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News | Dec. 15, 2020

Update on the Defense Information System for Security

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is extending the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) transition period. Not all functionality required for full transition from JPAS has been established in DISS, and it will not be established in DISS on or before December 31, 2020. However, the eligibility records in DISS are reliable, based on consistent use of DISS to record adjudication results over the past two years and recurring data quality initiatives. Until further notice, users may continue to use JPAS while we validate functionality and ensure historical data has successfully transferred to DISS. DCSA remains committed to successful transitioning from JPAS to DISS. Since Oct. 1, 2020, DCSA has addressed functionality and data migration issues identified by DoD components and industry and continues resolving these concerns. DCSA will provide frequent updates to the user community. When required functionality is available and working properly in DISS, currently targeted for April, 2021, entities with corrected data will discontinue using JPAS.

Renewal of DD 441, 441-1
Feb. 2, 2023 - In December 2022, the DD Form 441, Department of Defense Security Agreement, and DD Form 441-1, Appendage to Department of Defense Security Agreement, were renewed. 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 the title for more information.

Final FY 2024 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates now available
Jan. 31, 2023 - Federal Investigations Notice (FIN) 22-01, dated June 30, 2022, published DCSA’s initial, planned rates for Fiscal Year 2024.  By publishing the initial rates, it allowed DCSA customers to begin budgeting and planning their resource requirements for FY 2024.  Within FIN 22-01, it also noted that the final rates would be published in December 2022.  The final FY 2024 rates are now available and are posted in FIN 23-01, "Final FY 2024 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates," dated January 30, 2023. To develop the final FY 2024 rates, DCSA collaborated with the Security Clearance, Suitability/Fitness, and Credentialing community to evaluate policy, operational, and inflationary impacts on future personnel security costs since June 2022.  As a result of this thorough evaluation, followed by DoD Comptroller review and approval, DCSA lowered FY 2024 rates for tiered background investigation products by 18 percent and retained all other product and service rates published in FIN 22-01.  The 18 percent rate reduction is applied to new Trusted Workforce 2.0 tiered BI products as well as legacy tiered BI products in the event legacy products are still necessary for customers to order in FY 2024. You can find FIN 23-01 here. Please click the title for more information.

PSI requirements for Industry data collection through NISS
Jan. 31, 2023 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is responsible for projecting Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) requirements each year. The data collection for PSI projection requirements will be conducted March 6 through March 31, 2023, through the National Industrial Security System (NISS) Submission Site. Annual projections acquired from Industry through this collection are the key components in DoD program planning and budgeting for NISP security clearances. In preparation for this upcoming data collection, our Industry partners are highly encouraged to register for their NISS accounts before March 6 in order to participate in the survey. Registration instructions are found on the NISS website under the Registration section (https://www.dcsa.mil/is/niss/). For all other NISS questions, please contact the DCSA knowledge center at 888-282-7682 and select option 2, then option 2. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please contact:dcsa.ncr.dcsa.mbx.psiprogram@mail.mil

NBIS Industry Onboarding is now open for all organizations.
Jan. 25, 2023 - As of January 9, onboarding to the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) is now open for all organizations. The NBIS Industry Onboarding Team has supplied email notification to all Defense Information System for Security (DISS) industry Account and Hierarchy Managers that onboarding to NBIS has begun. However, if you are an Account and Hierarchy Manager, and you or your other organization team members which hold the aforementioned DISS roles have not received notification, please reach out via email to the Industry Onboarding Team at the mailbox provided below to receive the instructions and details on how to begin. Once onboarded, users should continue to utilize DISS for Case Initiation, Investigation Status, Visit Management, Subject Management, Eligibility Determinations, Incident Reporting, Access Management, and Foreign Travel, etc., until these functionalities are available in NBIS. Subject data has not yet migrated from DISS to NBIS. Notification will be provided when subject data has migrated and when case initiations can be started in NBIS. Do not create a subject’s profile or initiate cases until notification is received. For questions regarding the NBIS Onboarding Process email the NBIS Industry Onboarding Team at the NBIS Industry Onboarding Team mailbox: dcsa.meade.nbis.mbx.nbis-industry-onboarding-team@mail.mil

Register Now: NBIS Industry Onboarding Live Webinars
Dec. 20, 2022 - The DCSA NBIS Industry Onboarding Team invites Industry users to register for two upcoming Live Virtual Webinars on the following NBIS topics: Org and User Management (Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1300 - 1500 Eastern) Purpose: Basic navigation steps within NBIS, organization management basics, applying minimum configurations needed for investigation requests, describing and demonstrating form routing, and managing users within your organization. Assignment Management Configurations (Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 1300 - 1500 Eastern) Purpose: How to create and apply optional configurations in NBIS to meet organizational needs, identifying optional configurations based on organizational functionality, understanding and applying assignment rules, and comprehending the use of both user assignment and order form templates. Registration is now open now through January 5th. For additional information and to register, please use the following link: https://dcsa.acms.com/nbiswebinarregistration/event/registration.html. All participants MUST register to receive an invite and further instructions. Capacity for both sessions is limited. For those unable to attend, recorded sessions will be made available at: https://nbistraining.countermeasures.com. For questions, please email: dcsa.meade.nbis.mbx.nbis-industry-onboarding-team@mail.mil . Please click the title for more information