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DTIC established as a DOD field activity.

More than 300 civilian employees of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) at Fort Belvoir, Va., greeted Dr. Ronald Sega, director, defense research and engineering (DDR&E) on July 7, 2004, as he marked the establishment of DTIC as a Department of Defense Field Activity. DTIC will be under the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics (AT&L) and will report to Sega.

Sega's meeting with DTIC staff followed the signing of a decision memorandum on June 4, 2004, by Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense, which elevated DTIC to field activity status.

DTIC's products and services are used by its customers to maximize research knowledge in performing the multibillion dollar DoD research efforts authorized and funded annually by Congress. DTIC provides DoD with information on research activities of other DoD agencies and their contractors. This prevents unnecessary or duplicate research at the taxpayers' expense.

Well known as the DoD central facility for defense information for almost 60 years, DTIC provides a one-stop access point to DoD scientific, research and engineering information. DTIC resources are available to DoD, the military services, other U.S. government agencies, contractors to DoD and other government agencies, potential contractors, and universities with federal research grants. The gateway to DTIC's products and services is its Web site <http://www.dtic.mil>. Registration is required to access many DTIC products and services.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition John Young, also presidential nominee for the position of principal deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, briefs reporters at the Pentagon on the new class of Navy ships known as Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) on May 27, 2004. Young announced the awarding of contracts to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems & Sensors in Moorestown, N.J., and General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, to produce two prototype ships each.

For more information about how to obtain DTIC products and services, contact bcporder@dtic.mil or call (703) 767-8244.
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Title Annotation:Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense
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Date:Sep 1, 2004
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