This regulation ó
a. Establishes policies and assigns responsibilities for the Army's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP).
b. Prescribes procedures for preparation of an annually updated 5-year STIP Plan. This plan will he submitted by commanders of major Army commands (MACOMs) and materiel developers through command channels to the US Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command for consolidation to Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA).
AR 70-57 (Military-Civilian Technology Transfer) is a required publication. (Cited in para 7b.)
Abbreviations and special terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary .
1. The Department of the Army (DA) will pursue a coordinated and comprehensive STIP to do the following:
(1) Provide maximum contribution to the advancement of science and technology.
(2) Permit timely, effective, and efficient conduct and management of research, engineering, and study programs.
(3) Eliminate unnecessary duplication of effort and resources by encouraging and expediting the interchange and use of scientific and technical information (S&TI).
b. The STIP will provide for interchange of S&TI within and among the organizations listed below. (See app A, para D.1.)
(1) DA components and their contractors.
(2) Federal agencies and their contractors.
(3) The national and international university, not-for-profit institutes, and scientific communities.
Objectives of the STIP are to commission the following:
a. Scientific and engineering documentation.
b. Adaptation and evaluation of better ways of communicating and transferring technical information. This adaptation and evaluation includes the increased effectiveness of the following:
(1) Information science, computer science, library science, and communications science. (Computer science and communications science as used here are limited to the development of display, documentation, storage, retrieval, and delivery aspects of technical information.)
(2) Storage media forms. Examples include hard copy, electronic, microform, and hybrid forms; examples of hybrid forms are video and holographic.
(3) Information processing and accessing information (from direct and remote sources).
(4) Publications, symposia, conferences, and meetings; documentation and communication of results of these entities will include proceedings, papers, reports, and monographs.
(5) Technical information needed for, or resulting from, medical research or engineering studies or scientific investigations. Investigations may include, but are not limited to; those related to any of the following:
(a) Military construction.
(b) Civil works.
(c) Medical and health services.
(d) Studies in behavioral and social sciences.
(e) Engineering Design Handbook series.
(f) Manufacturing Methods and Technology Information Data Base.
(g) Independent research and development (R&D) activity.
Implementation of the Army STIP is accomplished through decentralized Army activities. Such activities are engaged in the generation, use, processing, distribution, and communication of S&TI generated by research and engineering programs to advance science and technology required of the Army.
a. The Army STIP recognizes the impact and efficient sharing of releasable information within agencies and activities of the Department of Defense (DOD) and outside the Army; these agencies and activities include other Federal, State, university, not-for-profit, and commercial institutes. Promotion of increased public understanding of science and technology (and the coupling of institutional scientific research with commercial application) are implementing elements of Public Law 94-282 . (See app B .)
b. Additionally, the Army STIP, in concert with AR 70-57 , supports the appropriate transfer of federally owned or originated technology to State and local governments and the private sector; this transfer will insure the full use of results of the nation's Federal investment in R&D. (See app C .) The Army STIP seeks to optimize results of R&D effort, while minimizing unwarranted duplication of subsequent effort.
The DCSRDA has Army Staff responsibility for STIP. (See app A, para E4.)
The Director of Army Research and Technology, acting in behalf of the DCSRDA, is designated as the Army's scientific and technical information manager (STIM). The Army's STIM will do the following:
a. Implement STIP policy, the STIP Program, and STIP procedural guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Army Secretariat.
b. Monitor Army STIP activities.
c. Review annually the STIP 5-year Plan; this review will assue conformance with prescribed policy and program guidance.
The ACSJ will ó
a. Provide guidance and assistance to the STIM in identifying categories or specific elements of S&TI that must be ó
(1) Withheld from public release.
(2) Restricted from export.
(3) Otherwise kept from falling under the purview of national disclosure policy.
b. Provide to the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs rationale for withholding S&TI.
The CG, DARCOM will coordinate administration and execution of the STIP for all Army activities by doing the following:
a. Designating a principal Army technical information officer (PTIO) to execute ó
(1) Program Element 65803A, Technical Information Activities.
(2) Army portions of the DOD STIP. (See app A .)
(3) Through command channels ó
(a) The Army activities' input of bibliographic reference data into the shared bibliographic input network of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).
(b) The literature search of DTIC's data base before the initiation of proposed research, development, test, and evaluation projects to avoid possible overlap and duplication.
(c) Issue to material developers and participating MACOM activities program guidelines needed for preparation of the 5-year STIP Plan.
b. Providing the consolidated 5-year STIP Plan to the following:
(1) DAMA-ARZ by 5 March of each year, along with sufficient descriptive summaries to justify changes to the Army Program Objective Memorandum.
(2) Army Library Management Office.
Heads of materiel developing activities (materiel developers) will ó
a. Implement instructions and procedures issued by the PTIO.
b. Provide supervision and support to subordinate organizations and activities; this supervision and support will insure maximum exchange of technical information in support of the scientific and technical mission.
c. Appoint an S&TI point of contact for each field activity to respond to the PTIO with narrative submission as required or annually.
d. Develop and maintain a continuously updated 5-year S&TI Plan for the command or materiel developing agency. This plan will indicate ó
(1) Current capabilities in S&TI operations.
(2) Project desired capabilities.
(3) Proposed steps to enable the command or agency to achieve the 5-year objectives.
Commanders of MACOMs not covered by paragraphs 11 and 12 who desire to take part in the STIP will follow the provisions of this regulation by fully complying with the procedures outlined in this regulation for materiel developing activities.
A-1. (Paragraph not used.)
A-2. (Paragraph not used.)
B-1. (Paragraph not used.)
B-2. (Paragraph not used.)
C-1. (Paragraph not used.)
C-2. (Paragraph not used.)
Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence
Department of the Army
US Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command
Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition Department of Defense
Defense Technical Information Center
Headquarters, Department of the Army
major Army command
Office of the Secretary of Defense
principal Army technical information officer
research and development
scientific and technical information
scientific and technical information manager
Scientific and Technical Information Program
Command or agency responsible for research, development, development tests, and production validation of an item which responds to DA Army objectives and requirements. Will be designated from the following, with specific responsibilities assigned as appropriate: Chief of Engineers; The Surgeon General (Office of Assistant Surgeon General for Research and Development); the Commanding General, DARCOM, and the Commander, US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.