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New feature in NISP eMASS


The NISP Authorization Office (NAO) is pleased to announce a new feature in the NISP Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS). NISP eMASS users are now able to access the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) manuals, operation guides, forms, templates, and job aids any time by clicking [Help] at the top of the eMASS page. The documentation includes the DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM), DAAPM Appendix A, NISP eMASS Industry Operation Guide, eMASS Job Aids, eMASS Forms, and DAAPM Forms/Templates. All of the DCSA documentation is located under "Organizational Artifact Templates, SOPs, and Guides" on the eMASS Help page. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the NAO eMASS Mailbox at dcsa.quantico.dcsa.mbx.emass@mail.mil

Guidance from the Director of National Intelligence
March 24, 2020 - Per guidance from the Director of National Intelligence, neither clearance holders nor applicants, should be penalized due to financial hardships resulting from COVID-19. Click the title to read more.

DoD CAF Call Center is Temporarily Suspending its Phone Service
March 20, 2020 - In conjunction with COVID-19 measures, the DoD CAF Call Center is temporarily suspending its phone service. We encourage you to submit your questions/inquiries to our group mailbox at whs.meade.dodcaf.mbx.dodcaf-callcenter@mail.mil. Please place as much detail as possible to allow us to assist you properly. An agent will contact you as soon as possible via email in the order in which your request was received. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

NOTICE to Cleared Industry UPDATE (March 20, 2020)
March 20, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency in the United States, DCSA is suspending all Enhanced Security Vulnerability Assessments (ESVAs) and onsite activities until further notice. Facilities scheduled to receive an ESVA will instead be contacted virtually by their Industrial Security Representative (ISR) who will conduct a Continuous Monitoring Engagement. Detailed information on these engagements will be provided by your ISR. Click the title for more information

New DCSA Director named March 17, 2020
March 18, 2020 - On March 16, 2020, the Department of Defense announced William (Bill) K. Lietzau as the new Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

Industry e-QIP reset request update
March 18, 2020 - Reminder, when submitting e-QIP reset requests to the DCSA email box, please include the following information to ensure timely processing of your request: Individual's Name (First, Middle and Last Name), Facility CAGE Code or Date of Birth, and the DoD EDI PN Number (located under the SSN) in JPAS. Thank you.