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NEWS | April 29, 2021

DISS RELEASE 13.4.2

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, DCSA will deploy the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.4.2, which delivers enhancements to existing system capabilities. To support the release, system outages are scheduled for Thursday, April 29 starting at 6 p.m. Read more about the upgrades and enhancements:

  • Ability to bulk assign tasks in CATS.
    • Redesigned Task Assignment to match Task Inbox for improved usability.
    • Role restrictions are removed so all tasks are visible to everyone across the CAF.
  • Improved ability to add an “Investigation Request Summary” in CATS.
  • Users can update “Subject Summary” and “Subject Details.” 
    • Users can now reorder “Subject Summary” panels and move the “Subject Actions” drop-down menu to the “Subject Details” header in JVS and CATS.
    • Access newly added Security and Suitability Investigations Index (SII) search.
  • Leverage improved capabilities to change the status of reports.
  • Allow SMOs to host a visit with interim facility clearance (FCL) status.

Questions?

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).

DISS Investigation Request Update
April 21, 2021 - At this time, Industry investigation requests can be initiated in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS); however, the e-QIP registration code will not be provided due to an issue between the DISS and e-QIP systems. DCSA is actively working to resolve the issue. The systems are expected to be fixed by Wednesday, April 21. Additional guidance will be provided once it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Applicant Knowledge Center Guidance
April 20, 2021 - In order to improve the customer experience when initiating investigation requests in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) and to provide the opportunity for DCSA to reduce call volume, please review the information below prior to contacting the Applicant Knowledge Center (AKC) and DISS Contact Center. For non-Industry customers, please contact your agency representative for assistance. Click the title for more information.

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary
April 13, 2021 - The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS), the official database of record for government and cleared industry members engaged in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process has reached a significant milestone with their 2nd Anniversary on May 6, 2021. This anniversary announcement comes as NISP eMASS reports a record landmark with 1,502 eMASS Containers; 3, 700 users; and 6,292 systems. These numbers continue to grow every single day. NISP eMASS is the second largest instance within the Department of Defense as the Navy holds the record having been in use over 8 years. NISP eMASS maintains its positive impact based on relationships built by the Information Systems Security Professionals and Team Leads that work on a daily basis with both government and cleared industry users. Click the title for more information.

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
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.