2019 Cogswell winners announced
June 12, 2019 -

The Defense Security Service (DSS) congratulates the winners of the 2019 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Fifty-one facilities were selected for the award, which was presented today at the annual NCMS training seminar, in St. Louis, Mo.

These 51 facilities were chosen from approximately 13,000 cleared facilities. The award criterion focuses on principles of industrial security excellence, and factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements.

The award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which includes an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information.

Personnel Security (PCL) inquiries now available
June 6, 2019 -

The DSS Knowledge Center, Personnel Security (PCL) inquiries (option #2), to include e-QIP authentication resets, is now available, as the technical issues have been resolved.

Filling in the 'Prime Contract Number' field in JPAS when submitting personnel security clearance investigations
May 30, 2019 -

DSS may reject investigation submissions that don't include the prime contract number, as shown in the associated guidance. The prime contract number is a required field in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System for personnel security clearance investigations. Please contact the VROC Knowledge Center for questions (888) 282-7682, select option #1 then option #2.

Personnel Security specialist hiring event
May 28, 2019 -

DSS is holding an invitation-only hiring event for personnel security specialists on July31 and August 1! Get more details here

Positions will be at grades GG-07/09/11/12 and based in Anne Arundel County, Md. For interview consideration, please send resumes by June 28 to: dss.quantico.dss-HQ.mbx.dss-careers@mail.mil

OTA awarded for Defense Security Vetting
May 23, 2019 -

Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency awarded an other Transaction Agreement for nearly $75 million to Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC, May 14. The OTA will support the continued reform and modernization of the security clearance personnel vetting processes. More details about the OTA can be found at: NBIS_OTA_for_21May20 19.pdf

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