News


Jan. 28, 2021

Release of NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117 Cross Reference Tool

The Federal Register published the final rule titled "National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)" (32 CFR part 117) on December 21, 2020. The NISPOM establishes requirements for the protection of classified information disclosed to or developed by contractors, licensees, grantees, or certificate holders to prevent unauthorized disclosure. 32 CFR part 117 (NISPOM Rule) will become effective February 24, 2021, and authorizes the contractor no more than 6 months to comply with changes from the effective date of the rule. To assist in implementing the NISPOM Rule and help those not familiar with the rule's structural format, DCSA is pleased to announce the release of the "32 CFR Part 117 NISPOM Rule Cross Reference Tool." This tool maps the current DoD 5220.22-M NISPOM format to the appropriate location within the NISPOM Rule. When used as a desktop reference, the tool will assist in cross referencing, searching, and facilitating the navigation of the 32CFR part 117, NISPOM Rule. The tool can be found on the Center for Development of Security Excellence website: Click the title for more information

Jan. 26, 2021

Industry Personnel Security Investigations Data Collection will open on March 8, 2021

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is responsible for projecting Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) requirements each year. The data collection for PSI projection requirements will be open from March 8, 2021 to April 2, 2021 through the National Industrial Security System (NISS) Submission Site. Annual projections acquired from Industry through this collection are the key component in Department of Defense program planning and budgeting for NISP security clearances. Click the title for more information

Jan. 13, 2021

DISS Virtual Training series extended

Due to high demand, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and NCMS have extended the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Tuesday virtual training series through February 2021. All industry, government, and military DISS users are welcome to join! Trainings will take place every Tuesday in February 2021, from 2-4 p.m. ET. NCMS members should register via NCMSLive, and all nonmembers should register using the links below. Note: Each session covers the same content. To allow all interested DISS users to attend, DCSA asks that individuals only register for one session. If you register and cannot attend, DCSA asks that you cancel your registration. Click the title for more information.

Jan. 8, 2021

DISS training in January is full

UPDATE - All dates for the Defense Information System for Security training scheduled for January are FULL. DCSA will work with NCMS to provide more sessions in the future. As a reminder, if you have registered for training in January and find that you can't attend, we ask that you cancel your registration accordingly. NCMS members can go to the registration platform and "cancel registration". Non-members can send an email to NCMSLive@classmgmt.com and inform us of your cancellation. Please watch the DCSA website for updates.

Jan. 7, 2021

DISS RELEASE 13.3.1

This week, DCSA will deploy the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.3.1, delivering functionality enhancements in both the Joint Verification System (JVS) and the Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS). The scheduled DISS release outage will take place from Thursday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET to Friday, January 8 at 2:00 a.m. ET. Click title for more information

Jan. 5, 2021

DCSA working with NCMS to provide DISS training

DCSA is working with NCMS, using its NCMSLive WebEx platform, to provide a 2-hour training session every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. ET during the month of January for EVERY user of the Defense Information Security for Security (DISS) - government, industry and agencies. NCMS members should register via their regular NCMSLive Registration platform. Click title for more information

Dec. 30, 2020

Use of Windows 7 Legacy Operating System and Adobe Flash after December 31, 2020

Microsoft has ceased to provide security support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 operating systems. National Industrial Security Program contractors were permitted to leverage the Microsoft Extended Security Updates, but not beyond December 31, 2020. The attached memo is a reminder to cleared industry that Microsoft products are coming to end of life on December 31, 2020. Click the title for more information

Dec. 22, 2020

Ongoing JPAS to DISS transition

The JPAS to DISS transition is ongoing following DISS release 13.2 and with the December 11 announcement of the transition period extension beyond December 31. Users may continue to use JPAS while required functionality continues to come online in DISS. The next scheduled release - 13.3 - comes next month. Also in January, DCSA will host DISS training on Tuesdays, beginning January 5, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET. Check back for registration information. For JPAS-DISS transition questions, the help desk is available at 800-467-5526. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding Federal holidays). DCSA will continue to post updates at www.dcsa.mil/is/diss

Dec. 22, 2020

NISPOM Rule

The Federal Register published the final rule titled "National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)" (32 CFR part 117) on Dec. 21, 2020. The rule can be found here. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/21/2020-27698/national-industrial-security-program-operating-manual-nispom . Click the title for more information.

Dec. 15, 2020

Update on the Defense Information System for Security

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is extending the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) transition period. Not all functionality required for full transition from JPAS has been established in DISS, and it will not be established in DISS on or before December 31, 2020. However, the eligibility records in DISS are reliable, based on consistent use of DISS to record adjudication results over the past two years and recurring data quality initiatives. Click the title for more information.