The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) has served the information needs of the Defense community for more than 70 years. DTIC reports the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) (USD(R&E)).
Our mission is to aggregate and fuse science and technology data to rapidly, accurately and reliably deliver the knowledge needed to develop the next generation of technologies to support our Warfighters and help assure national security.
More than 50 percent of the research records in the collection are available through the access controlled R&E Gateway, which is accessible to DoD personnel, defense contractors, federal government personnel and contractors, and selected academic institutions. The R&E Gateway sites require common access card (CAC) login or registration. We also provide the general public and industry with access to unclassified, unlimited information, including many full-text downloadable documents, through this website.
As a DoD Field Activity under the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) the DTIC responsibilities include:
Preserve and disseminate the research that led to the technologies our warfighters use today
Deliver the tools and collections that empower the research and engineering enterprise to accelerate the development of technologies that will help maintain U.S. technical superiority
Stimulate innovation with public and industry access to DoD funded research and digital data
Maximize the value of each dollar the DoD spends through the analysis of funding data, work in progress and IR&D to identify gaps, challenges and the way forward