March 17, 2022

Transitioning industry hierarchy data from DISS to NBIS

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will begin to transition Industry hierarchy data from the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) to the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system on April 1, 2022. As part of this data migration, DCSA will move information from the National Industrial Security System (NISS)—the authoritative source for facility clearances, and DISS—the personnel security system of record and source of hierarchy used to manage personnel security programs. To prepare the NBIS data transition, DCSA recommends Industry partners who hold facility clearances to review DISS Security Management Offices (SMO), and determine if SMOs need consolidation into one SMO per CAGE code, to align with the cleared facility in NISS by March 31, 2022. For more information and tips on how to prepare, please visit the Industry Onboarding ( website to review the DISS TO NBIS Industry Hierarchy Preparation Guidance.

March 4, 2022

DCSA oversight of NISPOM Rule’s SEAD 3 requirements began March 1

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DSCA) Industrial Security Representatives (ISRs) began incorporating the assessment of compliance with Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 3 reporting requirements into scheduled security reviews, DCSA announced on March 1.

Feb. 17, 2022

USTDA newest NISP signatory

DCSA releases ISL 2022-01, adding the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to the National Industrial Security Program, increasing the list of Federal agencies that have entered into an agreement with DoD for Industrial Security services to 35 entities. The list of entities that have entered into agreements with DoD for industrial security services can be found here:

Feb. 17, 2022

Solicitation for DCSA Student Experience (DSE) applications HAS CLOSED

The application period for summer 2022 DCSA Student Experience has closed. Please check back later in 2022 to learn more about the 2023 opportunities. In the meantime, please continue to follow DCSA on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Feb. 8, 2022

New CUI resources available

The DCSA CUI Program Office has posted several new resources to support Industry in developing its CUI programs. These products include a Roadmap to Compliance, SPP template, sample training presentation, self-inspection tool, and more. These resources, details about DCSA's CUI implementation, and more useful information can be found at:

Feb. 7, 2022

Solicitation for DCSA Student Experience applications- Coming Soon

 The DCSA Student Experience (DSE) is designed to attract diverse and talented students completing their junior or third year of a full-time bachelor’s degree program. Students have an opportunity to gain marketable developmental experience in industrial security, background investigations, personnel vetting, information technology, counterintelligence and other core mission and support areas. Students typically work from May through August as full-time, temporary employees. For more information on the program, eligibility requirements, and where to apply, go to Click title for more information

Jan. 21, 2022

PSI requirements for Industry data collection through NISS

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 conducted March 7 through April 1, 2022, through the National Industrial Security System (NISS) Submission Site. Annual projections acquired from Industry through this collection are the key components in DOD program planning and budgeting for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) security clearances. Click the title for more information

Jan. 18, 2022

Industry enrollment in Continuous Vetting

The Vetting Risk Operations continues to lead the effort to ensure the Industry national security population is enrolled in a compliant Continuous Vetting (CV) program. Click title for more information.

Jan. 3, 2022

DCSA announces new Deputy Director

Today, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) announced the selection of Daniel J. Lecce as Deputy Director effective January 18, 2022. As Deputy Director, Mr. Lecce will be the principal advisor to the Director. He will assist in shaping policies, managing resources, and leading operational activities to accomplish the Agency’s mission. Mr. Lecce is a tested executive with significant experience leading large and complex organizations. He has experience driving strategic change and posturing organizations to achieve goals and meet future demands. He is a leader who also brings extensive experience managing personnel, budgets, and information technology requirements, top priorities for DCSA. Mr. Lecce is a retired Marine Corps Major General with decades of leadership experience in a variety of roles. Most recently he served as staff judge advocate and senior legal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In this role, he provided legal advice to the Commandant and key staff on strategic issues that are relevant to DCSA’s mission: cyber law, intelligence-operations law and intelligence oversight. His proven record and demonstrated leadership skills make him ideally suited to help lead DCSA’s transformation into the future. Mr. Lecce was selected after an extensive process that included a call for nominations from across the security enterprise and intelligence community, throughout DOD, across all interagency partners, and the entire defense industrial base.

Dec. 22, 2021

New NISP eMASS System Security Plan Submission Instructions

The customized workflows within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) instance of the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) have Industry primarily conducting actions in the Control Approval Chain (CAC) and owning a very limited role in the Package Approval Chain (PAC) for Assessment and Authorization (A&A) actions. In order to maximize Industry’s visibility into the A&A process, the NISP eMASS PAC workflows are being modified. Click title for more information