August 25, 2016
DSS Authorization and Assessment Process Manual (DAAPM) Released
August 12, 2016
"Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Trend Analysis of Cleared Industry Reporting" is available online.
The DSS Counterintelligence Directorate announces the release of the 2016 edition of the unclassified publication, "Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Trend Analysis of Cleared Industry Reporting." This report analyzes suspicious contact reports received from cleared industry in fiscal year 2015. It is currently available online. Hardcopy editions will be available in September from your servicing Industrial Security Representative or Counterintelligence Special Agent.
August 1, 2016
DSS National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Implementation Update
The DSS Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) originally scheduled for release August 1, 2016 has been postponed to later this month.
The phased implementation is still scheduled to begin on October 1, 2016.
July 22, 2016
2016 Industry interim Secret determinations
Effective August 1, 2016, Industry interim Secret determinations will be based on the following: Acceptable proof of citizenship, favorable review of a completed Standard Form 86, favorable review of local personnel, base, military police, medical, and security records as applicable, an appropriate investigation opened by the Investigation Service Provider, and favorable review of the Federal Bureau Investigations Criminal History Report (fingerprint report). The interim Secret determination will be processed after the Personnel Security Management Office for Industry submits the investigation request to the Office of Personnel Management and receives the fingerprint results.
July 13, 2016
The Personnel Security Management Office for Industry (PSMO-I) has posted new RRU guidance. For more information, click here.
|08/16/16||ATTENTION STEPP USERS: The STEPP system is currently inaccessible. DSS OCIO is investigating cause. There is currently no estimated time for resolution.
Thank you for your patience.
|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 .|
|04/13/16||ATTENTION NCAISS USERS: DSS is currently experiencing server latency with our NCAISS system; we are working to resolve the issue but do not have a time frame for completion. Multiple systems are impacted due to the NCAISS latency issues to include ISFD, OBMS, and STEPP.|
|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.