Consistent with the Executive Order signed on April 24, 2019, the Department of Defense (DoD) will begin a phased transition of the investigations conducted by the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to DoD. This action will include the transfer of personnel and resources from NBIB to DSS, as authorized by the president of the United States. The transfer of NBIB's operations, personnel, and resources to DoD will commence not later than June 24, 2019 with the transfer completed by Oct. 1, 2019. DSS will be renamed the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and serve as the primary Federal entity for conducting background investigations for the Federal Government. DCSA will also serve as the primary Department of Defense component for the National Industrial Security Program and shall execute responsibilities relating to continuous vetting, insider threat programs, and any other responsibilities assigned to it by the Secretary of Defense. NBIB and DSS have and will continue to work in an integrated manner to minimize disruptions to existing missions while beginning the transfer process.
The link to the DTM can be accessed directly here.
Q: Are contractors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the medical use of marijuana, or in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use, possession, production, processing and distribution of marijuana, required to report use, possession, production, processing, or distribution of marijuana by cleared contractor personnel?
A:YES, any of these activities must be reported as adverse information in accordance with NISPOM paragraph 1-302.a.
Industrial Security Letter (ISL) 2006-01, article #3, advised contractors that the Department of Defense designated the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) as its system of record for contractor eligibility and access to classified information. In accordance with NISPOM paragraph 2-200b, contractors are responsible for annotating and maintaining the accuracy of their employees' access records in JPAS.
The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) establishes processes and procedures for the use of JPAS. In order to maintain a JPAS account, contractors must comply with DMDC's processes and procedures related to account management, control of JPAS information, and system use which can be found on the DMDC website at: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/psawebdocs/docPage.jsp?p=JPAS
Q: Does the requirement for 100% accountability of TS documents apply to paper documents only, or does it also apply to documents stored on electronic media?
A: The NISPOM defines a document as "Any recorded information, regardless of the nature of the medium or the method or circumstances of recording." When documents are in electronic form and stored on another medium (e.g. hard drive or optical disc) each TS document on the medium must be accounted for individually.
In addition to the guidance provided by
[https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/psawebdocs/docPage.jsp?p=JPAS], the following information is provided for contractors: Industry JPAS users should continue to follow the NISPOM and the guidance in Industrial Security Letter (ISL) 2010-01, article #5. If a Government Agency asks for a printout, please notify your DSS Industrial Security Representative so that DSS can address the issue with that agency.
Contractor security functions can be accomplished without printing from JPAS.
As a reminder, all JCAVS printouts must be protected from unauthorized disclosure and in accordance with the requirements for privacy/sensitive information and For Official Use Only (FOUO), Privacy Act of 1974. Privacy Act requests must be made according to the JPAS SoRN Record Access procedures.
Contractors who have GSA-approved Class 5 security containers manufactured by FEDSAFES should contact the Department of Defense Lock Program. These containers may have a condition that requires correction. The DoD Lock Program is gathering data and can provide additional information.
When contacting the DoD Lock Program please provide the following information about your FEDSAFE container:
In addition, be prepared to provide the name, phone number and email address of a point of contact for the container at your facility.
You can contact the DoD Lock Program by phone 1-800-290-7607 or email W_NAVFAC_DOD_Lock_Program_Support@navy.mil
DoDM 5220.22, Volume 3, “National Industrial Security Program: Procedures for Government Activities Relating to Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)” was promulgated on April 17, 2014, and replaces Directive-Type Manual (DTM) 09-019. The link to the Manual can be accessed directly at
This DoD policy provides guidance to Government Activities (DoD (including Defense Security Service)) and the non-DoD agencies who have entered into agreements with DoD for industrial security services) about the industrial security procedures and practices related to foreign ownership, control or influence that those Government agencies should follow when evaluating FOCI at a company in process for a facility security clearance or a contractor that already has a facility security clearance. The NISPOM (DoD 5220.22-M) continues to provide guidance to NISP contractors about actions and issues related to FOCI.