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March 15, 2021

DoD CAF Annual Report now available

The DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) has released its first annual report covering FY20. It highlights the CAF's accomplishments and continuous efforts to improve DoD-assigned adjudications and related personnel security eligibility determinations through the adoption of business processes, streamlining security clearance processing timeliness, and the return to healthy and stable inventories. The Annual Report can be found here. Click the title for more information.

March 15, 2021

JPAS now Read Only | Manage All Personnel Security Actions in DISS

Effective midnight on March 14, the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is now in read only mode. Users should now be using DISS to initiate investigation requests, submit incident reports, and manage all matters pertaining to eligibility and access, security management, and visit authorizations. Security managers will have approximately two weeks to reconcile data using JPAS as a reference tool, after which the system is projected to officially sunset on Wednesday, March 31 at midnight. DCSA asks that supported agencies and industry work closely with the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) to close out all previously initiated JPAS investigation requests by March 30. Click the title for more information

March 12, 2021

JPAS to DISS transition

As part of the ongoing JPAS to DISS transition, DMDC will no longer accept any JPAS or DISS data requests. Users who accessed the DMDC data request portal in the past must now make any DISS data requests using the CAC or PKI-protected DCSA data portal at https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/DDRS/SitePages/index.html Instructions on logging in and using the DCSA Data Portal can be found on the DISS resource page at https://www.dcsa.mil/is/diss/dissresources. For additional assistance or questions, or to schedule a virtual demonstration, please contact the DCSA Data Team atdcsa.dcsa-ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.dvd-data-support-team@mail.mil . Click the title for more information.

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