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General Information
What does DTIC stand for?
What is the R&E Gateway?
What if the document I am looking for is not available on this website?
Is there a Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRnet) version of this website?
What do I need in order to view access controlled content?

Contacting DTIC
I need help, how do I contact DTIC?
How do I get to DTIC?

Technical Support
How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?
What file format is used for the forms on this website, and how can I view or download the forms available on this site?
What software do I need to view/fill out these forms?
What should I do if I can not view a PDF document?
I can't login to the R&E Gateway?
The site seems slow or not everything is appearing, is there something I can do?
I cant find what I am looking for!?

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General Information

What does DTIC stand for?

DTIC means: Defense Technical Information Center.
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What is the R&E Gateway?

This means: Research and Engineering Gateway. The Research and Engineering (R&E) Gateway is an access controlled enterprise suite of tools where you can discover, analyze, share and collaborate on technical reports, budget documents, project summaries and much more.
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What if the document I am looking for is not available on this website?

The document you are looking for may be designated as limited access and not available for public view. Have you tried visiting the R&E Gateway? If you access the gateway and still have issue locating a document, please contact us.
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Is there a Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRnet) version of this website?

DTIC has a website on the SIPRnet https://www.dtic.smil.mil. Eligible users must register on the SIPRnet.
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What do I need in order to view access controlled content?

DoD issued CAC card or username and password provided by DTIC. Find out more about registering to gain access.
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Contacting DTIC

I need help, how do I contact DTIC?

You can email, call, or contact us by visiting the Contact Us page. For additional contact information, please visit the DTIC Directory.
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How do I get to DTIC?

Before traveling to DTIC by car or public transportation, please review the Directions to DTIC and security details page.
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Technical Support

How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Visit Adobe's website and download Adobe Acrobat's Free PDF reader.
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What file format is used for the forms on this website, and how can I view or download the forms available on this site?

All approved Department of Defense (DoD) forms hosted on this website are provided in a fillable PDF format, unless otherwise specified by the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR). To download any hyperlinked Adobe PDF files (PDF) from the DoD Forms Management Program website, end-users will need a browser with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, or at a minimum have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on the computer they are attempting to view/download the form with.
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What software do I need to view/fill out these forms?

With the exception of the PDF forms in our site that are not fillable, all of our PDF forms are Reader Extended. This means you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free software application that allows end-users to view PDF files on all major computer platforms and operating systems.
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What should I do if I can not view a PDF document?

Let us know there is an issue so we can correct it. Contact us.
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I can't login to the R&E Gateway!

Are you a registered user? Visit our registration page for more information.
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The site seems slow or not everything is appearing, is there something I can do?

Contact us to let us know so we can address your concerns.
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I cant find what I am looking for!

Search our website in the top right corner of each page. For additional assistance, contact us.
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