#SLA2017: Unlocking Government Information: Tips for Access to Restricted Databases


This interactive discussion will explain how institutions with government contracts can legally access NTRS Registered (NASA Technical Reports Server Registered) and DTIC UL (Defense Technical Information Center Unclassified Limited), two restricted government databases. In addition, information will be shared outlining the legal process for students who are non-citizens to procure access to those resources and/or institutions as well. Participants will leave the session with knowledge of the following: the difference between the public and restricted NTRS and DTIC databases; how to acquire authorization to NTRS Registered and DTIC UL; who their regional Government Approving Official is; ways to obtain the DoD-required background check called National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Megan Santa Ana

  • Reference Team Lead, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

Documents for DTIC presentation:

  • Barbara Williams
  • Library Liaison for AeroAstro and Physics, MIT

NASA reports database

Only 27% of content is restricted.

4.5 million metadata records.

76 subject categories.

NTRS Public

NTRS Restricted

STI Information Desk: help@sti.nasa.gov