Guidance on Submitting Documents to DTIC
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 [PDF], 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)
The Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering, Mary Miller, has signed a memo [PDF], dated January 31, 2017, regarding the necessity to share research and engineering information and results, as well as the key role DTIC plays in this process.
DTIC welcomes the opportunity to assist you in submitting documents. Please contact us with any questions.
Roles and Responsibilities
Various regulations designate DTIC as the federal repository for DoD-funded research. These regulations define DTIC's roles and responsibilities in the report receipt and dissemination process. Contributors also have responsibilities when sending reports to DTIC. These regulations cover the roles and responsibilities:
- DFAR 252.235.7011 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation, updated August 30, 2016
- DoD Instruction 3200.12, August 22, 2013, DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) [PDF]
- DoD Manual 3200.14, Volume 1, March 14, 2014, Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP): General Processes [PDF]
- DTM 17-002, 10 January 2017, Public Access to the Results of DoD Intramural Basic Research Published in Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publications , 10 January 2017
- Science and Technology Information Reuse [PDF], Feb 9, 2006, signed by John J. Young, Jr., Director of DDR&E
- Submission and Dissemination of DoD Scientific and Technical Information [PDF], Apr 4, 2003, signed by Ronald M. Sega, Director of DDR&E
- DoD Directive 5230.09, March 16, 2016, Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 3204.1, August 20, 2014, DoD Policy for Oversight of Independent Research and Development (IR&D) [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 3210.07, May 14, 2004, Research Integrity and Misconduct [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 3210.1, September 16, 2005, Administration and Support of Basic Research by the Department of Defense [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 5200.39, May 28, 2015, Critical Program Information (CPI) Identification and Protection Within Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 5230.29, August 13, 2014, Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release [PDF]