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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 VROC at dcsa.ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.askvroc@mail.mil with the following information:
Subject Line of Email: Immediate Need of Verification of DISS Eligibility
Subject's Name and CAGE Code
FSO Contact Information (Name, phone, email address)
Government Security Manager Contact Information (Name, phone, email address)
DCSA will review the Subject’s information and update eligibility as appropriate. If after review of the record it is determined that the eligibility is not able to be updated, guidance will be provided on what actions are needed to resolve.


 

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. Effective April 1, 2021, VROC will not be able to access JPAS to process any investigation requests and will process all investigation requests via DISS.

Formal guidance and designation of DISS as the system of record for access and eligibility will be issued separately in an Industrial Security Letter.

DISS Training Resources
Visit the DISS Resources page to access training materials on specific DISS actions, such as how to create and view subjects, remove subject/SMO relationships, submitting NDAs, and more. Industry-specific tools are also available.

Questions?
For DISS questions or to submit a ticket for data correction, contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil or the Help Desk at 800-467-5526, Menu Option #1: DISS. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday (excluding federal holidays). Users may experience a higher call volume, but questions will be answered in the order they are received.


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 at dcsa.dcsa-ncr.dcsa-dvd.mbx.dvd-data-support-team@mail.mil


 

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.

Enhancements to Joint Verifications System (JVS):
.   Multiple subjects can now be added to a visit.
.   Users can search for subjects by social security number or SMO.
.   Easily access the "Subject Summary" page by selecting a subject from the "Visit Subjects" table.
.   Users assigned to a "creating" SMO can now archive and make edits to "Active Visits."
.   New "Visit Point of Contact" fields allow SMOs to add phone numbers, email addresses, and contact notes associated with specific visits.
.   New "Determination" fields now show "Interim" and "Eligibility Pending" determination information in the User Roles, Optional Permissions, and Subject reports.
.   A new "Include All Children" checkbox, allows security managers and other select roles to customize the parameters of their JVS reports.

 

Enhancements to Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS):
.   The "Request Reciprocity CSR" for industry subjects now goes directly to the CAF Process Team, bypassing the VROC Industry Process Team review.

Enhancements to both JVS and CATS:
.   The "Indoctrination Date" now shows on "Subject Summary" and "Subject Details" access panels.

DISS Release 13.4 Fixes
DCSA is soliciting end user community feedback on DISS features and functionality and is working to continuously improve performance. Release 13.4 addresses known concerns, including SMO locations erroneously saving without state and zip code information, specific field operability using Internet Explorer, erroneous error messages, and issues with Vetting Risk Operations Center reporting.

JPAS Sunset Update
All DISS functionality required to retire JPAS on March 31, 2021 has been met. 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. Any questions on investigations requests submitted in JPAS must be raised by March 30. At midnight on March 31, JPAS will be retired.

Questions?
For DISS questions or to submit a ticket for data correction, contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil or the Help Desk at 800-467-5526, Menu Option #1: DISS. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays).


 

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.

Take steps now to prepare for this transition:
1.  Ensure you have an active DISS user account.
2.  Hierarchy Managers need to review SMO Hierarchy (edit or submit change request)
3.  Complete a full reconciliation of subjects under your purview

The following are some tips to help with the transition:

TIP:  Request DISS User Account Military and Civilian Agency users should continue to work through their respective DISS Account Managers. Cleared Industry must send a PSSAR with required documentation to dcsa.dcsa-northern.dcsa-dvd.mbx.diss-provisioning@mail.mil.

TIP:  Review Security Management Office (SMO) and establish owning relationship
If you review your Subject Report in DISS and find that your SMO is missing an Owning Relationship of more than 500 Subjects, send a list to the contact center (dcsa.ncr.nbis.mbx.contact-center@mail.mil) for assistance in establishing the relationship.  List must contain Name, SSN, and owning SMO name.  Reminder: send list encrypted.

TIP: Hierarchy Changes
If you need assistance updating your DISS Hierarchy please send your request to dcsa.dcsa-northern.dcsa-dvd.mbx.diss-provisioning@mail.mil

TIP: Updating Subject's Record
If you have any issues updating or validating records in DISS, please contact the DCSA Contact Center via encrypted email to dcsa.ncr.nbis.mbx.contact-center@mail.mil or telephonically at 1-800-467-5526.  They will be able to assist or create a help ticket to get the problem resolved.  Be prepared to provide an encrypted list to the helpdesk to document relationship at the SMO level (Name, SSN and Owning SMO name as displayed in DISS).

TIP:  Conduct a reconciliation of subjects between JPAS and DISS JPAS and DISS operate differently and data fields are not one-to-one matches. As a result, all personnel security professionals should validate and correct all records in DISS associated with the data migration from JPAS. This requires reconciling all subjects within a SMO and making data updates as needed to the subject record in DISS including Relationship, Eligibility, Access, and Visit data. To reconcile Subjects in your SMO in DISS:

Run a DISS Subject Report for a SMO to compare with JPAS PSMNet Report:

Step 1: Login to DISS
Step 2: Make sure you are working in the Correct SMO in DISS
Step 3. Go to Reporting Link in top left of DISS
Step 4: Run Subject Report (CSV, Excel, PDF) 
Step 5: Compare DISS Subject Report between JPAS and company employee report
Step 6: Identify
1.   Missing subjects without owning relationship in DISS to claim
2.   Subjects no longer affiliated with the SMO for removal
3.   Review each subject to verify Eligibility, Access, and Visit data for your organization
a.  Identify data that needs to be corrected
b.  Make updates to DISS
c.   If you encounter a subject record that cannot be updated, contact the DCSA Contact Center

The following applies to Industry users only: 

Effective Monday March 1, 2021, Industry may begin using DISS to initiate investigation requests, submit incident reports and adverse information, and manage all matters pertaining to a contractor's eligibility and access to classified information, security management activities (e.g. briefing, access indoctrination, and reporting) and visit authorizations between National Industrial Security Program contractors and/or DoD components.

Effective April 1, 2021, Vetting Risk Operations (formerly VROC) will not be able to access JPAS to process any investigation requests and will process all investigation requests via DISS. 

That means:
.   After March 15, 2021, you will not be able to initiate a new request in JPAS.
.   Investigation requests initiated in JPAS must be submitted to Vetting Risk Operations prior to March 31, 2021.
.   Vetting Risk Operations is taking all necessary actions to process all JPAS investigation requests by March 31, 2021.

Formal guidance and designation of DISS as the system of record for access and eligibility will be issued separately in an Industrial Security Letter.

 


 

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 

Features enabled in the Joint Verification System:

  • Capability to upload select documents within the Subject Details page. Note: once documents are uploaded via the Subject Documents tab, they are viewable and downloadable in CATS only.
  • Capability to resume an investigation that has been previously halted or paused.
  • New Security Office Identifier (SOI) codes to the investigation request pull-down menu.
  • Secret (NATO) and Restricted Data access levels can now be granted for Interim Top Secret eligibility.
  • New columns in the JVS User Roles and Optional Permissions report for role granted, optional permission(s), and last action taken.

Features enabled in the Case Adjudications Tracking System:

  • Ability to change investigation request type.
  • Ability to review and edit Extra Coverage Codes upon industry investigation request submission to VROC.

Features enabled in both JVS and CATS:

  • New displays timers to track each phase of the investigation request process:
    • 30-day timer for individuals to register and log into eQIP.
    • 90-day timer for individuals to complete and submit the eQIP application.
    • 90-day timer for both SMO and VROC to review the investigation request.
  • Access to VROC report for Industry Process Team roles in CATS and Security Manager roles in JVS.
  • 508 compliance statement within all DISS applications.

DISS RELEASE 13.3.2 fixes
DCSA is soliciting end user community feedback on DISS features and functionality and is working to continuously improve performance. Release 13.3.2 addresses capability concerns around rare cases of improper investigation resets, inability to access certain reports, and missing report features. DCSA is working to address known issues surrounding citizenship updates, erroneous error messages in the investigation request wizard, and irrelevant from/to fields in JVS reports.

Capability releases are part of DCSA's ongoing effort to ensure DISS meets or exceeds all existing JPAS functionality. DCSA will continue to post updates at www.dcsa.mil regarding the ongoing JPAS-to-DISS transition.

Questions
For DISS questions or to submit a ticket for data correction, contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil or the help desk at 800-467-5526, Menu Option #1: DISS. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays).


 

DISS Virtual Training series extended

Due to high demand, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and NCMS have extended the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Tuesday virtual training series through February 2021. All industry, government, and military DISS users are welcome to join!

Trainings will take place every Tuesday in February 2021, from 2-4 p.m. ET. NCMS members should register via NCMSLive, and all nonmembers should register using the links below. Note: Each session covers the same content. To allow all interested DISS users to attend, DCSA asks that individuals only register for one session. If you register and cannot attend, DCSA asks that you cancel your registration.

February 2, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e272ff6528d16f9b6d779b91d1962c6e6

February 9, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec5d2f3581ff2f15274bdc1ce880934a6

February 16, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef7c51aeb475277d49f04a2bc65c7 5351

February 23, 2-4 p.m. ET,
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=ece740b2b15089cf601b16a09d59638e6

Participants that meet the attendance requirements will receive training
certificates with Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants are
encouraged to test Webex functionality on their IT systems prior to
registration: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html.

DISS TRAINING RESOURCES
DISS training resources, including the Tuesday virtual training series
presentation, are available on the DCSA DISS Webpage,
https://www.dcsa.mil/is/diss/dissresources/

TRAINING CANCELLATIONS
NCMS members will have to visit the NCMSLive platform to cancel
registration. Nonmembers can send a cancellation request email to:
NCMSLive@classmgmt.com

QUESTIONS?
Email NCMSLive@classmgmt.com with questions about this training.
Contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil with questions about DISS functionality.


 

DISS training in January is full,  January 8, 2021. 

All dates for the Defense Information System for Security training scheduled for January are FULL.  DCSA will work with NCMS to provide more sessions in the future. 

As a reminder, if you have registered for training in January and find that you can't attend, we ask that you cancel your registration accordingly.
NCMS members can go to the registration platform and "cancel registration".  Non-members can send an email to NCMSLive@classmgmt.com and inform us of your cancellation. Please watch the DCSA website for updates.


 

DISS RELEASE 13.3.1

This week, DCSA will deploy the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.3.1, delivering functionality enhancements in both the Joint Verification System (JVS) and the Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS). The scheduled DISS release outage will take place from Thursday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET to Friday, January 8 at 2:00 a.m. ET.

Major features to the Joint Verification System (JVS):

  • Component adjudicators can now grant interim HSPD-12 and/or suitability determinations based on non-tiered investigation types.
  • Industry users can now request an SCI-level investigation.
  • Added a new contract number field to the investigation request workflow.
  • Added a new report schedule and pick-up functionality.
  • Added new JVS reports for task inbox and notifications.
  • Implemented updates to the following JVS reports: Hosting Visit, Subject, SCI Access, and the Periodic Reinvestigation.

Major features to the Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS):

  • DoD CAF users can now manually change adjudication cases from "Human Interim" to "Human Adjudication" status.
  • VROC users can now modify the periodic reinvestigation and break-in-service check boxes during the review task.

Major features to the Appeals Module:

  • No new enhancements added.

Capability releases are part of DCSA's ongoing effort to ensure DISS meets or exceeds all existing JPAS functionality. DCSA will continue to post updates at www.dcsa.mil regarding the ongoing JPAS-to-DISS transition.

QUESTIONS?
For DISS questions, contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil or the help desk at 800-467-5526. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding Federal holidays).


 

DCSA working with NCMS to provide DISS training, Jan.1, 2021:
DCSA is working with NCMS, using its NCMSLive WebEx platform, to provide a 2-hour training session every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. ET during the month of January for EVERY user of the Defense Information Security for Security(DISS)  -  government, industry and agencies. NCMS members should register via their regular NCMSLive Registration platform. Non-NCMS members should use the below URLs to register. 

05 Jan 2021 Registration address for attendees:
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e08dd5fe02b99510a4256f9873e299108

12 Jan 2021 Registration address for attendees:
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb8ca3609cb815285a9a85ea5ff5a2aa8

19 Jan 2021 Registration address for attendees:
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9091171f9a2f25d53130ee5bc14fef2a

26 Jan 2021 Registration address for attendees:
https://ncms.webex.com/ncms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6aa527b191e662aa0ad2b150171369b4

If you register and find that you can't attend, we ask that you cancel your registration accordingly.  NCMS members can go to the registration platform and "cancel registration".  Non-members can send an email to NCMSLive@classmgmt.comand inform us of your cancellation.

If you're not sure the WebEx platform will work on your computer, you can test your system (before you register) by going to Cisco WebEx | Test online meeting - https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html. 

If you have issues connecting on the day of the training, you can email us, NCMSLIve@classmgmt.com, and we can provide you the instructions to call in and listen via audio only. 


 

Ongoing JPAS to DISS transition

The JPAS to DISS transition is ongoing following DISS release 13.2 and with the December 11 announcement of the transition period extension beyond December 31. Users may continue to use JPAS while required functionality continues to come online in DISS. The next scheduled release - 13.3 - comes next month. Also in January, DCSA will host DISS training on Tuesdays, beginning January 5, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET. Check back for registration information. For JPAS-DISS transition questions, the help desk is available at 800-467-5526. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding Federal holidays). DCSA will continue to post updates at www.dcsa.mil/is/diss


 

Update on the Defense Information System for Security, Dec. 15, 2020 : The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is extending the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) transition period. Not all functionality required for full transition from JPAS has been established in DISS, and it will not be established in DISS on or before December 31, 2020. However, the eligibility records in DISS are reliable, based on consistent use of DISS to record adjudication results over the past two years and recurring data quality initiatives. Until further notice, users may continue to use JPAS while we validate functionality and ensure historical data has successfully transferred to DISS. DCSA remains committed to successful transitioning from JPAS to DISS. Since Oct. 1, 2020, DCSA has addressed functionality and data migration issues identified by DoD components and industry and continues resolving these concerns. DCSA will provide frequent updates to the user community. When required functionality is available and working properly in DISS, currently targeted for April, 2021, entities with corrected data will discontinue using JPAS.


 

DISS RELEASE 13.2 WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT

On Monday, November 16, 2020, DCSA released Defense Information System for Security (DISS) version 13.2. The release implements enhancements, updates, and fixes to all DISS subsystems, including the Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS), Joint Verification System (JVS), and Appeals Module. New and improved functionality and business rules allow DCSA to better manage subject eligibility and users to better view subject investigation and adjudication results from federal agencies so that unnecessary investigations and adjudications are not performed. This version also launches two pilots for Investigation Request submissions with Navy and industry. Release 13.2 includes the following updates:

• Security and Investigations Index (SII) Across JVS, CATS, and Appeals: Release 13.2 creates a new Security and Investigations Index (SII) search function to display a subject’s investigation and adjudication results from the Central Verification System (CVS). This enhances reciprocity and avoids unnecessary investigation and/or adjudication on a subject as most federal agencies outside of DoD who perform security and suitability adjudications send their investigation and adjudication information details through CVS.

• Joint Verification System (JVS): Release 13.2 adds the ability to mass indoctrinate, transfer, and/or debrief subjects with one single action.

• Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS):

o Release 13.2 now enables eligibility to be entered once an SF-86 is released to the Investigation Service Provider (ISP). DISS previously required a confirmation response that an investigation was scheduled before an interim eligibility could be entered.

o Release 13.2 adds historical investigation types including SSBI, PPR, SAC, ANACI, NACLC, and SBPR for users granting interim eligibility. DISS previously did not allow interim eligibility to be entered based on historic investigation types.

o Release 13.2 allows the option to select “Eligibility Pending” in the Interim Adjudication Level drop-down menu. o Release 13.2 adds automatic priority tagging for all approved Reciprocity Customer Service Requests

• News and Announcements. Release 13.2 adds news and announcements to each DISS application “About” tab. Users should review the JVS, CATS, and Appeals “About” tabs for updates. If you have DISS questions, please reach out DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil DCSA will update on Release 13.3 and additional functionality updates in the coming weeks.


 

VROC Interim Determination Update:

At the beginning of October, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) disabled the adjudication function in JPAS. Unfortunately, this action inadvertently disabled the Interim Eligibility determination function. As a result, the ability of the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) to issue Interim Eligibility for Industry in JPAS was impacted resulting in longer than usual lead times for interim determinations. On October 23, DMDC restored the Interim Eligibility determination function, but the "eligibility pending" entry, used when an interim eligibility cannot be granted, is no longer available. VROC has since resumed issuing favorable interims to industry. In the absence of the capability to post "eligibility pending," VROC will leave the eligibility field blank if an interim determination cannot be granted.


 

ATTENTION! JPAS DATA NO LONGER SYNCING TO DISS

Effective Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. ET, all data syncing from JPAS to DISS was TURNED OFF. All updates made in JPAS after this date will not be automatically updated in DISS. This includes all data updates to a subject record including Eligibility, Access, and Visit data. You may need to take action to update DISS to avoid discrepancies between the two systems.

If you discover a data discrepancy between JPAS and DISS where JPAS is showing the most recent/correct information and DISS is not, please attempt to update the information in DISS. If you are unable to update/correct the information in DISS directly, please call in a ticket to the Customer Contact Center at 1-800-467-5526 to report the data discrepancy.

PLEASE actively monitor updates you make to ensure you are applying to both JPAS and DISS as required until JPAS is shut-off with all capabilities transitioned to DISS.


 

ATTENTION! UPDATE TO “ACCESS” RULES EFFECTIVE 18 SEPTEMBER 2020: DISS is deploying a point release to address a defect causing an error when attempting to set Access. If users experience this error in the future, please contact the DCSA Contact Center at (800) 467-5526; Option 1.


 

ATTENTION! VISIT REQUEST CHANGES

9 Sept 2020 UPDATE:  The JPAS visit request function is operational pending the visit request migration to DISS (at some future date in early FY21).

DISS Visit Request functionality is also operational and can be used to submit visit requests.

Due to data synchronization challenges and pending enhancements, cleared Industry may not be able to fully utilize the DISS visit functionality and can continue to use the JPAS visit functionality until further notice.

To support the transition of JPAS functionality to DISS, the following changes to Visit Request functionality will occur:

In JPAS: 1.  New Visit Request creation will be disabled (you must use DISS for all new visit requests after date TBD)
2.  All active Visit requests created in JPAS prior to date TBD will still be viewable within the JPAS application
3.  You will no longer be able to add, remove or edit personnel in any visit
4.  A header will be added to Visit screens indicating "Visit Requests in JPAS have been disabled and are considered stale data.  Please validate current Visit related data via DISS."

In DISS:

1.  All active visit requests in JPAS will be migrated to an active status within DISS
2.  All modifications to any active visit requests must be made in DISS
3.  All new visit requests must be created in DISS
4.  There will not be a sync between DISS and JPAS visit requests/strong>

For more information/instruction on visit requests, please visit the DISS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

PSSAR INDUSTRY FAQ HAS BEEN UPDATED

The FAQ is located under 'Access Request' on the left-hand side of this webpage.


 

ATTENTION! Please ensure that ALL Security Management Office (SMO) maintenance actions (add, update and delete) applied in JPAS are also recorded in DISS. Additionally, SMO relationships added or removed in JPAS must also be recorded in DISS


 

ATTENTION! EFFECTIVE 15 AUGUST 2020, ALL INCIDENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR SECURITY (DISS). This change is to support the transition of JPAS functionality to DISS. JPAS incident report functionality in JCAVS will be disabled as of this date. Please see JPAS webpage for additional details.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please contact the DCSA Contact Center at (800) 467-5526; option 1 (DISS).


 

ATTENTION! UPDATE TO “ACCESS” RULES EFFECTIVE 18 SEPTEMBER 2020: DISS is deploying a point release to address a defect causing an error when attempting to set Access. If users experience this error in the future, please contact the DCSA Contact Center at (800) 467-5526; Option 1.


 

ATTENTION! VISIT REQUEST CHANGES

9 Sept 2020 UPDATE:  The JPAS visit request function is operational pending the visit request migration to DISS (at some future date in early FY21).

DISS Visit Request functionality is also operational and can be used to submit visit requests.

Due to data synchronization challenges and pending enhancements, cleared Industry may not be able to fully utilize the DISS visit functionality and can continue to use the JPAS visit functionality until further notice.

To support the transition of JPAS functionality to DISS, the following changes to Visit Request functionality will occur:

The FAQ is located under 'Access Request' on the left-hand side of this webpage.


 

ATTENTION! EFFECTIVE 15 AUGUST 2020, ALL INCIDENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR SECURITY (DISS). This change is to support the transition of JPAS functionality to DISS. JPAS incident report functionality in JCAVS will be disabled as of this date. Please see JPAS webpage for additional details.

  • To create a new incident in DISS, please review the step-by-step process in the JVS User Guide Sections 3.5.1.40 – 3.5.1.41.
  • ISL 2011-04, "Adverse Information," has been revised to inform industry of the change from JPAS to DISS as the system of record for incident reports and adverse information reporting. The change will be effective August 15, 2020. The ISL additionally includes links to the DCSA DISS Information Site and email contact information for the DISS provisioning team. The revised ISL can be found at: ISL-2011-04-Revised.pdf
    • To create a new incident in DISS, please review the step-by-step process in the JVS User Guide Sections 3.5.1.40 – 3.5.1.41.
    • ISL 2011-04, "Adverse Information," has been revised to inform industry of the change from JPAS to DISS as the system of record for incident reports and adverse information reporting. The change will be effective August 15, 2020. The ISL additionally includes links to the DCSA DISS Information Site and email contact information for the DISS provisioning team. The revised ISL can be found at:
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please contact the DCSA Contact Center at (800) 467-5526; option 1 (DISS).

     


    ATTENTION! DISS ACCOUNT REQUEST PROCEDURES UPDATE The currently published DISS Account Request Procedure guide (v1.1 dated October 2017) is undergoing a review for updates. In the meantime, please refer to the DISS Account Management Policy guide (v2.1 dated April 16, 2020), section 4: Account Lifecycle, for instructions on how to submit a request for a DISS user account. The PSSAR form and mandatory training certificates are still required for account access. If you have any additional questions on how to request a DISS user account, please contact the DMDC Customer Contact Center at (800) 467-5526. UPDATED DISS ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT POLICY An updated DISS Account Management Policy guide has been published. Please review the updated policy, now available through the Account Management Policy link.


ATTENTION! PSSAR FORM: Please see PSSAR under Access Requests. Starting 4/1/2020, DISS will ONLY accept this version of the PSSAR: DD FORM 2962 Volume 2, JAN 2020. Please plan upcoming access requests accordingly.

 


ATTENTION! TLS 1.0 NO LONGER ACCEPTED All DISS applications (including CATS, JVS, and APPEALS) no longer accept TLS 1.0 for secure access to DISS websites. Please disable the use of "TLS 1.0" setting in your browser prior to logging into DISS. Users will not be able to log into DISS applications if TLS 1.0 is selected in your browser's settings. Users may receive an error of "SITE NOT SECURE" or "SITES TLS SETTINGS ARE OUT OF DATE" when trying to access DISS. In order to fix the issue please go to https://public.cyber.mil/pki-pke/pkipke-document-library/ and then go to page 5 and run the "INSTALLROOT 5.5 NIPR 64-BIT WINDOWS INSTALLER." If blocked by your system administrator, please get in contact with your IT department for assistance.

 


ATTENTION! ONE-TIME PKI CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION: Please be aware that the first time you login to DISS you will have to register your PIV card. Your account manager will provide your initial User ID and Password to register. After successfully registering your PKI certificate to your DISS user account, please close the current browser window and open a new browser session to log back into the DISS application with your newly registered PKI cert. The webpage will NOT automatically redirect you to the DISS Login page after registering your certificate.

**When logging in with your PIV you must use the certificate that you registered with.** ACCESSIBILITY/SECTION 508 The U.S. Department of Defense is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d), as amended in 1998. For persons with disabilities experiencing difficulties accessing content on a particular website, please email the DoD Section 508 mailbox: DoDSection508@osd.mil. In your message, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the website address of the requested content, and your contact information so we can address your issue. For more information about Section 508, please visit the DoD Section 508 website.

OMB CONTROL NUMBER: 0704-0542 OMB EXPIRATION DATE: 10/31/2021 AGENCY DISCLOSURE NOTICE The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. You may send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection. Address is provided in SoRN. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.