Aug. 17, 2021

DCSA Releases ISL 2021-02, “SEAD 3,"

Clarification and Guidance on Reportable Activities for cleared contractors under DoD cognizance. The ISL provides clarity on reporting requirements for all covered individuals who have access to classified information. The ISL additionally advises that cleared contractors under DoD cognizance must implement the change in 32 Code of Federal Regulation Part 117, “National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual,” Rule effective August 24, 2021. Click title for more information.

Aug. 16, 2021

DCSA’S Security Review and Rating Process

On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, DCSA provides oversight to approximately 10,000 cleared U.S. companies under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), ensuring that sensitive and classified information, technologies, and material are properly protected. To do this, DCSA conducts security reviews of cleared contractors through an established security review and rating process. Beginning September 1, DCSA will begin implementing refinements to this process. Click the title to learn more.

Aug. 2, 2021

Personnel Security Investigations for Industry memos

Industry should disregard any memorandums received by the Government Contracting Activity about the suspension of submissions of personnel security investigation requests. DCSA is not suspending the submission of Industry personnel security investigation requests. Facility security officers should continue to submit personnel security investigation requests to the Vetting Risk Operations Center for processing.

July 26, 2021

Call Center phone lines working

The DCSA Adjudications Call Center has resumed telephone services and can be contacted at (301) 833-3850. You may also continue to send your inquiries via email at We look forward to hearing from you.

July 26, 2021

Customer Engagements Team (CET)

Effective 2 August 2021, support of DISS, DCII, and SWFT users will transition to the DCSA Customer Engagements Team (CET). Until then, users should continue to utilize the DMDC helpdesk for their support requirements. The CET contact information is 724-794-7765 or

July 20, 2021

DISS customer support transitions in August

Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, helpdesk support for the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), Defense Central Index for Investigations (DCII) and Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) will be provided by the DCSA Customer Engagements Team at 724-794-7765 or Until that time, customers should continue to contact the DISS help desk at 800-467-5526 or for any issues they encounter.

July 20, 2021

DCSA deploys NBIS Release 3.0

DCSA has successfully deployed Release 3.0 of the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS). A follow up to Release 2.6, this deployment adds enhanced capabilities for subject and risk management, industry support, and continuous vetting. The features are part of an ongoing NBIS release rollout, ensuring that all functionalities receive appropriate user acceptance testing in a phased approach. Click title for more information

July 20, 2021

DCSA releases ISL 2021-01, adding NCUA to the NISP

DCSA releases ISL 2021-01, adding the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 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 34 entities. Click the title for more information.

July 9, 2021

Register now for NISPOM Rule SEAD 3 Reporting Requirements webinar

Join the DCSA Critical Technology Protection Directorate staff on Wednesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time , for an Adobe Connect webinar, “Implementation of Security Executive Agent Directive 3, 'Reporting Requirements for Personnel with Access to Classified Information or Who Hold a Sensitive Position,' and Cleared Industry under DoD Cognizance,” where they'll discuss the SEAD 3 reporting requirements as outlined in 32 CFR Part 117 (NISPOM Rule). The webinar is recommended for attendance by Facility Security Officers, Insider Threat Program Senior Officials and cleared contractor security staff, and will include a question and answer session. More information on this webinar and others scheduled is available in the Resources tab at

July 2, 2021

DISS training webinars scheduled for July

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,