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April 30, 2020

RMF Knowledge Service Site Accessibility Update

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) Knowledge Service site is now accessible via External Certification Authority (ECA) certificates. The RMF Technical Inquiries Team resolved the application issue. DCSA does not own/manage the RMF Knowledge Service site. If you are still experiencing application issues, you must contact the RMF Technical Inquiries Team at: osd.pentagon.dod-cio.mbx.support-rmfknowledgeservice@mail.mil

April 27, 2020

Industry JPAS RRU/NDA Update

On June 1, 2020, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) will disable the Research, Recertify and Update (RRU) functionalities in JPAS. All Customer Service Requests (CSR) to include RRU requests and the Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)/SF-312 must be submitted via the DISS application. For instructions on how to complete CSR/NDA actions, please reference the user manual, under the Help link on the DISS JVS application or review the Vetting Risk Operations Center Customer Service Request DISS Tips and Tricks (https://www.dcsa.mil/Portals/91/Documents/IS/DISS_Tips_Tricks_2020.pdf). To avoid any disruption of service, it is imperative to obtain a DISS account to ensure a seamless transition from JPAS to DISS. For additional questions or concerns, please contact VROC at dcsa.ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.askvroc@mail.mil.

April 22, 2020

Standardizing the process for temporary access to SCI

The DOD CAF, in alignment with the Director of National Intelligence policy (Intelligence Community Policy Guidance 704.1,) is standardizing the component requests process for temporary eligibility to Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), or Interim SCI eligibility. Click the title for more information.

April 17, 2020

E-QIP reset inquiries change

The Vetting Risk Operations Center appreciates your patience as we have attempted to find the appropriate means to provide Industry e-QIP reset customer support during this COVID 19 Pandemic. Effective April 20, 2020, all Industry e-QIP resets will be handled by the DCSA Applicant Knowledge Center. Please call 724-738-5090 or DCSApplicantSupport@nbib.gov for assistance. For ALL other Personnel Security Clearance Inquiries, please email VROC at dcsa.ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.askvroc@mail.mil or submit a customer service request via DISS.

April 16, 2020

Risk Management Framework Knowledge Service Site Inaccessible

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) Knowledge Service site is used to access the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) Computer Based Training. Currently, the site may be inaccessible via External Certification Authority (ECA) certificates due to an application issue. The RMF Technical Inquiries Team is troubleshooting the matter. DCSA does not own/manage the RMF Knowledge Service site. If you are experiencing application issues, you must contact the RMF Technical Inquiries Team at: osd.pentagon.dod-cio.mbx.support-rmfknowledgeservice@mail.mil

April 15, 2020

Continuous Evaluation (CE) Enrollment History in Defense Information Security System (DISS)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Continuous Evaluation (CE) enrollment history records are now visible in the Defense Information Security System (DISS). The CE enrollment history will display the CE enrollment reason Code and the date of the enrollment or dis-enrollment into the DoD's CE program. Click title for more information

April 10, 2020

DQI - Overdue Periodic Reinvestigations

The Defense Manpower and Data Center will conduct a Data Quality Initiative (DQI) in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) in mid-May to address subjects with Overdue Periodic Reinvestigations. In mid-May, impacted Facility Security Officers will receive a JPAS message with specific instructions on how to remedy the subject's record.

April 9, 2020

COVID 19 - maximum flexibility in employing alternative investigative methods

To facilitate continued vetting and onboarding of mission critical personnel in rare and exigent circumstances such as this period where COVID-19 measures are required, federal vetting policy issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in their respective roles as the Security Executive Agent and the Suitability/Credentialing Executive Agent, permits maximum flexibility in employing alternative investigative and adjudicative methods. Such methods include virtual interviews and remote secure access to records. In line with these adjustments, DCSA is working hard to insure that the investigations program will remain as fully productive as possible during this challenging period. Questions related to an Agent's/Investigator's identity or status should be directed to DCSA Physical Security: 1-888-795-5673, or RMFSIMSST@nbib.gov

April 8, 2020

Guidance on industry fingerprint submissions for background investigations

The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)) provided personnel vetting guidance for the continued collection and processing of fingerprints. The USD(I&S) guidance states DoD, to the greatest extent possible, will continue to follow established guidance for vetting contractors under DoD cognizance for the National Industrial Security Program. Please refer to list of fingerprint service providers supporting geographic areas across the country; Click the headline for more information.

April 6, 2020

DoD Consolidated Adjudications COVID-19 Response

The CAF hopes you all are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. We acknowledge COVID-19 is affecting everyone differently; whether it is an inability to pay bills on time, need for mental health treatment, or other emerging concerns. Rest assured our adjudicative staff applies the whole person concept including consideration of circumstances beyond a person's control so as long as the individual acts responsibly under the circumstances. Continue to report in accordance with self-reporting requirements with the knowledge that our process complies with the Security Executive Agent Directives and applies the whole person concept. We want you, our DoD family, to be aware of our actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. While most of our work is done electronically, we are responding to changing Health Protection Conditions to maintain our workforce's health and safety. To this end, we implemented the following: Click the title for more information..