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)); MUST have an active Government Contract or Grant.

The level of access granted to a contractor depends upon the classification of the contract or grant being registered with DTIC and the approval of the Government Approving Official (GAO), (i.e., Contracting Officer (CO), Contracting Officer Representative (COR), Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR), or Program Manager (PM)).

Contractors could have access to the following classifications depending on the level of their contract with GAO approval:

  • Unclassified, Limited (UL)
  • Confidential
  • Secret
  • Restricted Data
  • Critical Nuclear Weapons Design Information (CNWDI/Restricted Data)

Contractors MUST register with a DoD Issued CAC, ECA cards/certs or Federal Government PIV, which is not the same as a PIV-I. Please contact DTIC registration staff with questions about user ID and password access.

Note: In order to register with a PIV card or ECA, DoD Root Certificates must be loaded to your browser. Please use the following instructions to download the DoD Root certificates to your browser.

1. Visit the following link to install/update the DoD Root Certificates to your browser of choice:

2. Scroll down to Trust Store and under InstallRoot 5.0.1: NIPR Windows Installer select Non Administrator. In the pop-up select run. After this runs, open the link below and follow the instructions in Step #4 to manually add the root certificates to the browser of choice.

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Step-by-Step Registration Instructions for Contractors

Submit & Verify Registration

Terms & Conditions

    3. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: When prompted, select a PKI certificate that has an e-mail address.

4. Select your e-mail Certificate. Click the OK button.

5. Choose I am a Contractor. Click the Continue button.

Registration Application

    6. Fill out the registration application.

    You MUST supply answers to all fields with an asterisk (*).
      • Enter your contracting company name on the organization line. This is the company that pays your salary.
      • Enter your work address.
      • Enter valid grant/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 [PDF] 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: giving you permission to use the certification.
      • The Type of Access available is:
        • Unclassified, Limited (UL)
        • Classified
    7. Enter the Government Approving Official's contact information - name, title, phone number, agency/organization name and email address. (This is required even for Unclassified access.)

Classified Access

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. Enter government approving official's contact information - name, title, phone number, agency/organization name and email address.

    Acceptable government approving officials are:

      • Contracting Officer (CO)
      • Contracting Officer Representative (COR)
      • Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR)
      • Project Manager (PM)

    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

    11. 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 (FSO) contact information. If you are working at your contracting company's location, enter your company's facility security officer's (FSO) 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.

    12. 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 SIPRNET URL to register for DTIC's classified sites on the SIPRNET:

    NOTE: You cannot have online access to classified information if you do not have access to the SIPRNET and a SIPRNET email address.

List of Government Approving Officials


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


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


Office of Naval Research
875 N. Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1995
Phone: 703-696-8177
Fax: 703-696-5126


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


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
Phone: 256-544-1268
Fax: 256-544-2101
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, TX 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


Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Administration and Information Services
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865-576-9375
Alt Phone: 865-574-2211
Fax: 865-576-3006


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


Administration for Children and Families
Aerospace Building, 6th Floor East
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S. W.
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 202-401-9238

Renew Your Registration: Contractor Employees

To renew your account, choose one of the following options:

NOTE: DoD sponsors must digitally sign their email.

Email a signed copy of the Award Contract Modification to:

If further assistance is needed, please contact to DTIC's Customer Access Team by email at: or by phone at 703-767-8273, DSN 427-8273 or 800-225-3842 (selection 2).

Update User Information: Contractors

Modifications to Email Addresses:

Modifications to Employment Status:

Contact Information Changes:

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.

Upgrade your Access Level:

Update or Change Contract on your Account:

NOTE: If GAOs are CAC holders, they must digitally sign this email request.