PSI requirements for Industry data collection through NISS
Jan. 21, 2022 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is responsible for projecting Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) requirements each year. The data collection for PSI projection requirements will be conducted March 7 through April 1, 2022, through the National Industrial Security System (NISS) Submission Site. Annual projections acquired from Industry through this collection are the key components in DOD program planning and budgeting for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) security clearances. Click the title for more information

Industry enrollment in Continuous Vetting
Jan. 18, 2022 - The Vetting Risk Operations continues to lead the effort to ensure the Industry national security population is enrolled in a compliant Continuous Vetting (CV) program. Click title for more information.

DCSA announces new Deputy Director
Jan. 3, 2022 - Today, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) announced the selection of Daniel J. Lecce as Deputy Director effective January 18, 2022. As Deputy Director, Mr. Lecce will be the principal advisor to the Director. He will assist in shaping policies, managing resources, and leading operational activities to accomplish the Agency’s mission. Mr. Lecce is a tested executive with significant experience leading large and complex organizations. He has experience driving strategic change and posturing organizations to achieve goals and meet future demands. He is a leader who also brings extensive experience managing personnel, budgets, and information technology requirements, top priorities for DCSA. Mr. Lecce is a retired Marine Corps Major General with decades of leadership experience in a variety of roles. Most recently he served as staff judge advocate and senior legal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In this role, he provided legal advice to the Commandant and key staff on strategic issues that are relevant to DCSA’s mission: cyber law, intelligence-operations law and intelligence oversight. His proven record and demonstrated leadership skills make him ideally suited to help lead DCSA’s transformation into the future. Mr. Lecce was selected after an extensive process that included a call for nominations from across the security enterprise and intelligence community, throughout DOD, across all interagency partners, and the entire defense industrial base.

New NISP eMASS System Security Plan Submission Instructions
Dec. 22, 2021 - The customized workflows within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) instance of the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) have Industry primarily conducting actions in the Control Approval Chain (CAC) and owning a very limited role in the Package Approval Chain (PAC) for Assessment and Authorization (A&A) actions. In order to maximize Industry’s visibility into the A&A process, the NISP eMASS PAC workflows are being modified. Click title for more information

DCSA Cyber Awareness Message Cites Crucial Consumer Tips for the Holiday Season
Dec. 14, 2021 - DCSA Cyber Awareness Message Cites Crucial Consumer Tips for the Holiday Season QUANTICO, Va. – As the holiday season is in full swing, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) reminds its stakeholders who use computers and electronic devices – including more than 263 million consumers who shop online in the U.S. – to remain vigilant and increase their cybersecurity practices. Click the title for more information.

The National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) is the federal government's one-stop-shop IT system for end-to-end personnel vetting - from initiation and application to background investigation, adjudication, and continuous vetting. NBIS is one consolidated system designed to deliver robust data protection, enhance customer experience, and better integrate data across the enterprise.

Still in development, DCSA assumed operational control and responsibility for NBIS from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on October 1, 2020. NBIS will build upon and replace a suite of legacy background investigation IT systems, decommissioning them in stages through 2023. For more information, click on the NBIS  page.

 The DCSA Knowledge Centers assist customers with usage of security-related systems/applications/services. Knowledge Centers are closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Background Investigations

Customers requiring assistance with systems and services supporting the requesting, processing, and delivery of investigations.


Agency Support Helpline – System Liaison

724-794-5612, x4600


Telephone Liaisons: Case Status, Fingerprint Submission Status, File Release, SII/CVS Checks, Discontinue Investigation



Agency Training (Central Verification System, Position Designation, e-QIP)


NP2 Portal Support



All other Background Investigations points of contact click here. 


Vetting Risk Operations Center

Assist customers with usage of industrial/personnel security-related systems/applications.

Toll-Free: (888) 282-7682

Menu options:

1 - Phone support for Personnel Security Clearance Inquiries to include e-QIP are closed until further notice. For assistance with Industry Pin Resets: HANG UP and Call the Applicant Knowledge Center at 724-738-5090, or; Email and for all other PCL related inquiries, please email the Personnel Security Clearance Questions Mailbox at
2 - Account Lockouts and Passwords - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time
3 - Facility Clearance Inquiries - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time
4 - OBMS
5 - CDSE - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time



DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility Call Center

Phone: 301-833-3850 (SSOs and FSOs only)
- Menu option #5/Industry


Customer Engagements Team (CET)
Support for DISS, DCII, and SWFT systems.
Telephone: 724-794-7765


On October 1, 2019, as authorized by Executive Order 13869, the missions, records, and personnel of three FOIA and Privacy offices consolidated, and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) FOIA and Privacy Office was created.  The Office is responsible for administering policies, programs, and procedures to ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552 and 5 U.S.C. 552a, respectively; working closely with the DCSA Senior Component Official for Privacy and Office of General Counsel. 

The office is comprised of three components, each with its own responsibilities. 

  • The DCSA FOIA and Privacy Office for Investigations is responsible for responding to Privacy Act and FOIA requests for background investigation records.
  • The DCSA FOIA and Privacy Office for Adjudications is responsible for responding to Privacy Act requests for DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility adjudication records.
  • The DCSA FOIA and Privacy Headquarters Office is primarily responsible for responding to the following types of requests: DCSA affiliated Human Resources and/or Hiring Actions; DCSA Inspector General Investigations; and Statements of Work / Contracts.

More information about the DCSA FOIA and Privacy Program can be found on our homepage at:

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