered Customers
      6. Free Online Reports
      7. Quick Navigation Guide
        1. Ask a Librarian
        2. Corporate Source
        3. Customer Support
        4. DTIC A to Z
        5. DTIC Thesaurus
        6. Information Analysis Centers (IAC)
        7. Journals
        8. Obtaining Documents
        9. Reference
        10. Registration
        11. Research and Development Descriptive Summaries (RDDS)
        12. Search Technical Reports
        13. Simple Search
        14. Submitting Documents to DTIC
        15. Training
    6. Forms
      1. Forms and Guides
      2. DTIC Contributors
        1. Electronic Document Submission
        2. SF-298 
      3. DTIC Registered Customers
        1. DD Form 254 
        2. DD Form 2345 
        3. DTIC Form 55
    7. IAC
      1. DoD IACs
      2. AMMTIAC
      3. CBRNIAC
      4. CPIAC
      5. RIAC
      6. SENSIAC
      7. SURVIAC
      8. WSTIAC
      9. CSIAC
      10. HDIAC
      11. DSIAC
    8. Open Gov
      1. Congressional Budget Data
      2. Defense Innovation Market Place
      3. Technical Reports Search
    9. Public TR Searches
      1. Simple - Advanced Searches
        1. Advanced Search
        2. Advanced Search Tips
        3. Search Tips
          1. Getting Started
          2. Spelling
          3. Capitalization
          4. Common Words
          5. Automatic "AND" Operator
          6. Using "OR" Operator
          7. Snippets
          8. Stemming
          9. Refining Your Search
          10. Exclusion Words
          11. Phrase Searches
          12. Fielded searches - using the "inmeta" Search Operator
          13. Search Tags
          14. Corporate Source Search
          15. Thesaurus Search
        4. Simple Search
      2. Corporate Source
      3. Thesaurus
    10. Registration
      1. Eligibility
      2. Registration FAQs
        1. Reporting Changes to Your Account Information
          1. How do I update my contact information (address or telephone number)?
          2. How do I change my last name?
          3. How do I reset my password?
          4. When will my password expire?
        2. Contractors & Contracts
          1. How many contracts does my organization have registered with DTIC?
          2. My contract is classified as Secret. Why can't I order classified documents?
          3. I have multiple contracts, which contract number should I use to register?
        3. Fees
          1. Is there a fee to register with DTIC?
          2. Does DTIC charge for its products and services?
        4. DD Form 2345 – Military Critical Technical Data Agreement
          1. When is a new DD Form 2345 needed?
          2. I have a DD Form 2345 and was told that I could not order from DTIC. Why not?
          3. Is it necessary for Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) to approve the DD Form 2345?
          4. I sent my DD2345 form to DLIS. What is the status of my request?
          5. What do I do with my DD Form 2345 now that it is signed?
          6. What if I want to add export control but I am not the owner of the DD Form 2345?
        5. Limited Document Request (DTIC Form 55)
          1. How do I submit a Limited Document request (Form 55) to DTIC?
          2. When should a Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC) user submit a DTIC Form 55 to DTIC?
          3. Why do I have to wait for the limited distribution document I requested on a DTIC Form 55?
          4. What happens if DTIC does not receive a response from the releasing agency to the DTIC Form 55 request within the 180 days?
          5. What do I do if my request is cancelled or is returned to me?
          6. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
        6. Registration
          1. How can I register with DTIC?
          2. Am I registered with DTIC?
          3. Why do I have to register with DTIC in order to get a document?
          4. How can I obtain documents from the DTIC collection if I am not eligible to register with DTIC?
        7. DTIC login ID
          1. What is my DTIC login?
          2. Where can I find my DTIC login ID?
          3. When will I receive my DTIC login ID? I completed the registration application several weeks ago and I have not heard from DTIC yet
      3. Contractor Employees
        1. Gov Approving Officials
        2. Register as DoD/U.S. Government Contractor
        3. Register for FFRDCs
        4. Update User Information
      4. Government Employees
        1. Renew Accounts
        2. Update User Information
        3. Register as Federal Government
        4. Step-by-Step Upgrade Instructions
      5. Security
        1. Defense Security Service
    11. S&T Resources
      1. S&T Links
      2. Budget & Planning
        1. DoD Comptroller website
        2. DoD Congressional Budget Data website
        3. Research and Development Descriptive Summaries (RDDS)
      3. Journals
        1. AULIMP
        2. NDIA
        3. SCAMPI
        4. SciTech Connect
      4. Research in Progress
        1. Biomedical Research Database (BRD)
        2. Defense Technology Transfer Information System (DTTIS)
        3. Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Database
        4. Unified Research & Engineering Database
      5. Standards, Directives, Guidance
        1. Department of Defense (DoD) Index of Security Classification Guides
      6. Technical Reports
        1. DTIC Search Tools
          1. Corporate Source Search
          2. DTIC Thesaurus
        2. Subject Categories
    12. Submit
      1. Additional Submission Options
      2. Benefits of Submitting
      3. DoD Lab Liaison Program
      4. Guidance on Submitting Docs
        1. Distribution Statements
        2. Distribution Limitations
        3. FAQs - Submitting Technical Reports
          1. What DoD Regulations govern the submission of scientific and technical reports to DTIC?
          2. What are the benefits of submitting technical reports to DTIC?
          3. What types of documents should I send to DTIC?
          4. How do I submit documents to DTIC?
          5. How do I submit classified documents to DTIC?
          6. How do I prepare a technical report?
          7. What markings are required on a document for submission?
          8. What is an SF-298, Report Documentation Page, and why is it needed?
          9. What electronic formats does DTIC accept for electronic submissions?
          10. Is there a maximum file size for electronic submission?
          11. How long does it take DTIC to process my registration for Electronic Document Submission System?
          12. How long does it take DTIC to process a new submission and have it appear online?
          13. How do I find a document I submitted?
          14. What is an AD (Accession Document) number and how do I find out the AD number assigned to a document?
          15. Do you have guidance on submitting copyrighted information?
          16. Our facility places our public documents on our public Web site; should we send them to DTIC as well?
          17. Is DTIC interested in older collections of technical reports?
          18. Does DTIC offer training/briefings on how to submit documents to DTIC?
        4. PDF Documents
        5. Tutorials and Other Guidance
      5. PDF with AD Numbers
      6. SBIR Submissions Guidance
      7. What to Submit
        1. Distribution & Copyright
        2. Introduction
        3. Media
        4. Points of Contacts
        5. Research, Development, Test & Evaluation
        6. Security
        7. Selection Criteria
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Data Science for DTIC Data Ecosystem

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Table of contents
  1. Story
  2. Slides
    1. Slide 1 Data Science for DTIC Data Ecosystem
    2. Slide 2 Overview
    3. Slide 3 Master Data Repository Tool RFI: Due December 30th
    4. Slide 4 GPO's FDsys: 1 Billion Items Served and Ready For More
    5. Slide 5 Big Data: Google Page Rank
    6. Slide 6 Data Science: Questions, Data Mining, Invert Bath Tub, and Digital Government Strategy
    7. Slide 7 DTIC Site Map
    8. Slide 8 DTIC Thesaurus
    9. Slide 9 DTIC Subject Categories
    10. Slide 10 Knowledge Base: MindTouch
    11. Slide 11 Knowledge Base Spreadsheet Linked Data Index: Excel
    12. Slide 12 Analytics and Visualization: Spotfire
    13. Slide 13 Semantic Search: Semantic Insights
    14. Slide 14 Results: Conclusions and Next Steps
  3. Spotfire Dashboard
  4. Research Notes
    1. Conference Call
    2. GPO's FDsys: 1 billion items served and ready for more
    3. About FDsys
      1. FDsys is
      2. Discover the Benefits of FDsys
      3. Find out more
      4. FDsys Tutorials
  5. Master Data Repository Tool RFI
    1. Introduction
    2. Product
      1. Functional
        1. A. Data Ingest and Storage
        2. B. Search
        3. C. Access Control
        4. D. Data Linkage
        5. E. Analysis and Visualization
        6. F. Semantic Search
        7. G. Document Management
        8. H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement
        9. I.  Publishing
        10. J. Application Development
      2. Non-functional
        1. K. License
        2. L. Security
        3. M. Availability
        4. N. Technical
    3. Support Services Tasks
      1. Functional
        1. A. Installation
        2. B. Data Ingest and Storage
        3. C. Search
        4. D. Access Control
        5. E. Analysis and Visualization
        6. F. Semantic Search
        7. G. Document Management
        8. H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement
        9. I.  Publishing
      2. Non-functional
        1. J. Cloud
        2. K. Security
        3. L. Availability
        4. M. Support
    4. Requirements
      1. Period of Performance
      2. Location
      3. Information Submission Instructions
      4. Response Time/Date
      5. Confidentiality
  6. DTIC Site Map
    1. About Us
      1. Administrator
      2. Affiliated Organizations
      3. Employment
        1. DTIC Career Opportunities
        2. DTIC Jobs Available
        3. Employment @ DTIC®
        4. Who We Are
        5. What We Offer
      4. Mission Statement
      5. Policy Memoranda
      6. DoD programs
        1. HBCU/MI
        2. HBCU/MI Resources
          1. Resources at DTIC
          2. Reference Tools
          3. Announcements
          4. Institutions
          5. Business Opportunities
          6. Research
        3. SBIR
        4. URS/DEPSCoR
      7. DTIC Hosted websites
        1. ASD R&E websites
        2. DoD websites
          1. C
          2. D
          3. E
          4. F
          5. J
          6. M
          7. N
          8. O
          9. P
          10. U
    2. Announcements
      1. DTIC Conference
      2. DTIC Scheduled Maintenance
      3. DoD Root Certificates
      4. Having Trouble Downloading
      5. Submitting Classified to DTIC
    3. Contact Us
      1. Directions
      2. Email Directory
      3. Contact Registration
    4. Customer Support
      1. Acronyms
      2. User Council
      3. Communications
        1. Briefings
        2. Events
        3. Outreach Resources
      4. Training
        1. Training Form
        2. Training Descriptions
        3. Training Schedule
        4. STINFO
          1. STINFO Documents
          2. A
          3. C
          4. D
          5. E
          6. F
          7. I
          8. L
          9. M
          10. N
          11. P
          12. R
          13. S
          14. U
          15. V
          16. W
    5. Find It
      1. Ask a Librarian
      2. DTIC A to Z
        1. A
        2. B
        3. C
        4. D
        5. E
        6. F
        7. G
        8. H
        9. I
        10. J
        11. K
        12. L
        13. M
        14. N
        15. O
        16. P
        17. Q
        18. R
        19. S
        20. T
        21. U
        22. V
        23. W
        24. X Y Z
      3. Forms and Guides
      4. DTIC Contributors
      5. DTIC Registered Customers
      6. Free Online Reports
      7. Quick Navigation Guide
        1. Ask a Librarian
        2. Corporate Source
        3. Customer Support
        4. DTIC A to Z
        5. DTIC Thesaurus
        6. Information Analysis Centers (IAC)
        7. Journals
        8. Obtaining Documents
        9. Reference
        10. Registration
        11. Research and Development Descriptive Summaries (RDDS)
        12. Search Technical Reports
        13. Simple Search
        14. Submitting Documents to DTIC
        15. Training
    6. Forms
      1. Forms and Guides
      2. DTIC Contributors
        1. Electronic Document Submission
        2. SF-298 
      3. DTIC Registered Customers
        1. DD Form 254 
        2. DD Form 2345 
        3. DTIC Form 55
    7. IAC
      1. DoD IACs
      2. AMMTIAC
      3. CBRNIAC
      4. CPIAC
      5. RIAC
      6. SENSIAC
      7. SURVIAC
      8. WSTIAC
      9. CSIAC
      10. HDIAC
      11. DSIAC
    8. Open Gov
      1. Congressional Budget Data
      2. Defense Innovation Market Place
      3. Technical Reports Search
    9. Public TR Searches
      1. Simple - Advanced Searches
        1. Advanced Search
        2. Advanced Search Tips
        3. Search Tips
          1. Getting Started
          2. Spelling
          3. Capitalization
          4. Common Words
          5. Automatic "AND" Operator
          6. Using "OR" Operator
          7. Snippets
          8. Stemming
          9. Refining Your Search
          10. Exclusion Words
          11. Phrase Searches
          12. Fielded searches - using the "inmeta" Search Operator
          13. Search Tags
          14. Corporate Source Search
          15. Thesaurus Search
        4. Simple Search
      2. Corporate Source
      3. Thesaurus
    10. Registration
      1. Eligibility
      2. Registration FAQs
        1. Reporting Changes to Your Account Information
          1. How do I update my contact information (address or telephone number)?
          2. How do I change my last name?
          3. How do I reset my password?
          4. When will my password expire?
        2. Contractors & Contracts
          1. How many contracts does my organization have registered with DTIC?
          2. My contract is classified as Secret. Why can't I order classified documents?
          3. I have multiple contracts, which contract number should I use to register?
        3. Fees
          1. Is there a fee to register with DTIC?
          2. Does DTIC charge for its products and services?
        4. DD Form 2345 – Military Critical Technical Data Agreement
          1. When is a new DD Form 2345 needed?
          2. I have a DD Form 2345 and was told that I could not order from DTIC. Why not?
          3. Is it necessary for Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) to approve the DD Form 2345?
          4. I sent my DD2345 form to DLIS. What is the status of my request?
          5. What do I do with my DD Form 2345 now that it is signed?
          6. What if I want to add export control but I am not the owner of the DD Form 2345?
        5. Limited Document Request (DTIC Form 55)
          1. How do I submit a Limited Document request (Form 55) to DTIC?
          2. When should a Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC) user submit a DTIC Form 55 to DTIC?
          3. Why do I have to wait for the limited distribution document I requested on a DTIC Form 55?
          4. What happens if DTIC does not receive a response from the releasing agency to the DTIC Form 55 request within the 180 days?
          5. What do I do if my request is cancelled or is returned to me?
          6. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
        6. Registration
          1. How can I register with DTIC?
          2. Am I registered with DTIC?
          3. Why do I have to register with DTIC in order to get a document?
          4. How can I obtain documents from the DTIC collection if I am not eligible to register with DTIC?
        7. DTIC login ID
          1. What is my DTIC login?
          2. Where can I find my DTIC login ID?
          3. When will I receive my DTIC login ID? I completed the registration application several weeks ago and I have not heard from DTIC yet
      3. Contractor Employees
        1. Gov Approving Officials
        2. Register as DoD/U.S. Government Contractor
        3. Register for FFRDCs
        4. Update User Information
      4. Government Employees
        1. Renew Accounts
        2. Update User Information
        3. Register as Federal Government
        4. Step-by-Step Upgrade Instructions
      5. Security
        1. Defense Security Service
    11. S&T Resources
      1. S&T Links
      2. Budget & Planning
        1. DoD Comptroller website
        2. DoD Congressional Budget Data website
        3. Research and Development Descriptive Summaries (RDDS)
      3. Journals
        1. AULIMP
        2. NDIA
        3. SCAMPI
        4. SciTech Connect
      4. Research in Progress
        1. Biomedical Research Database (BRD)
        2. Defense Technology Transfer Information System (DTTIS)
        3. Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Database
        4. Unified Research & Engineering Database
      5. Standards, Directives, Guidance
        1. Department of Defense (DoD) Index of Security Classification Guides
      6. Technical Reports
        1. DTIC Search Tools
          1. Corporate Source Search
          2. DTIC Thesaurus
        2. Subject Categories
    12. Submit
      1. Additional Submission Options
      2. Benefits of Submitting
      3. DoD Lab Liaison Program
      4. Guidance on Submitting Docs
        1. Distribution Statements
        2. Distribution Limitations
        3. FAQs - Submitting Technical Reports
          1. What DoD Regulations govern the submission of scientific and technical reports to DTIC?
          2. What are the benefits of submitting technical reports to DTIC?
          3. What types of documents should I send to DTIC?
          4. How do I submit documents to DTIC?
          5. How do I submit classified documents to DTIC?
          6. How do I prepare a technical report?
          7. What markings are required on a document for submission?
          8. What is an SF-298, Report Documentation Page, and why is it needed?
          9. What electronic formats does DTIC accept for electronic submissions?
          10. Is there a maximum file size for electronic submission?
          11. How long does it take DTIC to process my registration for Electronic Document Submission System?
          12. How long does it take DTIC to process a new submission and have it appear online?
          13. How do I find a document I submitted?
          14. What is an AD (Accession Document) number and how do I find out the AD number assigned to a document?
          15. Do you have guidance on submitting copyrighted information?
          16. Our facility places our public documents on our public Web site; should we send them to DTIC as well?
          17. Is DTIC interested in older collections of technical reports?
          18. Does DTIC offer training/briefings on how to submit documents to DTIC?
        4. PDF Documents
        5. Tutorials and Other Guidance
      5. PDF with AD Numbers
      6. SBIR Submissions Guidance
      7. What to Submit
        1. Distribution & Copyright
        2. Introduction
        3. Media
        4. Points of Contacts
        5. Research, Development, Test & Evaluation
        6. Security
        7. Selection Criteria
  7. NEXT

  1. Story
  2. Slides
    1. Slide 1 Data Science for DTIC Data Ecosystem
    2. Slide 2 Overview
    3. Slide 3 Master Data Repository Tool RFI: Due December 30th
    4. Slide 4 GPO's FDsys: 1 Billion Items Served and Ready For More
    5. Slide 5 Big Data: Google Page Rank
    6. Slide 6 Data Science: Questions, Data Mining, Invert Bath Tub, and Digital Government Strategy
    7. Slide 7 DTIC Site Map
    8. Slide 8 DTIC Thesaurus
    9. Slide 9 DTIC Subject Categories
    10. Slide 10 Knowledge Base: MindTouch
    11. Slide 11 Knowledge Base Spreadsheet Linked Data Index: Excel
    12. Slide 12 Analytics and Visualization: Spotfire
    13. Slide 13 Semantic Search: Semantic Insights
    14. Slide 14 Results: Conclusions and Next Steps
  3. Spotfire Dashboard
  4. Research Notes
    1. Conference Call
    2. GPO's FDsys: 1 billion items served and ready for more
    3. About FDsys
      1. FDsys is
      2. Discover the Benefits of FDsys
      3. Find out more
      4. FDsys Tutorials
  5. Master Data Repository Tool RFI
    1. Introduction
    2. Product
      1. Functional
        1. A. Data Ingest and Storage
        2. B. Search
        3. C. Access Control
        4. D. Data Linkage
        5. E. Analysis and Visualization
        6. F. Semantic Search
        7. G. Document Management
        8. H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement
        9. I.  Publishing
        10. J. Application Development
      2. Non-functional
        1. K. License
        2. L. Security
        3. M. Availability
        4. N. Technical
    3. Support Services Tasks
      1. Functional
        1. A. Installation
        2. B. Data Ingest and Storage
        3. C. Search
        4. D. Access Control
        5. E. Analysis and Visualization
        6. F. Semantic Search
        7. G. Document Management
        8. H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement
        9. I.  Publishing
      2. Non-functional
        1. J. Cloud
        2. K. Security
        3. L. Availability
        4. M. Support
    4. Requirements
      1. Period of Performance
      2. Location
      3. Information Submission Instructions
      4. Response Time/Date
      5. Confidentiality
  6. DTIC Site Map
    1. About Us
      1. Administrator
      2. Affiliated Organizations
      3. Employment
        1. DTIC Career Opportunities
        2. DTIC Jobs Available
        3. Employment @ DTIC®
        4. Who We Are
        5. What We Offer
      4. Mission Statement
      5. Policy Memoranda
      6. DoD programs
        1. HBCU/MI
        2. HBCU/MI Resources
          1. Resources at DTIC
          2. Reference Tools
          3. Announcements
          4. Institutions
          5. Business Opportunities
          6. Research
        3. SBIR
        4. URS/DEPSCoR
      7. DTIC Hosted websites
        1. ASD R&E websites
        2. DoD websites
          1. C
          2. D
          3. E
          4. F
          5. J
          6. M
          7. N
          8. O
          9. P
          10. U
    2. Announcements
      1. DTIC Conference
      2. DTIC Scheduled Maintenance
      3. DoD Root Certificates
      4. Having Trouble Downloading
      5. Submitting Classified to DTIC
    3. Contact Us
      1. Directions
      2. Email Directory
      3. Contact Registration
    4. Customer Support
      1. Acronyms
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The first page of your response shall include the following information:

1) eligible business concern's name, Semantic Community, LLC

2) point of contact, Dr. Brand L. Niemann

3) address, 4191 Lochleven Trail #304, Fairfax, VA 22030

4) cage code,  IN PROCESS

5) current business size, and One Director and Senior Data Scientist/Data Journalist

6) GSA MOBIS status.IN PROCESS

To this end, the WHS Acquisition Directorate is seeking the following information from interested companies:

  • Recommendations to the Draft Performance Work Statement: See Completion of Pilot
  • Recommended NAICS code(s): NA
  • Relevant Corporate Experience: Provide information that demonstrates the extent of your corporate experience performing the same or similar work during the last three (3) years: 30+ Years of Federal Service and 4 Years of Private Consulting Experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of requirement: Completion of Pilot
  • Unique or innovative ideas/concepts: Data Science Data Ecosystem with State-of-The-Art Tools
  • Rough order of magnitude which details relevant labor categories and fully burdened labor rates during the base period and throughout the two (2) option periods  $15,000/month burdened (plus travel expenses if necessary) for Senior Data Scientist. Cloud Services Tools are separate costs depending on the DTIC decisions.
  • Potential problems, challenges or concerns during contract performance: Access to ASSIST document database which houses over 180,000 PDF files associated with about 82,000 of the indexed documents

DTIC Needs Data Scientists to Build a Data Ecosystem with Data Science

My initial impression of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Request for Information (RFI) reads like “a boil the ocean” doing everything technologically possible with all of DTICs data (structured and unstructured) within 6 months with one tool. This will certainly not be possible or worthwhile in my opinion and experience because an axiom from systematics applies here:

A complex system built from scratch (with one tool in this case) will fail; a complex system built from a simple system that works and can be scaled, will work.

DTIC’s goal is to consolidate, unify, manage, control, search, analyze, and disseminate scientific and technical data using a single tool.

This is what I have been doing for multiple agencies in my data science/chief data officer work in pilot projects and Federal Big Data Working Group Meetups and Virginia Big Data Meetups.

​So I could even on my own show how this:

  • Master Data Repository tool that meets the requirements below; and
  • Consolidation of the data into a single tool will ease and facilitate analysis, management, and control.

could be developed incrementally as a simple system (not a warehouse, because that is not what data scientists are doing now, they are building data ecosystems) that will scale with multiple tools that work well together.

In fact, this is what my web site already shows: http://semanticommunity.info/

On a personal note: Vion interview me for something like this recently because they realized that their data storage business from DISA was not going to last forever, because as I like to say: “it is not where (cloud) you put the data, but how (data science ) you put your data.”

So how would I take a data science approach to DTIC's need for a Data Ecosystem?  

A. I could ask and answer four questions like we do in the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetups and Virginia Big Data Meetups:

  1. How is the data collected?
  2. Where is it stored?
  3. What are the results?
  4. Why should we believe them?

B. I could use the 6 step CRISP data mining process like we do in the Meetups:

  1. Business Understanding
  2. Data Understanding
  3. Data Preparation
  4. Modeling
  5. Evaluation
  6. Deployment

Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM; Shearer, 2000), illustrated in Figure 2-2. See also the Wikipedia page on the CRISP-DM process model

C. Thirdly, I could be like someone I know who became the "go to guy" in the intelligence community some years ago when he became a master user of Spotfire that everyone would sneaker net their data to for fast turn around for intelligence briefings.

I will do a fast turn around for DTIC here:)

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See: Spotfire Inverts Bathtub

D. Finally, I could do like I did when the Digital Government Strategy was announced a few years ago and put the strategy document in PDF and Web formats into this state-of-the-art MindTouch Wiki to satisfy many requirements/needs of a digital enterprise. So I will do this here staring with the DTIC Site Map.

 

Requirements Best Practice Example Comments
Site Map At Least a Taxonomy DTIC 280 Topics and Subtopics
Well-defined URLs European Standard DTIC But Some are Java Script
Content (XML, Java, and APIs with Non-Web Formats Like PDF Converted) Part or All of the Content This Page in MindTouch DTIC Does Not
Google Chrome Find All of the Content This Page in MindTouch DTIC Does Not
Semantic Insights Google Chrome Add-in Semantic Insights Beta This Page in MindTouch DTIC Does Not
Knowledge Base Index Relational and Triple (RDF) Formats This Excel Spreadsheet DTIC Does Not
Spreadsheet and Relational Data Sets and Tables Integration of Unstructured and Structured Content This Spotfire Example DTIC Does Not
Process Workflow and Rules Dynamic Case Management Be Informed Example in Other Projects DTIC Does Not
 
Data Ecosystem Cloud Infrastructure Tools and Storage in Amazon Cloud DTIC Does Not

 

Next lets map this to the table of RFI requirements below to show how this pilot meets and exceeds those requirements.

 

RFI Category Best Practice Example Comments
Product      
Functional MindTouch and Spotfire This Pilot Example Addresses All 10 Requirements
Non-functional MindTouch and Spotfire This Pilot Example Addresses All 4 Requirements
Support Services      
Functional MindTouch and Spotfire This Pilot Example Addresses All 9 Requirements
Non-functional MindTouch and Spotfire This Pilot Example Addresses All 4 Requirements
Requirements      
Period of Performance, Location, Information Submission, Instructions, Response Time/Date, Confidentiality Completed Pilot Project Semantic Community Done At No Cost For Virginia Big Data Working Group Meetup
Semantic Search MindTouch, Spotfire, and Semantic Insights Semantic Community
 
Research Assistant and Research Librarian Betas Requested from Semantic Insights
Support SQL and SPARQL MindTouch Semantic Community Tools Semantic Community MindTouch Uses My SQL and Semantic Community Uses SPARQL Tools
Offer REST APIs MindTouch Semantic Community Every Page in MindTouch and the MindTouch Platform is an API
Support Java and JavaScript application development MindTouch Semantic Community MindTouch Calls it Deki Script
Run on virtual machines with network storage Amazon Cloud Semantic Community Tools Amazon Cloud Services
Run on Linux, Solaris, and Windows Run in Amazon Cloud for Web Browser and Mobile Devices MindTouch Runs on Linux and Windows Spotfire Runs on All Three
Development will occur concurrent to DTIC's agile development and testing team This Pilot Was Done Prior This Pilot Example Semantic Community Has Many Examples
 
NoSQL solution preferred Integration of Unstructured and Structured Information and Data This Pilot Example Relational and Graph Data Sets
Support third party Business Intelligence tools Spotfire This Pilot Example DTIC Data Ecosystem Spotfire Dashboard

 

I built the knowledge base/data science publication and used Google Chrome Find for "PDF" and got 48 hits, the most interesting of which was:

ASSIST is the official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of Defense and it always has the most current information. Over 111,000 technical documents are indexed in ASSIST, and the ASSIST document database houses over 180,000 PDF files associated with about 82,000 of the indexed documents. Managed by DLA Document Services in Philadelphia, the ASSIST-Online website provides free public access to most technical documents in the ASSIST database. The ASSIST Shopping Wizard provides a way to order documents from the DODSSP that are not available in digital form.

I also did: DTIC Thesaurus and found 38 hits, the most interesting of which was a PDF that explained the terms and a spreadsheet with 65,535 rows. But I found the following:

  • Excel spreadsheet is truncated at the maximum rows (65,535). There are 67,598 rows which would fit in a newer version of Excel with a limit of over 1 M rows.
  • HTML is missing at least the first entry, but has summary information at the bottom:
    • 16629 Headword Terms 
    • 44594 Related Terms 
    • 1785 Extended Attributes 
    • 63008 Total Lines
  • Text is complete and it can be used in Spotfire, but I get unnamed column headers: Only the first 12 columns have values. The reason for the other columns 13-32 is unknown.

So what does search accomplish on the DTIC Web SIte? Is the Site Map the place to start for search? Is that like a Google Page Rank? Does putting the entire DTIC Web Site into MindTouch improve search and understanding? Does this create big data pages?

The answers to me are as follows:

  • So what does search accomplish on the DTIC Web SIte? Provide lots of hits to look at.
  • Is the Site Map the place to start for search? Is that like a Google Page Rank? Yes, because it is the page with all the main links.
  • Does putting the entire DTIC Web Site into MindTouch improve search and understanding? Yes, because it provides more structure, visualization, and content analytics in MindTouch, Excel, and Spotfire.
  • Does this create big data pages? Yes, because they can be used with more sophisticated semantic search tools like Research Assistant and Research Librarian Betas from Semantic Insights, especially to drill down into the ASSIST document database which houses over 180,000 PDF files associated with about 82,000 of the indexed documents.

Results: Conclusions and Next Steps

  • A Data Scientist Has Built a DTIC Data Ecosystem That Answers Four Basic Questions, Supports Data Mining, Inverts the Bath Tub, and Complies With the Digital Government Strategy.
  • The DTIC Data Ecosystem Was Built From the DTIC Web Site Map and Satisfies the RFI Requirements.
  • The DTIC Data Ecosystem Provides Sematic Search and Visualizations in MindTouch, Excel, and Spotfire.
  • Semantic Community Has Requested the Use of Research Assistant and Research Librarian Betas from Semantic Insights For Use on DTIC Content.

Semantic Community has done previous work for GPO with Semantic InsightsGPO Migrating Data To Increase Reach - Then It Should Innovate With Semantic Search

The most recent work from Semantic Insights that the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup is looking at is: Applying High-speed Pattern Recognition to Generate Queryable Semantics from Big Data - Big Data is filtered and reduced in real-time for event and pattern discovery: Applying High-speed Pattern Recognition to Generate Queryable Semantics from Big Data (PDF)

Some Notes:

I did find some inconsistencies in the Site Map and detailed subsections, like there is a System of Records Notice (SORN) subsection that does not appear in the Site Map, but does appear in the Registration subsection.

Slides

Slides

Slide 2 Overview

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Slide 3 Master Data Repository Tool RFI: Due December 30th

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Slide 4 GPO's FDsys: 1 Billion Items Served and Ready For More

http://gcn.com/Articles/2014/05/08/G...spx?Page=3&p=1

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Slide 5 Big Data: Google Page Rank

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank

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Slide 6 Data Science: Questions, Data Mining, Invert Bath Tub, and Digital Government Strategy

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Slide 10 Knowledge Base: MindTouch

Data Science for DTIC Data Ecosystem

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Slide 11 Knowledge Base Spreadsheet Linked Data Index: Excel

http://semanticommunity.info/@api/de...?origin=mt-web

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Slide 12 Analytics and Visualization: Spotfire

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Slide 13 Semantic Search: Semantic Insights

http://www.semanticinsights.com/appl...ions/index.htm

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Slide 14 Results: Conclusions and Next Steps

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Research Notes

So I will do a free pilot to show you how I would do this, like I have done in many similar situations, that you can freely use and can be used for my big data science meetups.

If they really want one tool then the GPO FEDSYS is probably the closest I have worked on in the past:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsysinfo/aboutfdsys.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Digital_System

http://gcn.com/Articles/2014/05/08/GPO-FDsys.aspx?Page=3&p=1

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But, “We are not resting on our laurels,” said GPO’s Chief Technology Officer Ric Davis. A major refresh of FDsys now is in the planning stages, which will include an updated search engine and improved support for mobile devices.

FDsys uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) and an ISO standard format for archival information to enable searching across multiple collections, a feature not available in the original GPO website, GPO Access.

“It was really a flat store of files with a search engine on top of it,” LaPlant said of the old Access. “We needed something to better manage and preserve.”

The agency is evaluating cloud-based technology for FDsys as part of its upcoming major refresh, along with a new an open source search engine, Solr, which promises fault tolerant performance on a large scale.

In 2012 GPO began replacing its 30-year-old composition engine called Microcomp with XML Professional Publisher (XPP) to enable the direct XML formatting of documents for both electronic and print publication. This eliminated the step of transforming documents for publication in XML. END OF EXCERPTS

So I taught XML Training at GPO, showed them how to “author once and use many” (print, CD, Web, mobile), and suggested MindTouch, the state-of-the-art Wiki with Solr (Lucene) in the Amazon Cloud that I use for all of my work, so I am still ahead of them after 15 years! I use four tools: MindTouch, Spotfire, Semantic Insights, and Be Informed.

Conference Call

I got three new DTIC documents (PowerPoint, PowerPoint, and Excel) and a new project description from Semantic Insights for a new project build.

GPO's FDsys: 1 billion items served and ready for more

Source: http://gcn.com/Articles/2014/05/08/G...spx?Page=3&p=1

May 08, 2014

On March 26, a visitor at the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys)  downloaded a Federal Register notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was the one billionth object retrieved through the site.

Introduced in 2009, FDsys has become a workhorse portal for public access to more than 1 million official documents, videos, audio recordings and images from all three branches of federal government. Almost half of the 1 billion retrievals came during the last 13 months. The most commonly viewed item is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with more than 14 million views since it became law in 2010. The system also hosts historical documents, such as the 1964 Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President Kennedy, which has been viewed more than 20,000 times.

FDsys was developed under a disciplined program management process using in-house expertise and infrastructure, designed for high availability and to support high demand volumes. The resulting system is a platform for managing government resources in a variety of formats.

“It’s more complex than just a Web server,” said FDsys manager Lisa LaPlant. Official documents are digitally signed, assuring the user that the documents are genuine and content has not been altered, and the system provides content management and a preservation repository for archival material as well as a site for online public access. It has demonstrated its ability to reliably deliver content during sudden spikes in demand, such as during the release of the federal budget, which now is distributed primarily in a digital format.

But, “We are not resting on our laurels,” said GPO’s Chief Technology Officer Ric Davis. A major refresh of FDsys now is in the planning stages, which will include an updated search engine and improved support for mobile devices.

FDsys uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) and an ISO standard format for archival information to enable searching across multiple collections, a feature not available in the original GPO website, GPO Access.

“It was really a flat store of files with a search engine on top of it,” LaPlant said of the old Access. “We needed something to better manage and preserve.”

GPO Access was mandated in 1993 to provide public access to GPO products and went online in 1994. It was developed in the infancy of online government, and “it served us very well for 15 years,” Davis said. “But it did have some limitations.” It used a search engine developed in-house, and the site’s only function was to serve up documents over the Internet. By 2000 it was clear that it was in need of an update, and a decision was made to develop a complete replacement.

Planning for FDsys began in 2005 and it was launched in January of 2009, running alongside GPO Access for a year before the older site was retired in 2010.

“To us it seemed like blinding speed,” Davis said of the four-year development process.

The development team used the agile development process of iterative and incremental software development, a cycle that includes planning, development, integration, testing and deployment.

“The part that was really critical was developing requirements,” Davis said. The development team consulted with all stakeholders in the project, including Federal Depository librarians, congressional staff and other agencies that would use the system. The goal was not new technology, but serving the stakeholders. “First of all, you want to do no harm,” he said. The idea was to keep users happy while adding new features. Success required having a clear vision to define the framework.

“There was a lot of involvement from subject matter experts” who produce and use the documents in developing requirements, LaPlant said.

Because GPO must ensure that its digital material will remain available in the future, through both FDsys and the 1,200 libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program, the framework uses the Open Archival Information System, a reference model from the International Organization for Standardization that specifies the concepts for a digital preservation system.

“We knew that was something that would fit our needs,” LaPlant said. A basic element of the model is the Archival Information Package in which both primary material and its metadata are stored as a single object. Managing data and metadata together allows information to be easily searched and to be transferred as one package.

Metadata is provided in XML, which allows documents to be encoded in a format that is human and machine readable, making it ideal for documents being searched for and accessed through the Internet. XML has become the go-to format for information in digital government initiatives, part of the Obama administration’s policy of leveraging the Web and virtual environments for delivery of government products and services.

In 2012 GPO began replacing its 30-year-old composition engine called Microcomp with XML Professional Publisher (XPP) to enable the direct XML formatting of documents for both electronic and print publication. This eliminated the step of transforming documents for publication in XML.

The decision was made to develop and host FDsys in-house because GPO staff already was familiar with the agency’s systems, the material being produced and the needs of FDsys. With the shift at GPO away from primarily ink-on-paper to electronic publishing, “we had the technical capability to handle it ourselves,” Davis said, although, “I wouldn’t say finding the staff was easy.”

GPO uses a commercial content delivery network for reliable response and to accommodate bursts in demand, but hosts FDsys on its premises, as well as a backup site for continuity of operations and disaster recovery.

The agency is evaluating cloud-based technology for FDsys as part of its upcoming major refresh, along with a new an open source search engine, Solr, which promises fault tolerant performance on a large scale.

A new user interface for mobile devices also is in the works. The FDsys site now is accessible through mobile browsers, “but you have to do a lot of pinching and scrolling,” LaPlant said. A mobile interface has always been on the FDsys roadmap, and with the rapid adoption of the devices, “we saw it was time to do it.”

With FDsys established as a scalable and reliable, GPO also is offering it to other agencies as a platform for archiving and disseminating material. It already is hosting such diverse materials as historic Treasury Department documents, audio recordings of radio traffic from Air Force One following the JFK assassination, and President’ Nixon’s Watergate grand jury testimony. GPO wants to expand these services, possibly to include online sites branded for client agencies.

“It depends on the needs of the client agency,” Davis said.

About the Author

William Jackson is freelance writer and the author of the CyberEye blog. 

About FDsys

​Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsysinfo/aboutfdsys.htm

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you are able to:

Search for documents and publications — FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.

Browse for documents and publications — FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.

Access metadata about documents and publications — FDsys provides information about Government publications in standard XML formats.

Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats — With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.

FDsys is

Content Management System
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its lifecycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity.

Preservation Repository
The repository guarantees long-term preservation and access to digital Government content. To meet this critical need for permanent access to Federal Government information, FDsys follows archival system standards.

An Advanced Search Engine
FDsys combines modern search technology with extensive metadata creation to ensure the highest quality search experience.

Discover the Benefits of FDsys

  • Access is free.
  • About 50 different collections of Federal Government information are available.
  • FDsys is easy to use.
  • FDsys offers authentic, digitally signed PDF documents.
  • Information is preserved for permanent public access.
  • Search multiple publications at once.
  • Conduct complex searches.
  • Narrow, sort, and filter search results.
  • Access documents in multiple file formats.
  • Access metadata in standard XML formats.
  • Browse by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.
  • Utilize a searchable online help system.

Find out more

  • Find out more about performing searches in FDsys through online help.
  • Find out more about browsing for documents and publications in FDsys through online help.
  • Find out more about what's available through FDsys.

Master Data Repository Tool RFI

Source: Word

Introduction

This is a Sources Sought Notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The Department of Defense (DoD), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Acquisition Directorate (AD) is issuing this notice seeking sources capable of providing a Master Data Repository tool that meets the requirements below. DTIC’s goal is to consolidate, unify, manage, control, search, analyze, and disseminate scientific and technical data using a single tool. Consolidation of the data into a single tool will ease and facilitate analysis, management, and control.  A single tool is desired to replace the numerous legacy technologies; reduce the number of required skill sets; reduce risk by eliminating many processes, interfaces, and points of integration; and gain efficiencies by applying policies, features, validation rules, and data quality improvements once rather than in multiple data flows.  The tool must also provide better functionality than some of DTIC’s existing technologies, namely:

  • Storage that can quickly ingest diverse structured and unstructured data without time-consuming preliminary data model standardization.
  • Access control, integrated with the data store that will ensure the security of its information but can be more responsive to changing policies and new data sets.
  • Search that supports simple and complex queries across structured and unstructured data, delivers fast, accurate, and precise results, can quickly respond to requests for new features, and is integrated with semantic technologies.
  • Semantic capabilities for storing and querying RDF triples.
  • Analytic and visualization capabilities that can be quickly implemented across minimally normalized data to offer new insights on Department of Defense science and technology research.
  • Input systems that can be easily spun up for new data calls and whose data can be integrated, searched, controlled, and analyzed in the same system.

Product

The Contractor shall provide a Master Data Repository (MDR) Product that possesses the following capabilities to meet DTIC’s requirements:

Functional

A. Data Ingest and Storage

1. Quickly ingest structured data with diverse schemas without having to establish a common data model and without losing the structure of the ingested data.  Ingested data shall be immediately searchable.  NoSQL solution preferred.

2. System will be able to pull data directly from a variety of databases (Oracle, MySQL, and MS SQL Server) and from data dumps in a variety of potential formats (XML, CSV, JSON).

3. Quickly ingest unstructured data (e.g. full text documents) in a variety of formats (PDF, Word, PPT, etc.) and make it immediately searchable.

4. Quickly ingest RDF triples.

5. Establish connectors to continually harvest data from repositories that must remain independent.

6.  Index content from website crawls.

7. Easily modify data mappings, fields, models, and schemas, both after ingest and optionally during ingest, to enhance functionality.

8. Easily scale up to incorporate new data sets

9. Replace some of the existing databases and unstructured data repositories (file systems) by becoming the primary store of that data.

10. Serve as the database for legacy, custom-built, in-house input systems (support SQL queries and inserts).

B. Search

1. Treat the full text of a document and the metadata describing the document as a single item in search results.

2. Offer simple search of structured and unstructured data, separately and together.

3. Search specific metadata elements/fields.   Easily and quickly add new search fields across diverse collections.

4. Support Boolean operators, proximity operators, phrase searching, and nesting in the general index and when limiting to specific fields.

5. Automatically search stems of words to finding singular and plural forms.

6. Support truncation and wildcard searching.

7. Search date and number ranges.

8. Enable building complex queries combining Boolean operators, multiple levels of nesting, field searching, full text searching, phrase searching and truncation using a simple search language.

9. Enable scrolling or paging through all results from a search, not limiting to only the first few thousand results.

10. Return exact counts of search results, not rough estimates, regardless of scale of results.

11. Enable sorting by relevance, date, or alphabetically by fields like Title or Organization.

12. Recommend similar results.

13. Enable browsing/selecting search terms from an ingested authority file/ontology (e.g. list of organizations).

14. Ingest a thesaurus or taxonomy to expand searches to synonyms and related terms.

15. Autocomplete/suggest search terms as the user types in a search query.

16. Enable system administrators to tune the relevance algorithm (e.g. by frequency, occurrence in specific metadata fields, etc.).

17. Offer users option to limit a search to only structured data (excluding indexes of full-text/unstructured data).

18. Allow users to save search strategies to rerun ad hoc or periodically.

19. Save and export metadata search results in a variety of formats (PDF, CSV, and BibTex).

20. Offer facets/navigators/clusters, based on specific metadata or extracted entities, for browsing results.

21. Return a sub-second response for simple search queries.

22. Enable saving of user search preferences.

23. Offers APIs for other applications to search the data

24. Search by geographic location.

25. Highlight search terms in results.

26. Store logs of user search queries.

27. Incorporate results from other search engines.

C. Access Control

1. Apply role-based access control of search and input users at collection, document, and metadata element levels.

2. Apply role-based access control of search and input users to query, analysis, input, and edit functionality.

3. Apply role-based access control of developers’ access to structured and unstructured data by collection.

4. Apply complex access control rules based on multiple markings within the metadata such as distribution limitation, distribution reason, and classification.

5. Query LDAP for user attributes and access rights.

6. Store logs of users’ data accesses.

7. Offer APIs for other applications to inquire specific user’s access rights for specific data.

8. Control access to the data by other agencies and applications (i.e. include access control in a search API).

9. Easily modify rules to accommodate new policies and new collections.

D. Data Linkage

1. Establish relationships/links across data sets with diverse schemas.

2. Enable exposing data gaps and inconsistencies across content and implementing strategies to mitigate those gaps.

3. Enable inferring new or missing data from relationships in diverse data sets.

4. Easily add new fields/element types to individual collections to fill data gaps.

5. Enable construction of new composite entities using specific elements from multiple data sets with diverse schemas. For example, integrate user registration data, access rights, search/access/input history, authorship, saved searches, and bibliographies into a single profile for each user.

E. Analysis and Visualization

1. Support Analytics requests for statistical queries within collections and across linked data.

2. Respond to analytic queries across millions of metadata records in seconds.

3. Support visualization of data through charts, graphs, and maps.

4. Support third party Business Intelligence tools.

5. Store logs of analytics requests.

6. Generate metrics on use of the input, search, and analytics modules of the repository.

F. Semantic Search

1. Provide for storage of ontologies and RDF triples.

2. Offer search of RDF integrated with search of metadata and full text.

3. Support SPARQL queries.

4. Support visualization of semantic relations of data.

G. Document Management

1. Enable input, editing, and management of data by users and internal staff.

2. Ensure data is immediately exposed in search after input/edit/approval.

3. Support workflows for document management.

4. Support document versioning.

5. Allow end users to tag data or enhance data.

6. Enable schema and content validation of data feeds.

7. Enable field validation in manual input forms.

8. Enable users to select input values from values in an existing ingested taxonomy or collection (e.g. select Organization from ingested taxonomy of organizations).

9. Enable users to load batches of records (e.g. as XML, JSON, CSV).

10. Provide ACID transactions to ensure data integrity.

11. Support simultaneous read and write (Multiversion concurrency control)

H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement

1. Enable applying universal and collection specific data governance across ingested and inputted content.

2. Enable validation of manual inputs and XML uploads.

. Enable quality analysis and improvement of ingested legacy data.

I.  Publishing

1. Export metadata on demand and on periodic schedule in a number of formats (XML, HTML, Sitemap, CSV, OAI, MARC, etc.) along with its associated unstructured full text data (PDF, Word, PPT, etc.).

2. Offer APIs for trusted sources to export data on demand.

J. Application Development

1. Easily spin-up front-ends for search, analysis, or input of data for existing or new collections.

Non-functional

K. License

1. Offer on premise and cloud solutions

2. Easily transition licenses between on premise and cloud solutions.

L. Security

1. Meet requirements of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF).

M. Availability

1. Support clustered architecture on staging and production environments for high availability and disaster recovery.

2. Provide option for database replication.

3. Provide installations on NIPR Development, Staging, and Production environments with full data sets on both Staging and Production.

4. Provide installations on SIPR Staging, and Production environments with full data sets on both Staging and Production.

N. Technical

1. Support SQL and SPARQL.

2. Offer REST APIs.

3. Support Java and JavaScript application development.

4. Run on virtual machines with network storage.

5. Run on Linux, Solaris, and Windows.

Support Services Tasks

The Contractor shall be directly responsible for ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, and completion of all requirements under this effort, none of which are considered inherently governmental functions as defined in FAR 2.101 or Subpart 7.5.  In accordance with FAR 37.104, Personal Services are prohibited and will not be performed under this contract.  A key concept throughout is for the Contractor to assist in shaping the technology base for DTIC’s future. Development will occur concurrent to DTIC's agile development and testing team.

Functional

The Contractor shall perform the following tasks which include, but are not limited to:

A. Installation

1. Install, configure, and optimize the product in NIPRnet environments on premise at DTIC or in DTIC’s chosen cloud provider

2. Install, configure, and optimize the product in SIPRnet environments on premise at DTIC

B. Data Ingest and Storage

1. Ingest structured and unstructured data from DTIC’s primary collections (see Data Details below) without extensive upfront data normalization effort.

2. Ingest data from DTIC’s database of saved searches and bibliographies.

3. Ingest application and web log data.

4. Establish connectors and processes to periodically ingest updates from legacy repositories that DTIC chooses to persist outside of the MDR.

5. Ingest associated RDF triples generated from DTIC’s semantic tools.

6. Modify and transform data as needed to meet specific use cases.

C. Search

1. Implement search service for DTIC’s front-end user interfaces to call with queries and return with search results.  Ensure it supports Boolean operators, proximity operators, phrase searching, and complex nesting in the general index and when limiting to specific fields. 

2. Implement display service for DTIC’s frontend user interfaces to call with requests for specific metadata records and documents.

3. Implement full text searching.

4. Implement option to search only metadata (excluding the full text index).

5. Implement default option to search both full text (unstructured data) and metadata (structured data).

6. Enable field searching of each single field within each collection and for a limited set of common fields across collections. 

7. Implement combined search fields that may search single fields in some databases but multiple fields in others (e.g. Authors, Organizations, Subjects, and Identifying Numbers).

8. Optimize performance for commonly searched fields (e.g. Title, Author, Organization, Report Date, Creation Date, Program Element Number, etc.).

9. Ensure that the metadata record describing a full text document, and the full text document itself, are treated as a single item in search results but as separate items for access control.

10. Implement stemming, truncation and wildcard searching.

11. Implement sort of search results by relevance, date, and alphabetically by title and organization.

12. Ingest a subject thesaurus or taxonomy to expand searches to synonyms and related terms.

13. Store logs of user search queries.

14. Implement auto-completion of search terms based on logs of previous searches.

15. Create service for web front end to store search queries, to retrieve and display saved search strategies to the user, and to rerun searches on demand or on schedule.

16. Create service for web front end to store specific user selected search results to review at a later date, add to, delete, and export in a variety of formats.

17. Implement facets/navigators/clusters of 3-5 metadata elements in search results for users to filter search results.

18. Return sub-second response for simple search queries.

19. Create web service for web front end to store, reference, and modify users’ UI preferences.

D. Access Control

1. Implement role-based access control of search and analysis queries at collection, document, and metadata element levels. Integrate into service for search queries and display of data.   Access control will be based on rules for controlling Scientific and Technical Information, markings of data in the MDR, and user attributes.

2. Implement controlling developers’ access to code and data stored in MDR.

3. Implement query of DTIC’s LDAP for user attributes and access rights.

4. Implement storage of logs of users’ requests for structured and unstructured data and whether or not access was granted.

E. Analysis and Visualization

1. Implement service for analytics requests within collections and across linked data to retrieve statistics on content, user, and log data.

2. Assist implementation of visualization of results from analytics requests through charts, graphs, and maps.

3. Implement storing logs of analytics requests.

4. Implement service to query access logs for the number of times each item in a search results list has been viewed but previous users.

F. Semantic Search

1. Implement search of RDF triples integrated with search of metadata and full text.

2. Assist with creation of SPARQL queries for new analytics requests.

G. Document Management

1. Implement service for document management staff to edit ingested data.

H. Data Governance and Quality Improvement

1. Implement scripts to correct/improve/standardize data in select elements.

I.  Publishing

1. Implement service to export metadata in XML with associated full text files for records selected through search queries. 

2. Implement service to publish metadata in XML or HTML with associated full text and Sitemap indexes.

Non-functional

J. Cloud

1. Assist with transitioning on premise implementations to a cloud environment.

K. Security

1. Integrate the system with DTIC’s SSO environment.

2. Assist with documenting system security plan for MDR.

L. Availability

1. Implement clustered environments.

M. Support

1. Provide annual maintenance support.

2. Provide training classes.

3. Fully document code written to fulfill above requirements.

4. Document technical architecture of implementation.

Requirements

Period of Performance

The anticipated period of performance for this requirement is 6 months with (2)-6-month option periods.

Location

DTIC expects 95% of the work to be performed at the Government site: Defense Technical Information Center located at the Andrew T. McNamara Building at 875 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218.

To this end, the WHS Acquisition Directorate is seeking the following information from interested companies:

  1. Recommendations to the Draft Performance Work Statement
  2. Recommended NAICS code(s)
  3. Relevant Corporate Experience: Provide information that demonstrates the extent of your corporate experience performing the same or similar work during the last three (3) years
  4. Demonstrated understanding of requirement
  5. Unique or innovative ideas/concepts
  6. Rough order of magnitude which details relevant labor categories and fully burdened labor rates during the base period and throughout the two (2) option periods
  7. Potential problems, challenges or concerns during contract performance

Information Submission Instructions

The response to this notice is limited to ten (10) single sided pages including all attachments, charts, etc. (single spaced, 12-point font, excluding charts and graphics). The first page of your response shall include the following information: 1) eligible business concern's name, 2) point of contact, 3) address, 4) cage code, 5) current business size, and 6) GSA MOBIS status.

All responses to this Sources Sought Notice must be submitted electronically (via e-mail) to Cameron Earle, Contract Specialist, at cameron.j.earle.civ@mail.mil. Facsimile responses will not be accepted.

Response Time/Date

Capability statements with respect to the information above are due no later than 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, 30 December 2014. Capability statements received after this date and time may not be considered.

DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT NOTES:

This Sources Sought Notice is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Government. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in the response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any concern responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the concern's qualifications to perform the work.

Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. Responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.

The Government will NOT accept requests for meetings or briefings. Information and materials submitted in response to this notice WILL NOT be returned.

The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of responses received nor otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted.

As a result of this notice, the Government MAY issue a solicitation. There is no solicitation available at this time. However, should such a requirement materialize, no basis for claims against the Government shall arise as a result of a response to this Sources Sought Notice or the Government's use of such information as either part of our evaluation process or in developing specifications for any subsequent requirement.

Confidentiality

No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).

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About Us

Administrator

CHRISTOPHER E. THOMAS

Senior Executive Service

 

Christopher Thomas Image     Mr. Christopher E. Thomas, a member of the Senior Executive Service, was appointed the Administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) in March 2012. He is responsible for planning and directing DTIC’s mission activities to coordinate science and technology information (STINFO) policy covering preservation and reuse of the results of DoD’s $11B annual investment in science and technology. In his role as Administrator, Mr. Thomas oversees the DoD’s largest central resource for government-funded science, technical, engineering, and business-related information available. He also leads the fielding of tools that enable diverse teams across the Department to work together.

Under his direction, DTIC operates the DoD’s Information Analysis Centers, through which DoD components and federal government agencies contract for over a billion dollars of specialized technical analysis annually in the areas of cyber security, defense systems and homeland defense. Mr. Thomas also serves as DTIC’s Chief Technology Officer.

Mr. Thomas served as DoD’s representative to the OSTP interagency working group for public access to federally funded journal articles and digital data produced during research. He now leads the DoD’s implementation of public access to journal articles and digital data.

Previously, Mr. Thomas was DTIC’s Acting Administrator; Director, Information Systems Support; Director, Component Information Support; and Division Chief for Technology Applications. During his tenure at DTIC, he was instrumental in the production of DTIC’s 2011-2016 Strategic Plan; accelerated the adoption of Internet technologies to redefine the way DTIC collects and disseminates information and simplifies access to DoD community users.

Mr. Thomas directed the launch of DoDTechipedia, one of the first social collaboration tools available inside the NIPRNET and SIPRNET firewall to enable DoD scientists, researchers and engineers to add and actively update content. In 2009, Mr. Thomas was the Program Manager for the DoDTechipedia when it earned the Government Computer News Agency Award, for “outstanding information technology initiatives.”

Before entering government service, Mr. Thomas served as a Director, Program Manager, Program Engineer, and Software Developer for several federal government contractors. He led software development for DoD's first enterprise websites, including DefenseLink (the predecessor to Defense.gov), Air Force LINK, and lead a team that established over 100 websites for DoD organizations.

Mr. Thomas holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute and has a Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Leadership (GSLC) certificate. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and a Master of Arts in Economics from George Mason University. He completed the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society program and the APEX Senior Executive Orientation Program.

Employment

DTIC Jobs Available

TECHNICAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST

DTIC is seeking an individual to be responsible for the analysis, review and final selection of scientific and technical reports, and media products for the document collections of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).  This individual will also review classified documents and determine proper security downgrading markings required by security regulations.

Open to Career/Career-Conditional employees DTIC only 
GS-1412-12
Salary: $75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014
JOA Number: DTIC-1277958-14OF

Employment @ DTIC®

We are looking for talented people to be part of the DTIC team, who can use current technologies to lead to the adoption of new capabilities. DTIC's key needs are in software development, program management, and system/database administration supporting commercial and open source technologies.

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Who We Are

DTIC is transforming into a technology organization, focused on accelerating the flow of information within the Defense Department and with partners in industry and academia. The largest central resource for defense and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information available today, DTIC has more than four million records in its collection. DTIC manages the Information Analysis Centers, a nearly $2 billion enterprise supporting research and analysis and continues as a leader in the website arena; responsible for designing, executing and hosting more than 100 sites for the Department of Defense. DTIC is a DoD Field Activity and reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)).

We are proud of our collaboration with various internship programs such as Operation Warfighter and the Workforce Recruitment Program.

What We Offer

Federal benefits include:

Mission Statement

To provide essential, technical research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) information rapidly, accurately and reliably to support our DoD customers' needs.

Policy Memoranda

The reasons for having a DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), are the same today as those stated in the Secretary of Defense Memorandum and Directive, May 14, 1951, signed by George C. Marshall, Secretary of Defense, when he established the Armed Services Technical Information Agency (ASTIA), now the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

"... the end product of all Department of Defense sponsored research and development -- i.e., the recorded conclusions -- costing vast sums of money and irreplaceable scientific effort, must be assembled, organized, preserved, and made available for future reference by those concerned with exploring and guarding the scientific frontiers of the Nation." (Report on the Armed Services Technical Information Agency, 30 June 1957)

Required by DoD Instruction 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) 

Implementing Guidance:

DoD programs

The following are among the ongoing programs at DTIC:

HBCU/MI

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program provides access to scientific and technical information products and services to faculty, staff, and students of:

  • Alaska Native-Serving Institutions
  • American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • High Hispanic Enrollment
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Minority Institutions
  • Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions
  • Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions
  • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

The products and services are provided to assist institutions with developing and improving their:

  • Scientific and technical curriculum
  • Research programs
  • Abilities to compete for federal grants and contracts.

Visit the HBCU Resources web page for additional scientific and technical resources.

NOTE: You do not need to have a grant or contract to work with DTIC. Your demonstrated interest in performing research & development (R&D) for DoD or another federal agency allows access to our public release materials. If you are already participating in any DoD or federal R&D effort, register as a contractor for enhanced access.

For more information on the HBCU/MI Programs or to find out about additional technology transfer opportunities and comprehensive technical information support to small technology companies:

Phone: (703)-767-8269

email: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.outreach@mail.mil

View the registration steps for the HBCU/MI Program.

SBIR

DTIC provides valuable technical information to small technology companies engaged in early-stage R&D projects for the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

NOTE: You do not need to have a grant or contract to work with DTIC. Your demonstrated interest in performing research & development (R&D) for DoD or another federal agency allows access to our public database. For more information on the SBIR/STTR Programs or to find out about additional technology transfer opportunities and comprehensive technical information support to small technology companies:

Phone: (703)-767-8269

Email: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.sbir@mail.mil

URS/DEPSCoR

DTIC University Research Support (URS) provides unclassified, unlimited scientific and technical information products and services to organizations and individuals eligible for the Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiatives (MURI), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Program and other DoD Special Programs for academic organizations and researchers. These programs are elements of the Department of Defense (DoD) University Research Initiative (URI), funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. URI is designed to improve the quality of defense research performed at universities to meet defense needs, provide expanded opportunities for interaction between universities and the DoD research community and support the education of engineers and scientists in disciplines critical to national defense needs. The initiative is a collection of specialized research programs performed by academic research institutions.

MURI supports basic research in the science and engineering areas intersecting more than one traditional discipline. The program is focused on multidisciplinary team efforts to address issues of critical concern to the DoD and the AF. The goal of this program is to advance defense research, accelerate technology transition, and educate scientists and engineers in the interdisciplinary areas important to national defense.

View the URS/URI registration steps. Contact DTIC for assistance at (703) 767-8269 or dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.outreach@mail.mil.

DTIC Hosted websites

DTIC has leading edge expertise in hosting websites. As part of our mission to serve the information needs of the defense community, DTIC is responsible for creating and hosting more than 70 DoD websites.

ASD(R&E) Public websites Hosted by DTIC

  • DTIC provides Web hosting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering).

DoD Public websites Hosted by DTIC

  • DTIC has developed a number of websites for the Department of Defense including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Washington Headquarters Services.
DoD websites

These websites are current as of September, 2013.

Announcements

DTIC Conference

The DTIC Conference is postponed until further notice, but DTIC is researching innovative ways of providing new information virtually.

Webinars and hands-on training opportunities are available to learn more about our resources.

What would you like to see or hear at our next Webinar?  Send your questions, comments and suggestions to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.conference-information@mail.mil.

DTIC Scheduled Maintenance

There is no maintenance scheduled at this time.

DoD Root Certificates

If you are having problems accessing secure websites and applications, you should contact your organization's IT department.

Having Trouble Downloading

There is a compatibility problem between Adobe Acrobat and some browsers. If you are unable to download one of our documents this may be the cause.

For a quick fix try:

Right click on the link and select either "Open in a New Window" to view the documents or "Save Target As..." to save it to your hard drive.

You can then download the document to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat as you will no longer be going through the IE browser.

Users who upgrade to Adobe Acrobat 8.0 may notice a problem opening PDF files from DTIC, even when attempting to open the file in a new window. We have found the problem can be overcome by changing the Internet preferences.

* It may be necessary to reboot, so all other applications should be saved and closed.
* Open your Adobe Reader.
* From the Edit menu, select Preferences.
* Under Categories select Internet.
* Under Web Browser Options unclick Display PDF in Browser.
Click OK. If you are asked to reboot, click Yes.

Another cause of your downloading problem may be that the document is too large for your system. Most of the full-text documents on our Web pages are in Adobe Portable Document Format (*.pdf) and are fairly large files. If you are using a modem or dial-in connection, you might experience long waiting periods (2-3 hours or longer) before your system completes the download and displays the document. Depending on your system configuration, you may lose your connection before the download is complete. These issues are controlled by your system and your telecommunication service, not by DTIC. If you are not a DTIC registered user, you may be able to purchase the document from NTIS.

Submitting Classified to DTIC

A Reminder About Classified Input to DTIC

If your organization does not allow you to create classified CDs or DVDs, you can send your documents in PDF (preferred) to DTIC in other ways. DTIC recommends either:

1) posting documents to a SIPRNET Web site and informing DTIC of the that site's URL and applicable document information or

2) submitting documents via SIPRNET email to TR@DTIC.SMIL.MIL

For more information or questions regarding document submissions to DTIC, please contact Information Collections (dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil) at (703) 767-8038; DSN 427-8038.

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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
8725 John J. Kingman Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218


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Directions to the Headquarters Complex on Ft. Belvoir

General Information

DTIC is located in the Andrew T. McNamara Headquarters Complex (HQC)at Ft. Belvoir, VA. The HQC has controlled access with fluctuating security requirements that may alter access procedures. All visitors must use the Main Gate (Gate 1) located on John J. Kingman Road to verify his/her visit to DTIC.

Be prepared to show a picture I.D. The security guards will direct you to the parking area available for visitors. Please note that parking is not allowed in any numbered space.

Be advised that due to changing security conditions visitors could encounter long walking distances to the area where DTIC is located.

All visitors must enter the HQC through the main lobby located in the center of the building, marked by flagpoles. Upon entry into the building, check in at the guard station and you will be met by your DTIC POC.

Please note: There are no hotels or motels within walking distance of the HQC and there is limited access to restaurants and shopping centers. A full service cafeteria (available for breakfast and lunch) is located in the HQC.

Driving Directions:

From Reagan National Airport 

Take the Jefferson Davis Highway (also called U.S. Route 1/Richmond Highway) south through Alexandria toward Ft. Belvoir.

Continue south, past Pence Gate (the main Belvoir gate), until Jefferson Davis Highway intersects with the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286 formerly Route 7100) and turn right onto the parkway.

At the first traffic light turn right onto John J. Kingman Road. Visitors should use the Main Gate (Gate 1), which is the second gate into the HQC (see above for information about entering the HQC). 

From Dulles Airport 
Take the Dulles Access Road to southbound Interstate 495.

In Springfield, exit onto Interstate 95 south. Continue on Interstate 95 to Exit 166A, Ft. Belvoir/Newington (approximately 2 miles south of Springfield).

The off-ramp will put you on the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286 formerly Route 7100) heading south.

Continue for approximately two miles and turn left onto John J. Kingman Road. Visitors should use the Main Gate (Gate 1), which is the second gate into the HQC (see above for information about entering the HQC).

From Washington, DC 

Take Interstate 395 South. The road becomes Interstate 95 after the exits for Interstate 495.

Follow Interstate 95 to Exit 166A, Ft. Belvoir/Newington. The off-ramp will put you on the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286 formerly Route 7100) heading south. Continue approximately two miles and turn left onto John J. Kingman Road.

Visitors should use the Main Gate (Gate 1), which is the second gate into the HQC (see above for information about entering the HQC). 

From Richmond, Virginia and Points South 

Take Interstate 95 north toward Washington, DC.

Take Exit 166A, Ft. Belvoir/Newington. The off-ramp will put you on the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286 formerly Route 7100) heading south. Continue for approximately two miles and turn left onto John J. Kingman Road.

Visitors should use the Main Gate (Gate 1), which is the second gate into the HQC (see above for information about entering the HQC).

Directions from Baltimore, Maryland and Points North 

Take Interstate 95 south toward Washington, DC. Take 495 south toward Richmond.

In Springfield exit onto Interstate 95 south. Continue on Interstate 95 to Exit 166A, Ft. Belvoir/Newington (approximately 2 miles south of Springfield). The off-ramp will put you on the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286 formerly Route 7100) heading south. Continue for approximately two miles and turn left at John J. Kingman Road.

Visitors should use the Main Gate (Gate 1), which is the second gate into the HQC (see above for information about entering the HQC). 

Other Modes of Transportation

Getting to DTIC by car is the most convenient mode of travel, but there is limited public transportation available: 

Metrobus route 9A (Richmond Highway line) provides service to the HQC and runs between the Pentagon Metro station and the Lorton Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station. For other route and schedule information on Metrobus/Metrorail call (202) 637-7000. For VRE information call (703) 684-1001.

The Fairfax Connector provides rush hour service from Metro's Huntington station on the 107 route. For additional information about Fairfax Connector service call (703) 339-7200. 
Taxi service is available on call. 
Automobile rental is advisable for visits to DTIC involving more than one day.

Helpful Telephone Numbers
Metrobus/Metrorail Information: (202) 637-7000 
Fairfax Connector: (703) 339-7200 
Virginia Railway Express: (703) 684-1001
DTIC Help Desk: (800) 225-3842
HQC Security: (703) 767-4011/4012 

Email Directory

A list of helpful email addresses:

Acquisitions
dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil

 

Cataloging Questions
none at this time

 

Communications
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.communications@mail.mil

 

Conference Information 
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.conference-information@mail.mil

 

Copyright Information
none at this time

 

DTIC Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) Program 
training@dtic.mil

 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI)Program 
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.outreach@mail.mil

 

IAC Program Office
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.outreach@mail.mil

 

Reference 
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.reference@mail.mil

 

Registration 
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil

 

Research Summaries
none at this time

 

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.sbir@mail.mil

 

Source Code Assignment 
dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.sources@mail.mil

 

Training (DTIC Online, STINFO) 
dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.training@mail.mil

Contact Registration

Registration Team members are available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Phone Number: (703) 767-8273, DSN 427-8273

Fax Number: (703) 767-9459, DSN 427-9459

Email: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil

You can also send us mail at the following business address:

  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Registration Team (DTIC-UC)
  • 8725 John J. Kingman Road
  • Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218

Customer Support

User Council

The User Council serves as a liaison between DTIC and its user community, operating independently to provide feedback and advice to DTIC on the community's concerns. 

Individuals registered with DTIC are considered members of the DTIC User Group, except DTIC employees. They are represented by the User Council which was formed to:

  • Reflect and articulate the interests of the membership.
  • Encourage and facilitate any DTIC operations, plans or cooperative efforts that benefit the membership.
  • Expedite the flow of information between the membership and DTIC.
  • Make recommendations concerning DTIC products and services.

Membership

  • The council members, who serve for two years, represent the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, other DoD and Federal agencies and DoD contractors.

  • The officers are the President, Vice President, and Secretary.

  • Council members are elected during the DTIC Conference by vote of the general membership.

  • The Council holds at least one meeting per year, which is held during the DTIC Conference. The Council interacts with DTIC managers to promote communication between DTIC and the Council and keep the Council abreast of major developments in DTIC. The Council typically presents issues or ideas which have been suggested by the user community. Discussion between DTIC and the Council follows, during which these issues are further defined and analyzed for practicality and potential for development.

  • User Council members also frequently serve as beta testers for new DTIC products.

  • User Council members are accessible either by telephone, email, fax or in person.

Communications

The DTIC Communications Team is the central point of contact for promotion and outreach efforts in regards to DTIC's products & services. DTIC interacts with customers through many activities to include: exhibiting at conferences and tradeshows, conducting and coordinating informational briefings, distributing informational material, and conducting annual customer satisfaction surveys.

Contact the Communications Team at:

Phone: 703-767-8267; DSN 427-8267
Fax: 703-767-8032; DSN 767-8032
Email: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.communications@mail.mil

Please visit the following pages to learn more about DTIC's Communications and outreach activities:

Briefings

Communications & Outreach Resources

Training Opportunities

Briefings

DTIC offers informational briefings for organizations interested in learning more about DTIC. While including an overview of DTIC's core competencies, products and services, briefings are customized for each organization. Topics covered in briefings include but are not limited to:

  • DTIC's role as the premier provider of DoD technical information
  • DTIC's S&T Resources
  • Information on DTIC's Information Analysis Center's (IACs)
  • The importance of submitting technical reports to DTIC

To request an information packet or to schedule a briefing, email:dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.communications@mail.mil or call (703) 767-8267. Please include the following information in your message:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number (optional)

Available Briefing(s):

Traditional Resources and 21st Century Innovations
2014 Depository Library Council Meeting & 
Federal Depository Library Conference
30 April - 2 May 2014
Washington, D.C.

Events

NOT FOUND

Outreach Resources

DTIC ToGo - DTIC's online resource for the latest flyers and publications available for you to print as well as share with your staff, students, contractors, scientists, and researchers.

If additional assistance is needed, contact the DTIC Communications Team at dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.communications@mail.mil or call 703-767-8267.

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Training

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) provides free training to registered DTIC users at its Fort Belvoir, Virginia headquarters and by webinars hosted via DCO (Defense Connect Online). Additionally, customized and on-site courses can be provided outside the DC metro area upon request if travel expenses are paid by the hosting organization.

The training curriculum includes instruction for DTIC's access controlled products available in the R&E Gateway (DTIC Search, DoDTechipedia, and DoDTechSpace) as well as for managing the DoD Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) program and marking documents for distribution.

See the training descriptions.

Training Form

Please select the training session(s) you would like to attend and make your date 
selection(s). You must have a DTIC user account to register for classes. Classes cover 
DTIC access controlled products

Follow these steps to check your status or register with DTIC at this time:

  • 1. Go to https://www.dtic.mil.
  • 2. Login with your Common Access Card (CAC) or User ID/Password. If you get to the R&E Gateway, you are registered.
  • 3. If you are not a registered user and do not have a CAC, please use the Register button on the right.
  • 4. Return to this form to select your class(es).

* Required Fields

 DTIC Boot Camp (at DTIC Headquarters)
 DoDTechipedia Webinar
 DoDTechSpace Webinar
 DTIC Search Webinar
 DoD STINFO Program Manager
 STINFO Manager Overview
 
*First Name  *Last Name 
Job Title
Agency/
Organization
City
 State 
Telephone
 DSN 
Email
 
 
   

 

You will be notified of any necessary changes, once you are confirmed.

Training Descriptions

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) provides free training to registered DTIC users at its Fort Belvoir, Virginia headquarters and by webinars (DTIC Search, DoDTechipedia and DoDTechSpace) hosted via DCO (Defense Connect Online). Additionally, customized and on-site courses can be provided outside the DC metro area upon request if travel expenses are paid by the hosting organization.

The training curriculum includes instruction for DTIC’s access controlled products available in the R&E Gateway (DTIC Search, DoDTechipedia, and DoDTechSpace) and for the DoD Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) program manager and marking documents for distribution.

Note: DTIC offers monthly webinars via the Defense Connect Online (DCO) to reach customers outside the Washington DC area. All webinars are Eastern Time.

See the training schedule and registration for the following courses:

DTIC Boot Camp: S&T Resources for the DoD Community

  • DTIC Boot Camp is a one-day, interactive workshop for customers to learn how to maximize DTIC's suite of products to meet their information needs. Students will learn the functionality and content of the online information resources available through the R&E Gateway, DTIC's system for accessing controlled, unclassified information (CUI). Instructors will identify the content of significant collections and provide practical tips for searching and retrieving relevant information from DTIC's science and technology (S&T) collections using DTIC Search. The training also features the benefits and use of DTIC's collaborative, information sharing, and professional networking tools, DoDTechSpace and DoDTechipedia.
  • DTIC Boot Camp attendees must be registered DTIC users to access all access controlled sites. See DTIC Registration for details.
  • DTIC Boot Camp is conducted at DTIC Headquarters, located in the Andrew T. McNamara Headquarters Complex (HQC) at Ft. Belvoir, VA. If all attendees are from the same organization, customized training modules can be developed relevant to that group's specific requirements, or additional courses of varying lengths can be added to provide tailored instruction. Instruction at the user’s site can also be arranged if the requesting organization assumes the instructor's travel expenses.

DoDTechipedia Webinar

  • This one-hour virtual session via DCO (Defense Connect Online) features DoD's S&T wiki, sporting a new look and improved functionality. Learn the methodology to contribute to the wiki using these functions: edit/add to existing wiki pages, add a new wiki page, add attachments; and create hyperlinks. Learn how to be aware of continuously updated content in interest areas for your organization and how to collaborate using these features: share, watch, comment, my favorites, and personal space.

DoDTechSpace Webinar

  • This one-hour virtual introduction via Defense Connect Online (DCO) teaches how to engage in dialogue, create content, coordinate projects and connect with colleagues in DTIC's newest collaborative environment. DoDTechSpace is a planning tool where users can coordinate, discuss, consolidate and track project data. This training session provides the opportunity to learn how to create groups and share information in a secure space.

DTIC Search Webinar

  • This 90-minute virtual training via DCO (Defense Connect Online) focuses on DTIC's access controlled search of S&T collections. Learn how to search documents (technical reports), projects (research project summaries) and content from DoDTechSpace for documents, blogs, discussions, people, spaces and groups. Features include: Refine Search, Content Types, Fielded Searching, DoD Research and Community Tabs, My Research for Saved/Scheduled Searches and Saved Hits.

DoD STINFO Program Manager

  • The DoD STINFO Manager Training Program increases attendees' knowledge of the DoD STINFO program, provides instruction for the management and conduct of an organizational STINFO program, and facilitates more direct information exchange among those who oversee scientific and technical information programs (STIP). The Basic STINFO Manager Training Program course is three days, but selected modules can be taught in one- or two-day sessions.

STINFO Manager Overview

  • A one-day overview of the most significant material covered in the three-day class, this is intended as a refresher for experienced STINFO personnel or as an introduction for those new to the field.
Training Schedule

Online Registration

Two-hour classes on marking unclassified information are available as requested or needed. Additional courses can be scheduled throughout the year. All training is available via the internet or in-house at DTIC HQ, Fort Belvoir, VA.

DTIC Boot Camp: S&T Resources for the DoD Community

Month
Day
Location

December 2014 
(class is full)

16
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
2015 Classes
 
 
February
4
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
April
22
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
June
24
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
August
19
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
October
21
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
December
10
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
December
11
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA
December
16
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA

DoDTechipedia Webinar

all classes via DCO (Defense Connect Online)

Month
Day
Defense Connect Online - Time
December 2014
03
11:00 AM ET
2015 Classes
 
 
February
10
10:00 AM ET
April
14
1:00 PM ET
June
16
10:00 AM ET
August
11
1:00 PM ET
October
13
10:00 AM ET
December
03
1:00 PM ET

DoDTechSpace Webinar

all classes via DCO (Defense Connect Online)

Month
Day
Defense Connect Online - Time
December
02
2:30 PM ET
2015 Classes
 
 
January
14
2:00 PM ET
February
9
10:00 AM ET
March
17
3:00 PM ET
April
16
11:00 AM ET
May
06
2:00 PM ET
June
10
10:00 AM ET
July
9
3:00 PM ET
August
13
11:00 AM ET
September
16
2:00 PM ET
October
01
2:00 PM ET
November
04
11:00 AM ET
December
02
1:00 PM ET

DTIC Search Webinar

all classes via DCO (Defense Connect Online)

Month
Day
Defense Connect Online - Time
December 2014
04
10:00 AM ET
2015 Classes
 
 
February
03
10:00 AM ET
April
07
1:00 PM ET
June
09
10:00 AM ET
August
04
1:00 PM ET
October
06
10:00 AM ET
December
01
1:00 PM ET

DoD STINFO Program Manager

To be scheduled

STINFO Program Overview

Month
Day
Location
2015 Classes
 
 
December
10
HQ Complex, Ft. Belvoir, VA

 


Need more information? Want to register? To learn more about our training programs, request customized courses, or schedule courses at your site, email dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.training@mail.mil.

STINFO

The DoD Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) Manager Training Program was developed to teach STINFO managers how to carry out the responsibilities of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP).

The STIP was established to:

  • improve and enhance the acquisition of data sources
  • prevent redundant research
  • disseminate technical information efficiently
  • prevent the loss of technical information to U.S. adversaries and competitors 
  • aid the transfer of technical information to qualified researchers in U.S. industry and government agencies.

The governing regulations for the DoD STIP are:

Dissemination of accurate, complete and timely STINFO is the major impetus that drives the DoD STIP. DoD components appoint managers to oversee STINFO programs at the local level. This manager ensures that every appropriate defense research and engineering effort is reported under the Research Awareness Initiative (RAI), and that technical publications generated from efforts are properly disseminated.

STINFO Course Descriptions

STINFO Documents

Not withstanding the "F" distribution indicated on these documents, all AFI instructions are approved for public release.

A

AFI 61-201, The Local Scientific and Technical Information Process. PDF Icon
The instruction establishes the procedures, processes, and management guidelines for local STINFO Officers. Duties are listed, including Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) ones. Attachments 1 and 2 are compliance checklists. This instruction is under revision.

AFI 61-202, United States Air Force Technical Publications Program. PDF Icon
The instruction provides policy and assigns responsibilities for the preparation, processing, and distribution of Air Force technical publications generated in-house or by contract or grant. This instruction is under revision.

AFI 61-203, The Work Unit Information System. PDF Icon
The instruction establishes procedures for conducting literature searches of the Defense RDT&E Online System (DROLS), commercial databases, and the open literature and the preparation and reporting of work unit information summaries to DTIC. The instruction is in revision to reflect the name change from the Work Unit Information System (WUIS) to Technical Effort and Management System (TEAMS). This instruction is under revision.

AFI 61-204 Disseminating Scientific and Technical Information. PDF Icon 
The instruction discusses the marking of technical data with distribution statements and the export control warning. It describes the contractor certification process for access to export-controlled technical information and discusses the handling of requests for such information. The requirement for a destruction notice is addressed. This instruction is under revision.

AFI 61-205, Sponsoring or Co-Sponsoring, Conducting, and Presenting DoD-Related Scientific Papers at Unclassified and Classified Conferences, Symposia, and Other Similar Meetings. PDF Icon 
Attachment 1 is a useful checklist. This instruction is under revision.

AFPD 61-2, Management of Scientific and Technical Information. PDF Icon
The policy directive describes the Air Force STINFO Program and assigns responsibilities. Attachment 1 lists three measures of compliance. Attachment 2 lists activities that require full time STINFO Officers. All six implementing instructions are included in the STINFO Documentation. This instruction is under revision. 

ANSI/NISO Z39.18 (2005), Scientific and Technical Reports -- Preparation, Presentation and Preservation. PDF Icon
This standard replaced MIL-STD-847B, Format Requirements for Scientific and Technical Reports Prepared by or for the Department of Defense, and is the recommended guideline for publishing technical reports. DoD has adopted the standard and the copyrighted publication is part of the STINFO Manager training class courseware. A hard copy may be purchased from the NISO Press Techstreet, 310 Miller Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or by calling 1-800-699-9277. The standard was revised in 2005.

AR 70-45 (Draft), Research, Development, and Acquisition Scientific and Technical Information Program. PDF Icon
The regulation describes the Army STINFO Program, assigns responsibilities, explains how it is organized and conducted, and how STINFO resources are to be managed. STINFO Manager duties are listed. This is the only regulation for the Army STINFO program. It is in draft form and will replace seven current regulations.

C

Classified National Security Information, E.O. 12958. PDF Icon
The Executive Order prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information. The latest one was issued on April 17, 1995 and took effect on October 14, 1995. E.O. 12958 was amended with E.O. 12972, dated September 18, 1995, E.O. 13142, dated November 19, 1999, and E.O. 13292, dated March 25, 2003.

Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release, DoDD 5230.09. PDF Icon
The directive governs the security and policy review of all DoD information proposed for release to the public. There is also an implementing instruction, DoDI 5230.29, Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release.

Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), DD Form 1423-1. PDF Icon
This form is used when technical data is required under a contract and specifies all the required deliverables. It is completed by the person who is responsible for the data requirements of the contract, with the assistance of a data manager, and is processed by the contracting office.

Controlled Unclassified Information, E.O. 13556. PDF Icon
Establishes a program for managing all unclassified information in the Executive branch that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls, pursuant to and consistent with applicable law, regulations, and government-wide policies.

D

Data Item Description (DID). PDF Icon
The DID states the required format and contents preparation instructions for each deliverable on a contract. For example, DI-MISC-80711A, Scientific and Technical Reports, states that ANSI Z39.25,Scientific and Technical Reports - Elements, Organization, and Design, shall be used for technical report format. The DID number is referenced on the Contract Requirements List (CDRL). DIDs are available on the "ASSIST" Web site; registration is required.

DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report. PDF Icon
This form is used to accept the required deliverable(s) on a contract. By signing it, the sponsoring DoD organization acknowledges that the item(s) conform with the quality and quantity requirements of the contract.

DD Form 254, Department of Defense Contract Security Classification Specification. PDF Icon
This form is used to specify the kind of classified information access that is required on a contract.

DD Form 1423-1, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL). PDF Icon
This form is used when technical data is required under a contract and specifies all the required deliverables. It is completed by the person who is responsible for the data requirements of the contract, with the assistance of a data manager, and is processed by the contracting office.

DD Form 1540, Registration for Scientific and Technical Information Services. PDF Icon
This form is used to register for DTIC products and services. It determines the duration of the registration for classified products and services. It is the only registration form required for DoD and other US Government agencies. DoD organizations must submit the actual form for access to classified information but may register over the telephone for access to unclassified information. Other US Government organizations must submit it for access to limited and classified information. Contractors must submit the DD Form 1540 for access to information at DTIC. A separate form must be completed for each contract or grant, and the registration is in force for the length of the contract.

DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement. PDF Icon
This form is required for access to export-controlled technical data by contractors, including such technical information available from DTIC. The form is submitted to the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS), Battle Creek, MI for certification. Certified contractors are eligible to receive export-controlled technical data for a renewable period of five years.

Department of Defense Contract Security Classification Specification, DD Form 254. PDF Icon
This form is used to specify the kind of classified information access that is required on a contract.

DFARS 227.7102-2, DoD Rights in Technical Data.
There is also DFARS 227.72, Rights in Computer Software and Computer Software Documentation.

DFARS 235.010(b), Research and Development Contracting -- Scientific and Technical Reports.
Among a number of provisions, this rule states that DTIC is responsible for collecting all scientific and technical observations, findings, recommendations, and results derived from DoD endeavors, including both in-house and contracted efforts.

DFARS 252.235-7010, Research and Development Contracting -- Acknowledgment of Support and Disclaimer.
This clause is used in DoD research and development contracts.

DFARS 252.235-7011, Research and Development Contracting -- Final Scientific and Technical Report.
This clause states the requirement for the contractor to submit the approved technical report to DTIC and was updated in November 2004.

Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations, DoDD 5230.11. PDF Icon
The directive was reissued in 1992 and prescribes policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the disclosure of classified military information to foreign governments and international organizations. It canceled DoDI 5230.17, Procedures for Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations, incorporating and expanding on the procedures.

Disseminating Scientific and Technical Information, AFI 61-204. PDF Icon
The instruction discusses the marking of technical data with distribution statements and the export control warning. It describes the contractor certification process for access to export-controlled technical information and discusses the handling of requests for such information. The requirement for a destruction notice is addressed. This instruction is under revision.

Distribution Statements on Technical Documents, DoDI 5230.24. PDF Icon
The directive establishes the DoD distribution statement system, including controls for export-controlled information. This instruction is under revision.

DoD Domestic Technology Transfer (T2) Program, DoDD 5535.3. PDF Icon
The directive provides policy and assigns responsibilities for domestic technology transfer activities of the DoD.

DoD Freedom of Information Act Program, DoDD 5400.07. PDF Icon
This directive authorizes DoD 5400.7-R, the single DoD regulation on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program. The directive was reissued in October 2005.

DoD Information Security Program: Marking of Classified Information, DoDM 5200.01 Vol II. PDF Icon
The manual is authorized by DoDD 5200.1, DoD Information Security Program, and is an illustrative guide to the proper marking of all types of classified information.

DoD Information Security Program and Protection of Sensitive Compartmented Information, DoDI 5200.01. PDF Icon
Updates policy and responsibilities for collateral, Special Access Program (SAP), and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and controlled unclassified information (CUI) within DoD Information Security Program. It establishes policy and assigns responsibilities regarding the protection, use, and dissemination of SCI within the Department of Defense. This replaces DoDD 5200.1, DoD Information Security Program.

DoD Rights in Technical Data, DFARS 227.7102-2.
There is also DFARS 227.72, Rights in Computer Software and Computer Software Documentation.

DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), DoDI 3200.12. PDF Icon
The instruction defines the overall concepts and assigns responsibilities for the operation and management of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP). The instruction was reissued in 2013. There is also an implementing instruction, DoDI 3200.14, Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program.

DoD Technology Transfer (T2) Program, DoDI 5535.8. PDF Icon
The instruction identifies the responsibilities and procedures necessary to implement domestic technology transfer programs in the DoD.

DoDD 3204.1, Independent Research and Development (IR&D) and Bid and Proposal (B&P) Program. PDF Icon
The instruction assigns Independent Research and Development (IR&D) responsibilities, sets policy and procedures, and establishes certain working groups.

DoDD 5220.22, National Industrial Security Program. PDF Icon
This Directive assigns overall responsibility for policy and administration of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) to ensure that classified information released to industry is properly safeguarded, and prescribes specific requirements, restrictions, and other safeguards considered necessary in the interest of national security for industry to protect classified information. Compliance with the NISPOM is incorporated into each contract that requires access to classified information by use of the "Security Requirements" clause required by Subpart 4.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and a DoD Security Agreement.

DoDD 5230.09, Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release. PDF Icon
The directive governs the security and policy review of all DoD information proposed for release to the public. There is also an implementing instruction, DoDI 5230.29, Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release.

DoDD 5230.11, Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations. PDF Icon
The directive prescribes policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the disclosure of classified military information to foreign governments and international organizations.

DoDD 5230.20, Visits and Assignments of Foreign Nationals. PDF Icon
This directive provides policy and responsibilities governing visits and assignments, including exchanges, of foreign nationals to the DoD Components and certain contractor facilities, as well as the Foreign Liaison Officers (FLOs) Program and the policy for the assignment of Cooperative Program Personnel.

DoDD 5230.25, Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data from Public Disclosure. PDF Icon
The directive implements the DoD authority to withhold from public disclosure technical information that is determined to be export-controlled. Change 1 is included. This instruction is under revision.

DoDD 5400.07, DoD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program. PDF Icon
The directive authorizes DoD 5400.7-R, the single DoD regulation on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program.

DoDD 5535.3, DoD Domestic Technology Transfer (T2) Program. PDF Icon
The directive provides policy and assigns responsibilities for domestic technology transfer activities of the DoD.

DoDI 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP). PDF Icon
The instruction defines the overall concepts and assigns responsibilities for the operation and management of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP). The instruction was reissued in 2013. There is also an implementing instruction, DoDI 3200.14, Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program.

DoDI 3200.14, Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program. PDF Icon
The instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under DoDI 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP). Enclosures 3 through 7 define the major elements of the DoD STIP. This instruction is under revision.

DoDI 5200.01, DoD Information Security Program and Protection of Sensitive Compartmented Information. PDF Icon
Updates policy and responsibilities for collateral, Special Access Program (SAP), and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and controlled unclassified information (CUI) within DoD Information Security Program. It establishes policy and assigns responsibilities regarding the protection, use, and dissemination of SCI within the Department of Defense. This replaces DoDD 5200.1, DoD Information Security Program.

DoDI 5230.24, Distribution Statements on Technical Documents. PDF Icon
The directive establishes the DoD distribution statement system, including controls for export-controlled information. This instruction is under revision.

DoDI 5230.27, Presentation of DoD-Related Scientific and Technical Papers at Meetings. PDF Icon
The instruction addresses classified and unclassified meetings.

DoDI 5230.29, Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release. PDF Icon
The instruction implements DoDD 5230.09, Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release. It sets policy, assigns responsibilities, prescribes procedures for conducting the review, and identifies information that must be cleared before public release, including STINFO assigned "Distribution Statement A."

DoDI 5535.8, DoD Technology Transfer (T2) Program. PDF Icon
The instruction identifies the responsibilities and procedures necessary to implement domestic technology transfer programs in the DoD.

DoDM 5200.01 Vol II, DoD Information Security Program: Marking of Classified Information. PDF Icon
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DTIC Form 55, Request for Release of Limited Document.
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E.O. 12958, Classified National Security Information (and Amendments). PDF Icon
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Request for Release of Limited Document, DTIC Form 55.
This form is completed when a requester does not meet the audience of an assigned distribution statement. The form is submitted by DTIC to the Controlling DoD Office responsible for determining if the specified document should be released to the requester. The form was revised and reissued in April 2010.

Research and Development Contracting -- Acknowledgment of Support and Disclaimer, DFARS 252.235-7010.
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Research and Development Contracting -- Final Scientific and Technical Report, DFARS 252.235-7011.
This clause states the requirement for the contractor to submit the approved technical report to DTIC and was updated in November 2004.

Research and Development Contracting -- Scientific and Technical Reports, DFARS 235.010(b).
Among a number of provisions, this rule states that DTIC is responsible for collecting all scientific and technical observations, findings, recommendations, and results derived from DoD endeavors, including both in-house and contracted efforts.

Research and Development Contracting -- Scientific and Technical Reports, FAR 35.010.
This rule requires that: a) a contractor furnish a report as the permanent record of the work accomplished under a R&D contract; b) copies be submitted to NTIS; and c) the SF-298 be submitted when agencies require that completed reports be covered by a report documentation page.

Research, Development, and Acquisition Scientific and Technical Information Program, AR 70-45 (Draft). PDF Icon
The regulation describes the Army STINFO Program, assigns responsibilities, explains how it is organized and conducted, and how STINFO resources are to be managed. STINFO Manager duties are listed. This is the only regulation for the Army STINFO Program. It is in draft form and will replace seven current regulations.

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Scientific and Technical Reports - Preparations, Presentation and Preservation, ANSI/NISO Z39.18 (2005).
This standard replaced MIL-STD-847B, Format Requirements for Scientific and Technical Reports Prepared by or for the Department of Defense, and is the recommended guideline for publishing technical reports. DoD has adopted the standard. The copyrighted publication is part of the STINFO Manager training class courseware, and may be downloaded for free from the Internet. A hard copy may be purchased from the NISO Press Techstreet, 310 Miller Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or by calling 1-800-699-9277.

Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release, DoDI 5230.29. PDF Icon
The instruction implements DoDD 5230.09, Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release. It sets policy, assigns responsibilities, prescribes procedures for conducting the review, and identifies information that must be cleared before public release, including STINFO assigned "Distribution Statement A."

SF-298, Report Documentation Page. PDF Icon
This form is used to submit paper and microfiche documents to DTIC. It replaced the DD Form 1473. It provides a one page summary of the bibliographic information for the particular document and forms the basis for the DROLS record. Diskette and online versions of the form are available from DTIC.

Sponsoring or Co-Sponsoring, Conducting, and Presenting DoD-Related Scientific Papers at Unclassified and Classified Conferences, Symposia, and Other Similar Meetings, AFI 61-205.PDF Icon 
Attachment 1 is a useful checklist. This instruction is under revision.

Standard Technical Report Number Format and Creation, ANSI/NISO Z39.23 (1997).
This standard provides a uniform format for the assignment of report numbers to technical publications of all types and formats and is the recommended guideline. A hard copy may be purchased from the NISO Press Techstreet, 310 Miller Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or by calling 1-800-699-9277.

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United States Air Force Technical Publications Program, AFI 61-202. PDF 
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The instruction provides policy and assigns responsibilities for the preparation, processing, and distribution of Air Force technical publications generated in-house or by contract or grant. This instruction is under revision.

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Visits and Assignments, of Foreign Nationals, DoDD 5230.20. PDF Icon
This directive provides policy and responsibilities governing visits and assignments, including exchanges, of foreign nationals to the DoD Components and certain contractor facilities, as well as the Foreign Liaison Officers (FLOs) Program and the policy for the assignment of Cooperative Program Personnel.

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Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data from Public Disclosure, DoDD 5230.25. PDF Icon
The directive implements the DoD authority to withhold from public disclosure technical information that is determined to be export-controlled. Change 1 is included. This instruction is under revision.

The Work Unit Information System, AFI 61-203. PDF Icon
The instruction establishes procedures for conducting literature searches of the Defense RDT&E Online System (DROLS), commercial databases, and the open literature and the preparation and reporting of work unit information summaries to DTIC. The instruction is being revised to reflect the name change from the Work Unit Information System (WUIS) to Technical Effort and Management System (TEAMS). This instruction is under revision.

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Corporate Source Search

The Corporate Source Search allows you to search for a Corporate Source Code, by entering part of a company or agency name, or for an individual Source Code, by entering the 6-digit number. The Source Code is used when searching in these databases for information authored or sponsored by these organizations. Each Corporate Author record displays the root (highest) element of the organization, the parent (next higher) element of the organization, any sub-organizations or former names, and the organization's Source Code.

Enter part of a Company or Agency name:

 

 

 

Or enter a Source Code on which to search:

 

 

 

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Thesaurus Search

The Thesaurus provides a broad multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary that aids in information search and retrieval. Subject terms, called Descriptors, are organized into hierarchies, where series of narrower terms are linked to broader terms.

Enter a descriptor:

 

 

 

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Corporate Source

The Corporate Source Authority System (CSAS) lists all organizations that have contributed information to any of DTIC's three major databases. Each organization is assigned a 6-digit Source Code used to search these databases for information authored or sponsored by the organization. Each Corporate Author record displays the root (highest) element of the organization, the parent (next higher) element of the organization, any sub-organizations or former names, and the organization's Source Code.

Enter part of a Company or Agency name:

Or enter a Source Code on which to search: 

 
 

Thesaurus

DTIC Thesaurus - The thesaurus provides a broad multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary that reduces the need to search multiple synonyms. Subject terms, called Descriptors, are organized into hierarchies, where narrower terms are linked to broader terms.

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Registration

Eligibility

You are eligible to register if you are:

  • an employee of a DoD organization (civilian and military including National Guard and Reserves on active duty)
  • a DoD or US federal government contractor 
  • an employee of a US federal government agency 
  • an employee of a Federally Funded Research Center (FFRDC) (DoD/US Government Contractors)

    Register Now

    If I am not eligible to register with DTIC, where can I obtain documents? 

Registration FAQs

Reporting Changes to Your Account Information
How do I update my contact information (address or telephone number)?

Note: CAC Holders who want to update their contact information are required to use their CAC instead of entering their DTIC login ID and password.

How do I change my last name?
How do I reset my password?
When will my password expire?
  • All DTIC passwords expire every 60 days.
  • Non-CAC holders receive password expiration notices in advance.
  • CAC holders do not receive password expiration notices in advance because the use of passwords is optional for CAC holders.
  • If further assistance is needed, please contact DTIC's Customer Access Team via email at dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil or via phone at 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 2).
Contractors & Contracts
How many contracts does my organization have registered with DTIC?
My contract is classified as Secret. Why can't I order classified documents?
  • Your level of access to DTIC's information and services is dependent on the level of access specified in your registration profile.
  • For more information regarding your access levels, contact DTIC's Customer Access Team by phone at 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 2) or email at dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.
I have multiple contracts, which contract number should I use to register?
  • You should register either your contract with the highest level of access or your longest running contract.

NOTE: If you are a CAC holder, you will only need to register your contract number if you are requesting classified access.

Fees
Is there a fee to register with DTIC?
  • DTIC registration is free.
Does DTIC charge for its products and services?
  • No.
DD Form 2345 – Military Critical Technical Data Agreement
When is a new DD Form 2345 needed?
  • A revised DD Form 2345 must be submitted to Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) every 5 years or if the information (point of contact, company name, address) on the DD Form 2345 changes.
  • Contractors must submit a DD Form 2345 to DLIS, to access export control documents found in DTIC's collection.
I have a DD Form 2345 and was told that I could not order from DTIC. Why not?
  • Certification for export controlled information,through DLIS, does not equate with DTIC registration. You must register using the Web-based application.
Is it necessary for Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) to approve the DD Form 2345?
  • Yes, it is necessary. DTIC cannot grant you access to export controlled data unless your DD Form 2345 is approved by DLIS.
I sent my DD2345 form to DLIS. What is the status of my request?
  • Contact DLIS at 800-352-3572 to check the status of your request. DTIC has no control over the DLIS approval process. Upon approval, DLIS will send you the form with your certification number.
What do I do with my DD Form 2345 now that it is signed?
What if I want to add export control but I am not the owner of the DD Form 2345?
  • The owner of the DD Form 2345 must grant permission for you to use their export control certificate. When granting permission, the owner must include the name of the person receiving the permission, the export control certificate number and expiration date. Permission can be sent to the DTIC Customer Access Team via email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil or fax to 703-767-9459 or DSN 427-9459. Faxed permission must be on official business letterhead.
Limited Document Request (DTIC Form 55)
How do I submit a Limited Document request (Form 55) to DTIC?
  • Submit your request using DTIC's Web-based Form 55 process.
When should a Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC) user submit a DTIC Form 55 to DTIC?
  • Submit a Form 55 request if the distribution limitation code is 03 or higher and the distribution statement contains the following restrictions: 
        –  proprietary data 
        –  contractor performance evaluations
        –  software ownership rights
        –  IR&D and DoD only
Why do I have to wait for the limited distribution document I requested on a DTIC Form 55?
  • Your request for a limited distribution document must be approved by the document’s releasing agency. Releasing agencies have 180 days to respond to requests. Some respond more quickly than others. The Limited Document and Customer Access Team will process the request upon receiving approval from the releasing agency.
What happens if DTIC does not receive a response from the releasing agency to the DTIC Form 55 request within the 180 days?
  • The request is cancelled by the Limited Document and Customer Access Team. The requester is notified of the cancellation.
What do I do if my request is cancelled or is returned to me?
  • You must resubmit your request using DTIC's Web-based Form 55 process.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
  • The Limited Document and Customer Access Team can help you: 
        – By email: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil 
        – By phone: 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 2)
Registration
How can I register with DTIC?
  • Register using the Web-based application.
Am I registered with DTIC?
Why do I have to register with DTIC in order to get a document?
  • Due to the nature of the information in our collection, DTIC is mandated to serve a restricted user community. Register Now.
How can I obtain documents from the DTIC collection if I am not eligible to register with DTIC?
  • Some of the unclassified, unlimited (U2) Public Release data in the collection is available through DTIC's Online Public service; otherwise, visit the National Technical Information Service Web site.
DTIC login ID
What is my DTIC login?
  • Your DTIC login ID consists of your last name, first initial and four numbers assigned to you when your DTIC application was approved (e.g., doej1234) and can be used in combination with your password to access DTIC's products and services.
Where can I find my DTIC login ID?
  • Your DTIC login ID was sent to you via email when your DTIC application was approved. If you need assistance in locating your DTIC login ID, contact the DTIC Customer Access Team by phone at 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 2) or send an email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.
When will I receive my DTIC login ID? I completed the registration application several weeks ago and I have not heard from DTIC yet
  • After submitting your application to DTIC, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that your application has been received. If you have not received that confirmation email, your application may not have been submitted properly.
  • If you requested access to information that is classified, DTIC may be waiting on the approval of your government sponsor and security officer.
  • If you have questions concerning the status of your application, contact DTIC's Customer Access Team by phone at 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 2) or send an email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.

Contractor Employees

  • Registration instructions for US Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Government contractors, Small Business Innovation & Research Program (SBIR), Historically Black Colleges or University (HBCU) or University Research Support (URS)/University Research Institutions (URI).

The level of access granted to a contractor depends upon the classification of the contract being registered with DTIC and the approval of the government approving official (i.e., sponsor).

Contractors have access to the following classifications depending on the level of their contract:

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Gov Approving Officials

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT:
 
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Security Office
Administration Building, Room A200
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone: 301-975-3304
Fax: 301-975-8590
 
DEFENSE:

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
3701 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1714
Phone: 703-526-4166
Fax: 571-218-4680
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY:

Office of Naval Research 
875 N. Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1995
Phone: 703-696-8177
Fax: 703-696-5126
 
HOMELAND SECURITY:
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street S W, Room 514
Washington, DC 20472
Phone: 202-646-3720
Fax: 202-646-2890

Federal Aviation Administration
National Aeronautical Charting Group, AJW-3500
SSMC-4, Room 3426
1305 East - West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-713-2619
Alt Phone: 301-713-2622
Fax: 301-713-4587

US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Office of Professional Responsibility
Personal Security Unit, Room 3038
425 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20536
Phone: 202-514-7085
Fax: 202-514-4554

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA): 

Langley Research Center
100 NASA Road
Hampton, VA 23681-2199
Phone: 757- 864-1757

Center for AeroSpace Information
NASA (Scientific & Technical Information Center (STI) Program)
7120 Standard Drive
Hanover, MD 21078-1320
Phone: 301-621-0100

Dryden Flight Research Center
Security Office M/S 1616
P.O. Box 273
Edwards AFB, CA 93523
Phone: 661- 276-6067
Fax: 661- 276-5859

Security Office MS B4825
Dryden Flight Center
Phone: 661-276-3064
Fax: 661-276-2732

John H. Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road MS 21-2
Cleveland, OH 44135
Phone: (216) 433-3152
Fax: (216) 433-8469

George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
Protective Services
Building 4200, Room 222A, Mail Code - AS50
Huntsville, AL 35812
(Primary)
Phone: 256-544-1268
Fax: 256-544-2101
(Alternate)
Room 222F
Phone: 256-544-4541

Goddard Space Flight Center
Security Division
8800 Greenbelt Road
Building 9, Mail Code 240.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-286-6865
Fax: 301-286-1716

Goddard Space Flight Center
Wallops Flight Facility
Wallops Island, VA 23337-5099
Phone: 757-824-1583
Fax: 757-824-1055

Jet Propulsion Lab
Management Office
M/S 180-802
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818-354-6050
Alt Phone: 818-354-2595
Fax: (818) 354-6051 (for all)

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Fl 32899
Phone: 321-867-2453
Fax: 321)-867-7206

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Parkway Mail Code JS411
Houston, Texas 77058
Phone: 281-483-6700
Fax: 281-483-3544

John C. Stennis Space Center
Security Office
Building RA03, Room 1100
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
Phone: 228-688-2985
Fax: 228-688-6699

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY:
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Administration and Information Services 
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge,TN 37831 
Phone: 865-576-0247 
Alt Phone: 865-576-1269
Fax: 865-576-3006

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION: 
Office of Investigative Technology
10555 Furnace Road
Lorton, VA 20779
Phone: 703-495-6500
Fax: 703-495-6509

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS): 
Administration for Children and Families
Aerospace Building, 6th Floor East
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S. W.
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 202-401-9238

Register as DoD/U.S. Government Contractor

Submit & Verify Registration
 
1. Register using the Web-based application: https://www.dtic.mil/.
 
Terms & Conditions
2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
3. Select "Do not have DoD CAC" by clicking on the the Register button.

Identification

4. Enter your work email address.
 
5. Receive the verification email from dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil. You must respond within 72 hours.
 
6. Click on the hyperlink in the verification email to continue the registration process.


NOTE: Contact your administrator if the email is not in your inbox. Make sure that emails from dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil are not being blocked. You can also contact DTIC's Customer Access Team for assistance at (703) 767-8273 DSN 427-8273 Option 2, or send email to: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.

7. Re-enter your work email address and enter the token from the verification email. Your email address must match your previous entry.
 
8. Click the Validate button.
 
9. Choose I am a US DOD/Government Contractor.
 
Registration Application

10. Fill out the registration application.
 
Enter your contracting company name on the organization line. This is the company that pays your salary.
Enter your work address.
Enter valid prime contract number in the Prime Contract Number field.
Enter your contract classification.
Enter a valid expiration date for the contract.
Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement Certification Number and Expiration date. Leave blank unless you would like to have access to export controlled information. If you are not the custodian of the certification, DTIC will require the custodian to send an email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil giving you permission to use the certification. 
 
The Type of Access available is:
 
Unclassified, Limited (UL) 
Classified
 
Classified Access

11. Enter classified mailing address of your organization, in the Mail/Shipping Address section. if you want to order classified documents from DTIC.

NOTE: You will need to be registered for classified access on the NIPR, if you ever need to have classified document digitized for the Classified site.

12. Select the level of access you need: Confidential, Secret, Restricted Data (RD), CNWDI. Your security officer will need to provide a brief date if access to CNWDI is requested.
13. Enter government approving official's contact information - name, title, phone number, agency/organization name and email address.

Acceptable government approving official are:
- Primary Contracting Officer (PCO)
- Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)
- Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR)
- Program Manager
- Project Manager

The following agencies have designated approving officials:
 
- National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federal Aviation Administration(FAA)
- US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

If you are registering a contract from one of these agencies, make sure you use the correct government approving official on the application.

Security Officer 

14. Enter security officer's contact information - name, phone number and email address.

NOTE: If you are working on a military base, enter the facility security officer's contact information. If you are working at your contracting company's location, enter your company's security officer contact information. Also, DTIC requires all contractors to provide their contracting company's CAGE code, regardless of their location, for facility clearance verification through Defense Security Service (DSS).

NOTE: An email will be sent to the government approving official and security officer (if provided) requesting approval of your request.

15. Click on the Submit button. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. This email is not an approval notice.

NOTE: DTIC must receive all requested information in order for you application to be processed.
After successful processing of your application, you will receive a welcome letter via email with your DTIC login ID. 
NOTE: If you want online access to classified information: DTIC now has Registration directly on the SIPRNet. Please go to the following URL to register for DTIC's classified sites on SIPR at https://reg.dtic.smil.mil/SDTICreg
NOTE: You cannot have online access to classified information if you do not have access to the SIPRNET and a SIPRNET email address.

Register for FFRDCs

Submit & Verify Registration
 
1. Register using the Web-based application: https://www.dtic.mil/.
 
Terms & Conditions
2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
3. Select "Do not have DoD CAC" by clicking on the the Register button.

Identification

4. Enter your work email address.
 
5. Receive the verification email from dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil. You must respond within 72 hours.
 
6. Click on the hyperlink in the verification email to continue the registration process.
NOTE: Contact your administrator if the email is not in your inbox. Make sure that emails from dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil are not being blocked. You can also contact DTIC's Customer Access Team for assistance at (703) 767-8273 DSN 427-8273 Option 2, or send email to: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.

7. Re-enter your work email address and enter the token from the verification email. Your email address must match your previous entry.
 
8. Click the Validate button.
 
9. Choose I am a US DOD/Government Contractor.
 
Registration Application

10. Fill out the registration application.
 
Enter your contracting company name on the organization line. This is the company that pays your salary.
Enter your work address.
Enter valid prime contract number in the Prime Contract Number field.
Enter your contract classification.
Enter a valid expiration date for the contract.
Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement Certification Number and Expiration date. Leave blank unless you would like to have access to export controlled information. If you are not the custodian of the certification, DTIC will require the custodian to send an email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil giving you permission to use the certification. 
 
The Type of Access available is:
 
Unclassified, Limited (UL) 
Classified
 
Classified Access

11. Enter classified mailing address of your organization, in the Mail/Shipping Address section. if you want to order classified documents from DTIC.

NOTE: You will need to be registered for classified access on the NIPR, if you ever need to have classified document digitized for the Classified site.

12. Select the level of access you need: Confidential, Secret, Restricted Data (RD), CNWDI. Your security officer will need to provide a brief date if access to CNWDI is requested.
13. Enter government approving official's contact information - name, title, phone number, agency/organization name and email address.

Acceptable government approving official are:
- Primary Contracting Officer (PCO)
- Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)
- Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR)
- Program Manager
- Project Manager

The following agencies have designated approving officials:
 
- National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federal Aviation Administration(FAA)
- US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

If you are registering a contract from one of these agencies, make sure you use the correct government approving official on the application.

Security Officer 

14. Enter security officer's contact information - name, phone number and email address.

NOTE: If you are working on a military base, enter the facility security officer's contact information. If you are working at your contracting company's location, enter your company's security officer contact information. Also, DTIC requires all contractors to provide their contracting company's CAGE code, regardless of their location, for facility clearance verification through Defense Security Service (DSS).

NOTE: An email will be sent to the government approving official and security officer (if provided) requesting approval of your request.

15. Click on the Submit button. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. This email is not an approval notice.

NOTE: DTIC must receive all requested information in order for you application to be processed.
After successful processing of your application, you will receive a welcome letter via email with your DTIC login ID. 
NOTE: If you want online access to classified information: DTIC now has Registration directly on the SIPRNet. Please go to the following URL to register for DTIC's classified sites on SIPR at https://reg.dtic.smil.mil/SDTICreg
NOTE: You cannot have online access to classified information if you do not have access to the SIPRNET and a SIPRNET email address.

Update User Information

Modifications to Email Addresses:
Email: DTIC's Customer Access Team at dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil. Common Access Card (CAC) holders must digitally sign their email.
 
Modifications to Employment Status:
Online with the application for validated registration at: https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistratio...edRegistration.
Email: DTIC's Customer Access Team at dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.
 
Contact Information Changes:
Online at: https://reg.dtic.mil/UpdateProfile.
Online with the application for validated registration at: https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistratio...edRegistration.
Email: DTIC's Customer Access Team at dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.
Fax: DTIC's Customer Access Team at 703-767-9459 or DSN 427-9459. Faxed changes must be on official business letterhead.
 
NOTE: If you have classified access at DTIC and you want to change your company name, address or telephone number, please notify Defense Security Service (DSS) of these changes before updating your DTIC Registration profile.
 
NOTE: If you have access to export-controlled data and you have changes regarding your company name, custodian's name or address, please send a revised DD Form 2345 to the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) for recertification. Once you receive an updated certified copy from DLIS, please send a copy to DTIC's Customer Access Team with your profile update request.
 
NOTE: CAC holders who want to update their contact information are required to use their CAC instead of entering their DTIC login ID and password.
 
Password Changes:
Online at: https://reg.dtic.mil/UpdateProfile/Password
CAC holders are required to use their CAC to change their password.
All DTIC passwords expire every 60 days.
Non-CAC holders receive password expiration notices in advance.
CAC holders do not receive password expiration notices in advance because the use of passwords is optional for CAC holders.
 
Upgrade your Access Level:
Online with application for validated registration at: https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistratio...edRegistration.
Have your sponsor email dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil. CAC holders must digitally sign their email.
 
Update or Change Contract on your Account:
Online with application for validated registration at: https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistratio...edRegistration.
Have your Government Approving Official (GAO) send an email with the contract number, expiration date and access level to Reghelp@dtic.mil.
 
NOTE: If GAOs are CAC holders, they must digitally sign this email request.

Government Employees

US federal government employees can register for access to DTIC services and information. This can include information with the following classifications:

  • Unclassified, Limited (UL)
  • Confidential
  • Secret
  • Redistricted Data
  • Critical Nuclear Weapons Design Information (CNWDI)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Register Now

Renew Accounts

US Federal Government Employees:

  • You will receive email notification from DTIC 60 days prior to the expiration date of your DTIC account. Please respond to the notification to renew your DTIC registration for two years

  • If you have classified access, your security officer must also send an email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil to reapprove the classified mailing address

US DoD and Military Employees:

  • Your DTIC account will automatically be renewed at login.
Update User Information

Modifications to Email Addresses:

Modifications to Employment Status:

Contact Information Changes:

Note: CAC holders who want to update their contact information are required to use their CAC instead of entering their DTIC login ID and password.

Password Changes:

  • Online at: https://reg.dtic.mil/UpdateProfile/Password.
  • CAC holders are required to use their CAC to change their password.
  • All DTIC passwords expire every 60 days.
  • Non-CAC holders receive expiration notices in advance.
  • CAC holders do not receive password expiration notices in advance because the use of password is optional for CAC holders.

Upgrade your Access Level:

Register as Federal Government

Submit & Verify Registration
 
1. Register using the Web-based application: https://www.dtic.mil.

Terms & Conditions

2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
3. Select "Do not have DoD CAC" by clicking on the Register button.
 
Identification
 
4. Enter your work email address.
 
5. Receive the verification email from dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil. You must respond within 72 hours.
 
6. Click on the hyperlink in the verification email to continue the registration process.
 
NOTE: Contact your administrator if the email is not in your inbox. Make sure that emails from dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil are not being blocked. You can also contact DTIC's Customer Access Team for assistance at 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 4) or send an email to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.
 
7. Re-enter your work email address and enter the token from the verification email. Your email address must match your previous entry.
 
8. Click the Validate button.
 
9. Choose the Federal Government Employee option.
 
10. Click the Continue button.

Registration Application

11. Fill out the registration application.
 
Enter the agency/organization name on the organization line.
Enter your work address - do not use a home address.
Select the Type of Access required:
Unclassified, Unlimited (U2) Public Release
Unclassified, Limited (UL)
Classified (If you need mailed copies of classified items or request digitization)
Classified Access
 
12. Enter the classified mailing address of your organization, in the Mail/Shipping Address section, if you want to order classified documents from DTIC..

NOTE: You will need to be registered for classified access on the NIPR, if you ever need to have a classified document digitized for the classified site..
13. Select the level of access you need: Confidential, Secret, Restricted Data (RD), CNWDI, NATO Unclassified, NATO Confidential, NATO Secret. Your security officer will need to provide brief dates if access to NATO and CNWDI are requested (NATO brief date must be within the last 12 months).
 
14. Enter government approving official's contact information - name, title, phone number, agency/organization name and email address. Your government approving official will be your direct supervisor or someone higher in your chain of command.
 
15. Enter security officer's contact information - name, phone number and email address.
 
NOTE: An email will be sent to the government approving official and security officer (if provided) requesting approval of your request.
 
16. Click on the Submit button. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. This email is not an approval notice.
 
NOTE: DTIC must receive all requested information to process your application.
After successful processing of your application, you will receive a welcome letter via email with your DTIC login ID.
 
NOTE: If you want online access to classified information: DTIC now has Registration directly on the SIPRNet. Please go to the following URL to register for DTIC's classified sites on SIPR at https://reg.dtic.smil.mil/SDTICreg.
 
NOTE: You cannot have online access to classified information if you do not have access to the SIPRNET and a SIPRNET email address.

Step-by-Step Upgrade Instructions

Submit & Verify Registration
 
1. Register using the Web-based application for validated registration: https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistratio...edRegistration.
 
Terms & Conditions
 
2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
 
3. Choose one of the following login options:
 
Click the Login/Register button to log in with your Common Access Card (CAC).
Click the Login button to log in with your DTIC login ID and password.
 
Application for Validated Registration
 
4. Fill out the application for validated registration. 
 
Enter the agency/organization name on the organization line.
Enter in your phone number or verify that what is listed is correct.
Enter your organization's classified mailing address. 
Enter contract information ONLY if you are a contractor.
 
Classified Access
 
5. Enter your classified mailing address of your organization, in the Mail/Shipping Address section if you want to order classified documents from DTIC.
 
NOTE: You will need to be registered for classified access on the NIPR, if you ever need to have a classified document digitized for the Classified site.
 
6. Select the level of access you need: Confidential, Secret, Restricted Data (RD), CNWDI, NATO Unclassified, NATO Confidential, NATO Secret. Your security officer will need to provide brief dates if access to NATO and CNWDI are requested (NATO brief date must be within the last 12 months).
 
Approving Official
 
7. Enter government approving official's contact information-name, title, phone number, agency/organization name and email address.
 
NOTE: If you are a DoD, military or federal government employee, your approving official will be your direct supervisor or someone higher in your chain of command. If you are a contractor, your government approving official will need to hold one of the following titles over your contract:
 
Program Manager
Contracting Officer
Contracting Officer's Representative
Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
 
Security Officer
 
8. Enter security officer's contact information - name, phone number and email address.
 
NOTE: An email will be sent to the government approving official and security officer requesting approval of your request.
 
9. Click on the Submit button. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. This email is not an approval notice.
 
NOTE: DTIC must receive all requested information to process your application.
 
After successful processing of your application, you will receive a welcome letter via email with your DTIC login ID.
 
NOTE: If you want online access to classified information: DTIC now has Registration directly on the SIPRNET. Please go to the following URL to register for DTIC's classified sites on SIPR at https://reg.dtic.smil.mil/SDTICreg.
 
NOTE: You cannot have online access to classified information if you do not have access to the SIPRNET and a SIPRNET email address.

Security

DTIC's collections contain information that is:

Information can be sensitive, therefore limited, for a number of reasons:

  • Protect privacy
  • Protect copyrighted material
  • Proprietary information about companies that work for the DoD
  • Contractor performance evaluations by government monitors
  • Software documentation
  • Administrative or operational use by the controlling organization
  • Premature dissemination would harm the national interest
  • Direct military support is being provided
  • Information regarding foreign governments
  • Test or evaluation results of military hardware or processes
  • Technology deemed militarily critical (export controlled) and not to be shared with other nations
  • Information to be safeguarded due to law, regulation, or other DoD guidance
Defense Security Service

A Facility Security Clearance from the Defense Security Service (DSS) is a determination that cleared defense contractors are eligible for access to classified information at the same or lower classification category as the clearance being granted.

The very first step to clearing a company is for them to be sponsored for a facility clearance by either a government contracting activity (GCA) or another cleared company. Contractors requiring classified access should contact the DSS security office in their operating location. See the list below for each DSS office's area of responsibility.

Defense Security Service (DSS) Field Office Locations (as of October 2009):

Capital Region Field Offices/Areas of Responsibility (January 28, 2010)

Capital Region Office
Defense Security Service (IOFC)
2331 Mill Road, 4th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Main: 703-617-2686
Regional Director: Chris Forrest
Acting Regional Operations Manager: Doug Stone
ODAA: Mike Farley

Chantilly Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFCC1)
14428 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 140
Chantilly, VA 20151
Main: 703-428-0018
Fax: 703-325-0374

IOFCC1: Virginia - Aldie, Ashburn, Bealeton, Bentonville, Bluemont, Boyce, Bristow, Broad Run, Centreville, Chantilly, Clearbrook, Culpeper, Dulles, Falls Church, Front Royal, Gainesville, Haymarket, Herndon, Hume, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Linden, Lovettsville, Manassas, Manassas Park, Marshall, Middleburg, Nokesville, Oak Hill, Potomac, Purcellville, Reston, South Riding, Sperryville, Sterling, Sumerduck, The Plains, Warrenton, Washington, Winchester

Chantilly Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFCC2)
14428 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 140
Chantilly, VA 20151
Main: 703-428-0018
Fax: 703-325-0374

IOFCC2: Virginia- Burke, Clifton, Dumfries, Dale City, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Fredricksburg, Great Falls, Lake Ridge, Lorton, Madison, McLean, Merrifield, Montclair, Oakton, Occoquan, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Triangle, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Quantico, Woodbridge

Alexandria City Field Office 
Defense Security Service (IOFCK1)
2331 Mill Road, 4th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Main: 703-617-8072 (NEW)

IOFCS1: Virginia - Alexandria, Arlington, and Rosslyn

Alexandria City Field Office 
Defense Security Service (IOFCK2)
2331 Mill Road, 4th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Main: 703-617-2331 (NEW)

IOFCS2: Maryland - Accokeek, Brandywine, California, Callaway, Camp Springs, Capital Heights, Clinton, Charlotte Hall, Chesapeake, Chesapeake Beach, Deale, Draydon, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fort Washington/Largo, Great Mills, Hollywood, Huntingtown, Indian Head, La Plata, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Lusby, North Beach, Oxon Hill, Patuxent River, Pomfret, Port Republic, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Waldorf, White Plains Virginia - Alexandria, Annandale, Colonial Beach, Dahlgren, King George, Kingstowne, Newington, Springfield
District of Columbia

Hanover Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFCL1)
7556 Teague Road, Ste 580
Hanover, MD 21076
Main: 443-354-5600
Fax: 410-799-3082

IOFCL1: Maryland - Aberdeen, Abingdon, Annapolis Junction, Baltimore, Bel Air, Belcamp, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Columbia, Crownsville, Dayton, Edgewood, Eldersburg, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Fallston, Finksburg, Fort Meade, Forest Hill, Fulton, Gambrills, Glen Arm, Glen Burnie, Glenwood, Hampstead, Hanover, Havre de Grace, Highland, Hunt Valley, Jessup, Joppa, Lansdowne, Laurel, Linthicum, Marriottsville, Millersville, Mt. Airy, Monrovia, Monkton, New Windsor, Odenton, Owings Mills, Parkton, Pasadena, Phoenix, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Savage, Severn, Severna Park, Sparks, Springdale, Street, Sykesville, Tilghman, Timonium, Towson, West Friendship, Westminster, White Hall, White Marsh, Windsor Mill, Woodbine, Woodstock

Hanover Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFCL2)
7556 Teague Road, Ste 580
Hanover, MD 21076
Main: 443-354-5600
Fax: 410-799-3082

IOFCL2: Maryland - Adelphi, Annapolis, Arnold, Ashton, Beltsville/Calverton, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Bowie, Boyds, Brentwood, Brookville, Burtonsville, Chevy Chase, Cheltenham, Cheverly, Churchton, Clarksburg, Clarksville, College Park, Crofton, Damascus, Darnestown, Davidsonville, Derwood, District Heights, Edgewater, Gaithersburg, Galesville, Germantown, Glendale, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Kensington, Landover, Lanham, Laytonsville, Mitchellville, Montgomery Village, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Riverdale, Rockville, Seabrook, Shadyside, Silver Spring, Spencerville, Springdale, Suitland, Takoma Park, Temple Hills, Upper Marlboro, Wheaton

Northern Region Field Offices /Areas of Responsibility (as of March 25, 2010)

Northern Region Office
Defense Security Service (IOFN)
1 Tech Drive, Suite 335
Andover, MA 01810
Regional Director: Michael Halter
Assistant Regional Director for Operations: Cheryl Matthew
Regional DAA: David Berglund
Main:978-242-1800
Fax: 978-686-6204

Mt. Laurel Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFNM)
Atrium 1 1000 Atrium Way, Suite 310
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-3906
Main: 856-914-1330
Unclassified Fax: 856-914-1336
Secure Voice: 856-914-0160
Secure Fax: 856-914-0161

IOFNM: New Jersey, Delaware
Virginia- 23337, 23415
Maryland - 21601, 21606, 21655, 21663, 21666, 21673, 21690, 21801, 21802, 21803, 21804, 21811, 21851, 21853, 21904, 21911, 21921, 21922 

Philadelphia Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFNP)
2 International Plaza Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19113-1514
Main: 610-595-1870
Fax: 610-595-1874

IOFNP: Pennsylvania, West Virginia,
Maryland - The following counties only: Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick

New York Field Office 
Defense Security Service (IOFNN)
1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 205
Westbury, NY 11590
Main: 516-493-4650
Fax: 516-683-1708

IOFNN: New York, Vermont

Boston Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFNB)
3 Edgewater Drive, Suite 204
Norwood, MA 02062
Main: 781-269-7255
Fax: 781-440-0242

IOFNB: Rhode Island, Connecticu
Massachusetts - All towns in the following Counties: Hampshire, Hampden, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Duke, Nantucket
The following towns in Worcester County: Brookfield, West Brookfield, North Brookfield, East Brookfield, Warren, Sturbridge, Charlton, Southbridge, Dudley, Oxford, Webster, Sutton, Douglas, Upton, Northbridge, Uxbridge, Milford, Hopedale, Milllville, Blackstone, Mendon
The following towns in Middlesex County: Waltham, Weston, Natick, Sherborn, Framingham, Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston, Newton, Cambridge, Watertown, Belmont
The following town in Suffolk County: Boston 

Detroit Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFND)
17177 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 423
Livonia, MI 48152-2659
Main: 734-793-2320
Fax: 734-464-0490

IOFND: Michigan (Lower Peninsula), Ohio

Andover Field Office 
Defense Security Service (IOFNW)
1 Tech Drive, Suite 330
Andover, MA 01810-2452
Main: 978-682-3052
Fax: 978-378-1973

IOFNW: Maine, New Hampshire
Massachusetts - Essex County, Franklin County, Middlesex County (Partial, covering the following cities and towns: Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxboro, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Groton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlboro/Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Wayland, Westford, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn), Worcester County (Partial, covering the following cities and towns: Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Milbury, New Braintree, Northboro/Northborough, Oakham, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southboro/Southborough, Spencer, Sterling, Templeton, West Boylston, Westboro/Westborough, Westminster, Winchendon, and Worcester), and Suffolk County (Partial, covering the following cities and towns: Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop).

St. Louis Field Office 
Defense Security Service (IOFNS)
303 Fountains Parkway, Suite 303
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Main:618-206-7220
Fax: 618-622-9146

IOFNS:
Missouri 
Kansas 
Illinois 
Indiana 
Iowa 
Minnesota 
Wisconsin 
Michigan (Upper Peninsula) 

Southern Region Field Offices/Areas of Responsibility (as of October 16, 2009)

Southern Region Office
Defense Security Service (IOFS)
5800 E. Campus Circle Drive, Suite 218A 
Irving, TX 75063
Regional Director: vacant
Regional Operations Manager: Jennifer Norden
Main: 972-580-1200
Fax: 972-580-1623

Atlanta Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFSA)
1899 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 330
Atlanta, GA 30339
Main: 770-635-0455
Fax: 770-801-3337

Georgia - less the eastern seaboard south of and including Savannah
Florida - panhandle west of I-75 (P.O. Box 9059, Hurlburt, FL 32544)
Alabama- south of I-20 (Airport Blvd., Suite 201, Gulfport, MS)
Mississippi - south of I-20 
Louisiana 

Huntsville Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFSH)
1525 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 250
Huntsville, AL 35806
Main: 256-665-9815
Fax: 256-217-8115

Alabama (North of I-20)
Mississippi (North of I-20)
Tennessee & Kentucky.

Irving Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFSI)
5800 E. Campus Circle Drive, #218A
Irving, TX 75063
Main: 972-580-1200 x236
Fax: 972-580-1623

Oklahoma, Arkansas
Texas (Panhandle, North Texas (all areas north of Waco) and Northeast to Louisiana border)
Kansas

Melbourne Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFSM)
6767 N. Wickham Road, Suite 208
Melbourne, FL 32940
Office: 321-255-1244/1246
Fax: 321-255-1293

Florida (except Panhandle West of I-75)

Southeastern Georgia (Savannah area)

Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands 

Jacksonville: 414 Old Hard Road, Suite #100, Fleming Island, FL 32003

Orlando: 200 East Palm Valley Drive, Suite #1080, Oviedo, FL 32765

Miami: Mailing: PO Box 924336, Princeton, FL 33092 Physical Location: 650 NE 22nd Terrace (North) Suite 315, Homestead, FL 33030

Tampa: 500 East Zach Streer, Suite 206, Tampa, FL 33602

San Antonio Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFSS)
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 801
San Antonio, TX 78217
Main: 210-824-1546
Fax: 210-826-0817

Texas (All areas East of El Paso; Waco and all areas south of Waco, and Southeast to Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana border) 

Virginia Beach Field Office 
Defense Security Service (IOFSV)
277 Bendix Rd, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Main: 757-355-6600
Fax: 757-490-8024

Virginia (Central and South), North Carolina; South Carolina.
Hampton, VA: 127 Dodd Blvd., Langley AFB, VA 23665-1906
Morrisville, NC: One Copley Parkway, Suite 550, Morrisville, NC 27560
Charlotte, NC: 10801 Johnston Road, Suite 203, Charlotte, NC 28226
Charleston, SC: PO Box 62706, N. Charleston, SC 29419 Physical - 102 South Davis Street, Bldg 246, North Charleston, SC 29406

Western Region Field Offices/Areas of Responsibility (as of February 3, 2010)

Western Region Office
Defense Security Service 
11770 Bernardo Plaza Court, Suite 213
San Diego, CA 92128-2426
Regional Director: Karl Hellmann
Regional Operations Manager: Nancy de La Garza
Main: 858-385-1100
Fax: 858-451-1564

Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Culver City, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, El Monte, El Segundo, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Mirada, La Palma, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles (L.A. includes the following zip codes: 90016, 90034, 90045, 90056, 90066, 90292), Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Monterey Park, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Orange, Pacific Palisades, Paramount, Placentia, Playa del Rey, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Santa Margurita, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Obispo, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Silverado, South El Monte, Stanton, Terminal Island, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Vernon, Yorba Linda 

Cypress Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFWH)
10801 Walker Street, Suite 240
Cypress, CA 90630
Main: 714-827-2580
Fax: 714-827-7040

IOFWH: Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Culver City, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, El Monte, El Segundo, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Mirada, La Palma, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles (L.A. includes the following zip codes: 90016, 90034, 90045, 90056, 90066, 90292), Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Monterey Park, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Orange, Pacific Palisades, Paramount, Placentia, Playa del Rey, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Santa Margurita, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Obispo, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Silverado, South El Monte, Stanton, Terminal Island, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Vernon, Yorba Linda 

San Diego Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFWD)
11770 Bernardo Plaza Court, Suite 450
San Diego, CA 92128-2426
Main: 858-385-1129
Fax: 858-674-6223

IOFWD: California - San Diego County: Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Campo, Camp Pendleton
MCS, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Corona, Chula Vista, Coronado, Crest, Dehesa, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Lakeside, La Mesa, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Miramar MCS, North Island NAS, National City, Oceanside, Pauma Valley, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Ramona, San Diego, San Marcos, San Onofre, Sanata Ysabel, Santee, San Ysidro, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, Valley Center, Warner Springs, Vista. Imperial County: Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial. Riverside County (south of Interstate10): Coachella, Corona, Grand Terrace, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Norco, Palm Springs, Perris, Riverside, Sun City, Temecula
Hawaii - Including the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Guam and Johnson Atoll
Resident Office: Hawaii: PO Box 50064 Honolulu, HI 96850-0001

Pasadena Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFWP)
3452 E. Foothill Boulevard, Suite 525
Pasadena, CA 91107-3142
Main: 626-449-0941
Fax: 626-449-3163

IOFWP: Encino Armed Forces Center - 6337 Balboa Blvd., Room 104, Encino, CA 91316
Air Force Plant, Production and Flight Test Center 42 - 2503 East Avenue P, Palmdale, CA 93550
Camarillo Day Office - 770 Paseo Camarillo, Suite 330, Camarillo, CA 93010
California - Adelanto, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Aguanga, Alta Loma, Altadena, Apple Valley, Arcadia, Atascadero, Azusa, Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Bloomington, Blue Jay, Bryn Mawr, Buellton, Burbank, Calabasas, Caliente, California City, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Canyon City, Canyon Country, Carpinteria, Castaic, Cedar Glen, Chatsworth, Chino, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Claremont, Colton, Commerce, Covina, Crestline, Delano, Duarte, Edwards, El Monte, Encino, Ft. Irwin, Fawnskin, Fillmore, Fontana, Glendale, Glendora, Goleta, Granada Hills, Grand Terrace, Green Valley Lake, Guasti, Helendale, Hesperia, Highland, Inyokern, La Canada, La Cresenta, La Erne, La Verne, Lake Arrowhead, Lancaster, Landers, Littlerock, Llano, Loma Linda, Lompoc, Los Olivos, Los Angeles, Lucerne Valley, Lytle Creek, Malibu, Mission Hills, Mojave, Montclair, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Montrose, Moorepark, Morongo Valley, Mount Wilson, Mt. Baldy, Newberry Park, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oak Park, Ojai, Ontario, Oxnard, Pacoima, Palmdale, Panorama City, Pasadena, Patton, Pacific Palisades, Pearlblossom, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Point Mugu, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, Ridgecrest, Rimforest, Rosamond, Rosemead, Running Springs, San Bernardino, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Luis Obispo, San Marino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Santa Ynez, Saugus, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Simi Valley, Skyforest, Solvang, Somis, South Pasadena, Sugarloft, Sun Valley, Sunland, Stevenson Ranch, Sylmar, Tarzana, Techachapi, Temple City, Thousand Oaks, Topanga Canyon, Tujunga, Twin Peaks, Upland, Valencia, Valyermo, Van Nuys, Verdugo City, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, West Hill, Westlake Village, White Water, Whittier, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Wrightwood

10FWP includes the following zip codes: 90004, 90010, 90024, 90025, 90036, 90048, 90049, 90064, and 90067

Sunnyvale Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFWV)
1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 318
Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4030
Main: 408-830-9042
Fax: 408-830-9718

IOFWV: Northern California -Monterey-Fresno, CA north to Oregon

Phoenix Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFWX)
10851 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 860
Phoenix, AZ 85029-4755
Classified Mailing Address: PO Box 83982, Phoenix, AZ 85071-3982
Main: 602-674-9066
Fax: 602-674-8660

IOFWX: Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico
Resident Office Tucson: 300 W. Congress St., Suite 5P, Tucson, AZ 85701
Resident Office: Albuquerque: 6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 300 Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-888-2460
Fax: 505-884-3485
STE: 505-888-2409

Colorado Field Office
Defense Security Service (IOFWC)
2060 Briargate Parkway, Suite 220
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Main: 719-208-8448
Fax: 719-528-6687

IOFWC: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, & Idaho (South of the Salmon River)
Denver: DFC Building 20, W. 6th Avenue and Kipling Street, Suite B1103, Denver, CO, 80225-0546.
Utah: 1592 S. 500 West, Suite 202, Woods Cross, UT 84010

Tacoma Field Office (formerly Seattle Field Office)
Defense Security Service (IOFWW)
1126 Pacific Ave, 4th Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402
Main: 253-305-6780
Fax: 253-627-4860

IOFWW: Oregon; Washington, Alaska & Idaho (North of the Salmon River)
Alaska Residenr Office: 16600 Centerfield Drive, Ste 200, Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: 907-384-2683

S&T Resources

Research in Progress

Biomedical Research Database (BRD)

  • The BRD has been developed from research, testing and training programs.

Defense Technology Transfer Information System (DTTIS)

  • DTIC maintains DTTIS in cooperation with the military departments and various defense agencies for DoD Technology Transfer professionals.

Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Database

  • The IR&D database contains descriptions of R&D projects initiated by DoD contractors but not performed under contract.

Unified Research & Engineering Database (URED)

  • URED combines three collections, Research Summaries, the R&E Database, and the In-House S&T Activities Report, as well as all research and development information submitted since fiscal year 2011.

Standards, Directives, Guidance

ASSIST (Military Standards and Specifications)

  • ASSIST is the official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of Defense and it always has the most current information. Over 111,000 technical documents are indexed in ASSIST, and the ASSIST document database houses over 180,000 PDF files associated with about 82,000 of the indexed documents. Managed by DLA Document Services in Philadelphia, the ASSIST-Online website provides free public access to most technical documents in the ASSIST database. The ASSIST Shopping Wizard provides a way to order documents from the DODSSP that are not available in digital form.

Concept for Joint Operations: Joint Force 2020 PDF Icon

  • This Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (CCJO) describes potential operational concepts through which the Joint Force of 2020 will defend the nation against a wide range of security challenges.

Department of Defense (DoD) Issuances (Directives, Instructions, and other publications)

  • The DoD Directives System provides for the orderly processing, approval, publication, distribution, internal review, and records management of DoD Directives, DoD Instructions, and DoD Publications. The DoD Directives System also includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Federal Register System. The database can be searched from the "Advanced Search" page and from its own search page.

DoD Index of Security Classification Guides

  • DoD's most accurate source of classification instructions. (Access: Distribution C. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government Agencies and their contractors).

Joint Electonic Library (JEL)

  • JEL is the primary authoritative source of Joint Doctrine, Education, Training and Related information (JDEIS). JDEIS contains a searchable database of all approved Joint Doctrine Publications, the DoD Dictionary, and is the sole authoritative source for the Universal Joint Task List. Additional documents may be found using JEL+, users need Common Access Cards (CAC) and workstations with CAC readers, or DoD-approved certificates to access JEL+.
Department of Defense (DoD) Index of Security Classification Guides

Department of Defense (DoD) Index of Security Classification Guides (SCGs) assists DOD component officials in determining whether their existing security classification guidance may be relevant to their systems, programs, plans, or projects. The Index is limited and marked as Distribution C: Distribution Authorized to U. S. Government Agencies and their Contractors.

To access the SCG Index, you must be a registered DTIC user and access the SCGs via the R&E Gateway.

Once in the R&E Gateway, click on DTIC A-Z in the footer to look under S for Security Classification Guide.

Register or Access R&E Gateway

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Technical Reports

The Technical Reports Search queries research reports are generated for and by the Department of Defense. The Technical Reports Basic Search available from the pull-down menu on the Web site banner provides access to the same report citations and many full-text reports that Private STINET (Scientific and Technical Information Network) and TEMS (Total Electronic Migration System) currently offer. Select "More Search Options" to search these databases concurrently or individually.

DTIC offers a variety of information resources to assist you in your research.

DTIC Search Tools - Vocabulary, Corporate Source Codes, and more - designed to make searching easier and your search results more relevant

Technical Reports (TR) Database - Contains nearly two million reports in print and nonprint (software, datafiles, databases and video recordings) format conveying the results of Defense-sponsored research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts

DTIC Search Tools

Corporate Source - DTIC maintains a Corporate Source Authority System (CSAS) which lists all organizations that have contributed information to the Technical Reports, Research Summaries, or Independent Research and Development databases. Each organization is assigned a 6-digit Source Code used to search these databases for information authored or sponsored by the organization. Each Corporate Author record displays the root (highest) element of the organization, the parent (next higher) element of the organization, any sub-organizations or former names, and the organization's Source Code. From the Corporate Source results page, users can insert Source Codes into Guided Search queries.

DTIC Thesaurus - The thesaurus provides a broad multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary that reduces the need to search multiple synonyms. Subject terms, called Descriptors, are organized into hierarchies, where narrower terms are linked to broader terms. After performing a Thesaurus search, a user can insert a Descriptor directly into the Guided Search queries for Technical Reports, Research Summaries, and Independent Research & Development databases.

Subject Category Guide - DTIC has identified 25 broad subject fields and 251 groups to categorize the areas of scientific and technical interest. These Fields and Groups provide the structure for subject grouping of documents in DTIC's Technical Reports, Research Summaries, and Independent Research & Development collections. Fields and groups numerical codes may be used to locate relevant results in those databases.

Corporate Source Search

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) maintains a Corporate Source Authority System (CSAS) which lists all organizations that have contributed information to any of DTIC's three major databases: the Technical Reports Bibliographic Database (TR), the Research Summaries Database (RS), and the Independent Research and Development Database (IR&D). Each organization is assigned a 6-digit Source Code. The Source Code is used when searching in these databases for information authored or sponsored by these organizations. 

The Technical Reports Corporate Source Search allows you to search for a Corporate Source Code, by entering part of a company or agency name, or for an individual Source Code, by entering the number. Each Corporate Author record displays the root (highest) element of the organization, the parent (next higher) element of the organization, any sub-organizations or former names, and the organization's Source Code. From the Corporate Source results page, you will be able to insert a Source Code into a TR Guided Search. 

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DTIC Thesaurus

The Thesaurus provides a broad multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary that aids in information search and retrieval. Subject terms, called Descriptors, are organized into hierarchies, where series of narrower terms are linked to broader terms. After performing a Thesaurus search, a user can insert a Descriptor directly into the Technical Reports Guided Search page.

Search the DTIC Thesaurus

DTIC Thesaurus files for download:

  • DTIC Thesaurus in EXCEL MY NOTE: I Downloaded this.
  • DTIC Thesaurus in HTML
  • DTIC Thesaurus in TXT

POSTING TERM ENTRY EXPLANATION
a. ARMY
b. (Scope note if necessary)
c. UF Army Department
d. UFC Army medicine
e. BT *MILITARY FORCES (UNITED STATES)
f. NT FIELD ARMY
g. Army department
use ARMY
Army medicine
use ARMY
and MILITARY MEDICINE

a. Posting Term - A main entry appearing in boldface type which represents a significant class of concepts used for indexing and retrieval.

b. Scope Note - Exists when necessary to further define or limit the meaning or usage of a posting term. NOTE: A date immediately preceding a scope note denotes the year and month the term was established as an authorized DTIC posting term.

c. Used For (UF) - The posting term at the main entry is to be used for any term following this notation. Reciprocates with use reference.

d. Used For Combination (UFC) - The posting term at the main entry together with one or more other posting terms are to be used for any term following this notation. Reciprocates with multiple use reference.

e. Broader Term (BT) - Posting terms following this notation represent a broader class which includes the main entry posting term. NOTE: An (*) symbol in front of a BT indicates the existence of broader generic levels of terms.

f. Narrower Term (NT) – Posting terms following this notation are within the class of concepts represented by the main entry posting term. NOTE: An (*) symbol in front of a NT indicates the existence of narrower generic levels of terms.

g. Use Reference – Refers the user to one or more preferred main entry posting terms. Always reciprocates with UF and UFC references.

Terms of Use

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*DTIC assumes no responsibility for any party's use or the results of such use of the DTIC thesaurus.

*Identify DTIC as the originator of the thesaurus, especially if disseminating a modified version of the original.

*The download does not guarantee your receipt of future updates.

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Subject Categories

DTIC® has identified 25 broad subject fields and 251 groups to categorize the areas of scientific and technical interest. These fields and groups provide the structure for the subject grouping of technical reports in DTIC's collection and are used to define the areas of need-to-know in distributing these reports. Through this site, you will find the subject coverage for each subject category, as well as cross-references to related fields and groups.

01. Aviation Technology
02. Agriculture
03. Astronomy and Astrophysics
04. Atmospheric Sciences
05. Behavioral and Social Sciences 
06. Biological and Medical Sciences 
07. Chemistry 
08. Earth Sciences and Oceanography 
09. Electrotechnology and Fluidics 
10. Power Production and Energy Conversion (Nonpropulsive) 
11. Materials 
12. Mathematical and Computer Sciences 
13. Mechanical, Industrial, Civil and Marine Engineering 
14. Test Equipment, Research Facilities and Reprography 
15. Military Sciences
16. Guided Missile Technology
17. Navigation, Detection and Countermeasures
18. Nuclear Science and Technology
19. Ordnance
20. Physics
21. Propulsion, Engines and Fuels
22. Space Technology
23. Biotechnology
24. Environmental Pollution and Control
25. Communications

Subject Categorization Guide for Defense Science & Technology

Alphabetical Index to the SCG, September 2009
Numeric Index to the SCG, September 2009

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Additional Submission Options

Submission with Tracking - In addition to Quick Submission, we offer Submission with Tracking. Click this button if you submit multiple reports during the year and you need to track your reports or generate submission reports. You will receive a document reference number to serve as your confirmation of receipt. Submission with Tracking allows you to prefill many fields on the SF-298 to avoid repetitious data entry. In addition to DTIC registration, Submission with Tracking requires another, separate and short registration. Click here for Submission with Tracking registration.

Provides additional information and enables 
you to track documents submitted

There are additional options to submit documents to DTIC. For documents that have distribution statements ranging from public releasable through limited distribution you can use these alternative processes. DTIC requests submissions be accompanied with an SF-298 Report Documentation PagePDF Icon

1. Multimedia (CD/DVD)

  • Send to:
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Attn: DTIC-C
  • 8725 John J. Kingman Rd.
  • Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6218

2. Documents as email attachments (use for public releasable documents only)

Classified documents should be emailed to TR@dtic.smil.mil or surface mail to DTIC at the above address.

DTIC does not accept the following file types: password protected, zipped or compressed files, file with extensions: *.vbs, *.cmd, *.exe, *.bat, *.com, *.mp3, *.eml and *.dll.

If you have questions or need assistance, email DTIC’s Information collection division at dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil or telephone, 1-800-225-3842 (menu selection 6).

Benefits of Submitting

Benefits of Submitting to the DOD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) 

An opportunity to:

Save Resources While Accessing Information-Today and Tomorrow

  1. Save agency and taxpayer money by reducing costs for:
    • bibliographic records/metadata creation storage, printing, and distribution of copies
    • maintaining access to documents on Web sites
    • responding to customer requests for documents

  2. Provide:
    • long-term 24/7 access, preservation, storage and retrieval
    • offsite backup and disaster storage
    • migration to new formats and platforms when technologies change.

  3. Ensure preservation and availability of work over the long-term if Web sites and documents disappear when authors leave or agencies reorganize or realign.

  4. Enable better, more cost-effective decisions on where to spend technology dollars.

Save Time-Have DTIC Conduct Secondary Dissemination

  1. Reduce the burden on legal or security staff by maintaining a tracking and audit trail for limited and classified documents and by filtering requests for release of documents to those outside the secondary distribution audience.

  2. Facilitate sharing, while safeguarding national security, through a multi-level secure system for controlled dissemination through the Internet, NIPRNET and SIPRNET.

  3. Provide new documents and newly digitized documents free to authorized users.

  4. Announce and disseminate public release information through search engines such as Google and OCLC's Worldcat, in addition to libraries, government and commercial abstracting & indexing services.

  5. Promote recognition, credit, and attribution of sponsors, producers, and personal authors within DoD and the science community.

  6. Comply with the Anti-Deficiency Act by providing public release documents to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

  7.  

Implement Best Practices

  1. Comply with DoD Instruction 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP)
  2. Quantify and document specific R&D initiatives and efforts for the DoD corporate memory.
  3. Track and link related work for a DoD project, program or technology.
  4. Share and transfer results within the DoD community.
  5. Leverage results to maximize R&D dollars.
  6. Eliminate duplication of effort.
  7. Facilitate intellectual property management of federally-funded public domain and government purpose rights works.

Why Provide DTIC Your Information?

DTIC acts as DoD's secondary disseminator of technical reports. While your agency may publish information in other media, such as Web sites or academic journals, the information might not also be available.

Raise your professional visibility

  • Your work is available to, cited and tracked by DoD colleagues
  • Your work is available to DoD researchers working in a classified environment
  • Your work can establish you as an Subject Matter Expert (SME) in a specific discipline
  • Your DoD sponsored public work is used and cited by professional colleagues worldwide
  • Your work can be used to establish professional metric

Additional benefits of submitting documents to DTIC

  • Reduce costs of storage, printing, and distribution of copies.
  • Reduce costs of maintaining Web sites
  • Provide access to publications
  • Electronic submission saves shipping time and costs in a secure environment

DTIC gets information from the defense community, for the defense community,about defense and beyond. DoD Instruction 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) mandates that DoD research, including that done in-house and/or by contractors and grantees, should be part of the DTIC collection. In other words, if there is great technology in DoD, DTIC should have that information for others (that includes you) to use and build upon.

DoD Lab Liaison Program

As DoD budgets continue to decline, it's important to establish and/or maintain excellent working relationship(s) between all DoD Service Laboratories, and DTIC. As you know, our mission is to store and disseminate the scientific, technical and engineering reports, journal articles, etc., produced by your lab. With the possibility of future budget decreases for DoD science and technology, DoD can't afford to duplicate efforts.

To that end, DTIC is introducing a lab liaison program to assist DoD labs with the submission of all types of documents, particularly, limited and classified reports, since those documents are harder for the community to find and access. We have assigned DTIC employees to work exclusively with DoD Service Laboratories to coordinate/submit your documented results to DTIC.

The DoD community is dependent upon your lab's research, development, test and evaluation collection to advance science and technology, discover the latest information, and engage researchers and organizations. Submitting your work to the collection increases discovery of existing research which, improves coordination, aligns priorities, and augments resources.

Data security is, of course, always a concern. DTIC follows DoD standards to manage and validate who can access and download information based upon security protocols, credentials and in accordance with the security classification that you identify on your research documents. DTIC handles the full range of document markings: DoD only, DoD and contractor, U.S. Government only, U.S. Government and contractor, and export control.

Contributing Reports Flyer 

To find out who your Service Lab Liaison is, please contact us at dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil, or 1-800-225-3842 menu option 6.

Guidance on Submitting Docs

The reasons for having a DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), are the same today as those stated in the Secretary of Defense Memorandum and Directive, May 14, 1951, signed by George C. Marshall, Secretary of Defense:

 

  • "... the end product of all Department of Defense sponsored research and development -- i.e., the recorded conclusions -- costing vast sums of money and irreplaceable scientific effort, must be assembled, organized, preserved, and made available for future reference by those concerned with exploring and guarding the scientific frontiers of the Nation." (Report on the Armed Services Technical Information Agency, 30 June 1957)

Required by DoD Instruction 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP).

Related STIP Guidance

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Distribution Statements

DoD Directive 5230.24 is now DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5230.24 Distribution Statements on Technical Documents, dated 23 August 2012. DoDI 5230.24 states that all documents sent to DTIC must be assigned a distribution statement by the contributor. There are a number of revisions in the Distribution Statements and Reasons, which became effective with the issuance of DoDI 5230.24.

  • Export Control is no longer a Distribution Statement. It is a reason that can be used with Distribution Statements B, C, D, or E.
  • Distribution X is no longer used.
  • The reason, Direct Military Support, is used with Distribution E only.
  • The wording used in the reason, Software Documentation, has changed.
  • There are also two new reasons for use with Distribution Statements: Operations Security that is used with Distribution Statements B and E only and Vulnerability Information which is used with Distribution Statements B, C, D, or E.

Note that these distribution statements and notices are authorized for use on DoD technical documents. Additional information for each distribution statement can be found by clicking the statement title.

1. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 

2. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT B. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies only (fill in reason) (date of determination). Other requests for this document shall be referred to (insert controlling DoD office) 
3. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government Agencies and their contractors (fill in reason) (date of determination). Other requests for this document shall be referred to (insert controlling DoD office)
4. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT D. Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only (fill in reason) (date of determination). Other requests shall be referred to (insert controlling DoD office).
5. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT E. Distribution authorized to DoD Components only (fill in reason) (date of determination). Other requests shall be referred to (insert controlling DoD office).
6. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT F.Further dissemination only as directed by (inserting controlling DoD office) (date of determination) or higher DoD authority.
7. Export Control Warning.
8. Handling and Destroying Unclassified/Limited Distribution Documents.

Distribution Limitations

The information DTIC collects, stores and distributes carries security classifications up to the Secret level. The information is always marked by the controlling organization to show how it can be distributed. DTIC's registration process and access to DTIC data differs for different groups of users due to the distribution limitations set by the controlling organization.

Much of the information in DTIC's databases can be released to the public. This information is referred to as UNCLASSIFIED, UNLIMITED (U2) PUBLIC RELEASE.

The databases also contain information that, although not classified, is sensitive. Such documents are considered UNCLASSIFIED, but their distribution is controlled, i.e., LIMITED. This information is referred to as UNCLASSIFIED, LIMITED (UL).

Many of the limits on distribution have to do with whether or not the user is:

  • an authorized employee of the Department of Defense 
  • an authorized employee of other U.S. Government agencies 
  • an authorized contractor for either the Department of Defense or other U.S. Government organization 
FAQs - Submitting Technical Reports
What DoD Regulations govern the submission of scientific and technical reports to DTIC?
What are the benefits of submitting technical reports to DTIC?
  • Aside from regulatory requirements, there are some real benefits for submitting your documents to DTIC such as:
    • DTIC serves as DoD's system for secondary dissemination of Technical Reports. Your agency may publish information in other media, such as on an agency Web site or through academic journals, which may not always be available. Access to Technical Reports through DTIC is assured.
    • Submitting documents to DTIC reduces expenditures for information management, including costs of storage, printing, maintaining access to documents on Web sites, and distribution of copies.
  • To see a complete list of benefits, click here.
What types of documents should I send to DTIC?
  • Technical reports, journal articles, power point presentations, and theses are some types of information that fulfill our selection criteria.
How do I submit documents to DTIC?
  • DTIC recommends you submit your unclassified up to limited documents via electronic submission. Note: You must be registered with DTIC to submit documents. If you are not a registered DTIC customer, click here.
  • You may submit your documents via CD/DVD by surface mail. An SF-298, Report Documentation Page, should also accompany your documents submitted.
  • For public release documents only, you may submit them to our e-mail dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.tr@mail.mil.
How do I submit classified documents to DTIC?
  • Classified documents can be submitted by e-mail to TR@dtic.smil.mil or sent by surface mail to:
    • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
    • ATTN: DTIC-O
    • 8725 John J. Kingman Road
    • Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060
How do I prepare a technical report?
  • The ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.18-2005 provides guidance on technical report preparation, outlining the elements, organization and design of scientific and technical reports.
What markings are required on a document for submission?
What is an SF-298, Report Documentation Page, and why is it needed?
What electronic formats does DTIC accept for electronic submissions?
  • Electronic digital files may be submitted online or on removable media, in the following file formats:
Is there a maximum file size for electronic submission?
How long does it take DTIC to process my registration for Electronic Document Submission System?
  • Once you are registered as a DTIC user, your Electronic Document Submission System registration will be completed within 24 hours.
How long does it take DTIC to process a new submission and have it appear online?
  • Typically a document can be processed within 3-4 weeks, workload depending.
How do I find a document I submitted?
What is an AD (Accession Document) number and how do I find out the AD number assigned to a document?
  • The AD (Accession Document) number is assigned by DTIC to each document, after it has been processed into the Technical Reports (TR) database, to uniquely identify that document.
  • To find the AD number assigned to your report, you can either search the document through DTIC Online Public, R&E Gateway or DTIC Online Classified (as mentioned in the answer to question #13, above) or set up a Schedule(d) Search.
Do you have guidance on submitting copyrighted information?
Our facility places our public documents on our public Web site; should we send them to DTIC as well?
  • Yes! By sending the document to DTIC it will be maintained in our Technical Reports collection permanently, as opposed to an organization's Web site, which often changes.
  • DTIC also announces and disseminates public release information through libraries, government and commercial abstracting & indexing services, and search engines such as Google and OCLC's Worldcat, further preserving and making your document widely available.
Is DTIC interested in older collections of technical reports?
  • Yes! There is still a lot of value in older research. In some cases, older research doesn't become relevant until many years later.
Does DTIC offer training/briefings on how to submit documents to DTIC?
  • Yes, the Information Collection Division (DTIC-OA) is available to assist you through the document submission process.
  • If you are located within the commuting distance of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Information Collection Division representatives are available to meet with your organization and provide formal/informal training, briefings, or presentations, tailored to your specific needs. Please phone us at (703) 767-8038 to discuss further.

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PDF Documents

DTIC strives to process document submissions with the highest quality output possible. To facilitate this for PDF document submissions, DTIC recommends adherence to the following guidelines. Failure to meet these submission guidelines will result in a lower quality product, and in some cases could prevent a document from being processed altogether.
General

  • DTIC prefers PDF/A. PDF/A ensures that your documents can be reproduced the exact same way in years to come by embedding in the file all the information necessary for displaying the document. However, DTIC will accept all other versions of PDF. 
  • Do not encrypt or add security layers to documents. 
  • Where possible, please orient pages to portrait rather than landscape settings. 
  • All files must be self-contained. All figures and tables should be in the same file as the text of the paper. Do not add other attachments to document files.
  • Documents that contain embedded files (other than fonts) should not be submitted as electronic documents. They will be processed as Nonprint/Multimedia documents. For information on submitting Nonprint/Multimedia documents, please contact the Nonprint Program Manager, (703) 767-8040 or DSN: 427-8040, or via e-mail at np@dtic.mil
  • DTIC can no longer accept the following file types via email: password protected, zipped or compressed files, file with the extensions: *.vbs, *.cmd, *.exe, *.bat, *.com, *.mp3, *.eml and *.dll.

Font Settings 

One of the most common problems with PDF files submitted to DTIC is font readability. PDF documents rely on access to fonts that are either resident on a reader's computer or are embedded in the PDF document itself. For dissemination purposes, embedded fonts are preferred because DTIC has no way of knowing which fonts are available to the reader. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to review the fonts contained in your PDF. To do this, choose "Document Properties/Fonts" from the "File" menu. Choose "List all fonts" to see all fonts that Adobe may need to print the document.

  • For readability and archival purposes, please use 10 point font or larger for the body text of a document. 
  • Fonts should be limited to those used in the paper, and they should be embedded in the PDF file. (Oftentimes documents contain fonts that the document creator is unaware that they used.) 
  • It is best to use western-encoded versions of the fonts Times (Times New Roman), Helvetica (Arial), and Symbol, and the standard distributions of Computer Modern. 
  • Please avoid submitting custom or proprietary fonts, including: WPMathA, WPMathB, and WPMultinationalARoman. 
  • Font embedding should be a selected setting when using a document distiller.

Native vs. Scanned PDFs 

  • Whenever possible, please submit a native PDF rather than a scanned PDF. 
  • For scanned PDFs, please use a resolution setting of 300 dpi or higher. 
  • Documents in languages that do not use a Roman or Cyrillic alphabet must be scanned in as a PDF image file. (Problems can also occur when using special symbols or figures.)

For further information, please contact: 

Electronic Media Specialist
(703) 767-8040 
DSN 427-8040 
stintr@dtic.mil

System Requirements: 

Platform: Pentium II or higher
RAM: 64 MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP
Display Settings: Minimum 800x600 resolution, 65K Colors, Small Font
Browser: Netscape Communicator 4.7 or higher, U.S. Version Internet Explorer
Tutorials and Other Guidance

Additional information and assistance with preparing and submitting documents to DTIC may be found in the following presentations, brochures, fact sheets.

General Information

  • Cataloging, Abstracting and Indexing Guidelines 
    This publication outlines basic guidelines for descriptive and subject cataloging of scientific and technical information resources collected by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). It is arranged by Technical Report (TR) data element Field number, followed by alphabetical indexes. Each Field entry contains the title, maximum number of characters allowed, definition, purpose, chief source(s) of information and form(s) of entry.

Document Preparation - Report Cover, Markings and SF-298

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PDF with AD Numbers

If contributors have PDFs of documents already in the Technical Reports(TR) database (with assigned AD numbers):

a) that are "better" quality than the current PDF (e.g., a born digital PDF with color graphics versus DTIC's bitonal scanned image version), or

b) that DTIC does not have in PDF and/or full text posted online

Please email the document(s) to dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.ad-replace@mail.mil. The DTIC staff can replace the PDF in our database with yours, or use your PDF instead of creating one by scanning the DTIC microfiche or microfilm.

Note: Send ONLY Approved for Public Release documents to dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.ad-replace@mail.mil. Unclassified, limited or classified documents should be submitted on CD or DVD via approved means.

SBIR Submissions Guidance

You have reached the SBIR Tutorials and Other Guidance documents Web page to assist you in preparing your SBIR reports for submissions to DTIC. Should you have any questions regarding this information and/or require any additional assistance, please contact our Information Collection Division staff at dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil. To return to our Submissions Home Page, click here.

Presentation - SBIR/STTR Final Reports Preparation & Submission PDF Icon
This is a tutorial for preparing a document cover and SF-298, Report Documentation Page, for SBIR/STTR Interim and Final reports. Information includes distribution statement format, SBIR Data Rights, Export Control and other document markings, as well as detailed instruction for completing the SF-298.

Fact Sheet - SBIR/STTR Interim & Final Report Preparation & Submission PDF Icon
This summarizes the information contained in the "SBIR/STTR Interim & Final Report Preparation & Submission" presentation/tutorial, listed above.

Template - Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRL) Template for SBIR/STTR Contracts PDF Icon
This provides the recommended instructions for technical report submissions to DTIC, to be included in the SBIR/STTR CDRLs. This template is intended to assist contract specialists and program managers with the development of their CDRLs.

To submit electronically go here.

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What to Submit

DTIC's role within the DoD is changing. Its customer base has been expanded beyond the RDT&E community, and DTIC now supports the entire DoD Acquisition Program. As a result, DTIC® has expanded the subject and scope of its collection to include not only scientific and technical documents but also acquisition and budget related documents. DTIC's Selection Criteria provides information on the types and scopes of documents that are appropriate for the Technical Reports database.

Security classifications: DTIC only accepts the following security classifications: Unclassified, Foreign Unclassified in Confidence, Foreign Restricted, Confidential, Secret.

The DTIC collection does NOT include Top Secret, Cryptographic & Communications Security, and Communications & Electronic Intelligence documents. DoD Instruction 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), also excludes the DTIC collection of information relating to command and control of operations and operational forces, DoD scientific and technical intelligence production community products, and the DoD Technical Data Management Program.

Distribution Statements: Distribution Statements provide the framework for DoD personnel to meet their responsibilities for managing, disseminating, and when necessary, restricting the flow of information and data resulting from their work. DoD Instruction 5230.24, Distribution Statements on Technical Documents states that all documents sent to DTIC must be assigned a distribution statement by the contributor. DTIC accepts technical reports that are assigned distributions statements A, B, C, D, E, F, or X

For additional information on distribution statements, please call DTIC's Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) Training Office at (703) 767-8240 or DSN 427-8240.

Formats: Formats currently accepted are listed in the DTIC Selection Criteria. The following formats are accepted by DTIC when they are integral parts of multimedia items:

  • Color Plates and Images 
  • Sound or Voice Recordings (announcement only) 
  • Charts, Maps, Graphs, Drawings, and Tables 
  • Video Clips

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Introduction
  • Recognizing the need to provide for a maximum exchange of important scientific and technical information within the DoD community, DTIC selects appropriate documents based on content, delivery medium, formats, reproducibility, and other criteria.

  • DTIC accepts documents that cover classic military subjects, as well as those from a spectrum of disciplines. Scientific and technical documents result from DoD-sponsored or defense-related research and engineering and studies efforts and contain information from or about the conduct and management of scientific and engineering efforts.

  • DTIC accepts virtually all documents that convey scientific and technical information or technical data. Hard copy print, digital or magnetic nonprint, and digital files for online publication are all accepted. Documents may be in a variety of media and formats, and document types can range from single reports with text only to multimedia items with color, video, and sound.

Nonstandard Documents 

Documents that do not qualify for selection under existing criteria are evaluated independently as received. Decisions concerning nonstandard reports and documents, actions involving the waiving of established criteria, and other exceptions documented with interpretations based on correspondence with contributors are documented in files in the DTIC Directorate of Operations.

Selection Criteria Review

These criteria will undergo an annual review. DTIC will contact contributors about preservation of media and formats as these issues arise. DTIC will continuously review the collection and address refreshing/migration issues with originators and contributors to meet preservation goals.

Media

As stated in DoDI 3200.14: "Documents may take the form and format of any commonly accepted media for documentation and/or presentation." DTIC accepts and disseminates documents in a variety of media, however, electronic media documents are preferred. DTIC also accepts other media as listed below. Distribution to DTIC of all documents, regardless of media, is the responsibility of the DoD activity that performed or sponsored the work in whole or in part.The activity responsible for primary distribution of documents by electronic means must take positive steps to ensure that DTIC is capable of receiving the data by that means and in an intelligible form. Details on electronic document submissions are available on the Electronic Submissions page.

"Providing electronic documents that are configured by computer hardware or software that are not readily available to the recipients precludes the use of such technical information. If the recipients cannot readily read, interpret, or convert the electronic document, then the activity shall provide the document in some other media." (DoDI 3200.14-E4.4.10)

Following is a brief outline of the acceptable media for technical report document submission to DTIC:

Electronic Media

  • DVD
  • CD-ROM

Multimedia

  • Images
  • Sound
  • Video

Print Media

  • Paper

Other Media

Media not listed above is not accepted by DTIC. Please send questions to dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil.

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Points of Contacts

Information Security/
Database Manager
(703) 767-8023
DSN: 427-8023
Technical Reports 
Program Manager
(703) 767-8040
DSN: 427-8040

dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.tr@mail.mil

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
(703) 767-9011
DSN: 427-9011
dtic.belvoir.ecm.mbx.acquisitions@mail.mil

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation

Reports submitted to DTIC include products of DoD's funding program for RDT&E; current RDT&E activities may dictate prioritization of report selection:

Research
Reports of research efforts should contribute to the increased knowledge of natural phenomena and the environment; to the solution of problems in the physical, behavioral, social, and management sciences; or to the expansion of knowledge in scientific areas. These reports typically describe theoretical studies and scientific experiments.

Development
These reports should involve the extension of theoretical, practical, and useful applications of basic designs, ideas, scientific concepts,or pieces of equipment. The dominant characteristic of these documents is that they point toward specific military problem areas. Studies and investigations may vary from fundamental applied research to sophisticated hardware. Documents may record the development of hardware for experimental, operational, and engineering tests.

Test
Reports of tests should document procedures and results of subjecting items, systems, materials, personnel or techniques to simulated or actual operational conditions to determine characteristics, suitability, and compliance with specific requirements.

Evaluation
Evaluation reports should give values, appraisals or results relevant to strengths, weaknesses, feasibility, potentiality, and military worth of efforts, concepts or hardware

Security

All documents are examined for their classification levels, and compared with criteria specified in DoD 5200.1, Information Security Program Regulation. Classified documents must be marked with classification and downgrading information; discrepancies in markings or classification inconsistencies must be resolved prior to selection.

Accepted by DTIC:

  • Foreign Unclassified in Confidence
  • Foreign Restricted
  • Confidential
  • Secret

Not Accepted by DTIC:

  • Top Secret
  • Registered
  • Cryptographic and Communications Security
  • Communications and Electronics Intelligence
Selection Criteria

Documents received by DTIC are evaluated for pertinence and timeliness of their contents. Relevance to DoD research and engineering and studies activities such as Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) is essential. Acceptance of DoD documents is normal procedure, but the suitability of non-DoD documents may require detailed comparison with selection objectives to justify accession. In accordance with DoD Instruction 3200.14 (May 13, 1997) DTIC selects documents that include, but are not limited to, the examples listed below. Exceptions may be made to items on these lists, based on overall evaluation against the selection criteria, and if necessary a review by committee.

General Criteria for Selection

•Relevance to DoD Technical Concerns •Reproducibility
•Scientific and Technical Content •Completeness of Data
•Funding Sources  •Extent of Activity
•Security Classification  •Specific Projects
•Release Limitations  •Special Arrangements
•Intended Use  •Precedents
•Usefulness •Type of Document
•Permanency of Value   

 

Examples of Document Types Selected

•Acquisition Life Cycle Documents, e.g.: •Patents & Patent Applications (DoD-related)
   °Acquisition Decision Memoranda (ADM) •Planning, Programming & Budgeting System (PPBS) Documents, e.g.:
   °Initial Capabilities Document (ICD)     °Budget Estimate Submissions (BES)
   °Capability Development Document (CDD)    °Chairman Program Assessments (CPA)
   °Capability Production Document (CPD)    °Defense Planning Guidance (DPG)
   °System Threat Assessments    °Issue Books
   °Test & Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP)    °National Military Strategy Documents (NMSD)
•Annual Reports from the DoD Labs    °Program Budget Decisions (PBD)
•Bibliographies    °Program Decision Memoranda (PDM)
•Briefings (DoD-related), e.g.:    °Program Objective Memoranda (POM)
   °Advanced Briefings to Industry (ABI) •Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Reports
•Command History •Science & Technology Planning Documents, e.g.:
•Conference Proceedings & Papers    °Basic Research Plan (BRP)
•Congressional Documents (DoD-related), e.g.:    °Defense Technology Area Plan (DTAP)
   °Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Documents     °Defense Technology Objectives (DTO)
   °Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports     °Joint Warfighting Science and Technology Plan (JWSTP)
   °Government Accounting Office (GAO) Reports & Testimonies     °Defense Science and Technology Strategy
•Dissertations & Theses •Security Classification Guides
•DoD Functional Area Dictionaries/Glossaries  •Software (DoD-related)
•DoD Manpower Estimates  •Specifications and Standards (DoD only)
•Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC) Reports •Speeches (DoD-related)
•Inspector General (IG) Audits (DoD-related) •Studies & Analyses (DoD-related)
•Journal Articles & Reprints (DoD-supported) •Technical Publications, e.g.:
•Lessons Learned (DoD-related)    °Memoranda, Notes, Papers
•Mission Area Plans     °Interim & Final Reports
•Modernization Planning Documents     °Reviews & Surveys
•NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) Documents, Meeting minutes and Announcements •Training Courses (DoD-related)
•Newsletters (DoD-related)  

 

Examples of Document Types Not Selected

•Administrative Papers  •Memoranda (Inter-Office)
•Advertisements  •Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs)
•Blueprints  •Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs)
•Brochures, Catalogs & Posters •Notices
•Charts  •Operating Instructions
•Circulars  •Orders
•Conference Programs and Agendas  •Parts List
•Contracting Documents & Materials, e.g.: •Procedures
   °Requests for Proposal (RFP)  •Promotional Materials
   °Statements of Work •Proposals
•Correspondence  •Public/Case Laws
•Decision Papers  •Status Reports
•Document Declassification Lists  •Tables
•Engineering Drawings  •Technical Manuals
•Forms •Telephone Directories
•Meeting Minutes & Announcements (Except RTO) •Trip Reports

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