Welcome to the CENDI web site

CENDI is a volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the federal information community - that is, all those who create, manage, aggregate, organize, and provide access to federally-funded data and publications resulting from the nation’s $150 billion annual investment in federal R&D. Member organizations represent a cross-section of federal data and publication providers, including libraries, data centers, aggregators, information technology developers, and content management providers.

CENDI’s vision is to provide its member federal STI agencies a cooperative enterprise where capabilities are shared and challenges are faced together so that the sum of accomplishments is greater than each individual agency can achieve on its own.

CENDI’s mission is to increase the impact of federally funded science and technology by improving the management and dissemination of data and information. CENDI provides a forum for sharing expertise, promoting best practices in information management, and developing and executing collaborative projects.

CENDI exists to promote the success of its members’ missions and, for more than 25 years, has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education, advocacy and joint projects that leverage scarce resources and specialty capabilities.

CENDI is an interagency working group of senior scientific and technical information (STI) managers from 14 U.S. federal agencies:

These programs represent over 97% of the federal research and development budget.

The CENDI web site is hosted by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), and is maintained by the CENDI secretariat.