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Use your DoD-issued CAC, PIV card, or ECA to access DTIC’s R&E Gateway and its extensive collection of controlled-unclassified DoD technical reports and research projects.

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DTIC is Modernizing Our Search!

We need you to use these search tools and tell us which features and capabilities are most important to you.  Not only will you make public search better, but your feedback will help inform DTIC's overall modernization.  We currently have two commercial search products available, each of which offers a different interface and approach to exploring public content available through DTIC.  We ask that you follow the links below and explore these new approaches to search and discovery, and please do take a moment to come back to this page to submit your thoughts and feedback.

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DTIC is pleased to provide access to its vast collection of Defense scientific and technical information through Minsky®. This Natural Language Processing platform allows for nuanced and expertise-specific processing of text data and provides new ways to explore DTIC’s data collections, enabling users to:

  • Use natural search terms as well as structured fields
  • Discover connections and relevant material within varied datasets, through network maps
  • Gain situational awareness of ongoing research across the S&T enterprise by exploring related information


Through an innovative pilot collaboration between DTIC and Dimensions, we are enhancing search and discovery within DTIC's extensive collection of technical reports.  By applying modern data engineering and state-of-the-art natural language processing, DoD documents will be more findable than ever before.

  • Analyze funding impact: Explore publications, grants, and patents linked to DoD funding
  • Discover more DoD insights: Access DoD Technical Reports and Presidential Budget Reports
  • Make informed decisions: Assess research activities and visualize trends

DoD Critical Technology Areas (CTAs)

Five bulbs on a blue background and one of them is glowing.

View the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E))’s critical technology areas that are key to maintaining the U.S. national security. Search technical reports publicly available in the DTIC collections relating to these technologies. Log in to view roadmaps, plans and/or reports.

  • Hypersonics
  • Integrated Sensing & Cyber
  • Microelectronics
  • Quantum Science
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