Kurt Molholm became the Administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) on 3 February 1985. Before coming to DTIC, Mr. Molholm was Chief, Technology Division, Office of the Assistant Director, Telecommunications and Information Systems, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Previous to that he served in the office of the DLA Senior Automatic Data Processing Official as a Program Manager, Chief of the Systems Division, Chief of the Plans and Policy Office, and as the Senior Technical Advisor. Before coming to DLA Headquarters, Mr. Molholm was in various computer programmer, system analyst, and computer management positions in the DLA Administrative Support Center, the Defense Fuel Supply Center, and the Defense Construction Supply Center. He served 3 years as a U.S. Army Quartermaster Officer with most of his duty at the Columbus General Depot (now known as the Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.)
A member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Molholm has a BS Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon, an MSA in Administration from George Washington University, and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). He has been awarded both the DLA Exceptional Civilian Service and the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service medals and was recognized by the William A. Jump Memorial Foundation for Exemplary Public Service. He was also recognized as one of the 1996 "Federal 100" by Federal Computer Week. Mr. Molholm is active in the Scientific and Technical Information community. He is the current Chairman of the interagency group of Scientific and Technical Information (STI) senior managers known as CENDI. He is a past President of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) and a former member of NATO's Research & Technology Organization (RTO) (formerly the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) Technical Information Panel). He is the Treasurer of the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) and Chairs the Editorial Board of the ICSTI Forum. He is a member of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and serves as Chair of the FLICC Policy Committee and is a member of the FLICC Executive Board. His biography appears in "Who's Who in the United States."