04/09/2015 Next ASKPSMO-I Webinar
Register now for the next AskPSMO-I Webinar where OPM will be our guest. Click here for more details.
12/19/2013 The December 2013 electronic fingerprint deadline is quickly approaching. Still need help implementing a solution? Click here for more details. PDF
12/11/2013 PSMO-I Releases Updated RRU Guidance
Personnel Security Management Office for Industry recently released updated Research, Recertify, and Upgrade Actions guidance. Click here for the new RRU guidance.
06/18/2013 Electronic Fingerprint Implementation GuidePDF
04/23/2013 Updated guidance on Electronic Fingerprint Capture Options for IndustryPDF

Transition of the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) to the Department of Defense Central Adjudicative Facility (CAF)

Effective Oct. 27, 2012, the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) will migrate to the DOD CAF [Central Adjudication Facility]. As a result of this migration a new version of the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) will be deployed. All JPAS drop down menus and adjudicative decisions will reflect "DOD CAF" vice "DISCO".

Industry will continue to submit their e-QIP as they currently do. Personnel Security Investigations for Industry will continue to be adjudicated as before and there should not be any degradation of service.

This action is being taken in response to the May 3, 2012, memorandum signed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense. The memo directed a complete consolidation of the functions, resources, and assets of the Army Central Clearance Facility, Department of the Navy CAF, Air Force CAF, Joint Staff CAF, Washington Headquarters (WHS) CAF, Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office, and the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals into a single organization under the authority, direction and control of the Director of Administration and Management.

For additional information on the changes users can expect in JPAS please see the release notes posted on the JPAS website at:

07/16/2012 DISCO discusses "Eligibility Pending" and other topics during the AskDISCO webinar on July 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm EST.
07/13/2012 Most common reasons security clearance requests are rejected by DISCO and OPM PDF

National Identity Cards:

DSS has noted that there are cleared contractor employees using a foreign-issued National Identity Card (NIC) instead of a U.S. passport when traveling abroad.

Contractors who become aware of cleared employees traveling outside of the United States using documentation that is other than a U.S. passport should make a report to DISCO in accordance with NISPOM 1-302a when they become aware of the fact that such travel occurred, or when a cleared employee exercises any right, privilege or obligation of foreign citizenship regardless of the circumstances.

DSS recognizes that possession of a NIC by a cleared employee may not mean the employee is exercising the rights, privileges or obligations of foreign citizenship, but may be a requirement to reside in a foreign country.

Reports involving cleared employees using a NIC instead of a U.S. passport when traveling abroad should be submitted as an incident report in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). DISCO will make a determination regarding the cleared employee's continued eligibility for access to classified information based upon the facts and circumstances reported.

For questions or inquiries regarding this guidance, please send them to:

05/03/2012 Most common reasons security clearance requests are rejected by DISCO and OPM PDF
01/31/2012 Identifying Consultant, Contractor and Key Management Personnel (KMP) in JPAS
01/13/2012 Contractor Employees with JPAS Accounts
The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) recommends that all JPAS account holders who have not purchased PKI certificates should logon to JPAS by 20 January 2012. This will allow you the maximum amount of time to purchase credentials before your JPAS account is deleted due to 90 days of inactivity. For additional information, please visit the DMDC website.
12/23/2011 Deadline approaches for Industry to obtain Medium Token or Medium Hardware Assurance certificates needed for accessing JPAS
11/28/2011 Completing and Reviewing the Questionnaire for National Security Position SF-86
09/09/2011 Organizational Information Required on an SF312 (Effective 10/1/2011). As of Oct. 1, 2011, the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office will no longer accept an SF312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, without the organizational information (located in block 11). Please ensure all required blocks are complete or the SF312 will be considered incomplete and returned for correction.