March 21, 2017 COMMON PERSONNEL CLEARANCE (PCL) KNOWLEDGE CENTER INQUIRIES
Due to an exceptionally high volume of calls, Knowledge Center PCL calls may experience longer than normal wait times. The most common inquiries received and the answers to those questions are provided here. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
March 21, 2017 KNOWLEDGE CENTER CLOSED MARCH 31, 2017
Personnel Security (PCL) inquiries (option #2) to include e-QIP authentication resets of the DSS Knowledge Center will be closed on Friday, March 31, 2017, for the purpose of conducting internal training to deliver the highest quality customer service to Industry and Government callers. Normal operations for PCL and e-QIP inquiries will resume on Monday, April 3, 2017. Reminder, the PCL portion of the DSS Knowledge Center typically closes on the last Friday each month.
March 2, 2017
NAO discontinues emailing authorization decision status updates
Effective immediately, the NISP Authorization Office (NAO) will discontinue sending emails to contractors for authorization decision updates. Industry is reminded to check OBMS for status updates and copies of the authorization decision supporting artifacts.
February 23, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding template available in OBMS
The DSS NISP Authorization Office provides a template for Memorandums of Understanding to facilitate connections between government and contractor systems. This template has the appropriate signature block and references, and is the most up-to-date approved version. The template can be found in the ODAA Bulletin Board within OBMS, under "Headquarters Bulletin Board." Industry is not required to use the DSS template; however, doing so may expedite the coordination and approval process.
February 23, 2017
DSS makes SCAP content available to industry via OBMS
The DSS NISP Authorization Office (NAO), in collaboration with the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has made the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker available to industry via OBMS.(more) Installation files for the SCAP Compliance Checker are posted in the "ODAA Bulletin Board" section of OBMS for all supported operating systems. For additional information, please view the updated SCAP Job Aid posted on the DSS Risk Management Framework website. Applying for sponsorship through MAX.gov is no longer necessary as all PKI-protected SCAP content is available within OBMS.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your assigned Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP). If you encounter issues accessing the SCAP content on OBMS, contact DSS NAO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 14, 2017
Personnel Security (PCL) inquiries (option #2) to include e-QIP authentication resets of the DSS Knowledge Center will be closed on Friday, February 24, 2017, for internal training to deliver the highest quality customer service to Industry and Government callers. Normal Knowledge Center operations for PCL and e-QIP inquiries will resume on Monday, February 27, 2017. Reminder, the PCL portion of the DSS Knowledge Center typically closes on the last Friday each month.
February 14, 2017
e-FCL NISP PSI Data Collection
The Defense Security Service (DSS) data collection of National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Personnel Security Investigation Projections will be opened on March 13, 2017 ending April 7, 2017 and can be accessed through the Electronic Facility Clearance (e-FCL) system.(more) DSS is responsible for projecting Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) requirements each year. Annual projections acquired from Industry through this collection are the key component in Department of Defense program planning and budgeting for NISP security clearances.
Please note that submitting the PSI projections is independent of e-FCL package submissions; submitting information related to the facility clearance is not required as part of the PSI data collection.
A 12-minute tutorial video can be found here, under "Alerts", to assist in completing the PSI projections. For the best viewing of this video, hover your cursor over the link on the webpage, right-click and "save target as ...", so that you're saving the video to your computer. It can be viewed using Windows Media Player, QuickTime, and VLC Player.
We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please contact the PSI team at: email@example.com.
|06/01/16||ATTENTION ALL DSS application USERS: DSS will be implementing new application certificates on Thursday, 2 June 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET. All DSS applications will be getting new certificates to include NCAISS, ISFD, STEPP, and OBMS. Please contact the Knowledge Center for further assistance or questions (888) 282-7682 Press Option #1 .|
|02/18/16||ATTENTION ISFD USERS: On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, Defense Security Service will be placing Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD) access behind the NISP Central Access Information Security System (NCAISS) portal. Access to NCAISS, user guides and tutorials, Frequently Asked Questions, and points of contact can all be found here.|
|12/09/15||ATTENTION OBMS USERS: The auto-generation feature within OBMS for templates
is currently not working properly.(more)
Templates can be downloaded at http://www.dss.mil/isp/odaa/odaa_links.html#Downloads. Please complete the templates off-line and upload the completed documents within the "Supporting Document "section within OBMS for processing.