DCSA announces 2022 Cogswell award recipients
June 22, 2022 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has recognized 26 facilities as recipients of the 2022 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Chosen from nearly 12,500 cleared facilities in the United States, each facility has demonstrated industrial security excellence. To qualify, companies must establish and maintain a security program that exceeds basic National Industrial Security Program requirements. Recipients also help other cleared facilities establish security-related best practices while maintaining the highest security standards for their own facility. See the list of winning facilities here. Click the title for more information.

Renaming of the DOD CAF
June 17, 2022 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is renaming the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DOD CAF) to better reflect personnel vetting into the future. DoD CAF is now DCSA Consolidated Adjudication Services (CAS). The renaming to DCSA CAS does not change any internal or external organizational reporting relationships, missions, resources or support functions. DCSA, through the CAS, will continue to deliver informed and timely adjudicative decisions for the Federal Government to enable operational readiness in keeping with risk management principles. In 2019, the DOD CAF transferred to DCSA, and was part of the broader re-alignment of personnel vetting responsibilities. DCSA CAS, led by DCSA Assistant Director Marianna Martineau, supports the military services, Department of Defense agencies, cleared industry in the National Industrial Security Program, and certain legislative and judiciary branch entities. The DCSA CAS executes approximately one million personnel security, suitability, and credentialing actions. DCSA CAS executes 99% of all DOD National Security Eligibility determinations, 92% of federal government-wide National Security Eligibility determinations, and 10% of federal government-wide Civilian Suitability and Credentialing decisions. The DCSA CAS is the largest adjudication facility across government and the only adjudications facility covering all three branches of government.

DoD CAF (Adjudications) FY21 Year In Review Annual Report now available
May 26, 2022 - The DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DOD/CAF) announces its second annual report covering FY21. The Annual Report highlights Adjudications many accomplishments and continuous efforts to improve DoD-assigned adjudications and related personnel security eligibility determinations-in terms of business processes and streamlining security clearance processing timeliness. The Annual Report can be found here. Click the title for more information.

ATTN EXECUTIVE JOB SEEKERS interested in National Security!
May 16, 2022 - DCSA is proud to announce four new Regional Director positions: Mid- Atlantic (Alexandria, VA), Eastern (Andover, MA), Central (Farmers Branch, TX), and Western (EITHER San Diego or Los Angeles, CA). If you have a working knowledge of DCSA's mission's including Background investigations, Industrial Security, and Counterintelligence/Insider Threat; expert knowledge of Defense security programs, current regulatory guidance, operational procedures as well as an expert understanding of the defense industrial base; demonstrated experience building collaborative relationships with customers, industry representatives and other stakeholders and demonstrated experience leading diverse teams. One of these positions may be the job for you! Apply online by June 13: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/654037100#A.

The Pathway for NBIS Industry Onboarding
May 12, 2022 - As part of Industry onboarding into the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will leverage a ServiceNow platform, to host a NBIS Industry Onboarding Portal.  ServiceNow is the same platform used for Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) and Defense Information Security System (DISS) statuses, notifications and support services. The NBIS Industry Onboarding Portal will enable Industry Partners to conveniently and effectively onboard into the NBIS system where they have access to an interactive onboarding readiness checklist; training repository; streamlined system access request process, and support. DCSA is currently testing and preparing the portal for Industry Onboarding. Please check back for additional updates or for additional information on NBIS Industry Onboarding, please visit the NBIS Industry Onboarding website.

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




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 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/.

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