Billing Rates



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 2023 - FY 2024 Billing Rates

Current Billing Rates:

FY 2023 - FY 2024 Investigation Base Rates Table

Future Billing Rates

Future Fiscal Year Pricing:

FY 2024 Initial Vetting Tiered Background Investigations Table


FY 2024 Other Background Investigation Products Table





Historic Rates

FY 2022-FY 2023 Investigation Base Rates Table


FY 2021 & FY 2022 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates


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: