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ARC 2.0. Introduction to Industry. AGENDA. Why a New ARC? Phased Transition ARC 2.0; It’s Initial Capability What Industry Needs to Know Creating Account Classified ARC Transition Classified ARC Access Demonstration. ARC 2.0 . Why a New ARC?.

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Arc 2 0

ARC 2.0

Introduction to Industry



  • Why a New ARC?

  • Phased Transition

  • ARC 2.0; It’s Initial Capability

  • What Industry Needs to Know

  • Creating Account

  • Classified ARC Transition

  • Classified ARC Access

  • Demonstration

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ARC 2.0

Why a new arc

Why a New ARC?

  • The current ARC is a legacy capability that has remained largely unchanged for more than a decade.

  • Newer technology allows improvements in usability, functionality, security, and scalability.

  • Increasingly important Information Assurance (IA) requirements demand tighter controls on user access and auditability.

  • The new platform facilitates broader outreach to industry partners through improved communication mechanisms.

  • PKI integration improves traceability and ease of access on classified systems.

Phased transition

Phased Transition

Arc 2 0 initial capability

ARC 2.0Initial Capability

  • ARC 2.0 provides significant improvements, while still maintains all the features of the legacy ARC.

  • In the initial rollout, the majority of the content will continue to reside in the legacy ARC.

  • The contractor registry will not initially have any organizations registered.

  • Legacy ARC content, such as current efforts and libraries, will be transferred into ARC 2.0 during the transition period.

  • New efforts will be initiated in ARC 2.0.

  • Content will grow as efforts increase during the transition.

Parallel operations

Parallel Operations

  • ARC and ARC 2.0 will operate in parallel during the transition period.

  • During the transition, some content will be on the legacy ARC, and some on ARC 2.0.

  • Having accounts in both systems, will allow you to link them and navigate between the sites.

  • The legacy ARC will be retired and any pertinent content will be moved to ARC 2.0.

Transition period conops

Transition Period CONOPS

What industry needs to know

What Industry Needs to Know

  • Corporate Account/Capabilities will not be migrated

    • The FIRST INDIVIDUAL from each company who establishes an account with a verifiable corporate email address will be the designated POC for that company.

    • Once the company is registered, the POC may assign additional users to manage that company's registry data.

  • User Accounts will not be migrated

    • A new account (username, password, and login details) will need to be established.

    • Once the new account is verified via e-mail, your current ARC account can be linked.

Creating account

Creating Account

  • DUNS numbers are required.

  • The appropriate government business POC (business development or contracts) should be the first individual to signup for the ARC.

  • That individual must have a corporate email from a domain that matches the government POC email domain in

  • For example, if your government POC in is, the first person to signup must have an email at

  • You will receive an email with a link to verify your account. You must click the link within 24 hours.

Remember while signing up

Remember While Signing Up

  • Corporate email addresses are required. No Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail etc.

  • If you have a High Side email address, enter it. Your High Side email address is not classified.

  • The more complete your information, the easier it will be to help you with any issues.

Once registered

Once Registered

  • Once you have your account, you can login to the ARC.

  • Remember that your username is your open email address.

  • Subsequent registrants to your company also need to have verifiable corporate email addresses.

  • Corporate responsibilities can be transferred amongst individuals within your company once logged in.

  • ARC 2.0 has only one type of login. There is no longer a distinction between company and individual accounts. Rather, individuals have rights to manage company information.

Classified arc transition

Classified ARC Transition

  • ARC 2.0 is being transitioned on the high side AFTER the initial unclassified rollout.

  • Once you have an account on the unclassified system, it will automatically be transferred to the high side within 1-2 business days.

  • Later this year, IC PKI will be required to access the classified ARC. All contractors must be proactive in obtaining PKI certificates from their sponsoring agencies.

  • For questions about PKI, email (secure), or call 850-NICO (secure), (703) 808-NICO (open).

Classified arc access

Classified ARC Access

  • You will use the same username (open email) and password initially on the high side.

  • When initially transferred, your account on the high side will be locked out. You must be able to receive an email at your secure email address to verify your account.

  • Once your high side account is established, you will manage your PKI and/or password for the high and low accounts separately.

  • You will be able to associate your IC PKI certificate with your account, and login using PKI only on the high side.



  • Today’s demonstration will cover:

    • Account Signup

    • General Site Navigation & Getting Help

    • Managing Your Account

    • My ARC – Notifications and subscriptions

    • Linking legacy ARC and ARC 2.0 accounts

Account signup

Account Signup

  • You need your DUNS number, open email, and secure email

  • Training videos are there to assist if needed –

  • First person to signup for an organization is primary POC, then can designate responsibilities to others

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Account Signup

Site navigation getting help

Site Navigation & Getting Help

  • Downloadable help file is available at

  • Many pages have context sensitive help, click the button on any page to pull up context sensitive help.

  • Visit the Contact Us link in the top right and bottom for further assistance.

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Site Navigation & Getting Help

Managing your account

Managing Your Account

  • Change password at any time with Change Password link in top right.

  • In My Arc, use My Account Settings to manage all aspects of your account.

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Managing Your Account

Notifications subscriptions

Notifications & Subscriptions

  • Manage the efforts and agencies you are interested in under My Arc->My Subscriptions.

  • When new open efforts come out, you will be subscribed by default. You can then unsubscribe if you are not interested in that particular effort.

  • View your notifications/messages in My Arc->My Notifications/Inbox.

  • My Arc->My Calendar will show you important dates for all the efforts you are subscribed to.

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Notifications & Subscriptions

Account linking

Account Linking

  • You MUST have accounts in both the legacy ARC and ARC 2.0 before attempting to link your accounts.

  • The account linking process will not automatically create new accounts in either system.

  • The two accounts are separate, with their own usernames and passwords managed independently.

  • The account linking feature is a convenience for navigating between the two systems and not a requirement of either system.

  • You MUST start in the legacy ARC and access an ARC 2.0 resource from that system to link your accounts.

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Account Linking

Final review

Final Review

  • Unclassified URL is

  • Help and training resources are available at

  • An announcement will be posted on both the legacy ARC and ARC 2.0 homepages with links to this briefing.

  • A hotline for assistance with user account creation and other ARC 2.0 FAQ’s is (703) 230-6403.

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