Personnel Security Management Office for Industry (PSMO-I)

PSMO-I supports the National Industrial Security Program pertaining to personnel security clearances to authorized requestors, i.e., DSS Regional offices, User Agencies, and contractors that have a facility security clearance.


Fingerprints required to schedule an Investigation and within 14 days of receipt by OPM
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.

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.

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.

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)

Visit the DoDCAF's newly launched website:

Recent ASKPSMO-I Webinar slides and audio recording have been uploaded, please click here to access archived materials.

Attention FSOs: (more)
JPAS users are prohibited from looking up subjects of whom they have no need-to-know or authority. For more information, click here.

ATTENTION: The PSMO-I fax number has changed. (more)
Please send your relevant documents (i.e., SF312s, etc.) to (571)305-6011 or If you have any questions, email the PSMO at

Data Quality Initiative 85299 - Overdue PRs result in downgrade (more)
On 1/22/2015, a Data Quality Initiative (DQI 85299) was run in coordination with USD(I), DSS and DMDC. After 30 days of non-compliance to the request for an investigation request, personnel that had an overdue periodic reinvestigation (PR) were downgraded to an eligibility level compliant with the scope of their last investigation. The previous eligibility may be recertified upon the successful submission of a PR. If any records were affected in error, please submit a "Research Eligibility" (RRU) in JPAS to the DoD CAF Industry division and we will promptly review the record for possible correction.

Complying with DNI Memo, "Strategy to Reduce the Periodic Reinvestigation Backlog Using a Risk-Based Approach" (more)
To complete the requirements identified in the Director of National Intelligence memo, "Strategy to Reduce the Periodic Reinvestigation Backlog Using a Risk-Based Approach," the Defense Manpower Data Center, the Defense Security Service and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence created Data Quality Initiative (DQI) 838, which will downgrade INDUSTRY ONLY subjects with an overdue Periodic Reinvestigation (PR) who have not complied with official notifications. DQI 838 is scheduled to run in early January 2015.

In order to maintain in-scope eligibilities for subjects with Industry categories in JPAS, a PR must be submitted. Corresponding accesses will also be removed during these downgrades (DQI 597), and record archive rules will still be in effect. If you believe there was an error made, you may submit an RRU to DOD CAF Industry for possible correction.

For more information, visit Defense Manpower Data Center - PSA Division / JPAS website at:

The PSMO-I has updated Option 4 of the eFP Implementation Guide, for more information click here.

DMDC has released new guidance on overdue Periodic Reinvestigations click here for information.

Click here to register for the upcoming AskPSMO-I webinar, "Security Violations" on Oct. 28, 2014. For questions about webinar registration, please contact

Next AskPSMO-I webinar

Click here to access the most recent JPAS Functional Release Notes.

JPAS Account Holders, please click here for information regarding new policy affecting Inactive JPAS Accounts

An updated Electronic Fingerprint Capture Options for Industry guide can be found here

Personnel Security Investigations for Industry Submission Update

The December 2013 deadline for implementing an eFP solution has passed. Still need help implementing a solution? Click here for more details.

The December 2013 electronic fingerprint deadline is quickly approaching. Still need help implementing a solution? Click here for more details.

PSMO-I Releases Updated RRU Guidance

The Personnel Security Management Office for Industry (PSMO-I) has moved! Our new contact information is as follows:

Resumption of PSI-I processing

Webinar Cancellation Notice:

View latest AskPSMO-I Webinar here

Correction made to SF-312 Webinar re: Oral AttestationPDF

Updated guide for Electronic Fingerprint Capture Options for IndustryPDF

DSS will resume processing Top Secret PRs for industry

Sign up for the upcoming AskPSMO-I webinar.

New PSMO-I Trifold 2013 posted

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