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NEWS | March 8, 2021

DISS Release 13.4

In preparation for JPAS to DISS transition, this week, DCSA is deploying Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.4, delivering the final system enhancements needed to meet and replace existing JPAS capabilities. To support the release, a system outage is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, from 6:30 p.m. ET to Friday, March 12 at 6 a.m. ET. Read more about the new features.

Enhancements to Joint Verifications System (JVS):
.   Multiple subjects can now be added to a visit.
.   Users can search for subjects by social security number or SMO.
.   Easily access the "Subject Summary" page by selecting a subject from the "Visit Subjects" table.
.   Users assigned to a "creating" SMO can now archive and make edits to "Active Visits."
.   New "Visit Point of Contact" fields allow SMOs to add phone numbers, email addresses, and contact notes associated with specific visits.
.    New "Determination" fields now show "Interim" and "Eligibility Pending" determination information in the User Roles, Optional Permissions, and Subject reports.
.   A new "Include All Children" checkbox, allows security managers and other select roles to customize the parameters of their JVS reports.

Enhancements to Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS):
.   The "Request Reciprocity CSR" for industry subjects now goes directly to the CAF Process Team, bypassing the VROC Industry Process Team review.

Enhancements to both JVS and CATS:
.   The "Indoctrination Date" now shows on "Subject Summary" and "Subject Details" access panels.

DISS Release 13.4 Fixes
DCSA is soliciting end user community feedback on DISS features and functionality and is working to continuously improve performance. Release 13.4 addresses known concerns, including SMO locations erroneously saving without state and zip code information, specific field operability using Internet Explorer, erroneous error messages, and issues with Vetting Risk Operations Center reporting.

JPAS Sunset Update
All DISS functionality required to retire JPAS on March 31, 2021 has been met. JPAS will transition to a read-only mode on March 15, 2021. By that date, all updates to eligibility, access, and visit data must be completed in DISS. Any questions on investigations requests submitted in JPAS must be raised by March 30. At midnight on March 31, JPAS will be retired.

For DISS questions or to submit a ticket for data correction, contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil or the Help Desk at 800-467-5526, Menu Option #1: DISS. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays).

Immediate need of verification due to incorrect eligibility
March 31, 2021 - If an Industry contractor is removed from a jobsite or cannot access a jobsite due to eligibility being incorrect, the Facility Security Officer (FSO) or Government Security Manager may contact the Vetting Risk Operations Center. Click the title for more information.

Contact Center Guidance
March 31, 2021 - In order to better serve our stakeholders, the information below provides guidance on which contact center to call/email for assistance with JPAS and DISS inquiries. Click the title for more information.

DoD CAF Annual Report now available
March 15, 2021 - The DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) has released its first annual report covering FY20. It highlights the CAF's accomplishments and continuous efforts to improve DoD-assigned adjudications and related personnel security eligibility determinations through the adoption of business processes, streamlining security clearance processing timeliness, and the return to healthy and stable inventories. The Annual Report can be found here. Click the title for more information.

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

JPAS to DISS transition
March 12, 2021 - As part of the ongoing JPAS to DISS transition, DMDC will no longer accept any JPAS or DISS data requests. Users who accessed the DMDC data request portal in the past must now make any DISS data requests using the CAC or PKI-protected DCSA data portal at https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/DDRS/SitePages/index.html Instructions on logging in and using the DCSA Data Portal can be found on the DISS resource page at https://www.dcsa.mil/is/diss/dissresources. For additional assistance or questions, or to schedule a virtual demonstration, please contact the DCSA Data Team atdcsa.dcsa-ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.dvd-data-support-team@mail.mil . Click the title for more information.