Industry Onboarding


The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will be leveraging technology to onboard Industry into the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system. To get this right, DCSA is taking a measured and phased approach to move Industry Partners through a step-by-step process to ensure a better user experience during onboarding.

DCSA is grateful and appreciative of our Industry Partners' interest in moving forward with National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) onboarding. We intend for this important undertaking to be as thoughtful and deliberate as it can be. Please stand by as we begin communicating to our Industry Partners to start the transition. In the meantime, please see our Getting Started section below as well as the Resources tab on this page for further details.

Getting Started:
DCSA will transition Industry Partners into NBIS to start submitting investigations through e-APP. The Defense Information System for Security (DISS) will remain the system of record for personnel security clearances to limit impact to mission and improve personnel access and eligibility.

To help with a clean transition to NBIS, review your DISS hierarchy data; make corrections and consolidate as needed. For more information and tips on how to prepare, please review the resources below.