News


March 8, 2021

DISS Release 13.4

In preparation for JPAS to DISS transition, this week, DCSA is deploying Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.4, delivering the final system enhancements needed to meet and replace existing JPAS capabilities. To support the release, a system outage is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, from 6:30 p.m. ET to Friday, March 12 at 6 a.m. ET. Read more about the new features. Click the title for more information

March 5, 2021

Ready, Set, DISS! video

The Defense Information System for Security (DISS) is replacing the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). JPAS will transition to a read-only mode on March 15, 2021, and will be retired on March 31, 2021. All updates to eligibility, access, and visit data must be completed in DISS prior to March 15. In anticipation of this move, DCSA produced a short animated video that addresses the key steps industry must take to ensure a smooth transition. Click the title for more information.

Feb. 26, 2021

32 Code of Federal Regulation Part 117, NISPOM is now in effect. Cleared contractors under DOD cognizance must implement and comply within six months.

The NISPOM rule at 32 CFR Part 117, “National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual,” became effective on February 24, 2021. The rule stipulates that contractors must implement changes no later than six months after the date of the published rule. The exact implementation date will be published in an Industrial Security Letter (ISL). The ISL will also provide further guidance about the rule’s implementation. The rule implements policy, assigns responsibilities, establishes requirements, and provides procedures consistent with Executive Order 12829, “National Industrial Security Program;” Executive Order 10865, “Safeguarding Classified Information within Industry;” and 32 Code of Regulation Part 2004, “National Industrial Security Program.” That guidance outlines the protection of classified information that is disclosed to, or developed by contractors, licensees, grantees, or certificate holders to prevent unauthorized disclosure. Click the title for more information.

Feb. 19, 2021

Access to NISP eMASS restored

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has restored access to the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) instance of the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS). The system is ready for your use. Thank you for your patience.

Feb. 16, 2021

Important dates for DISS/JPAS

The following applies to all user populations: The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is being replaced by the Defense Information System for Security (DISS). This will complete a critical step toward deployment of the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) and full implementation of the government-wide Trusted Workforce 2.0 continuous vetting policy. JPAS will 'sunset' or be retired on March 31, 2021. In preparations for this date, JPAS will transition to a read-only mode on March 15, 2021. By that date, all updates to eligibility, access and visit data must be completed in DISS. Click the headline to see the entire News item for DISS/JPAS Update.

Feb. 11, 2021

DCSA DEPLOYS NBIS RELEASE 2.5, ADDING SUBJECT MANAGEMENT FEATURES

This month, DCSA successfully deployed Release 2.5 of the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS), adding significant subject management and adjudications features to the Information Technology (IT) system that is being built to transform the Personnel Vetting program. DCSA is currently piloting existing capabilities, while it prepares for large-scale onboarding efforts. Read the latest on NBIS by clicking the title for more information

Feb. 2, 2021

DISS RELEASE 13.3.2

On Monday, February 8, DCSA will deploy the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.3.2, delivering functionality enhancements in both the Joint Verification System (JVS) and the Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS). The scheduled DISS outage will tentatively take place on Monday February 8, from 6:00 p.m ET to Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00 a.m ET

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.