Information provided by the federal government is available at UW in print or online. We subscribe to many important bibliographic databases that contain federal law, legislation, reports, and other useful information. The UW Libraries is also a designated government publication repository.
On this page you will find links to online databases with links to published government information, a link to the government information research guide, and to the DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center).
On the Internet Resource tab of this guide, many of these sources are listed again. Be sure to check both tabs.
Click this link to open the Government Information research guide.
As a Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity, DTIC operates under the leadership of the Secretary of Defense and reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering USD(R&E). DTIC supports the USD(R&E)’s efforts to mitigate new and emerging threat capabilities, enable affordable or extended capabilities in existing military systems, and develop technology surprise through engineering by:
These areas of responsibility support USD(R&E) in their efforts to mitigate new and emerging threat capabilities, enable affordable new or extended capabilities in existing military systems, and develop technology surprise through science and engineering.
More than 50 percent of the research records in DTIC’s collection are available through the R&E Gateway — an access-controlled knowledge management repository available to authorized DoD personnel, defense contractors, federal government personnel, government contractors, and select academic institutions. The R&E Gateway requires Common Access Card (CAC) login or registration. Access to unclassified, unlimited information, including many full-text, downloadable documents are available to the general public through this website.
DTIC also manages the Information Analysis Centers which provide essential technical analysis and data support to a diverse customer base that spans the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, defense agencies, and the military services. The IACs actively partner and collaborate with defense research and engineering focus groups and communities of interest in cyber, homeland defense and defense systems. They are staffed with scientists, engineers and information specialists who provide research and analysis to customers with diverse, complex and challenging requirements.