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Aug. 14, 2020

Industry DISS Provisioning Reminder

Current Defense Information System for Security (DISS) users with Hierarchy/Account Managers are responsible for creating and managing DISS accounts within their respective Security Management Offices (SMOs). Click title for more information.

Aug. 13, 2020

DISS Subject Report accessibility

The Security Manager role in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) is currently not able to pull the "Subject Report." In order to access the report, users can provision their alternate Account Manager with Security Officer to run the Subject Report. This is a temporary measure until the report module is corrected and the Security Manager role is able to access the full suite of reports. Tentative correction for this issue is schedule in DISS release 13.1.

July 30, 2020

ATTENTION! Visit Request Changes

To support the transition of Joint Personnel Adjudications System (JPAS) functions to Defense Information System for Security (DISS), the following changes to "Visit Request" functionality will occur effective August 29, 2020. Click the title for more information.

July 30, 2020

Cogswell Awards announced

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.  Sixty-one facilities were selected for the award.  Traditionally, the awards are presented at the annual NCMS training seminar; however, due to the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic, the NCMS seminar was cancelled, and the award winners will be recognized in a virtual ceremony at a later date.  You can find the press release with the list of facilities here. Click the title for more information.

July 16, 2020

ATTENTION! JCAVS Incident Report Changes:

To support the transition of JPAS functionality to DISS, the following changes to JCAVS Incident Report functions will occur on August 15, 2020. 1. Update JCAVS to remove the Incident Report link, turning off the ability to utilize Incident Report functionality. 2. Create a new, standalone function to allow JAMS/JCAVS users the ability to suspend Access without using the Incident Report or Adjudication Action function. Click the title for more information.

July 14, 2020

Submission of CSR reconsiderations to DoD CAF (applies only to military and civilian personnel)

Reconsideration requests submitted to the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) are sent via the Defense Information Security System (DISS) using a Customer Service Request (CSR). Only current security eligibility determinations that reflect “Denied” or “Revoked” are eligible for reconsideration. Eligibility determinations indicating “No Determination Made,” “Loss of Jurisdiction,” or “Withdrawn” are recertification requests. Click the title for more information..

July 2, 2020

Additional COVID-19 NISP Authorization Guidance

Region Authorizing Officials will continue to perform assess and authorize activities and manage workload appropriately. System registrations in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) that have submitted completed packages (Control Approval Chain (CAC) workflow) with an Authorization Termination Date (ATD) prior to September 30, 2020, will be assessed and considered for extensions up to 180 days. Either the Assess and Authorize or Extension workflow in eMASS will be utilized as appropriate. For new system registrations in eMASS, the Security Control Assessment (SCA) activity will continue to occur. The onsite portion of the SCA activity may be delayed, deferred, or rescheduled. Documenting evidence of security and validation requirements remains unchanged; only the execution of onsite activity will change temporarily.

June 22, 2020

2020 Cogswell industrial security award program

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the 56th annual NCMS Annual Seminar in June, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will announce the 2020 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award winners on July 30, 2020, in lieu of conducting a ceremony. The information on the 2020 awardees will be posted to the DCSA website and its social media sites. Additionally, DCSA will publish the award winners in the August Voice of Industry (VOI) newsletter. After the announcement is made, the awards will be mailed directly to the recipients, and a DCSA representative will present the awards to the leadership of each winning facility at a mutually convenient time, either in person (when travel is deemed safe), or virtually. DCSA looks forward to announcing the well deserving winners of the Cogswell award for 2020.

June 22, 2020

CDSE launches Insider Threat mobile app

The Center for Development of Security Excellence, a provider of training and education within DCSA, announced the launch of its first app for iOS and Android mobile devices. Click the title for more information.

June 12, 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.