The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Contracts Classification System (NCCS) is the Enterprise Federal information system application supporting DoD, the other Federal Agencies in the NISP and cleared contractor companies by facilitating the processing and distribution of contract security classification specifications for contracts requiring access to classified information.
NCCS established a centralized repository for the collection of classified contract security requirements and supporting data while automating the DD Form 254 (DoD Contract Security Classification Specification) processes and workflows. DCSA in partnership with the Office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, leveraged the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) e-Business Suite. PIEE is a secure web-based system and the primary enterprise procure-to-pay (P2P) application for the Department of Defense and its supporting agencies and is trusted by companies reporting over $7.1 billion in spending.
Benefits of NCCS
The requirement to use NCCS is rooted in FAR case 15-002 (FAR Section 4.402) and that update is effective August 3, 2020. OUSD (I&S) published guidance on FAR implementation for NCCS on September 2, 2020.
Let us know your thoughts on NCCS, take the User Experience survey here. Once completed, please email it us
TESTERS NEEDED! As new capabilities are developed and released, there is always room for new or returning testers. To volunteer for testing email us
The next ORC is scheduled for: 18 March 2021, if you did not receive an invite, please contact us
The DLA/DISA Help Desk will provide Tier I-level and Tier 2-level user support for NCCS as below:
Tier 1 – e.g. Password resets, account terminations, and frequently asked questions
Tier 2 – e.g. Functionality and workflow system navigation issues
Key to the successful execution of the NCCS platform is an Agency's internal Policies and security and acquisition roles. NCCS Role assignment should be identified prior to registration. NCCS Roles can be viewed here.
NCCS resides on DoD's Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) platform. Entry into NCCS first requires PIEE registration.
Users may be required to identify their Government Administrator (GAM) or Contract Account Manager (CAM) upon registration.
Government Administrators (GAMs) will use the GAM Appointment Letter and notify the DLA/DISA Help Desk with this information so an agency group can be created.
If Industry Partners desire to use NCCS regardless if directed by contract or not then they can start to determine who their Contractor Account Managers (CAMs) (primary and alternate) will be, complete the CAM Appointment Letter and notify the DLA/DISA Help Desk with this information so your company group can be created.
NOTE: Once the initial CAM/GAM has been registered and has an account then all further administrative and user needs for NCCS role activations will be managed by that person.
Registration Best Practices:
NCCS Role assignment should be identified prior to registration.
Web-based training is available for both PIEE and NCCS. Users can find NCCS-specific training by clicking the NCCS icon on that page.
NCCS Machine Setup Requirements:
The machine setup instructions behind the "help tab" are useful to ensure your local computer is configured to operate within the PIEE environment.
For additional information on the NCCS, see the CDSE Webinar on YouTube
The purpose of the NCCS Operational Requirements Committee (ORC) is to serve as the stakeholders’ oversight committee responsible for requirements management for this system. The ORC is responsible for the detailed requirements wring-out, design reviews, and validation of requirements implementation through testing. The ORC will approve, prioritize, and oversee the implementation of enhancements and modifications for the NCCS application resident on the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) platform.
ORC Meeting Schedule
The NCCS ORC will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month. The scheduled dates are below:
18 March 2021
1300 to 1430 EST
15 April 2021
20 May 2021
17 June 2021
15 July 2021
19 August 2021
16 September 2021
21 October 2021
18 November 2021
16 December 2021
Submit a recommendation below for systematic enhancements and needs below. All recommendations will be submitted to the ORC for review 1 week in advance of the ORC meeting, and will be discussed in order during the meeting for vote and prioritization.
NCCS Change request here. Once completed, please email it to us