August 19, 2015
e-QIP Registration Code Solution for Investigation Requests and Processing of Periodic Reinvestigations
Effective immediately, JPAS will provide the initiating Security Management Office (SMO) a JPAS Notification containing e-QIP user instructions with Registration Code. This solution is in place for e-QIP requests initiated via JPAS after 8:00 PM ET on August 19, 2015. Investigation requests initiated prior to this date and time will continue to follow the manual process and require submission of JPAS RRU or contact with the DoD Security Services (Call) Center to obtain the Registration Code. Click here for more details. Also, effective immediately, DSS is accepting and processing requests for periodic reinvestigations.
August 11, 2015
"Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Trend Analysis of Cleared Industry Reporting" is available online
The DSS Counterintelligence Directorate announces the release of the 2015 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 2014. It is currently available online. Hardcopy editions will be available in September from your servicing Industrial Security Representative or Counterintelligence Special Agent.
August 4, 2015
Stop Manual Process of SF86:
Effective immediately, DSS will no longer process manual submissions of the SF86 per the DNI memo "Interim Procedures during the Temporary Suspension of e-QIP" dated July 2, 2015. (more)
Please submit investigation requests via the instructions provided 3 August 2015.
August 3, 2015
e-QIP is now operational for Industry (more)
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) made numerous changes to increase the security of the e-QIP system. These improvements enhance password protections, secure transmission of data within the application, and implement protections against external threats. The enhanced security process includes a new PIN, named "Registration Code." Prioritization of investigation requests should be limited to initial investigations, unless periodic reinvestigation request is mission critical or KMP. (Note: This process will remain in place until an automated solution between e-QIP and JPAS is implemented.) In order for existing applicants or new applicants to log onto e-QIP, FSOs must follow these instructions:
Existing e-QIP Industry Applicants (applicants in-process when e-QIP was temporarily suspended): FSO must validate the applicant still requires a background investigation to access classified information. If not, post a separation date in JPAS and no further action is required. If yes, either submit an RRU (Research) to DoD CAF-IND or contact the DoD Security Services Call Center (888) 282-7682 to request e-QIP Authentication Reset. (Please select only one method)
New Initiations of Industry Applicants: If a new applicant is needed to support a classified contract, FSO can initiate applicant in JPAS and, until further notice, submit an RRU (Research) to DoD CAF-IND or contact the DoD Security Services Call Center (888) 282-7682 to request e-QIP Registration Code. (Please select only one method)
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 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.
|8/15/15||ATTENTION e-FCL USERS: On September 25, 2015, the Electronic Facility Clearance (e-FCL) System will be modified to eliminate the Key Management Personnel (KMP) package option on the e-FCL Submission Site for Contractors.(more)
Contractors are still required to report all changes to KMPs via e-FCL. However, effective September 25, 2015, these changes must be completed under the Changed Condition Package. KMP packages that are in process on or before September 25, 2015 will continue to be processed. However, the KMP package option will no longer be able to be chosen as a new option after that time.
Previously determined KMP packages will remain in the system as archived packages.
|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)|