DTIC® Training Descriptions


The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) provides free training to registered DTIC users at its Fort Belvoir, Virginia headquarters. Additionally, customized and on-site courses can be provided, with travel expenses paid by the hosting organization.


The training curriculum includes S&T Resources for the DoD Community, DoD Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) management, and marking documents for distribution.


See the training schedule and registration for the following courses:


DTIC Boot Camp: S&T Resources for the DoD Community


  • DTIC Boot Camp is a one-day, interactive workshop for customers to learn how to maximize DTIC's Suite of Services to meet their information needs. Students will learn the functionality and content of the online information resources available through the R&E Gateway, DTIC's Web-based system for accessing unclassified, limited information also referred to as controlled, unclassified information (CUI). The instructors will identify the content of significant collections and provide practical tips for searching and retrieving relevant information from a wide variety of resources. The training features the benefits and use of DTIC's Web 2.0 information sharing and professional networking tools and DoDTechipedia, available not only to DoD but to other federal agencies and their contractors. DTIC Boot Camp training also provides instruction on submitting documents to the DTIC collections.


  • This one-day, hands-on training course is conducted at DTIC Headquarters, located in the Andrew T. McNamara Headquarters Complex (HQC) at Ft. Belvoir, VA. If all attendees are from the same organization, customized training modules can be developed relevant to that group's specific requirements, or additional courses of varying lengths can be added to provide tailored instruction. User-site instruction can also be arranged if the requesting organization assumes the instructor's travel and lodging costs.


DoD STINFO Program Manager


  • The DoD STINFO Manager Training Program increases attendees' knowledge of the DoD STINFO program, provides instruction to the management and conduct of an organizational STINFO program, and facilitates more direct information exchange among those who oversee scientific and technical information programs (STIP). The Basic STINFO Manager Training Program course is three days, but selected modules can be taught in 1- or 2-day sessions.


STINFO Manager Overview


  • A one day overview of the most significant material covered in the three day class. It is intended as a refresher for experienced STINFO personnel or as an introduction for those new to the field.