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DCSA announces 2024 Cogswell Award recipients

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has recognized 14 facilities as recipients of the 2024 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Chosen from nearly 12,500 cleared facilities in the...


DCSA announces refinements to Security Rating Process for Industrial Security

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is announcing the successful joint development of a Security Rating Scorecard in cooperation with the NISPPAC national working group.  This scorecard will not change any aspect of...


David Cattler formally takes the helm as DCSA Director at Quantico ceremony

QUANTICO – David Cattler’s assumption of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) directorship was formally recognized at a ceremony held at the National Marine Corps Museum on May 29, 2024.“I am thrilled to have you...


Update on Conditional Eligibility Determination Process

In February 2024, DCSA Adjudications started to grant Conditional National Security Eligibility Determinations for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) contractors. Conditionals provide increased mission resiliency to our customers...


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