September 29, 2014
Vulnerability Assessment Rating Matrix 2014 – CI Enhancement Update
Last fall, DSS implemented an update to the Security Vulnerability Assessment Rating Matrix, a tool that enables our representatives to consistently and systematically account for vulnerabilities and enhancements during assessments. DSS received a positive response from our field staff and across Industry, and are taking the opportunity to incorporate the feedback we received to further refine this process.
Accordingly, on October 1, 2014, DSS will be rolling out revisions to the Rating Matrix Counterintelligence (CI) enhancement. This CI enhancement update will further improve the rating process, adding clarity and driving consistency by properly identifying enhancements that have the most positive impact on contractor security programs. (more) The core Vulnerability Assessment Rating Matrix document, outlining the assessment process, vulnerability definitions, and enhancement categories, has been updated and can be found here . You will note the following modifications:
September 12, 2014
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August 15, 2014
NCAISS User Guide Updated
The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Central Access Information Security System (NCAISS) User Guide has been updated. To see the latest version, click here.
August 15, 2014
Discontinued Issuance of 381-R Letters
Starting Sept. 1, 2014, the Defense Security Service (DSS) will discontinue the issuance of 381-R letters. (more) Currently, a 381-R is provided to a facility when a company is issued a Facility Clearance (FCL) or a changed condition affecting the information on the 381-R is processed. Once the change takes effect, an email will be sent to the facility in lieu of a 381-R requesting the facility perform an Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD) FCL verification to view the change. ISFD is the official system of record for facility clearance verification.
Once the change takes effect, the 381-R will no longer be a reviewable item at recurring Security Vulnerability Assessments.
|08/12/14||Attention ISFD Internal Users: Internal ISFD users may experience issues accessing Custom Reports due to varying laptop and desktop configurations. (more)
Please note that ISFD users must use Java version 6 to access Custom Reports while other applications may require Java version 7. ISFD users are able to switch back and forth between Java versions. Click HERE to learn how.
Please contact DSS IT Support for further assistance at 866-377-4846. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.