October 25, 2016
DSS IO released the "Getting Started with Risk Management Framework" job aid.
October 24, 2016
As a reminder, the PSMO-I Knowledge Center will shut down the last business day of each month for the purpose of conducting internal training to deliver the highest quality customer service to Industry and Government callers. Personnel security inquiries to include e-QIP (option #2) of the DSS Knowledge Center will be unavailable on Monday, October 31, 2016, but will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
October 20, 2016
DSS Provides Update on Industry Insider Threat Program Implementation
On May 18, 2016, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence issued NISPOM Change 2. NISPOM Change 2 requires cleared contractors to establish and implement insider threat programs that are consistent with E.O. 13587 and the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs. (more)
During the past several months DSS and industry have partnered to communicate requirements, address challenges, and pave the way for implementation success. As part of the NISPOM Change 2 requirements, cleared contractors are required to appoint an Insider Threat Program Senior Official (ITPSO) and develop and certify their written insider threat program plans. Click here for more details.
October 18, 2016
Partnership with the Department of Commerce -- Defense Industrial Base Assessment Critical Facility Survey
DSS is partnering with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), to conduct a survey and assessment of organizations responsible for the research, development, manufacture, test, and integration of defense and high-technology products, components, and related services. (more)
This effort will assist DSS in its mission to provide security oversight and education on behalf of the DOD and other U.S. Government departments and agencies. The data will also provide a baseline understanding of the structure and interdependencies of organizations that participate in DOD acquisition programs and their associated supply chains. The first surveys were sent to industry in November 2015, with the goal of surveying every NISP facility over the next two years. To date, approximately half of all NISP facilities have received and responded to the survey. Surveys are being mailed and emailed to the Facility Security Officer's attention. A word on email -- If your company uses a spam filter, please enter CriticalFacility@bis.doc.gov as a trusted email to avoid issues with receiving the survey email. BIS has created a survey website that provides information, FAQs and guidance about the survey, https://respond.census.gov/criticalfacility. Additional questions can be directed to CriticalFacility@bis.doc.gov (preferred) or (202) 482-7808. DSS CI POC is Jeffrey Spinnanger, email@example.com.
October 12, 2016
The DSS Resident Office in Charleston, S.C. is now fully operational and open for business.
October 7, 2016
Retirement of CDSE JPAS/JCAVS Virtual Training for Security Professionals (PS123.16) course
On Nov. 1, 2016, CDSE will no longer offer the JPAS/JCAVS Virtual Training for Security Professionals course. As a result, students will not be able to register for, access, or complete the course and exam after Oct. 31, 2016.(more)
Alternate CDSE JPAS training courses are listed below:
JCAVS User Levels 7 & 8 (PS181.16)
JCAVS User Level 10 (PS182.16)
JCAVS User Levels 2 thru 6 (PS183.16)
Please visit DMDC's JPAS webpage (click on account manager policy) for information regarding DMDC JPAS account training requirements after Oct. 31, 2016. https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/psawebdocs/docPage.jsp?p=JPAS
October 6, 2016
REMINDER on Identifying Government Customer on Investigations for Personnel Clearances
The Defense Security Service (DSS) requests assistance in assuring that all of your requests for personnel security investigations (PSIs) in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) identify the government customer in the contract number field when requesting PCLs. Accurate data entry of the source of the investigative requirement for a clearance is essential to effectively manage and validate industry's PSI submissions with the government customers. We have provided guidance here for your ease of reference and implementation.
|10/24/16||ATTENTION STEPP Users: System maintenance is scheduled for Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM ET.
THE FOLLOWING COURSES WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE, ALL OTHER STEPP SERVICES UNAFFECTED
• Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD) for DSS Users (DS112.06)
• JPAS/JCAVS Virtual Training for Security Professionals Course (PS123.16)
• e-FCL for DSS Users (IS352.06)
• JPAS/JAMS Virtual Training for Security Professionals (PS124.06)
• The Technical Implementation of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) - Configuration to DSS Standards Virtual Environment (IS311.16)
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 .|
|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.