Registration FAQs

Return to the Registration section

How do I register?
How do I add DoD Root Certificates?
What is seamless registration?
How can I obtain documents from the DTIC collection if I am not eligible to register with DTIC?
What is my DTIC login?
Where can I find my DTIC login ID?
When will I receive my DTIC login ID?
How do I update my name, email, address or phone number information?
How do I reset my password?
When will my password expire?
Can I register as DoD employee, a DoD contractor, and a DoD researcher?
My contract is classified as Secret. Why can't I order classified documents?
I have multiple contracts, which contract number should I use to register?

How do I register?

You must register for the R&E Gateway to access controlled information, documents, and TRs. Your options include:
    Registering with your DoD Common Access Card (CAC) with seamless registration (here).
    Registering without a DoD CAC (here)
For more information, please visit the DTIC Registration Page.
(Top of Page)

How do I add DoD Root Certificates?

To register your CAC, ECA, and PIV, you first need to download the DoD Root Certificates into your browser. Follow the instructions for downloading the DoD Root Certificates at https://www.dau.mil/faq/p/DoD-PKI-Certificates. Next, register with your PIV at https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistration. Select that you are registering with a PIV and follow the instructions.

If you are a government employee, you will be verified in the OPM verification database. If your credentials are found, you will get a notice stating that you were found and to continue.

If you receive a message stating that “you were not found,” please disregard and continue the registration process. However, once you complete the registration application and submit it, please send DTIC a copy of your SF50 or have your Human Resources (HR) representative send an employment verification letter on agency letterhead. If you send an SF50, please black-out everything except for your name and the government agency name. If your HR representative is sending an employee verification letter on agency letterhead, please ensure that your full name is noted along with a statement in the letter that you are currently a government employee of that agency (Agency Name). Attach the copy of your SF50 or HR employment verification letter in an email and send to dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil or fax to 703-767-9459.
(Top of Page)


What is seamless registration?

Seamless registration logs you into the R&E Gateway with your DoD issued CAC. Register today to continue your research. There is no seamless registration for SIPRnet access. If you have a SIPRnet account you can now register and access DTIC's classified sites on the SIPRnet.
(Top of Page)

How can I obtain documents from the DTIC collection if I am not eligible to register with DTIC?

Some of the unclassified, unlimited (U2) and public release documents are available through this website otherwise, visit the National Technical Information Service website as another resource.
(Top of Page)

What is my DTIC login?

Your DTIC login ID consists of your last name, first initial and four numbers assigned to you when your DTIC application was approved (e.g. doej1234) and can be used in combination with your password to access DTIC's products and services.
(Top of Page)

Where can I find my DTIC login ID?

Your DTIC login ID was sent to you via email when your DTIC application was approved.
(Top of Page)

When will I receive my DTIC login ID?

I completed the registration application several weeks ago and I have not heard from DTIC yet.
After submitting your application to DTIC, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that your application has been received. If you have not received that confirmation email, your application may not have been submitted properly. If you requested access to information that is classified, DTIC may be waiting on the approval of your government sponsor and security officer.
(Top of Page)

How do I update my name, email, address or phone number information?

All updates can be completed by DTIC's Customer Access Department.
Through the registration website: https://reg.dtic.mil/UpdateProfile
Email: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil
Fax**: 703-767-9459 or DSN 427-9459
(Top of Page)

How do I reset my password?

Through the registration website: https://reg.dtic.mil/UpdateProfile/Password
(Top of Page)

When will my password expire?

Non-CAC passwords expire every 60 days. Non-CAC holders receive password expiration notices in advance via email. CAC holders renew provided the CAC is good.
(Top of Page)

Can I register as DoD employee, a DoD contractor, and a DoD researcher?

Yes - you can potentially register as all three. Check eligibility requirements or register today.
(Top of Page)

Contractors & Contracts:

My contract is classified as Secret. Why can't I order classified documents?

Your level of access to DTIC's information and services is dependent on the level of access specified in your registration profile and the level of access of your site.
(Top of Page)

I have multiple contracts, which contract number should I use to register?

You should register either your contract with the highest level of access or your longest running contract.
*Common Access Card (CAC) holders must digitally sign this email.
**Faxed changes must be on official business letterhead.
(Top of Page)

Note: CAC Holders who want to update their contact information are required to use their CAC instead of entering their DTIC login ID and password. Do you have additional registration questions? Contact DTIC Customer Access Department: dtic.belvoir.us.mbx.dtic-access@mail.mil.
(Top of Page)