If you are experiencing a “black screen” when you login, please contact NCI at Your Service.
In alignment with NCI’s Windows Desktop Environment, the Internet Explorer browser shortcut will no longer be available on the Remote Apps Desktop. You are encouraged to utilize more modern web browsers such as Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer’s replacement), Google Chrome, and/or Mozilla Firefox.
NCI Remote Apps provides access to your HOME (H:) and GROUP (L:) drives, email, Microsoft services like Teams, SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and various applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) from remote locations, such as while on travel or working from home. The speed of your Internet connection (dial-up, high-speed Internet) will affect how well these resources work for you.
To watch any NIH Virtual Town Halls or NCI All Hands Meetings, please exit out of NCI Remote Apps from the government-furnished or personally owned device that you're currently using and then stream the webcast from the same device. Regardless of the device you are using, you will be able to access the webcast without NCI Remote Apps.
Accessing Remote Apps From a non-Windows Device
Before logging into Remote Apps, non-Windows users should first download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop software for their device using one of the links below:
Logging Into Remote Apps
Before using NCI's Remote Apps, you are required to take the "Securing Remote Computers" portion of the Security Awareness Training available at http://irtsectraining.nih.gov and electronically sign the User Certification Agreement that can be accessed at the end of the training.
Personally Owned Equipment
If you are using Windows-based Personally Owned Equipment (POE), you are responsible for purchasing and installing an ID badge/PIV reader (also known as a smart card reader).
Note: Some laptops are equipped with an internal ID badge/PIV reader. Please refer to the How to Access NCI Remote Apps knowledge article for a list of supported card readers on can purchase for use with POE.
Review the User Guidelines
If you require assistance or encounter problems, please: