Renewal of DD 441, 441-1
Feb. 2, 2023 - In December 2022, the DD Form 441, Department of Defense Security Agreement, and DD Form 441-1, Appendage to Department of Defense Security Agreement, were renewed. Previously executed versions of this form do not need to be re-signed, but the updated version should be used going forward as of this date. The updated forms can be found here: DD Form 441 DD Form 441-1 Questions can be directed to your assigned Industrial Security Representative. Click the title for more information.

Final FY 2024 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates now available
Jan. 31, 2023 - Federal Investigations Notice (FIN) 22-01, dated June 30, 2022, published DCSA’s initial, planned rates for Fiscal Year 2024.  By publishing the initial rates, it allowed DCSA customers to begin budgeting and planning their resource requirements for FY 2024.  Within FIN 22-01, it also noted that the final rates would be published in December 2022.  The final FY 2024 rates are now available and are posted in FIN 23-01, "Final FY 2024 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates," dated January 30, 2023. To develop the final FY 2024 rates, DCSA collaborated with the Security Clearance, Suitability/Fitness, and Credentialing community to evaluate policy, operational, and inflationary impacts on future personnel security costs since June 2022.  As a result of this thorough evaluation, followed by DoD Comptroller review and approval, DCSA lowered FY 2024 rates for tiered background investigation products by 18 percent and retained all other product and service rates published in FIN 22-01.  The 18 percent rate reduction is applied to new Trusted Workforce 2.0 tiered BI products as well as legacy tiered BI products in the event legacy products are still necessary for customers to order in FY 2024. You can find FIN 23-01 here. Please click the title for more information.

PSI requirements for Industry data collection through NISS
Jan. 31, 2023 - 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 6 through March 31, 2023, 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 NISP security clearances. In preparation for this upcoming data collection, our Industry partners are highly encouraged to register for their NISS accounts before March 6 in order to participate in the survey. Registration instructions are found on the NISS website under the Registration section (https://www.dcsa.mil/is/niss/). For all other NISS questions, please contact the DCSA knowledge center at 888-282-7682 and select option 2, then option 2. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please contact:dcsa.ncr.dcsa.mbx.psiprogram@mail.mil

NBIS Industry Onboarding is now open for all organizations.
Jan. 25, 2023 - As of January 9, onboarding to the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) is now open for all organizations. The NBIS Industry Onboarding Team has supplied email notification to all Defense Information System for Security (DISS) industry Account and Hierarchy Managers that onboarding to NBIS has begun. However, if you are an Account and Hierarchy Manager, and you or your other organization team members which hold the aforementioned DISS roles have not received notification, please reach out via email to the Industry Onboarding Team at the mailbox provided below to receive the instructions and details on how to begin. Once onboarded, users should continue to utilize DISS for Case Initiation, Investigation Status, Visit Management, Subject Management, Eligibility Determinations, Incident Reporting, Access Management, and Foreign Travel, etc., until these functionalities are available in NBIS. Subject data has not yet migrated from DISS to NBIS. Notification will be provided when subject data has migrated and when case initiations can be started in NBIS. Do not create a subject’s profile or initiate cases until notification is received. For questions regarding the NBIS Onboarding Process email the NBIS Industry Onboarding Team at the NBIS Industry Onboarding Team mailbox: dcsa.meade.nbis.mbx.nbis-industry-onboarding-team@mail.mil

Register Now: NBIS Industry Onboarding Live Webinars
Dec. 20, 2022 - The DCSA NBIS Industry Onboarding Team invites Industry users to register for two upcoming Live Virtual Webinars on the following NBIS topics: Org and User Management (Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1300 - 1500 Eastern) Purpose: Basic navigation steps within NBIS, organization management basics, applying minimum configurations needed for investigation requests, describing and demonstrating form routing, and managing users within your organization. Assignment Management Configurations (Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 1300 - 1500 Eastern) Purpose: How to create and apply optional configurations in NBIS to meet organizational needs, identifying optional configurations based on organizational functionality, understanding and applying assignment rules, and comprehending the use of both user assignment and order form templates. Registration is now open now through January 5th. For additional information and to register, please use the following link: https://dcsa.acms.com/nbiswebinarregistration/event/registration.html. All participants MUST register to receive an invite and further instructions. Capacity for both sessions is limited. For those unable to attend, recorded sessions will be made available at: https://nbistraining.countermeasures.com. For questions, please email: dcsa.meade.nbis.mbx.nbis-industry-onboarding-team@mail.mil . Please click the title for more information

What is NCCS?

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Contracts Classification System (NCCS) is the enterprise federal information system supporting Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies under NISP agreement, and cleared Industry. NCCS is the one-stop-shop for processing and distribution of contract security classification specifications for contracts requiring access to classified information. NCCS is designed to deliver a centralized repository for the collection of classified contract security requirements and supporting data while automating the DD Form 254 (DoD Contract Security Classification Specification) processes and workflows across the enterprise.

DCSA assumed operational control and development responsibility for NCCS from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on October 1, 2021. NCCS was soft launched on June 6, 2022.

You'll find more information about NCCS at https://www.dcsa.mil/is/nccs. Do you have any questions? Please email us at dcsa.quantico.hq.mbx.nccs@mail.mil

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

724-794-5228

dcsa.boyers.dcsa.mbx.ctr-telephone-liaisons@mail.mil

 

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

 

DCSAAgencyTraining@mail.mil

 

NP2 Portal Support

202-795-2727,

NP2HelpDesk@opm.gov

 

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 DCSAAKC@mail.mil and for all other PCL related inquiries, please email the Personnel Security Clearance Questions Mailbox at dcsa.ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.askvroc@mail.mil.
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

Email: whs.meade.dodcaf.mbx.dodcaf-callcenter@mail.mil.

Customer Engagements Team (CET)
Support for DISS, DCII, and SWFT systems.
Telephone: 724-794-7765
Email: dcsa.ncr.nbis.mbx.contact-center@mail.mil

 

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: https://www.dcsa.mil/contact/foia/foip/.

DCSA Special Agents and contract Investigators carry credentials identifying them as representatives of DCSA. They will present their credentials upon introduction. However, if you are unsure of the individual contacting you on behalf of DCSA, please call the Investigator Verification Hotline at 724-794-7186 or email: dcsa.boyers.bi.mbx.investigator-verifications@mail.milto verify the identity of our field staff. Your calls and emails will be answered between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday. At all other times you can leave a message, which will be answered on the next business day. Please note: DCSA can only verify the identities of DCSA Investigators and cannot provide a status of your investigation or your clearance. Further details to verify the identity of your investigator are available at: https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/pv/mbi/vi/

 

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