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24 Sep 2013 Launch of the R&E Gateway Includes Access to DoDTechipedia

A Connected DoD = Challenges Solved

The excitement continues to build at DTIC as we prepare for the 24 September 2013 launch of the R&E Gateway, which will be the future entry point to DTIC’s suite of tools, including the established DoDTechipedia.  Using the secure R&E Gateway site, you will be able to search for and collaborate on technology solutions, reuse information and avoid duplication, all of which can lead to saving money, time and resources. 

 DoDTechipedia, one of DoD’s first wikis, has a number of enhanced features and capabilities, making it easier for you to edit content and add new information.  The wiki markup and rich text editors are now combined into a single window, and although streamlined, wiki markup users can still write their content/code directly into the editor.  For more efficient input of content, there is also a new toolbar available for creating and modifying tables.  One of the major changes implemented is that users now have the ability to delete their own content, including pages and attachments, without requiring approval and/or special request from the DoDTechipedia administrators.

Take a moment to visit these enhancements on DoDTechipedia: [ https://www.dodtechipedia.mil/dodwiki/display/techipedia/New+Features+on+DoDTechipedia ]

If you have questions or comments about DoDTechipedia, contact us: [ dodtp_team@dtic.mil ].

Let YOUR voice be heard!  Visit DTIC CARES and provide feedback on your DTIC experience. [ https://ca.dtic.mil/pubs/survey/caressuiteofservices.htm ]

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DTIC OFFERS FREE WEBINARS IN SEPTEMBER

DTIC SEARCH WEBINAR:

DTIC is moving to a new search for DTIC collections.  Now is the time to take advantage of this free DTIC training and learn about new features, such as Refine Search, Content Types, Fielded Searching, DoD Research and Community, My Research for Saved/Scheduled Searches and Saved Hits.  Several “DTIC Search” webinar dates and times are being offered in September.

 

                Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET

                Thursday, 12 September 2013, 11:00 a.m. ET

 

DODTECHIPEDIA WEBINAR:

DoDTechipedia has been updated and has a new look!  This is your opportunity to learn how to use the wiki features available on DoDTechipedia.  Sign up for our next “DoDTechipedia 101″ webinar.

 

                Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET

 

Attendees are welcome to either or both webinars.  Webinars are conducted via Defense Connect Online (DCO).  Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be sent directly to you upon registration.

 

Reserve your spot today by emailing [training@dtic.mil].  Please be sure to indicate your preference for time and date. 

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DoD Instruction 3200.12 DoD Scientific and Technical Information

DoD Instruction (DoDI) 3200.12, “DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP),” was signed on August 22, 2013, and posted on the DoD Issuances website at: [http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/320012p.pdf].  This Instruction cancels and replaces DoD Directive 3200.12, “DoD Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program (STIP),” February 11, 1998. 

 

DoDI 3200.12 establishes DoD policies and prescribes responsibilities consistent with the national science and technology policy and priorities described in section 6602 of Title 42, United States Code.  The instruction defines requirements and responsibilities to  1) ensure that STI is a key outcome and record of the research and engineering work conducted and  2) that DoD STI is appropriately identified, disseminated, preserved, and accessible to policy makers, the scientific community, and the public within the boundaries of laws, regulations, Executive orders, other requirements, program needs and resources.

 

If you have any questions about DoDI 3200.12, contact [policy@dtic.mil].

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR A FREE DTIC SEARCH WEBINAR!

DTIC is moving to a new search for DTIC collections.  Get prepared and attend a free webinar to learn about the features of the new search. Now is the time to take advantage of this free DTIC training opportunity and learn about Refine Search, Content Types, Fielded Searching, DoD Research and Community, My Research for Saved and Scheduled Searches or  Saved Hits. Several dates and times will be offered the week of August 19, 2013.

 Sign up for our new “DTIC Search” Webinar by selecting a specific date and time.  Please be sure to indicate your preference for time and date. Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be sent directly to you upon registration.

 Tuesday                               August 20            2:00 PM Eastern Time

Wednesday                        August 21            3:00 PM Eastern Time

Thursday                             August 22            11:00 AM Eastern Time

 The webinar is conducted via Defense Connect Online (DCO).  Reserve your spot today by emailing [training@dtic.mil].

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DTIC: New R&E Gateway: A Connected DoD = Challenges Solved

DTIC is pleased to announce that the new Research & Engineering (R&E) Gateway will be launched by the end of FY13. This access controlled site for DTIC registered users is designed to provide seamless access to DTIC’s secure suite of DoD-related scientific & technical information.

You will find that the R&E Gateway offers a secure, collaborative environment in which DoD and industry partners (even if separated by geography, time or organization) can access a wide range of information and data. Using the suite of tools found within the Gateway, you can build on past activities and collaborate on current challenges, while avoiding unproductive duplication of effort. By connecting the DoD, these tools can speed the development and delivery of technologies to the Warfighter.

What does the R&E Gateway offer you?

DoDTechSpace – a virtual collaborative environment for the community to engage in dialogue, create content, coordinate on projects and connect with colleagues.

DoDTechipedia – DoD’s S&T wiki, where you can collaborate to build an online encyclopedia of S&T related information and join virtual teams/communities to address technical challenges.

Search – an innovative tool for the discovery of DoD research projects and documents, as well as people, places and content from the DoDTechSpace community.

Analytics – access to S&T funding information, congressional budget data and business information on DoD Labs. Data is displayed in charts and graphs, which users can manipulate and export.

The new R&E Gateway will soon replace DTIC Online Access Controlled (DOAC) and be available at [https://www.dtic.mil]

We encourage you to visit the DoDTechSpace Pilot [https://dodtechspace.dtic.mil/] now to preview and explore the new tools, search, create content, and form groups. Webinars, covering the features and benefits of the R&E Gateway, will be available; watch your inbox for more details. Don’t forget to check out other DTIC sites for announcements about the new R&E Gateway.

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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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