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June 1, 2020

DoD Consolidated Adjudications COVID-19 Response

Despite the challenges caused by the current pandemic, the DoD CAF continues to operate at a high level. Here are some of our more recent accomplishments: Click the headline for more information.

May 19, 2020

VROC issues supplemental guidance on TS/SCI eligibility upgrade requests in DISS

The Vetting Risk Operations Center provides Industry with supplementary guidance related to the recent posting, "Operational Change to Adjudicating Tier 3 and Tier 5 Investigations" on April 30, 2020. The guidance does not intend to replace or supersede existing procedures, but rather to clarify Industry specific Defense Information System for Security (DISS) guidance related to the TS/SCI eligibility upgrade requests. Click the headline to see the guidance.

May 18, 2020

Overdue PR DQI Recall

On May 15, 2020, a Data Quality Initiative (DQI) was done in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to address subjects with Overdue Periodic Reinvestigations (PR). We have learned that while the DQI successfully identified the overdue PR population, some Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and Security Management Officers (SMOs) with an owning/servicing relationship also received the DQI message on subjects with open investigations, recently closed investigations or subjects that were enrolled into CE because of a deferred investigation. These populations (subjects without overdue PRs)received the DQI message in error. We assure that no action will be taken on these subjects as a result of the 15 May DQI. As a reminder, clearances do not expire. If you encounter any issues with your Government Customers, please refer them to the signed memorandum, dated December 7, 2016, from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence reminding DoD Components that personnel security clearances do not expire. Click the headline to see the guidance.

May 8, 2020

2020 PSI Data Collection to Industry

DCSA just completed the 2020 Personnel Security Investigation (PSI) Data Collection to Industry, and would like to thank our industry partners for their participation. In spite of many facility closures due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, over 8,000 unique CAGE codes still found a way to respond to the 2020 PSI Data Collection using National Industrial Security System. The submission rates for the 2020 PSI Data collection increased 25% over last year, with almost 2,000 additional CAGEs responding. Approximately 65% of all CAGEs were included in the 2020 PSI Data Collection up from a 52% response rate last year. Thank you again for your participation, as this survey is a key component in projecting PSI requirements for the DCSA Industry PSI program.

May 1, 2020

Reminder of upcoming DQI

Reminder: The Defense Manpower and Data Center will conduct a Data Quality Initiative (DQI) in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) in mid-May to address subjects with Overdue Periodic Reinvestigations. In mid-May, impacted Facility Security Officers will receive a JPAS message with specific instructions on how to remedy the subject's record. For additional information please view a list of FAQ's here. https://www.dcsa.mil/Portals/91/Documents/news/Overdue PR DQI FAQ.pdf

May 1, 2020

Additional COVID-19 NISP Guidance May 1, 2020

DCSA provides cleared industry with additional guidance on how DCSA will conduct its oversight of cleared industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click title for more information.

April 30, 2020

Operational Change to Adjudicating Tier 3 and Tier 5 Investigations

The DoD CAF, in alignment with DoD Manual 5200.02 - Procedures for the DoD Personnel Security Program (PSP) and DoD Instruction 5220.6 - Defense Industrial Personnel Security Clearance, is standardizing the process for adjudicating Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) for eligibility and access to classified information. Click title to read more information.

April 30, 2020

RMF Knowledge Service Site Accessibility Update

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) Knowledge Service site is now accessible via External Certification Authority (ECA) certificates. The RMF Technical Inquiries Team resolved the application issue. DCSA does not own/manage the RMF Knowledge Service site. If you are still experiencing application issues, you must contact the RMF Technical Inquiries Team at: osd.pentagon.dod-cio.mbx.support-rmfknowledgeservice@mail.mil

April 27, 2020

Industry JPAS RRU/NDA Update

On June 1, 2020, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) will disable the Research, Recertify and Update (RRU) functionalities in JPAS. All Customer Service Requests (CSR) to include RRU requests and the Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)/SF-312 must be submitted via the DISS application. For instructions on how to complete CSR/NDA actions, please reference the user manual, under the Help link on the DISS JVS application or review the Vetting Risk Operations Center Customer Service Request DISS Tips and Tricks (https://www.dcsa.mil/Portals/91/Documents/IS/DISS_Tips_Tricks_2020.pdf). To avoid any disruption of service, it is imperative to obtain a DISS account to ensure a seamless transition from JPAS to DISS. For additional questions or concerns, please contact VROC at dcsa.ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.askvroc@mail.mil.

April 22, 2020

Standardizing the process for temporary access to SCI

The DOD CAF, in alignment with the Director of National Intelligence policy (Intelligence Community Policy Guidance 704.1,) is standardizing the component requests process for temporary eligibility to Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), or Interim SCI eligibility. Click the title for more information.