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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 and Sustainment’s Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE). PIEE 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.

Benefits of NCCS

  • 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 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. Your organizations’ contracting, requirements/program and security offices should be included in your NCCS implementation planning. In preparing for the follow-on actions that will ensue, there are three recommendations for Industry planning:

  • Recommendation #1: Based on your Government Contracting Activity’s DD 254 contract classification specification and security classification guidance, determine whether a NCCS account is needed.
  • Recommendation #2: Establish a primary CAM. Develop a company hierarchy based on the size and complexity of the overall business structure.
  • Recommendation #3: Review and revise, if necessary, company guidance to ensure it is flexible enough to allow varied NCCS processes.

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

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.

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 for All Users:

Best Practices (prior to registration):

  • Ensure your Agency/Company has internal procurement and security processes in place for DD Form 254 workflows.
  • Identify within your Agency/Company the offices or individuals who can provide Subject Matter Expertise for DoD and Agency internal procurement and security processes to be able to advise all Agency Users.

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.