FOCI News and Updates

The Defense Security Service is in the process of updating the content on its Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) website. These updates are intended to support companies throughout the FOCI process and include additional information regarding the mitigation process and implementation procedures.

(11/9/17) DSS Removes ECP Phone Log Requirements
DSS Director released a memo, dated November 8, 2017, removing certain phone log requirements outlined in the Electronic Communications Plan (ECP). In keeping with our theme of Partnering with Industry, DSS listened to industry's concerns regarding phone logs, reviewed the requirements outlined in the ECP, and determined it is in the best interest of both DSS and industry partners to remove the phone log requirement. Click here to read the full memo.

(2/26/13) New DSS FOCI Affiliated Operations Plan Process
The Defense Security Service (DSS) recently revised the review process of Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Affiliated Operations (formerly Shared Administrative Services). The intent of the new process is to provide more transparency to Industry about DSS concerns associated with FOCI Affiliated Operations and improve consistency in the DSS assessment of FOCI Affiliated Operations. For more information, click here.

(4/30/12) New DSS FOCI Collocation Process
The Defense Security Service (DSS) recently revised the review process of Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Collocations. The intent of the new process is to provide more transparency to Industry about DSS concerns associated with FOCI Collocation and improve consistency in the DSS assessment of FOCI Collocations. For more information, click here.