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DTIC eNews Summer 2013

DTIC eNews

Summer 2013 

EASY REGISTRATION FOR NON-DOD FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

DTIC now provides an easy registration process for non-DoD federal government employees. Partnering with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), DTIC enables these federal employees to access DoD unclassified, limited information faster. Non-DoD federal employees can now enter their personal information online, which will be securely verified against the OPM employment database. In addition, an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) will no longer be required to prove one is employed by the federal government. Please share this URL with your colleagues, [ http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/registration/ ].

 DTIC POSTS DOD BUDGET REPORTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014

DTIC posted a number of recently released reports from the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and House Appropriations Committee, all of which can be found on the DoD Congressional Budget Data website: [http://www.dtic.mil/congressional_budget/] and DTIC’s secure site: [https://www.dtic.mil]. These reports are available in both PDF and Excel formats, and divided into four parts on the DTIC site: (1) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E); (2) Procurement; (3) Operation and Maintenance; and (4) Personnel.  DTIC performs this service for all Congressional markup activities in order to facilitate the timely analysis of Congressional budget decisions.

 VALUE OF INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTERS (IAC) PROGRAM

The IAC Program, which is managed by DTIC, was highlighted in a Federal Times article, “Sequester Delays Some Contract Awards,” in which a DoD spokesperson is quoted as saying, “IACs serve… as a proven resource for maximizing the value of each dollar the department spends.” Read the Federal Times article here:

[http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130417/IT03/304170005/Sequester-delays-some-contract-awards]. For more  about the value of the IAC program, see DTIC News Wire (in the middle of the DTIC homepage) at: [www.dtic.mil].

 ENHANCEMENTS TO DODTECHIPEDIA AND DTIC SEARCH

New features on DoDTechipedia will improve the wiki experience for current users and make it easier for new contributors to get started. The navigation is streamlined, the editing feature is simpler and there are shortcuts to add content. For a full list of what’s new, visit: [https://www.dodtechipedia.mil/dodwiki/x/6QR-B.]

DTIC (Collections) Search has been enhanced and is available on the DoDTechSpace pilot [https://dodtechspace.dtic.mil]. Among the new features: faster display of search results; community tab showing people, documents, blogs, etc., from DoDTechSpace;  all results tab showing top hits from DoD research and more intuitive options to refine your search.

 COMING SOON…The R&E GATEWAY:

Connecting DoD to develop technologies for the Warfighter

- Discover

- Collaborate

- Analyze 

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 PROVIDING BROADER ACCESS TO FEDERAL RESEARCH RESULTS AND DATA In Feb 2013, John Holdren, the White House Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), signed a memo on, “Increasing Access to the Result of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” An Executive Order, released in May, adds context to the memo: [http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/09/executive-order-making-open-and-machine-readable-new-default-government]. DTIC was tapped to work with members of the DoD S&T community to craft a response to and meet the requirements of the memo. In two articles posted on DoDTechSpace, DTIC’s Administrator, Christopher Thomas, talks about the issues related to providing broader access to federally funded research and data and said, “Our investment in meeting the OSTP Memo will be paid back in countless ways. Even in this time of sequestration and budget uncertainty in the DoD this effort will have real paybacks.” View the articles here: [https://dodtechspace.dtic.mil/people/thomasc0000/blog/2013/06/07/providing-access-to-journal-articles-stemming-from-federal-funding] and [https://dodtechspace.dtic.mil/people/thomasc0000/blog/2013/05/31/broader-access-to-federal-research-results-and-data]

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED PRIORITY LISTS (STIPLS) 100% COMPLETE A goal of the STIPLs is to identify operational requirements for technology-based capabilities and align those requirements with appropriate S&T efforts for the Combatant Commands (CCMDs). DTIC’s CCMD librarians receive STIPLs from the commands and research the capability gaps. DTIC processed a total of 168 STIPLs in FY 2013 for the 9 CCMDs, which also included input from the newly-established U.S. Forces Korea-Pacific Command (USFK-PACOM). DTIC posts the STIPLs and possible solutions on DoDTechipedia (SIPR).

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED – FREE TRAINING STILL AVAILABLE DTIC’s Annual Conference has been indefinitely postponed, but we are still offering free training. Go to [www.dtic.mil] for current information about DTIC’s products and services, review the training schedule and watch for DTIC Online News announcements about upcoming Webinars. You can always request training by contacting [training@dtic.mil].

 

DTIC FIELD ACTIVITY CHARTER RENEWED

DTIC was established as a DoD Field Activity 4 June 2004. In May of this year, DTIC’s DoD Field Activity Charter was renewed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter. This charter, in force until 2018, reaffirms DTIC’s place in the DoD as the central scientific, research and engineering information support activity for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)). The DoD DTIC Field Activity Directive 5105.73 (approved for public release) can be found on the DoD Issuances website: [http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives].

               

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