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Industrial Security

DSS is an Agency in Transition

The world is rapidly changing and DSS is changing too. Where the agency once concentrated on schedule-driven National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) compliance, DSS is now moving to an intelligence-led, asset-focused, and threat-driven approach to industrial security oversight.

The need for change is clear. The United States is now facing the most significant foreign intelligence threat it has ever encountered. Adversaries are successfully attacking cleared industry at an unprecedented rate. They are using multiple avenues of attack, varying their methods, and adjusting their priorities based on the targeted information they need. As a result, they are upgrading their military capabilities and competing against our economy using the very same information they stole from cleared industry.

DSS has recognized this fact and is now moving forward in partnership with industry to design, develop, and pilot a multidimensional approach to industrial security oversight. Our goal is to help cleared industry ensure that contracted capabilities, technologies, and services are delivered uncompromised.


  • DSS CI Countermeasures Matrix: Tool to increase awareness of targeted information and methods of operation used by foreign entities.
  • DSS in Transition Overview: PowerPoint Presentation, Webinars, and Information Sheet (updated July 2018).
  • DSS Director's letter to industry dated Jan. 19, 2018: Provides an update on the status of the DiT initiative.
  • Voice of Industry Newsletters: DSS provides DiT updates in its monthly newsletter to industry. Links to current and archived copies of the newsletter reside on the “Industry Tools” page.

DiT Updates

November 5, 2018 – Resources Update
Added link to DSS website page containing Voice of Industry newsletters

June 8, 2018 – Resources Update
Added link to DSS CI Countermeasures Matrix interactive tool