NCI Remote Apps

NCI Remote Apps (also known as NCI Remote Access) provides access to your home (H:) and group (L:) drives, email, and various applications (Outlook, Word, Firefox, etc.) from remote locations, such as while on travel or working from home. The speed of your internet connection (dialup, high speed internet) will affect how well these resources work for you.

Logging into Remote Apps

First Time Logging In?

Some first-time users may be prompted to download and install plug-in software on each device.

Take Training

Before using NCI's Remote Apps, you are required to take the "Securing Remote Computers" portion of the Security Awareness Training available at and electronically sign the User Certification Agreement that can be accessed at the end of the training.

Get An ID Badge/PIV Reader

Currently, Remote Apps requires all remote users to either log in with their NIH ID badge/PIV card or NIH Advanced Login when working remotely; or with their NIH username/password when at NIH or while connected to the NIH VPN. For more information on the new login options, please visit the NCI Remote Apps Login Changes page when you are at NIH or connected via the NIH VPN.

Government Funded Equipment:

If you are using Government Funded Equipment (GFE), you should have already been provided a ID badge/PIV reader.

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 list below for supported card readers on can purchase for use with POE:

Getting Help

If you require assistance or encounter problems, please: