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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.

April 29, 2021

DISS RELEASE 13.4.2

DCSA will deploy the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.4.2, which delivers enhancements to existing system capabilities. To support the release, system outages are scheduled for Thursday, April 29 starting at 6 p.m. Click the title to read more about the upgrades and enhancements.

April 21, 2021

DISS Investigation Request Update

At this time, Industry investigation requests can be initiated in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS); however, the e-QIP registration code will not be provided due to an issue between the DISS and e-QIP systems. DCSA is actively working to resolve the issue. The systems are expected to be fixed by Wednesday, April 21. Additional guidance will be provided once it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

April 20, 2021

Applicant Knowledge Center Guidance

In order to improve the customer experience when initiating investigation requests in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) and to provide the opportunity for DCSA to reduce call volume, please review the information below prior to contacting the Applicant Knowledge Center (AKC) and DISS Contact Center. For non-Industry customers, please contact your agency representative for assistance. Click the title for more information.

April 13, 2021

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS), the official database of record for government and cleared industry members engaged in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process has reached a significant milestone with their 2nd Anniversary on May 6, 2021. This anniversary announcement comes as NISP eMASS reports a record landmark with 1,502 eMASS Containers; 3, 700 users; and 6,292 systems. These numbers continue to grow every single day. NISP eMASS is the second largest instance within the Department of Defense as the Navy holds the record having been in use over 8 years. NISP eMASS maintains its positive impact based on relationships built by the Information Systems Security Professionals and Team Leads that work on a daily basis with both government and cleared industry users. Click the title for more information.

April 9, 2021

Consolidated Adjudications Facility: Amended COVID-19 Extention Processing

In April 2020, in coordination with various stakeholders, the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) began issuing COVID-19 extension letters for subjects with in progress official requests for information from the DoD CAF. The purpose of the extension letters was to prevent an unfavorable clearance action due to a COVID-19 related non-response. Click the title for more information.