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VROC issues supplemental guidance on TS/SCI eligibility upgrade requests in DISS


The Vetting Risk Operations Center provides Industry with supplementary guidance related to the recent posting, "Operational Change to Adjudicating Tier 3 and Tier 5 Investigations" on April 30, 2020. The guidance does not intend to replace or supersede existing procedures, but rather to clarify Industry specific Defense Information System for Security (DISS) guidance related to the TS/SCI eligibility upgrade requests. CSR_SCI_Supplemental_Guidance.pdf

Overdue PR DQI Recall
May 18, 2020 - On May 15, 2020, a Data Quality Initiative (DQI) was done in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to address subjects with Overdue Periodic Reinvestigations (PR). We have learned that while the DQI successfully identified the overdue PR population, some Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and Security Management Officers (SMOs) with an owning/servicing relationship also received the DQI message on subjects with open investigations, recently closed investigations or subjects that were enrolled into CE because of a deferred investigation. These populations (subjects without overdue PRs)received the DQI message in error. We assure that no action will be taken on these subjects as a result of the 15 May DQI. As a reminder, clearances do not expire. If you encounter any issues with your Government Customers, please refer them to the signed memorandum, dated December 7, 2016, from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence reminding DoD Components that personnel security clearances do not expire. Click the headline to see the guidance.

2020 PSI Data Collection to Industry
May 8, 2020 - DCSA just completed the 2020 Personnel Security Investigation (PSI) Data Collection to Industry, and would like to thank our industry partners for their participation. In spite of many facility closures due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, over 8,000 unique CAGE codes still found a way to respond to the 2020 PSI Data Collection using National Industrial Security System. The submission rates for the 2020 PSI Data collection increased 25% over last year, with almost 2,000 additional CAGEs responding. Approximately 65% of all CAGEs were included in the 2020 PSI Data Collection up from a 52% response rate last year. Thank you again for your participation, as this survey is a key component in projecting PSI requirements for the DCSA Industry PSI program.

Industry DISS Automated Provisioning Initiative
May 4, 2020 - Beginning May 4 - May 27, 2020, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) will conduct automated provisioning of the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), Joint Verification System (JVS) accounts for the Industry Security Management Offices. This is one of the major steps in fully deploying DISS within the Department of Defense, as the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) replacement. Eligible recipients will receive two email notifications: (1) user provisioning instructions; and (2) credentials to access the DISS JVS application. For those who wish to manually request a DISS account, please follow the PSSAR Industry instructions on the DMDC website (psa.dmdc.osd.mil/psawebdocs/docPage.jsp?p=DISS) or contact the Industry Provisioning Team at DCSA.dcsa-northern.dcsa-dvd.mbx.provisioning@mail.mil. Click title for more information.

Reminder of upcoming DQI
May 1, 2020 - Reminder: The Defense Manpower and Data Center will conduct a Data Quality Initiative (DQI) in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) in mid-May to address subjects with Overdue Periodic Reinvestigations. In mid-May, impacted Facility Security Officers will receive a JPAS message with specific instructions on how to remedy the subject's record. For additional information please view a list of FAQ's here. https://www.dcsa.mil/Portals/91/Documents/news/Overdue PR DQI FAQ.pdf

Additional COVID-19 NISP Guidance May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020 - DCSA 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.