Scientific and Technical Information for the Defense Systems Community

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If you have been wondering what constitutes Scientific and Technical Information (STI) for the Defense Systems community – you’re not alone.  On the surface, Defense systems STI would appear to be a far-reaching collection of data and in fact, that is exactly what it is – a massive collection of data that was created or funded by the Government.  The  type of information that constitutes STI includes: conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, technical videos and more.

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) has the task of continually collecting such information, adding it to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Total Electronic Migration System (TEMS), and ensuring that the body of information is available to share with the DoD community,   other federal agencies, their contractors, and the greater research and engineering community. The DSIAC STI Program is governed by DoD Directive 3200.12, DoD Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program (STIP) and strives to improve the buying power of the federal government by boosting R&D efficiency and minimizing waste.

The DSIAC is managing an extensive technical repository and with your help this collection will continue to grow. The database includes a combination of classified and unclassified material. All DSIAC data is securely uploaded to the DTIC TEMS and is readily available.  

Research Areas of Interest

All STI submitted to DSIAC should be relevant to Defense Systems  research, development, engineering, testing, evaluation, production, operation, use, or maintenance.  STI can be submitted as text based documents, multimedia, and rich media files. Topic areas of interest include; Advanced Materials, Autonomous Vehicles, Directed Energy, Energetics, Military Sensing, Non-lethal Weapons, Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability and Interoperability (RMQSI), Survivability & Vulnerability, Weapon Systems.

Three Reasons Why You Should Contribute to the STI Program

You can help improve the productivity of engineers, scientists, researchers and managers in the R&D and Engineering community.

You can help reduce redundancy and duplication in Department of Defense R&D spending by identifying and providing  relevant STI produced by current and historical research, development, and operational activities.

You can help to fully leveraging the DoD knowledge base; the DSIAC is a “win- win” for the Government and the taxpayer – that’s you!

How to Contribute

To contribute Defense Systems STI for inclusion in the DTIC TEMS please contact the DSIAC by phone at 443-360-4600 or send us a message and we’ll get you on your way.

Copyright Note:

Documents containing copyrighted information may be accepted if written statements are provided by copyright owners granting the Government royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license to use, distribute and reproduce the work. Where necessary, disclaimer statements may be solicited from copyright holders. For questions about copyright issues, refer to DTIC Guidelines for Determining Copy Rights or contact us via

  1. All submitted STI is placed in a permanent and protected repository.
  2. The repository facilitates knowledge sharing between diverse groups and organizations.
  3. The STI is readily accessible to the Defense Systems and related communities within the classification and secondary distribution requirements of the information.

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