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Job Aid for NISP contractors on the Use of Digital Signatures on the SF-312

Effective 20 February 2024, VRO will accept digitally signed SF-312s from NISP contractors using DoD sponsored External Certificate Authorities (ECA) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Vetting Risk Operations (VRO) posted a Job Aid to support...


DCSA issues ISL 2024-01, Use of Cloud Service Offerings

DCSA has issued Industrial Security Letter (ISL) 2024-01, Commercial Cloud Services (CCS). The ISL provides clarity on the process for DCSA to verify that a cleared contractor's contract includes an authorization by the Government...


Use of Conditional Eligibility Determinations for NISP contractors effective February 2024

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


2023 Targeting U.S. Technologies Report now available

The foreign intelligence threat to the nation's defense industrial base has never been more capable, sophisticated or complex. Adversaries use illicit methods to acquire classified and sensitive information and technologies, which can...


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