March 18, 2019 —
The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance
Support Service (eMASS) is scheduled to be operational on May 6, 2019.
Industry partners should continue to use the ODAA Business Management System
(OBMS) until then. Work with your local Information Systems Security
Professional and/or ISSP Team Lead to complete the required training to
ensure readiness for the transition.
The NISP Authorization Office posted a job aid,
https://www.dss.mil/Portals/69/documents/io/emass/NISP_EMASS_Training_Access_Procedures_Guide_1_14.pdf, that provides cleared industry security
professionals with instructions on how to access the training and for DSS
sponsorship instructions regarding External Certification Authority (ECA)
Certificates and RMF Knowledge Service Sponsorship.
The following are the step-by-step procedures to request a NISP eMASS
account and complete the training:
1. Complete DISA eMASS Computer Based Training (CBT)
2. Complete DISA Cyber Awareness Challenge (CAC) training
3. Complete DSS IO (pre-populated) System Authorization Access Request
4. Submit the completed artifacts (DD 2875 SAAR, CAC certification, and
eMASS training completion certification) to DSS NAO eMASS mailbox:
Send questions and inquiries to the NAO eMASS mailbox at: