July 29, 2015
Investigations for Other than Access to Classified Information. (more)
The processing of investigations for purposes other than access to classified information related to a classified contract is the responsibility of the government contracting activity (GCA). Click here for more details.
July 27, 2015
e-QIP Update: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced July 23, 2015 they have started re-enabling user access to the e-QIP system. (more)
DSS is working with OPM to re-enable applicant access incrementally to ensure an efficient and orderly transition. As part of the phased process, DSS (PSMO-I) will send a JPAS message to the FSO to re-enable applicants who were already in the system when e-QIP was taken offline. FSO’s with applicants that have started in e-QIP and have not received a JPAS message by August 13, 2015 should send a RRU (Research) message requesting assistance . DSS continues to work with OPM on the process to enable new applicant initiations. DSS will continue to post updates and information as available. Please continue to monitor the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity/ for additional information.
July 13, 2015
Manual submission of SF86s from industry (based on mission critical need only)
Click here for more details.
July 9, 2015
Update on OPM Data Breach
The Office of Personnel Management has released more information on the two cyber-security incidents that impact the data of Federal government employees, contractors, and others. Click here for more details.
July 6, 2015
e-QIP Submissions Update - Industry Only
DSS/PSMO-I is currently accepting e-QIPs from FSOs that are in a "Ready for Review PSQ" status in JPAS. Industry FSOs can upload signature pages to the submission request in a "Ready for Review PSQ" status. Industry FSOs can release submission requests to PSMO-I.
Until further notice, applicants are still not able to access e-QIP to complete the SF86. DSS continues to closely monitor the status of the e-QIP system. For more information, please continue to visit our website at www.dss.mil. The website will be updated anytime there is new information.
June 29, 2015
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management today announced the temporary suspension of the E-QIP system, a web-based platform used to complete and submit background investigation forms. Click here for more information.
June 24, 2015
2015 Cogswell Awards Announced: The Defense Security Service (DSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.(more)
Forty-one facilities were selected for the award, presented today at the annual NCMS training seminar, in Las Vegas, Nev. The entire list of winners can be seen here.
June 18, 2015
Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) Notice 2015-02 (more)
"Message from OPM to Security Clearance Holders." On June 16, 2015, ISOO posted Notice 2015-02 which provides information on the ongoing investigation into the intrusion affecting the U.S. Office of the Personnel Management's (OPM) systems. The ISOO memo can be found here. DSS posted this notice at the request of ISOO for widest dissemination to cleared industry.
|6/15/15||ATTENTION OBMS USERS: OBMS Version 2.2 was deployed over the weekend. (more)
New functionality includes:
|4/08/15||ATTENTION OBMS USERS: (more)
For security reasons after logging out of OBMS please remember to close the web browser window completely. This will terminate your current session and prevent the web browser from retaining cached credential information. Please open a new web browser when accessing OBMS.
|2/27/15||ATTENTION OBMS USERS: OBMS is back-online. The Ad Hoc Reporting capability within the OBMS Business
Management System (OBMS) will be unavailable until May 2015. (more)
To minimize the impact to Industry, ODAA will be providing Facility Information System reports upon request. Requests for reports can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting a request through the OBMS Bulletin Board. ODAA provided reports will include the status of all plans for the facility with the approval and expiration dates. The report will also include the Plan Type, System Type, Physical Environment, Protection Level, and Classification Level for all System Security Plan for the requested Cage Code(s).
Issues have been reported from Users downloading documents from the Bulletin Board Module and we are working to resolve the problem. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
|1/29/15||ODAA Business Management System (OBMS) Full Deployment (more)|