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ATTENTION! JCAVS Incident Report Changes:


To support the transition of JPAS functionality to DISS, the following
changes to JCAVS Incident Report functions will occur on August 15, 2020.

1. Update JCAVS to remove the Incident Report link, turning off the ability
to utilize Incident Report functionality.

2. Create a new, standalone function to allow JAMS/JCAVS users the ability
to suspend Access without using the Incident Report or Adjudication Action

Per these changes -

          .   Both JAMS and JCAVS users will see a new link on the Person
Summary screen (Person Category section) entitled Access Suspension,
providing means for users to either post (JAMS/JCAVS) or remove (JAMS)
Access Suspension independent of an Incident Report or Adjudication Action.

          .   All new Incident Reports must be initiated in DISS.

          .   ISL 2011-04, "Adverse Information," has been revised to
inform industry of the change from JPAS to DISS as the system of record for
incident reports and adverse information reporting.  The change will be
effective August 15, 2020.  The ISL additionally includes links to the DCSA
DISS Information Site and email contact information for the DISS
provisioning team.  The revised ISL can be found at:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please contact
the DMDC Contact Center at (800) 467-5526; option 1 (DISS).

ATTENTION! Visit Request Changes
July 30, 2020 - To support the transition of Joint Personnel Adjudications System (JPAS) functions to Defense Information System for Security (DISS), the following changes to "Visit Request" functionality will occur effective August 29, 2020. Click the title for more information.

Cogswell Awards announced
July 30, 2020 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.  Sixty-one facilities were selected for the award.  Traditionally, the awards are presented at the annual NCMS training seminar; however, due to the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic, the NCMS seminar was cancelled, and the award winners will be recognized in a virtual ceremony at a later date.  You can find the press release with the list of facilities here. Click the title for more information.

Submission of CSR reconsiderations to DoD CAF (applies only to military and civilian personnel)
July 14, 2020 - Reconsideration requests submitted to the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) are sent via the Defense Information Security System (DISS) using a Customer Service Request (CSR). Only current security eligibility determinations that reflect “Denied” or “Revoked” are eligible for reconsideration. Eligibility determinations indicating “No Determination Made,” “Loss of Jurisdiction,” or “Withdrawn” are recertification requests. Click the title for more information..

Additional COVID-19 NISP Authorization Guidance
July 2, 2020 - Region Authorizing Officials will continue to perform assess and authorize activities and manage workload appropriately. System registrations in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) that have submitted completed packages (Control Approval Chain (CAC) workflow) with an Authorization Termination Date (ATD) prior to September 30, 2020, will be assessed and considered for extensions up to 180 days. Either the Assess and Authorize or Extension workflow in eMASS will be utilized as appropriate. For new system registrations in eMASS, the Security Control Assessment (SCA) activity will continue to occur. The onsite portion of the SCA activity may be delayed, deferred, or rescheduled. Documenting evidence of security and validation requirements remains unchanged; only the execution of onsite activity will change temporarily.

2020 Cogswell industrial security award program
June 22, 2020 - As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the 56th annual NCMS Annual Seminar in June, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will announce the 2020 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award winners on July 30, 2020, in lieu of conducting a ceremony. The information on the 2020 awardees will be posted to the DCSA website and its social media sites. Additionally, DCSA will publish the award winners in the August Voice of Industry (VOI) newsletter. After the announcement is made, the awards will be mailed directly to the recipients, and a DCSA representative will present the awards to the leadership of each winning facility at a mutually convenient time, either in person (when travel is deemed safe), or virtually. DCSA looks forward to announcing the well deserving winners of the Cogswell award for 2020.