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DoD Internal Collections Overview

All DoD internal information collections must be licensed with a Report Control Symbol (RCS). A responding component should not participate in or respond to an internal information collection request that does not have an Active RCS.

  • Report Control Symbols with 4 Letters at the end are not yet approved. An RCS will receive a 4 digit serial number only once it has been approved by OIM.
  • Report Control Symbols are normally valid for five (5) years, or three (3) years if linked to a Public Collection.
  • To search for a specific RCS or type of collection, please visit the DoD Information Collections System (DoD personnel only; common access card validation required).
  • For a list of RCS frequency and Component acronyms, please click here.

Report Control Symbol Structure

IIC Collection Overview

Internal Collection Document Templates

Below are templates and helpful guidance for completing required (but not all) internal information collection package elements:

Other Documents

Required Documents

  • Cost Estimate Summary - CAPE Report [CAC Enabled]

    • Download the CAPE Report for guidance on using the CAPE Portal

  • DD Form 2936

    • The CAPE Report will automatically generate the DD Form 2936

  • Justification Statement

    • The Justification Statement is required for all extensions and revisions.

    • Only required for new collections if no authority listed in Sections 4.a-4.d of DD Form 2936