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DoD Consolidated Adjudications COVID-19 Response

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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:

* The Call Center is operating via email inquiry only (address below).

* The adjudicative staff continues making decisions to keep your employees working.

* Until further notice, the adjudicative staff will not take punitive actions due to a COVID-19-related non-response. Instead, we will extend requests for responses until the crisis is over. If you can respond to our inquiries, we encourage you to reply. Lastly, we are committed to keeping you updated. Please watch the DCSA webpage at www.dcsa.mil, to sign up for future notifications via govDelivery at

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDODDCSA/subscriber/new, or contact our call center at whs.meade.dodcaf.mbx.dodcaf-callcenter@mail.mil  for additional updates.


DISS Virtual Training series extended
Jan. 13, 2021 - Due to high demand, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and NCMS have extended the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Tuesday virtual training series through February 2021. All industry, government, and military DISS users are welcome to join! Trainings will take place every Tuesday in February 2021, from 2-4 p.m. ET. NCMS members should register via NCMSLive, and all nonmembers should register using the links below. Note: Each session covers the same content. To allow all interested DISS users to attend, DCSA asks that individuals only register for one session. If you register and cannot attend, DCSA asks that you cancel your registration. Click the title for more information.

DISS training in January is full
Jan. 8, 2021 - UPDATE - All dates for the Defense Information System for Security training scheduled for January are FULL. DCSA will work with NCMS to provide more sessions in the future. As a reminder, if you have registered for training in January and find that you can't attend, we ask that you cancel your registration accordingly. NCMS members can go to the registration platform and "cancel registration". Non-members can send an email to NCMSLive@classmgmt.com and inform us of your cancellation. Please watch the DCSA website for updates.

DISS RELEASE 13.3.1
Jan. 7, 2021 - This week, DCSA will deploy the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.3.1, delivering functionality enhancements in both the Joint Verification System (JVS) and the Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS). The scheduled DISS release outage will take place from Thursday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET to Friday, January 8 at 2:00 a.m. ET. Click title for more information

DCSA working with NCMS to provide DISS training
Jan. 5, 2021 - DCSA is working with NCMS, using its NCMSLive WebEx platform, to provide a 2-hour training session every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. ET during the month of January for EVERY user of the Defense Information Security for Security (DISS) - government, industry and agencies. NCMS members should register via their regular NCMSLive Registration platform. Click title for more information

Use of Windows 7 Legacy Operating System and Adobe Flash after December 31, 2020
Dec. 30, 2020 - Microsoft has ceased to provide security support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 operating systems. National Industrial Security Program contractors were permitted to leverage the Microsoft Extended Security Updates, but not beyond December 31, 2020. The attached memo is a reminder to cleared industry that Microsoft products are coming to end of life on December 31, 2020. Click the title for more information