March 31, 2020

Renewal of DD 441, 441-1

In February 2020, the DD Form 441, Department of Defense Security Agreement and DD Form 441-1, Appendage to Department of Defense Security Agreement were renewed and now include the use of digital signature. Previously executed versions of this form do not need to be re-signed, but the updated version should be used going forward as of this date. The updated forms can be found here: DD Form 441, DD Form 441-1. Questions can be directed to your assigned Industrial Security Representative. Click title for more information.

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 NISP Guidance March 30, 2020

The attached document 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..

March 25, 2020

New feature in NISP eMASS

The NISP Authorization Office (NAO) is pleased to announce a new feature in the NISP Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS). NISP eMASS users are now able to access the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) manuals, operation guides, forms, templates, and job aids any time by clicking [Help] at the top of the eMASS page. The documentation includes the DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM), DAAPM Appendix A, NISP eMASS Industry Operation Guide, eMASS Job Aids, eMASS Forms, and DAAPM Forms/Templates. All of the DCSA documentation is located under "Organizational Artifact Templates, SOPs, and Guides" on the eMASS Help page. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the NAO eMASS Mailbox at

March 24, 2020

Guidance from the Director of National Intelligence

Per guidance from the Director of National Intelligence, neither clearance holders nor applicants, should be penalized due to financial hardships resulting from COVID-19. Click the title to read more.

March 20, 2020

DoD CAF Call Center is Temporarily Suspending its Phone Service

In conjunction with COVID-19 measures, the DoD CAF Call Center is temporarily suspending its phone service. We encourage you to submit your questions/inquiries to our group mailbox at Please place as much detail as possible to allow us to assist you properly. An agent will contact you as soon as possible via email in the order in which your request was received. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

March 20, 2020

NOTICE to Cleared Industry UPDATE (March 20, 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency in the United States, DCSA is suspending all Enhanced Security Vulnerability Assessments (ESVAs) and onsite activities until further notice. Facilities scheduled to receive an ESVA will instead be contacted virtually by their Industrial Security Representative (ISR) who will conduct a Continuous Monitoring Engagement. Detailed information on these engagements will be provided by your ISR. Click the title for more information

March 18, 2020

New DCSA Director named March 17, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the Department of Defense announced William (Bill) K. Lietzau as the new Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

March 17, 2020

Personnel Inquiries closure

Knowledge Center- In order to make the Vetting Risk Operations Center workforce adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 18, 2020, Personnel Security Inquiries (option 1/option 2) of the DCSA Knowledge Center will be suspended until further notice; We will continue to provide status updates via DISS Customer Service Requests and VROC email We are requesting your patience and commitment to only submit priority status requests as our focus will be reducing our current inventories.

March 13, 2020

What the FTC is Doing

The FTC and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. The companies' products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver. Click the title to read more...

Feb. 25, 2020

The 2019 "Targeting U.S. Technologies" report now available

The DCSA Counterintelligence annual report, "Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Report of Foreign Targeting of Cleared Industry," is now available. This product details and enumerates cleared industry's reporting of suspicious contact reports that represent potential foreign intelligence entities attempts to illicitly acquire U.S. technologies resident in cleared industry. You can click the title of this article to read the report.