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News | May 19, 2021

DISS RELEASE 13.4.3

As part of the ongoing rollout of user-focused improvements to the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), DCSA will deploy Release 13.4.3 on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Release 13.4.3 delivers a number of enhancements, upgrades, and fixes to existing system capabilities. To support the release, system outages are scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Thursday, May 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Enhancements include:

•   Ability to add logic and functionality to deliver special agreement check (SAC) results based on submission or affiliation.

•   Ability to close the “Investigation Request” section when e-QIP timer expires.

•   Updated Joint Verification System (JVS) user manual for clarification on SCI access.

•   Scan uploaded files in DISS before it reaches the host-based security system (HBSS).

•   Alphabetizes the JVS Subject List.

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).

DCSA announces 2021 Cogswell Award winners
June 9, 2021 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has recognized 40 facilities as recipients of the 2021 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Click the title for more information.

CAGE code guidance for DISS
May 27, 2021 - Within the Defense Information System for Security, National Industrial Security Program contractors are authorized to centrally manage personnel security clearances and there is no requirement for the contractor to establish a servicing relationship with the local CAGE code. Click the title for more information.

Upcoming DISS training webinars scheduled
May 27, 2021 - DISS Webinar Schedule 2021 via DCS https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/s7o6fb316dbg32ekn4birecjszvszzxa Additional dates for Government and/or Industry available based on demand. Computer based training being developed to sustain training needs. To find out the dates of the training, click the headline.

CAF Call Center now taking telephonic inquiries
May 20, 2021 - The DCSA CAF Call Center has returned to taking telephonic inquiries. They can be contacted at 301-833-3850. You can also continue to send your inquiries via email at dcsa.meade.caf.mbx.call-center@mail.mil. We look forward to hearing from you.

Filling in the 'Prime Contract Number' field when submitting personnel
May 18, 2021 - As a reminder, DCSA may reject investigation submissions that don't include the prime contract number, as shown on the associated industry guidance. The prime contract number is a required field for industry submissions of personnel security clearance investigations. Please contact the Knowledge Center for questions.