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NEWS | Jan. 26, 2021

Industry Personnel Security Investigations Data Collection will open on March 8, 2021

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 open from March 8, 2021 to April 2, 2021 through the National Industrial Security System (NISS) Submission Site.  Annual projections acquired from Industry through this collection are the key component in Department of Defense program planning and budgeting for NISP security clearances.

In preparation for this upcoming data collection, please ensure that you register for your NISS account in order to participate in the data collection. Registration instructions are found on the NISS website under the Registration section (https://www.dcsa.mil/is/niss/).

If you already have established your NISS account, please log in to NISS to ensure you have access to any or all necessary CAGE codes for your facilities. You will need to request a separate NISS role for each CAGE code which you need to submit the PSI data collection. After logging into NISS, on the Dashboard, select “Click to Change Roles” on the blue bar. This will display all of your approved NISS roles and corresponding CAGE codes. 

A PSI Job Aid is available on the NISS Dashboard (after you have logged in) to assist in completing the PSI projections.
A completed NISS package is not required to participate in the data collection; only an established account is necessary to input the PSI requirements. Please note that submitting the PSI projections is independent of NISS package submissions; submitting information related to the facility clearance is not required as part of the PSI data collection.

We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions about the PSI data collection, please contact the PSI team at: dcsa.ncr.dcsa.mbx.psiprogram@mail.mil. For all other questions regarding access to NISS or the PSI survey, please call the DCSA knowledge Center at 888-282-7682 and select option 2, then option 2.

Consolidated Adjudications Facility: Amended COVID-19 Extention Processing
April 9, 2021 - In April 2020, in coordination with various stakeholders, the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) began issuing COVID-19 extension letters for subjects with in progress official requests for information from the DoD CAF. The purpose of the extension letters was to prevent an unfavorable clearance action due to a COVID-19 related non-response. Click the title for more information.

Immediate need of verification due to incorrect eligibility
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Contact Center Guidance
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JPAS now Read Only | Manage All Personnel Security Actions in DISS
March 15, 2021 - Effective midnight on March 14, the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is now in read only mode. Users should now be using DISS to initiate investigation requests, submit incident reports, and manage all matters pertaining to eligibility and access, security management, and visit authorizations. Security managers will have approximately two weeks to reconcile data using JPAS as a reference tool, after which the system is projected to officially sunset on Wednesday, March 31 at midnight. DCSA asks that supported agencies and industry work closely with the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) to close out all previously initiated JPAS investigation requests by March 30. Click the title for more information