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The 2019 "Targeting U.S. Technologies" report now available

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 The DCSA Counterintelligence annual report, "Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Report of Foreign Targeting of Cleared Industry," is now available. This product details and enumerates cleared industry's reporting of suspicious contact reports that represent potential foreign intelligence entities attempts to illicitly acquire U.S. technologies resident in cleared industry. You can read the report here.


COVID 19 - maximum flexibility in employing alternative investigative methods
April 9, 2020 - To facilitate continued vetting and onboarding of mission critical personnel in rare and exigent circumstances such as this period where COVID-19 measures are required, federal vetting policy issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in their respective roles as the Security Executive Agent and the Suitability/Credentialing Executive Agent, permits maximum flexibility in employing alternative investigative and adjudicative methods. Such methods include virtual interviews and remote secure access to records. In line with these adjustments, DCSA is working hard to insure that the investigations program will remain as fully productive as possible during this challenging period. Questions related to an Agent's/Investigator's identity or status should be directed to DCSA Physical Security: 1-888-795-5673, or RMFSIMSST@nbib.gov

Guidance on industry fingerprint submissions for background investigations
April 8, 2020 - The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)) provided personnel vetting guidance for the continued collection and processing of fingerprints. The USD(I&S) guidance states DoD, to the greatest extent possible, will continue to follow established guidance for vetting contractors under DoD cognizance for the National Industrial Security Program. Please refer to list of fingerprint service providers supporting geographic areas across the country; Click the headline for more information.

DoD Consolidated Adjudications COVID-19 Response
April 6, 2020 - The CAF hopes you all are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. We acknowledge COVID-19 is affecting everyone differently; whether it is an inability to pay bills on time, need for mental health treatment, or other emerging concerns. Rest assured our adjudicative staff applies the whole person concept including consideration of circumstances beyond a person's control so as long as the individual acts responsibly under the circumstances. Continue to report in accordance with self-reporting requirements with the knowledge that our process complies with the Security Executive Agent Directives and applies the whole person concept. We want you, our DoD family, to be aware of our actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. While most of our work is done electronically, we are responding to changing Health Protection Conditions to maintain our workforce's health and safety. To this end, we implemented the following: Click the title for more information..

Renewal of DD 441, 441-1
March 31, 2020 - In February 2020, the DD Form 441, Department of Defense Security Agreement and DD Form 441-1, Appendage to Department of Defense Security Agreement were renewed and now include the use of digital signature. 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 title for more information.

COVID-19 NISP Guidance March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 - The attached document provides cleared industry with additional guidance on how DCSA will conduct its oversight of cleared industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click title for more information..