Agency News

June 25, 2024

DCSA Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) officially opened the Central Region Headquarters during a morning ceremony on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The new facility is in the Farmers Branch, Texas, Federal Building. The office opening marks a significant DCSA milestone. This state-of-the-art facility co-locates agency leaders from

June 24, 2024

Update on NBIS Recovery Plan and Digital Transformation

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is collaborating with the Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Security; the Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment; the Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer, including the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer, and

June 21, 2024

DCSA Issues Response to GAO Personnel Vetting Report

Quantico, Va. – The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has issued an official response to the Government Accountability Report: Personnel Vetting: DoD Needs to Enhance Cybersecurity of Background Investigation Systems (GAO-24-106179SU). The GAO assessed cybersecurity processes and risk management framework efforts within DCSA’s

June 12, 2024

DCSA announces 2024 Cogswell Award recipients

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has recognized 14 facilities as recipients of the 2024 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Chosen from nearly 12,500 cleared facilities in the United States, each facility has demonstrated industrial security excellence. To qualify, companies must establish

June 10, 2024

DCSA announces refinements to Security Rating Process for Industrial Security

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is announcing the successful joint development of a Security Rating Scorecard in cooperation with the NISPPAC national working group.  This scorecard will not change any aspect of the current security review process and is expected to be implemented on October 1, 2024. These changes reflect

June 5, 2024

David Cattler formally takes the helm as DCSA Director at Quantico ceremony

QUANTICO – David Cattler’s assumption of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) directorship was formally recognized at a ceremony held at the National Marine Corps Museum on May 29, 2024.“I am thrilled to have you aboard leading our nation’s Gatekeepers during this next chapter of DCSA,” said the Honorable Milancy Harris,

June 4, 2024

Update on Conditional Eligibility Determination Process

In February 2024, DCSA Adjudications started to grant Conditional National Security Eligibility Determinations for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) contractors. Conditionals provide increased mission resiliency to our customers by diverting national security cases from due process to monitoring provided by the DCSA Adjudication and

April 15, 2024

DCSA announces Adjudication and Vetting Services

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) announced the merger of two of its primary Personnel Security mission areas, Consolidated Adjudication Services (CAS) and Vetting Risk Operations (VRO) into a new cohesive organization known as Adjudication and Vetting Services (AVS), on March 22.   Overseen by Dr. Mark Livingston, DCSA

April 10, 2024

DCSA names next Program Executive Officer

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has selected Edward Lane as Program Executive Officer (PEO). In this role, Mr. Lane will be responsible for the direction and synchronization of multiple portfolios of information technology (IT) systems that support both federal and defense services for DCSA operations. The IT systems

April 10, 2024

PSI-I NISS Survey extended

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) conducts an annual data collection of all U.S. active cleared defense industry facilities for projected personnel security investigation (PSI) requirements for clearances as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) planning and budgeting process. The data collection of National Industrial