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News | Aug. 5, 2022

Cleared Contractor SEAD 3 Unofficial Foreign Travel Reporting

The Defense Information System for Security (DISS) reporting module for unofficial foreign travel and bulk upload capabilities is now available in DISS. Reporting requirements for unofficial foreign travel, as outlined in SEAD-3, were deferred until August 24, 2022 to ensure the completion of necessary DISS revisions for foreign travel reporting and to create a bulk-reporting capability. As a result the foreign travel reporting module was created and includes the “unofficial foreign travel bulk-upload tool” allowing facility security officers (FSOs) to consolidate the unofficial foreign travel of multiple contractor employees into a single DISS report submission. Prior to August 24, 2022, DCSA will provide guidance about using the new module and bulk-upload tool as well as a job aid helping FSOs navigate the unofficial foreign travel reporting process. Continue to check out the DCSA.mil website for these resources and the latest guidance and tools.

NBIS Onboarding Starts in the Western Region
Nov. 23, 2022 - On November 22nd, National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) onboarding officially commenced for facilities located in the DCSA Western Region. Notification and instructions were provided via email to those identified as Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Account and Hierarchy Managers in order to begin the onboarding process into NBIS. Click the title for more information.

Upcoming NBIS Training Webinars
Nov. 23, 2022 - Please be aware that the NBIS Industry Onboarding Team will introduce the following training webinars to be available in December 2022/January 2023, which will include live and recorded sessions. Click the title for more information.

Understanding the threat to U.S. technologies
Nov. 3, 2022 - The foreign intelligence threat to the nation's defense industrial base has never been more capable, sophisticated, or complex. Adversaries use illicit methods to acquire classified and sensitive information and technologies, which can determine the outcome of future conflicts. Mitigating these threats starts with understanding them. Read the latest edition of "The Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Report of Threats to Cleared Industry" to learn more about the threats facing the cleared defense industrial base. You'll find the 2022 edition here: https://www.dcsa.mil/Portals/91/Documents/CI/2022_CI_Targeting_US_Technologies.pdf. Please click the title for more information.

Request for DISS Account and Hierarchy Managers
Oct. 26, 2022 - To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, we are asking Industry users with Hierarchy Manager and Account Manager roles in DISS to validate their contact information is current.  Hierarchy and Account Managers can do so by clicking on the “My User Detail” link found under the “User Management” menu option on the left hand side of the screen after logging in.  From there, “User Information” will appear and you can validate, and if needed update, your business phone and email.  If changes are needed, be sure to click the “Save” button in “User Information” once they are made. If you are unable to update your contact information in DISS for any reason, please submit a ticket by calling the Customer Engagements Team (CET) at 724-794-7765 or sending an email to dcsa.ncr.nbis.mbx.contact-center@mail.mil. As always, for additional information and updates on NBIS Industry Onboarding, please visit the NBIS Industry Onboarding website. Please click the title for more information.

2022 NBIS Industry Conference Recap
Oct. 26, 2022 - A special thanks to the approximately 1,500 personnel security leaders and managers that attended the 2022 NBIS Industry Conference in-person and virtually to discuss industry’s transition into the new personnel security vetting system. The conference, held on October 18th, comprised DCSA briefings to industry security professionals on NBIS industry onboarding, NBIS capability and training for industry, NBIS Help Desk Support, and a panel discussion that included actions taken by NBIS resulting from industry feedback.  Further details about the conference can be found in the following news article (click here). For those that may have missed the event or are interested in learning additional details, slides from the conference are now available on the event main page.  Event videos and an FAQ addressing questions posed during the conference will also be made available on the main page ASAP. As always, for additional information and updates on NBIS Industry Onboarding, please visit the NBIS Industry Onboarding website. Please click the title for more information.