By the end of fiscal year 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Centers (IAC) program will have facilitated a record number of research and development (R&D) projects, in collaboration with more DoD organizations, than previous fiscal years.
The IAC program, the analysis arm of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), is staffed with scientists and engineers who synthesize scientific and technical information to create actionable knowledge for technically trained managers, scientists, and engineers in the DoD. The program offers expertise in technical areas of significant DoD interest through quick, flexible, and low-cost research services to DoD laboratories, acquisition organizations, and Combatant Commands.
This year, the IAC program has put $2.104 billion to work on nearly 300 R&D contracts and awarded over 90 new R&D contracts. The IAC program provided R&D services to over 500 DoD organizations and added 15,000 scientific and technical documents to DTIC’s repository.
“The relevance of DTIC’s IAC program to the Department’s overall research posture, particularly in modernization areas, is more apparent every year,” said Thomas Gillespie, director of the IAC program. “I think our team, partnering with the Air Force, has done a remarkable job this year in hitting new records for this well-established program.”