Technical Reports - Scientific and technical (S&T) reports conveying results of Defense-sponsored research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts on a wide range of topics. Collection includes both citations and many full-text, downloadable documents from mid-1900s to present.
AULIMP - Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals. Subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from military and aeronautical periodicals, with citations from 1988 to present.
BRD - Biomedical Research Database. Developed from federally funded research, testing and training programs; updated annually.
Congressional Budget Data (CBD) - Congressional Budget Data Provides detailed search and analysis capabilities across the military departments and agencies for Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) data. DTIC's PDF and Excel spreadsheet versions of Congressional Budget reports are available shortly after postings on Thomas (Library of Congress) Web site.
DoD Labs and S&T - Allows users to query the DoD laboratory community or other sites identified as related to S & T organizations.
DTIC Online - This search queries the DTIC Online Public Web site.
NDIA - National Defense Industrial Association Conference Proceedings. Collection of presentations from NDIA-sponsored conferences.
RDDS - R-2s furnish narrative information on Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs and Program Elements (PE Numbers) within the Department of Defense (DoD).
SCAMPI - Staff College Automated Military Periodical Index. Database of articles on military and naval science, operational warfare, joint planning, national and international politics, and other areas researched by Joint Forces Staff College from 1985 to present.
WHS - Washington Headquarters Service. Department of Defense (DoD) Issuances (current and cancelled), Joint Staff and other U.S. Military (i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force) service publications, Administrative Instructions, Directive-Type Memorandums and DoD Forms.
DTIC launched its Open Archives Initiative (OAI), providing broader access to information in DTIC's collection. OAI is an international effort focused on furthering the interoperability of digital libraries and its objective is to develop a framework to make it easier to find content stored in distributed archives.
Currently, much authoritative information resides on the "deep Web," comprised of content-rich databases from universities, libraries, associations, businesses and government agencies, including DTIC. In most cases, this information cannot be found using commercial search engines such as Google, Yahoo and AltaVista, to name a few.
Although not required by OAI protocol, DTIC uses its Handle Service to provide a link between the metadata and related content. Handles preserve access to electronic resources on the Web, ensuring their availability over time and changing data formats.