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Submitting Documents

We are in the information business collecting, indexing, storing, and disseminating. We will help you with those processes so you can focus on your mission.

Our team of IT experts and business-oriented analysts will work with you to describe your business environment and then apply the proper technical tools to support your mission and goals.

Our real-time ordering system confirms and monitors the availability of printed materials. Then our warehouse production team physically packs and quickly ships the products or documents as requested.


Do you need to: publish, store or make available a variety of documents (including audio & video) in accordance with the OMB Electronic Records Management (EMR) Initiative?

Our team will work with you to:

  1. ensure that your documents are in our system,
  2. properly catalogued to ensure perpetual availability to your organization and the public and
  3. make sure those documents are available to the National Archives in accordance with your specific requirements.

We accept electronic documents and document summaries from our clients system, then catalogue and index the documents into the NTIS formal bibliographic record, publish the submitted abstract without cost, and then offer those documents to the public.

It is easy to submit your documents to NTIS!

Send the document's URL or a PDF file to If only a printed copy exists, please send one high-quality, legible copy to:

     U.S. Department of Commerce
     National Technical Information Service
     Attn: Receipt of Stock Office
     5301 Shawnee Rd.
     Alexandria, VA 22312

Complete instructions on submitting information products including computer and multimedia products.

Have an unusual requirement with specific capabilities or components required?

We have the authority to partner with commercial vendors to combine our products and services with theirs, giving you the best of government and commercial solutions.


For more information contact the Office of Federal Services at NTIS:

Phone: 703-605-6800
Address: 5301 Shawnee Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22312