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General Investigations and Clearance Processes
Self-Report a Security Change or Concern
Report a Security Change or Concern About Others - Insider Threats
Investigations, Adjudications & Clearance Status
Notices: Policies, Systems & Processes
Requesting Personnel Investigations via e-QIP
Contacts for DCSA Services to Partner Agencies
Vetting Training for Security & HR Professionals
Agency Use, Dissemination & Retention of DCSA Records
Facility security clearance resources
DCSA’s investigative mission is funded through fee-for-service fully reimbursable billing rates. Case billing rates are applied according to the case type and service type ordered, the date the complete investigation request is received by DCSA, and the effective published billing rates for that fiscal year. Additional and subsequent fees and adjustments may be applied depending on any optional extra coverage requested, required expanded coverage to include the Triggered Enhanced Subject Interview (TESI), International Coverage, case upgrades or downgrades, and case discontinue requests.
Doing Business with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)
DCSA customer agencies are required to complete a FS Form 7600A and FS Form 7600B to conduct business with DCSA. These forms record the agreement between the customer agency and DCSA for Intragovernmental Reimbursable, Buy/Sell Activity in accordance with TFM Volume 1, Part 2, Chapter 4700, Appendix 6, Section 9. Once established, the Order Tracking Number recorded on the FS Form 7600B document within field 11 should be entered on e-QIP case submissions within the Obligating Document Number (ODN) field.
In the event that the FS Form 7600B Order Tracking Number (Field 11) is not provided during the initial case submission process and there is uncertainty regarding what Order Number the case submission is associated with, a DCSA correction team will contact the associated customer agency FS Form 7600B points of contact for resolution. DCSA will continue to require other office and financial identifiers within e-QIP to minimize corrections, such as the Submitting Office Number (SON), Security Office Identifier (SOI), Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) Agency Location Code (ALC), and Treasury Account Symbol (TAS).
FY 2022-FY 2023 Billing Rates
Current Billing Rates:
FY 2022-FY 2023 Investigation Base Rates Table
FY 2022-FY 2023 Trusted Workforce Trusted Workforce Continuous Vetting Services Billing Rates for Non-DoD Agencies
*Annual Subscription Fee assumes the subject is actively enrolled the entire year.
Ordering and Invoicing
• Customers will need to establish an interagency agreement with DCSA using FS Form
7600A (General Terms and Conditions) and FS Form 7600B (Order Form) prior to
enrolling subjects into a TW Service.
o An already established agreement may be able to be leveraged or modified.
• Customers will be billed the monthly subscription fee per each enrollee that was active
at any point in the prior month.
• No refunds or adjustments will be provided for partial month enrollment.
• Invoices will be separate from the invoices issued for background investigations.
Future Billing Rates
Future Fiscal Year Pricing:
FY 2023 Investigation Base Rates Table
Optional Extra Coverage Fees
Required Expanded Coverage Fees
FY18 throughout FY21
DCSA and its predecessor, the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), were able to maintain the rates published in 17-04: FY 2018 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates Effective October 1, 2017 throughout FY 2020.
FY 2018-FY 2020 Investigative Base Rates Table
Note: For case types T2S/T2RS, T4/T4r and T5/T5r, priority services (Case Service Code “A”) is available at a higher base price, which will prioritize the processing of your request ahead of standard service cases. All other types are available in standard service.
Other Historic Billing Rates
Prior billing rates can be found below: