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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.

March 31, 2021

Immediate need of verification due to incorrect eligibility

If an Industry contractor is removed from a jobsite or cannot access a jobsite due to eligibility being incorrect, the Facility Security Officer (FSO) or Government Security Manager may contact the Vetting Risk Operations Center. Click the title for more information.

March 31, 2021

Contact Center Guidance

In order to better serve our stakeholders, the information below provides guidance on which contact center to call/email for assistance with JPAS and DISS inquiries. Click the title for more information.

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.