The reasons for having a DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), are the same today as those stated in the Secretary of Defense Memorandum and Directive [PDF], May 14, 1951, signed by George C. Marshall, Secretary of Defense, when he established the Armed Services Technical Information Agency (ASTIA), now the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®).
"... the end product of all Department of Defense sponsored research and development -- i.e., the recorded conclusions -- costing vast sums of money and irreplaceable scientific effort, must be assembled, organized, preserved, and made available for future reference by those concerned with exploring and guarding the scientific frontiers of the Nation." (Report on the Armed Services Technical Information Agency, 30 June 1957)
- Science and Technology Information Reuse, [PDF] Feb 9, 2006, signed by John J. Young, Jr., Director of DDR&E
- Submission and Dissemination of DoD Scientific and Technical Information, [PDF] Apr 4, 2003, signed by Ronald M. Sega, Director of DDR&E
- DoD Instruction 3200.14, Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 5230.24, Distribution Statements on Technical Documents [PDF]
- DoD Directive 5230.25, Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data from Public Disclosure [PDF]
- DoD Instruction 5230.27, Presentation of DoD-Related Scientific and Technical Papers at Meetings [PDF]