NISP Contracts Classification System (NCCS)


Due to community feedback relating to system challenges impacting NCCS implementation, DCSA has made the decision to sunset the current NCCS application effective 1 October 2021, and will be coordinating with OUSD A&S and OUSD I&S to update the FAR.   Over the next few months DCSA will be developing NCCS 2.0 which has a tentative release date of Q2 FY22. 
During this time DCSA will be developing new training products to aid the community with implementation including the following:

  • Slick Sheet: Understanding NCCS Roles
  • SOP: How to Request an Account
  • SOP: How to Originate, Review, Edit and Certify a DD Form 254
  • SOP: How to Run a Report
  • Video: How to Process a DD Form 254 (origination to release)

We will also be setting up a phased implementation schedule to ensure we can dedicate time to each organization for a smooth transition into NCCS 2.0.
PLEASE NOTE: During the development period of NCCS 2.0, DCSA will continue to accept PDF DD Form 254s, in lieu of system automated processing.

Guidance for Submitting PDF DD Form 254s during Transition:

During the system transition, please email DD Form 254s to your respective Cognizant Security Office (CSO) located in Block 8, Part C, and copy to the NCCS mailbox. 

CSO email addresses can be found: https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/ctp/locations/
NCCS Mailbox: dcsa.quantico.dcsa-hq.mbx.nccs@mail.mil

To prepare for NCCS 2.0 Implementation please see below:
AGENCY POCs NEEDED!  As we plan for NCCS 2.0 implementation, we need to identify agency/organization points of contact. Please submit points of contact by emailing us at: dcsa.quantico.dcsa-hq.mbx.nccs@mail.mil
TESTERS NEEDED! As new capabilities are developed and released, there is always room for new or returning testers. To volunteer for testing email us at: dcsa.quantico.dcsa-hq.mbx.nccs@mail.mil

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.
 
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., NISS, SAM, EDA)

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.

As NCCS 2.0 is developed, how to request system support will become available on this page!
If you have questions surrounding upcoming NCCS changes please email us at: dcsa.quantico.dcsa-hq.mbx.nccs@mail.mil

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As NCCS 2.0 is developed, user registration will become available on this page!

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As NCCS 2.0 is developed, training will become available on this page!

*** ORC Meetings for October 2021 – March 2022 will be about NCCS 2.0 Implementation Planning ***
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.

ORC Meeting Schedule
The NCCS ORC will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month. The scheduled dates are below:

Date

Time

21 October 2021

1430 to 1530 EST

18 November 2021

1430 to 1530 EST

16 December 2021

1430 to 1530 EST

20 January 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

17 February 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

17 March 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

21 April 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

19 May 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

16 June 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

21 July 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

18 August 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

15 September 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

20 October 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

17 November 2022

1430 to 1530 EST

15 December 2022

1430 to 1530 EST