Accession Number:

AD1040006

Title:

Defense Technical Information Center Strategic Plan 2017-2021: Excellence in Action

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The Defense Technical Information Center supports Defense research and development efforts to preserve and extend U.S. technological superiority, provide affordable new or extended capabilities in military systems, and develop technology surprises that propel the U.S. capability forward. We serve the Department as the central resource for the collection,preservation, protection, analysis, and broad dissemination of technical information to authorized military, industry, academic institutions, other government agencies, and the public. For the first time since the Cold War, the United States faces risk from near-peer adversaries, state and non-state actors who employ advanced technologies. The U.S. has committed billions to research and development efforts needed to remain dominant. The amount of technical information within and outside of the Department is expanding exponentially. To maintain technological dominance, the Department must build upon past efforts and avoid repeating what does not work. The Department must make the best decisions possible from data that is fragmented, incomplete, and growing in size and complexity. To ensure productive application of the60 billion the Department will spend on science and technologyS and T Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2021 to address warfighter capability needs, the Department must have visibility of the life cycle of research. To deliver solutions to the Warfighter, DTIC will serve as an efficiency enabler, empowering DoD to build on past research, eliminate redundancy, analyze technical capabilities and trends, and collaborate on innovative solutions. By performing these functions, DTIC will enable DoD science and technology investments to efficiently deliver solutions to the Warfighter. In a fiscal climate that imposes significant challenges on the Department, DTIC must multiply the nations research and development investment by turning technical data into knowledge.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE