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News | 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 the list of fingerprint service providers supporting geographic areas across the country;

For investigation requests where the fingerprint check is completed, please
submit the investigation request to the Vetting Risk Operations Center
(VROC). The fingerprint check will result in a SAC investigation populated
on the JPAS Person Summary Screen. The SAC investigation is valid for 120
days from the closing date.

If the fingerprint check was not completed, it is requested that the
investigation request not be submitted to VROC until the fingerprints are
captured and submitted to SWFT for processing.

For investigation requests that have been submitted to VROC without
fingerprint submissions, VROC will hold the investigation request until the
SAC is populated in JPAS.

VROC will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID 19 and the investigation
submission process. If you have any questions, please contact VROC at