Here are the subject keywords with which you can obtain dozens of
military technical reports on complex carbohydrates from the Defense
Technical Information Center, a government agency.
NOTE: Don¹t bother using the DTIC web site--in a nutshell, it¹s
worthless and omits the bulk of the two million technical reports in the
DTIC collection. Send a letter--you¹ll get much better results.
The fee is likely to be free or only a few bucks. You probably want to
include a statement in the letter such as *I agree to pay reasonable
fees associated with this request. Please notify me if the cost will
exceed $30.*, so that they won't delay the processing of the request.
Remember, they will try to dissuade you from asking for such a list. If
they send you a letter, and you don¹t respond, they will withdraw your
request and you won¹t get your information.
Here is a form letter to use for your request:
To: Defense Technical Information Center
Attn: DTIC-RSM [Kelly D. Akers, FOIA Manager]
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 0944
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6128 USA
Dear Ms. Akers:
I request the following records under the provisions of the Freedom of
A computer generated technical report bibliography [for all computerized
index years] of reports on the subject[s]/keyword[s] of:
________________ OR _________________ OR ________________ OR
_______________ OR _________________ OR _______________
This is a request for DTIC records, please don't forward my request to
NTIS. Please include both classified and unclassified records in your
search. If any of the records are classified, please review them for
release, or the release of nonsensitive portions.
I am an individual, noncommercial requester and this request is not
being made for commercial purposes. [OR YOU MIGHT INSTEAD INDICATE IF
YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL REQUESTER, OR AN EDUCATIONAL OR SCIENTIFIC
INSTITUTION, OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MEDIA] I also agree to pay up
to $35 for reasonable fees associated with this request.