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News | June 9, 2021

DCSA announces 2021 Cogswell Award winners

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has recognized 40 facilities as recipients of the 2021 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Chosen from nearly 13,000 cleared facilities in the United States, each facility has demonstrated industrial security excellence. To qualify, companies must establish and maintain a security program that exceeds basic National Industrial Security Program requirements. Recipients also help other cleared facilities establish security-related best practices while maintaining the highest security standards for their own facility. See the list of winning facilities here.

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.

DISS RELEASE 13.4.3
May 19, 2021 - 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. Read more about the upgrades and enhancements by clicking the headline.

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.