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In January 2009, President Obama's first executive action was to sign the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, which bridges the gap between the American people and their government.
Since its inception 65 years ago, DTIC has provided Americans with a broad range of scientific, technical, engineering and business related resources for academic research. This page serves to enhance our efforts to improve the exchange of public information by providing easy access to scientific and technical (S&T) resources as well as budgetary, social science, policy, and other multidisciplinary resources available in the DTIC collection and through the DTIC Online integrated search.
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Department of Defense (DoD) proposed plan that provides an approach to support increased public access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications and digitally formatted scientific data arising from unclassified publicly releasable research and programs funded wholly or in part by DoD, as directed by Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Memo: "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research", dated 22 February 2013.
DTIC's Contribution to Data.gov
The User Council serves as a liaison between DTIC and its user community, operating independently to provide feedback and advice to DTIC on the community's concerns.
User Council Bylaws [PDF]
Individuals registered with DTIC are considered members of the DTIC User Group, except DTIC employees. They are represented by the User Council which was formed to:
- Reflect and articulate the interests of the membership.
- Encourage and facilitate any DTIC operations, plans or cooperative efforts that benefit the membership.
- Expedite the flow of information between the membership and DTIC.
- Make recommendations concerning DTIC products and services.
- The council members, who serve for two years, represent the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, other DoD and Federal agencies and DoD contractors.
- The officers are the President, Vice President, and Secretary.
- Council members are elected during the DTIC Conference by vote of the general membership.
- The Council holds at least one meeting per year, which is held during the DTIC Conference. The Council interacts with DTIC managers to promote communication between DTIC and the Council and keep the Council abreast of major developments in DTIC. The Council typically presents issues or ideas which have been suggested by the user community. Discussion between DTIC and the Council follows, during which these issues are further defined and analyzed for practicality and potential for development.
- User Council members also frequently serve as beta testers for new DTIC products.
- User Council members are accessible either by telephone, email, fax or in person.