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The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the premier repository for research and engineering information for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). It facilitates the transfer of essential scientific, technical and program information throughout the national defense community. Employing economies of scale and rapid information transformation and delivery, DTIC leverages DoD’s substantial investment in scientific and technical research and development, reduces costs, supports effective acquisition decision-making and ultimately improves the technological superiority of the American warfighter.
DTIC develops and maintains centralized information systems for the collection, processing, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical (S&T) information. Combining advanced knowledge management techniques with new information technologies, DTIC provides innovative products and services that support DoD program managers, warfighters, scientists, and engineers, as well as other government agencies, U.S. allies, and DoD’s academic and private sector partners.
Approximately 20,000 organizations and eligible individuals are registered to access DTIC’s information. DTIC develops and hosts over 100 websites for DoD Component organizations including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) and several Combatant Commands. The DoD Information Analysis Centers (IAC) program provides core funding, management and oversight for 10 IACs. The IACs are chartered by DoD to collect, analyze, synthesize and disseminate worldwide scientific and technical information in specialized fields such as information assurance, chemical/biological defense, and weapons systems technology. IACs support the acquisition community, prevent unnecessary duplication of research and promote standardization of research methodologies and processes.