Annual NISP Cost Collection Survey

As the Executive Agency for the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) under Executive Order 12829, the Department of Defense is required to provide the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) with an estimated annual cost to Industry of complying with NISP security requirements. We determine the costs by surveying contractors who possess classified information at their cleared facility. Results are forwarded to ISOO and incorporated in an annual report to the President.

To meet this requirement, DSS conducts a stratified random sample survey of contractor facilities using a web-based survey and Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-approved survey methodology. Since the sample of cleared facility participants is randomly selected, not all facilities will receive the survey. The survey will be fielded on January 20, 2014 and remain open through COB February 7, 2014. Participation is anonymous. As in years past, the survey invitation will contain a survey link. Verification of the legitimacy of the Survey URL can be obtained through your Cognizant Security Office. If you have any questions, please direct them to the following mailbox:

We appreciate your cooperation and submission of the cost information by February 7, 2014.