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DISS Virtual Training series extended

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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.

February 2, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e272ff6528d16f9b6d779b91d1962c6e6

February 9, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec5d2f3581ff2f15274bdc1ce880934a6

February 16, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef7c51aeb475277d49f04a2bc65c75351

February 23, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=ece740b2b15089cf601b16a09d59638e6

Participants that meet the attendance requirements will receive training
certificates with Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants are
encouraged to test Webex functionality on their IT systems prior to
registration: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html.

DISS TRAINING RESOURCES
DISS training resources, including the Tuesday virtual training series
presentation, are available on the DCSA DISS Webpage,
https://www.dcsa.mil/is/diss/dissresources/

TRAINING CANCELLATIONS
NCMS members will have to visit the NCMSLive platform to cancel
registration. Nonmembers can send a cancellation request email to:
NCMSLive@classmgmt.com

QUESTIONS?
Email NCMSLive@classmgmt.com with questions about this training.
Contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil with questions about DISS functionality.


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

Ongoing JPAS to DISS transition
Dec. 22, 2020 - The JPAS to DISS transition is ongoing following DISS release 13.2 and with the December 11 announcement of the transition period extension beyond December 31. Users may continue to use JPAS while required functionality continues to come online in DISS. The next scheduled release - 13.3 - comes next month. Also in January, DCSA will host DISS training on Tuesdays, beginning January 5, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET. Check back for registration information. For JPAS-DISS transition questions, the help desk is available at 800-467-5526. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding Federal holidays). DCSA will continue to post updates at www.dcsa.mil/is/diss