Agency News

March 15, 2024

David M. Cattler named Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

The Department of Defense has announced the selection of David M. Cattler as the next Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). The appointment will be effective March 24, 2024.  As Director of DCSA, Mr. Cattler will lead the United States Government’s premier provider of integrated security services. In this capacity,

March 15, 2024

PSI requirements for Industry data collection through NISS

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is responsible for projecting Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) requirements each year. The data collection for PSI projection requirements will be conducted March 4 through March 29, 2024, through the National Industrial Security System (NISS) Submission Site. Annual projections

March 8, 2024

Agency names new NBIS Program Manager

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has selected Robert “Rob” Schadey as the new Program Manager for the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS). In this role, Mr. Schadey will lead program planning and technical and analytical support related to acquisition, cost management, scheduling, development, deployment, and

Feb. 22, 2024

Job Aid for NISP contractors on the Use of Digital Signatures on the SF-312

Effective 20 February 2024, VRO will accept digitally signed SF-312s from NISP contractors using DoD sponsored External Certificate Authorities (ECA) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Vetting Risk Operations (VRO) posted a Job Aid to support the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) contractors on the 27 September 2023, Office of the Under

Feb. 1, 2024

DCSA issues ISL 2024-01, Use of Cloud Service Offerings

DCSA has issued Industrial Security Letter (ISL) 2024-01, Commercial Cloud Services (CCS). The ISL provides clarity on the process for DCSA to verify that a cleared contractor's contract includes an authorization by the Government Contracting Activity for the use of CSS in the performance of a classified contract as required by the Defense Federal

Jan. 30, 2024

Use of Conditional Eligibility Determinations for NISP contractors effective February 2024

In February 2024, DCSA Adjudications will grant Conditional National Security Eligibility Determinations for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) contractors. Conditionals provide increased mission resiliency to our customers by diverting national security cases from due process to monitoring provided by the DCSA Vetting Risk Operations'

Nov. 1, 2023

2023 Targeting U.S. Technologies Report now available

The foreign intelligence threat to the nation's defense industrial base has never been more capable, sophisticated or complex. Adversaries use illicit methods to acquire classified and sensitive information and technologies, which can determine the outcome of future conflicts. Mitigating these threats starts with understanding them. Read the latest

Oct. 4, 2023

CAS Call Center now accepting Industrial PCL inquiries

Effective October 1, 2023, the DCSA Consolidated Adjudication Services (CAS) Call Center will provide information and/or assistance regarding industrial personnel security clearances and status inquiries to Industry Facility Security Officers (FSO).

Sept. 28, 2023

DCSA holds Transfer of Authority ceremony

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) bid farewell to Director William K. Lietzau in a ceremony today at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The event reflected on Lietzau's tenure at DCSA and the role of the agency in protecting national security. As part of the ceremony, transfer of authority of the agency was transferred to Daniel J. Lecce, now acting director of DCSA.

Sept. 27, 2023

NISPPAC promotes the importance of National Background Investigation Services

As part of a recent National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) meeting, the NISPPAC shared a video recording of Ike Rivers, chief security officer at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Rivers spoke about the importance of the partnership between DCSA and industry and encouraged industry to onboard into the National Background Investigation Services and start using the system. Rivers, a NISPPAC member, also talked about the variety of support industry receives from the NISPPAC. To watch the video shared at the NISPPAC meeting,