DoD Information Analysis Centers (IACs)
|IAC Subject Area
|Advanced Materials and Processes Technology IAC
(to be combined with MTIAC and NTIAC to form the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Testing IAC)
|Advanced materials and processes (metals and metal matrix composites, ceramic and ceramics matrix composites, organic structural and organic matrix materials, electronic/optical/photonics materials, environmental and special function materials).
|Chemical and Biological Information Analysis Center (CBIAC)
|Serves as the focal point for DoD Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD).
|Chemical Propulsion Information Agency
|National clearinghouse and technical resource center for data for system and component level technologies for chemical, electrical, and nuclear propulsion for rockets, missiles, and space and gun propulsion systems.
|Data and Analysis Center for Software (DACS)
|Serves as an authoritative source for state-of-the-art software information providing technical support for the software community. Focuses on Software Technology and Software Engineering, in its broadest sense. Supports the development, testing, validation, and transitioning of Software Engineering technology.
|Human Systems Information Analysis Center
|Deals with the interface between the human component of a system and its hardware and software using a total system approach including not just the prime mission equipment, but also the people who operate, maintain, and support the system; the training and training devices; the software that defines the human-technology interface; and the operational and support infrastructure.
|Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center
|Provide the DoD a central point of access for information on Information Assurance emerging technologies in system vulnerabilities, research and development, models, and analysis to support the development and implementation of effective defense against Information Warfare attacks.
|Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center
|Integrated support activity for the use, employment, and sustainment of modeling and simulation.
|Manufacturing Technology Information Analysis Center (MTIAC)
(to be combined with AMPTIAC and NTIAC to form the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Testing IAC)
|Clearinghouse for manufacturing technology related subject including the DoD ManTech program.
|Nondestructive Testing IAC
(to be combined with AMPTIAC and MTIAC to form the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Testing IAC)
|Clearinghouse on nondestructive testing/inspection approaches used to evaluate components and systems.
|Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) (formerly Reliability Analysis Center (RAC)
|Centralized organization for expertise, data, and information dealing with reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability.
|Sensors Information Analysis Center (SENSIAC) (formerly Infrared Information Agency (IRIA))
|Clearinghouse for technical information related to: Passive Optical, Electro-optical, UV, and Infrared sensors and seekers and their supporting technologies; Laser based systems for sensing and energy projection; air acoustic, seismic, magnetic, electric field and gravitational sensors and related technologies; optical and infrared materials and detectors; EO/IR and RF countermeasures; sensor and data fusion; and related technologies.
|Clearinghouse all aspects of survivability and lethality for aircraft, ground vehicles, ships and spacecraft, to conventional homeland security threats including chemical, biological, directed energy, and non–lethal weapons.
|Weapon Systems Technology IAC
|Central clearinghouse on weapon delivery systems, command and control: GPS, intelligence, targeting.
The DoD sponsored Centers aren’t all the IACs there are. There are other IACs that are sponsored by the military services or other government agencies that can also provide help. They include:
IACs Sponsored by the Military Services and Other Government Organizations
|IAC Name/Subject Area
|Airfields, Pavements, and Mobility IAC
|Coastal Engineering Defense IAC
|Cold Regions Science and Technology IAC
|Concrete Technology IAC
|Defense Threat Reduction IAC
|Hydraulic Engineering IAC
|Modeling and Simulation IAC
|Shock and Vibration IAC
|Soil Mechanics IAC
The entire IAC program can be accessed through one convenient starting point at https://dodiac.dtic.mil the site maintained by the IAC Program Office at DTIC.
The IACs are available for answers to technical inquiries, for training and guidance publications, for technical tools and data, and for consulting services. Give them a try.