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NISP Contracts Classification System (NCCS)


The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Contract Classification System (NCCS) is the enterprise Federal information system application supporting DoD, the other Federal Agencies and cleared industry in the NISP by facilitating the processing and distribution of contract security classification specifications for contracts requiring access to classified information. NCCS is one of 14 e-Business suites within the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics’ Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). WAWF is a secure web-based system for electronic invoicing, receipt, and acceptance. NCCS establishes a centralized repository and collection of classified contract security requirements and supporting data while automating the DD Form 254 (DoD Contract Security Classification Specification) processes and workflows. DCSA reached NCCS Full Operational Capability (FOC) in December 2016 with the deployment of v5.9.1. FOC means that the initial system/business requirements have been met and NCCS is ready for implementation in the production site. In order for implementation to run smoothly, DCSA is rolling out a phased implementation as follows:

  • Phase 3 (Jan-Apr 17) – completed (10 Agencies / 24 Industry implemented)
  • Phase 4 (May-Aug 17) – completed (21 Agencies / 70 Industry implemented)
  • Phase 5 (Sep-Dec 17) – completed (32 Agencies / 123 Industry implemented)
  • Phase 6 (Jan-Apr 18) – In Process (41 Agencies / 150 Industry implemented)
  • Phase 7 (May-Aug 18)

DCSA is working with the Services separately since they are larger than the other agencies. As for industry, DCSA would like you to review these phase dates, determine who your Contractor Account Managers (CAMs) (primary and alternate) will be, complete the CAM Appointment Letter and notify DCSA at DCSA.NCCS@mail.mil with this information to set up your company group (subgroups) and provide registration information.

Government Account Managers (GAMs) will use the GAM Appointment Letter and notify DCSA at DCSA.NCCS@mail.mil with their agency group structure (subgroups).

A USD(I) memo was signed on February 8, 2018 which mandates NCCS use for DoD Components by Sept 14, 2018. DCSA will be working with the DoD Components to schedule an implementation strategy.

Below are some upcoming requirements to look forward to:

v5.12.0 2018 (July deployment):

v5.12.1 2018 (Aug deployment):

NCCS tested and deployed v5.10.1 in June 2017. This version is scheduled for a June deployment. This version allows industry to view their prime DD Form 254s and create a subcontract/tier DD Form 254 from the prime; adds a NCCS Library and Location Code lookup; updates the dashboard view when the user logs in; automates the National Interest Determination workflow process (government process); encrypts the data at rest. CDSE also has developed a Job Aid and also can be found in the FSO Toolkit.

Are you interested in testing in the NCCS test sites? Follow these simple steps: Review the nine steps for machine setup to ensure you are ready to register using your computer here. You may wish to discuss the nine steps with your IT team to confirm your computer is ready to test and to ensure the attached DoD certificates are installed on your computer.

Review the information provided within the NCCS Training section located at here.

Register to test at the following two test sites: WAWF-GT Uniform and WAWF-RA2.

For Government or Government Support Contractors you would select those User Types instead of Vendor (step 4) and follow the remaining steps until step 10a. At step 10a select DoDAAC HS0001 for the test sites and continue with the steps above.

Send an email to DCSA.nccs@mail.mil that you have successfully registered for an account and which test site(s) and the account will be approved; after which you will be ready to start testing. If you have problems registering with the CAC/PKI/Soft Certificate, please send an email to DCSA.nccs@mail.mil for an ID/PW exemption.

As DCSA rolls out NCCS in a phased implementation throughout the NISP community, 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

  • Multiple Reviewers; select the Reviewers from registrants and signatures added to Block 13
  • Updated DD 254; OMB approved the new 254 (Nov 17) and NCCS will be updated with the new form
  • Enhanced Search Capability
  • Export Capability
  • 13 new enhancements (New Contract Officer role; revised Facility Clearance and Request for Approval to Subcontract workflow process; add Task/Delivery Order column in search view, industry can change Period of Performance (PoP) date to less than Prime PoP date)
  • Review the terms and conditions notification and Select “Accept” to proceed.
  • Select “Register”
  • Review the privacy act statement and Select “Accept” to proceed.
  • Select “Vendor” as the User Type
  • Select “NCCS – NISP Contracts Classification System” as the Application Type
  • Select “Next”
  • Complete the required profile Information; Select “Next”
  • Complete the required Sponsor profile Information; Select “Next”
  • Select “Vendor User Roles”
  • Select “Originator” (Repeat for Reviewer and Certifying Official)
  • Enter valid CAGE Code as Location Code
  • Select “Save”
  • Select “Next”
  • Select “User CAC/PKI/Soft Certificate”; Select “Next”
  • Select “Signature” and Enter Password; Select “Submit”
  • CA Certificate Installation Instructions
  • JITC DoD SW CA 37
  • DoD JITC Root CA 2
  • JITC DoD SW Root CA 3
  • DoD JITC CA 27

CONUS ONLY: 1-866-618-5988
COMMERCIAL: 801-605-7095
DSN: 388-7095
Email: disa.global.servicedesk.mbx.eb-ticket-request@mail.mil

To help facilitate processing of your request please include in the body of the email your name, email address,contact number, and a brief summary of issue

If your account is locked, please contact your Government Account Manager (GAM) – agencies or Contractor Account Manager (CAM) - industry. There is a link “Who's my Organization's GAM?” under the User ID Login button.

  • Central Repository for certified DD Form 254 Records
  • Utilizes Single Sign-On (SSO) Capabilities (Common Access Card [CAC] authentication, or External Certification Authority [ECA])
  • Retrieve real-time statuses of DD Form 254 submissions, reviews, approvals, clarification, and/or rejection of request
  • Manage and monitor DD Form 254 activities
  • Provides Government Contracting Authorities (GCAs) and contractors the ability to submit DD Form 254s for approval and certification
  • Receive automated notifications of DD From 254 statuses for Industry and DCSA stakeholders
  • Supports Digital Signature of documents
  • Provides linkages to existing automated systems (e.g., ISFD/NISS, SAM, DLA’s CSI)

The NCCS web-based training links are found on the WAWF production site. Users can find NCCS specific training by clicking the Help/Training button; click the Web Based Training link located in the Training section; click the NCCS icon.

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 WAWF environment.

For additional information on the NCCS, see the CDSE Webinar on YouTube.