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Defense Vetting Directorate (DVD)

The Defense Vetting Directorate (DVD) was established as a directorate of the Defense Security Service (DSS) in April 2018 with the mission to a deliver trusted workforce to the federal government through a comprehensive vetting enterprise. This enterprise will turn personnel into trusted insiders while laying the foundation for Trusted Workforce 2.0 principles.

DVD is responsible for integrating the following:

  • Background Investigations
  • Insider Threats
  • Expedited Screening Center
  • Continuous Vetting
  • Industry Submissions
  • Adjudications

The DVD integrates the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) and the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) into the DSS, as directed by legislative and presidential directives. Once complete, the combination of NBIB, the DoD CAF, and existing DSS vetting functions will contribute to a holistic, responsive, end-to-end personnel vetting enterprise.

The DVD also established the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) by consolidating existing capabilities of the Personnel Security Management Office for Industry, the DoD’s Continuous Evaluation Program Management Office, and the Industry’s Insider Threat Office. By incorporating robust analytic and adjudicative support for the DoD CAF, the VROC streamlined adjudicative functions and consolidated analytical and administrative activities. The VROC uses its direct link to the DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center (DITMAC) for expedited information sharing to the DoD’s Insider Threat programs.

The DVD’s responsibilities also include governance of functional requirements for personnel vetting systems and platforms. The Enterprise Business Support Office (EBSO) supports this function through its teams of subject matter experts in the suitability, security, and credentialing lines of business. The EBSO also includes a cadre of personnel with training, business analysis, and strategic communications experience. All work together to create a collaborative environment that will help transform personnel vetting.

If you have questions, email the DVD office or Contact VROC (formerly PSMO-I)

NBIB contact information:

NBIB Main Line: 724-794-5612Questions about background investigations and the investigation process: Inquiries@nbib.gov

All other related NBIB contact information, please visit the NBIB Contact Us page.

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