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MLTW2015: “The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword” – Scholarly Publishing and the Military

Greta Marlatt, Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School, “The Pen is Mightier
than the Sword” – Military Scholarly Publishing

Summary. The Department of Defense is one of the largest publishers of government information but
many people don’t realize how much they produce that is of an academic nature. We will explore how
to find the articles, books, theses and more from the military schools, military presses and other sources.

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MLTW2015: DoD Public Access – Status of DoD Plan — 8 December 1:30 PM

Roberta Schoen, Program Manager, Science and Technology Programs Programs, Defense
Technical Information Center, “DoD Public Access – Status of DoD Plan,” with Q&A

Summary. Many of you have heard about attempts to provide access to federal R&D results at no
additional cost to taxpayers. The White House has mandated transparency and federal agencies,
including DoD, have developed public access plans. Economic issues abound due commercial and
professional journal publishers’ and database providers’ need to produce revenue using the current
model. Come and hear about the Defense Department’s plan for meeting White House requirements.
• Learn about the progress in the Department and DTIC’s role.
• Find out how this can affect your work, acquisition, and ordering.
• Understand the limits, both on time and information plus how to access materials this new way.
• Get the basics of the coming Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) implications on access
and preparation of current limited/sensitive content.

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DoD Conference Guidance revised Sept 2015

The Department of Defense has posted “Conference Guidance 3.0” on the DoD Conference Policies and Controls web site, It supersedes and cancels previous guidance.


The following guidance should encourage potential MLTW attendees to request their organization to fund TDY:

“Approval authority for conferences with a total cost of$100,000 or less not sponsored or hosted by DoD is delegated to the lowest appropriate level, as follows:

(1) For conferences costing $3,000 or more per attendee or $600 or more per day per civilian employee or military member, approval is delegated to officials who are at the grade of 0-5, GS-14, or equivalent, and at least one level above the supervisors with normal TDY /TAD approval authority for such employees or military members, consistent with organizational guidelines.

(2) For conferences costing less than $3000 per attendee and less than $600 per day per civilian employee or military member, and for no-cost conferences, approval authority is delegated to supervisors with normal TDY /TAD approval authority, consistent with organizational guidelines.”


Watch your Service/Command for additional guidance.


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