Facility Clearance Branch (FCB)

**Important Update (10/12/17)**

The Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD) and Electronic Facility Clearance system (e-FCL) remain online and the systems of record until further notice. Later this year, ISFD and e-FCL will be replaced by the National Industrial Security System (NISS). For more information about this transition, please visit: http://www.dss.mil/is/niss.html.

The Facility Clearance Branch will continue manual processing of new facility requests until NISS becomes the system of record. All facility clearance requests should be submitted through the FCB mailbox at DSS.FCB@mail.mil.

Additionally, until FCB activities are migrated from legacy manual processes to the automated NISS process, the FCB is predicting additional delays in processing all requests for facility clearances.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns related to NISS please review information and points of contact here. For all other FCL related questions please contact the DSS Knowledge Center at 1-888-282-7682 and select (Option 3), facility clearance inquiries, or email dss.fcb.knowledgecenter@mail.mil.

The Defense Security Service (DSS) Facility Clearance Branch (FCB) processes contractors for Facility Clearances (FCLs), issues FCLs, and monitors contractorsí continued eligibility in the NISP. Please submit all FCL requests to DSS.FCB@mail.mil.

Incomplete and inaccurate sponsorship packages will be rejected, which will create delays for obtaining the facility clearance. Please carefully read and follow ALL instructions to ensure your facility clearance request is processed as timely as possible. For all FCL-related questions, or status updates on your submission, contact the DSS Knowledge Center at 888-282-7682 and select option #3.

This site provides answers to frequently asked questions cleared contractors, U.S. Government Contracting Agencies, and U.S. Prime Contractors have regarding the FCL process. Reviewing this information will help you avoid many of the common errors that delay FCL packages.