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News | Nov. 3, 2022

Understanding the threat to U.S. technologies

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

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.

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.

VRO provides supplemental guidance for Continuous Vetting
Aug. 10, 2022 - 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. Please click the title for more information.