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News | Nov. 23, 2022

NBIS Onboarding Starts in the Western Region

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.

Onboarding to NBIS is accomplished through the Industry Onboarding Portal (known as NBIS ServiceNow). One user (known as the ‘Initial’ user) from each organization will onboard through the Industry portal. Once provisioned and enrolled into NBIS, the initial user will be responsible for provisioning additional users within their organization.

Once onboarded, users will validate their org hierarchy migrated from DISS and configure org workflow and user assignments. Even after onboarding into NBIS, Industry organizations will continue utilizing DISS for all functions until further notice. The Initiate, Review, and Authorize process will be the first NBIS capability to be adopted by Industry, but only once DCSA Vetting Risk Operations (VRO) provides notification when this can begin.

In order to gain access to NBIS, all users are required to complete Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and Cybersecurity training within the last 12 months. To prepare, all potential NBIS users are encouraged to complete the required training. Please refer to the “NBIS Industry Onboarding Readiness Checklist” available on the NBIS Industry Onboarding website for details on where to access the training and maintaining the certificates.

After onboarding, users are reminded to login into NBIS at least once every 30 days to avoid account deactivation and monitor DISS and NBIS hierarchies for org changes.

As always, for additional information and updates on NBIS Industry Onboarding, please visit the NBIS Industry Onboarding website.

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.

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.