News


June 23, 2021

DISS Release 13.4.4 announcement

As part of the ongoing rollout of user-focused improvements to the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), DCSA will deploy Release 13.4.4 on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Release 13.4.4 delivers several new features and system enhancements. To support the release, system outages are scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET and Thursday, June 24 from 6:30 p.m. ET to 6:00 a.m. Friday, June 25. Read more about the upgrades and enhancements https://www.dcsa.mil/is/diss/dissalerts/ . Click title for more information.

June 23, 2021

More DISS training webinars scheduled

Additional dates have been added for Government and/or Industry training webinars for the Defense Information System for Security (DISS). The list of training dates can be found on the DISS Webinars page, https://www.dcsa.mil/is/diss/diss_webinars/.

June 21, 2021

NISPOM Rule video series

DCSA has created the first video of a series to provide industry with important information related to the implementation of the NISPOM Rule. The series' first episode, "Get Ready for the Rule!," is available now in the Resources tab at https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/ctp/NISPOM-Rule/. Bookmark and visit that site frequently for the latest NISPOM Rule updates, resources, and webinar schedule.

June 9, 2021

DCSA announces 2021 Cogswell Award winners

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has recognized 40 facilities as recipients of the 2021 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Click the title for more information.

May 27, 2021

CAGE code guidance for DISS

Within the Defense Information System for Security, National Industrial Security Program contractors are authorized to centrally manage personnel security clearances and there is no requirement for the contractor to establish a servicing relationship with the local CAGE code. Click the title for more information.

May 27, 2021

Upcoming DISS training webinars scheduled

DISS Webinar Schedule 2021 via DCS https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/s7o6fb316dbg32ekn4birecjszvszzxa Additional dates for Government and/or Industry available based on demand. Computer based training being developed to sustain training needs. To find out the dates of the training, click the headline.

May 20, 2021

CAF Call Center now taking telephonic inquiries

The DCSA CAF Call Center has returned to taking telephonic inquiries. They can be contacted at 301-833-3850. You can also continue to send your inquiries via email at dcsa.meade.caf.mbx.call-center@mail.mil. We look forward to hearing from you.

May 19, 2021

DISS RELEASE 13.4.3

As part of the ongoing rollout of user-focused improvements to the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), DCSA will deploy Release 13.4.3 on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Release 13.4.3 delivers a number of enhancements, upgrades, and fixes to existing system capabilities. To support the release, system outages are scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Thursday, May 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Read more about the upgrades and enhancements by clicking the headline.

May 18, 2021

Filling in the 'Prime Contract Number' field when submitting personnel

As a reminder, DCSA may reject investigation submissions that don't include the prime contract number, as shown on the associated industry guidance. The prime contract number is a required field for industry submissions of personnel security clearance investigations. Please contact the Knowledge Center for questions.

May 3, 2021

NBIS DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES WITH CAPABILITY RELEASE 2.6

DCSA has successfully deployed Release 2.6 of the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS). A follow up to Release 2.5, this deployment adds access management, visit management, and polygraph features required for federal government personnel security management. The features are part of an ongoing NBIS release rollout, ensuring that all functionalities receive adequate user acceptance testing in a phased approach. Click the headline to read the latest on NBIS.