October 2, 2015
Stay informed with latest info on the cybersecurity breach (more)
Get instant updates on the cybersecurity breach with new information and resources, including updates related to the notification process, from the Office of Personnel Management. To sign up, go to: https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity/stay-informed/
October 1, 2015
On Sept. 4, 2015, DSS removed the addresses for our Field Offices from the dss.mil site. This information is now available to registered users through the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Contracts Classification System (NCCS) accessible through https://wawf.eb.mil/. (more)
NCCS is one of the applications available within the Wide Area Workflow E-Business Suite. A system access request (SAR) is required before access is granted to the application. When completing the SAR for NCCS, register for the role of an ORIGINATOR. This access allows Vendors/Contractors, Government Support Contractors and Government users the ability to query the system for Cognizant Security Office information (Field Office Address) and other data that will assist you with contracting actions. If you require direct support please contact DECC Ogden OST at:
CONUS ONLY: 1-866-618-5988
FAX COMMERCIAL: 801-605-7453
FAX DSN: 388-7453
We are committed to assisting the community as we transition to the new process. We will continue to provide direct response to queries regarding Field Offices locations received at "ISFO.Communication.Feedback@dss.mil" until Oct. 16, 2015. On that date all inquiries related to this matter will receive a response to register for an NCCS account using the information above.
September 30, 2015
Fingerprints required to schedule an Investigation and within 14 days of receipt by OPM (more)
Beginning on October 1, 2015 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will enforce the requirement for fingerprints to be received before OPM will schedule the investigation. Upon receipt of an investigation request, OPM will hold the e-QIP up to 14 calendar days waiting for fingerprints. If the fingerprints are not received within the 14 days, OPM will return the investigation request as unacceptable.
Fingerprints should be sent to OPM prior to submitting the investigation request, as fingerprint submissions are valid for 120 days and OPM will complete a Special Agency Check (SAC) and merge the SAC results with investigation requests received subsequently.
Click here for more details.
September 23, 2015
OPM provides update on number of individuals whose fingerprint data was affected by recent data breaches. The latest is available here.
September 10, 2015
Field Office Addresses
Please be advised that DSS has removed the addresses of the Industrial Security Field Operations field office locations. If you would like further information on our field office locations or have any other questions about how to contact us, please send all inquiries to the email addresses under the appropriate field office or contact us at ISFO.Communication.Feedback@dss.mil.
September 10, 2015
Change to visit forms for Canada, United Kingdom
The DSS International Division advises that the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom notified the Defense Security Service of recent form changes with regard to requests for visits.
Effective immediately, MISWG document 7 is to be used for all visits to the United Kingdom or Canada going forward. Any visits submitted after September 20, 2015, utilizing the previous Canadian form or the U-1201 (for UK) will be rejected, and must be resubmitted using the proper form.
The MISWG document 7 (visit requests) for Canada and the United Kingdom are available at: http://www.dss.mil/isp/international/visits.html.
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)
|9/21/15||ATTENTION OBMS USERS: OBMS Version 2.3 was deployed over the weekend.(more)
|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.
|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.
|1/29/15||ODAA Business Management System (OBMS) Full Deployment (more)|