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News | Aug. 10, 2022

VRO provides supplemental guidance for Continuous Vetting

In an effort to ensure the cleared National Industrial Security Program (NISP) population is enrolled into a compliant Continuous Vetting (CV) program, Vetting Risk Operations provides supplemental guidance based on the June 27, 2022, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OSD) memorandum, “Department of Defense Guidance on Continuous Vetting and Other Measures to Expedite Reform and Transition to Trusted Workforce 2.0.” You can find the guidance here.

Federal Investigations Notice 22-02
Sept. 14, 2022 - FIN 22-01 dated June 30, 2022 is rescinded and replaced by FIN 22-02. This new FIN revises final pricing for DCSA products and services for fiscal year (FY) 2023 and re-publishes FY 2024 price estimates originally announced in FIN 22-01.  As stated in FIN 22-01, the proposed rate adjustments were subject to DoD Comptroller final approval of DCSA’s FY 2023 and FY 2024 pricing. After extensive, close consultation with the DoD Comptroller’s office, we have decided that the anticipated price reductions for FY 2023 will not be implemented at this time, in order to insulate customers from unanticipated budget changes. The FY 2023 prices originally published in FIN 21-02, dated June 30, 2021, will remain in effect. The revised Federal Investigations Notice 22-02 is now available. Please click the title for more information.

Introduction to NBIS eApp
Sept. 13, 2022 - The National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system has launched the eApp program, to replace the functionality currently provided by e-QIP. In preparation for future transition from e-QIP to eApp, DCSA has created a promotional video which highlights the various aspects of eApp, and notes the differences between the two systems. Check out the intro video (60-sec.) and the complete NBIS eApp walkthru in the Resources tab at https://www.dcsa.mil/is/nbis/. Click the title for more information.

Cleared Contractor SEAD 3 Unofficial Foreign Travel Reporting
Aug. 5, 2022 - 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 Industry Onboarding Regional Strategy
July 29, 2022 - In preparation for onboarding the initial Industry Org and User Managers into the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS), please review the below information to learn more about the onboarding strategy and how you will be notified to begin onboarding. NBIS onboarding for Industry will be incrementally rolled-out based on a facility's regional designation as identified in National Industrial Security System (NISS). Using this incremental approach allows for an orderly flow to the onboarding process for Industry organizations. Click the title for more information

FY23 Investigative Services Pricing
July 5, 2022 - The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency announced the Fiscal Year 2023 pricing for investigative products and services in a federal investigations notice (FIN) released today. The notice also highlighted initial estimated FY24 prices. Today's release marks the third price reduction since DCSA became the federal government's largest investigative service provider (ISP) in 2019. In that role, DCSA delivers investigative products to more than 105 federal agencies and charges for those services on a reimbursable basis via the agency's working capital fund. For more details, see the News Release - FY23 Investigative Services Pricing. Click the title for more information.