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NISP eMASS not available Thursday, May 16
By RMF | May 16, 2019

The NISP eMASS application will be unavailable Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, due to a scheduled Authorized Service Interruption (ASI) by Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This ASI is a follow-up to the DISA Datacenter hardware and OS failure impacting the eMASS NIPR environment on January 22.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact NAO eMASS, dss.quantico.dss.mbx.emass@mail.mil, if you have any questions or concerns.

DSS releases ISL 2019-02 to add Department of Veterans Affairs to NISP
By | May 10, 2019

DSS releases ISL 2019-02, updating the list of Federal agencies that have entered into an agreement with DoD for Industrial Security services. Click here to view ISL

Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC)
By VROC | May 8, 2019

On August 1, 2019, the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) will no longer accept Research, Recertify, and Upgrade (RRU) requests in JPAS or Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)/SF-312s via fax, email, or mail. Those actions previously requested via RRU should be submitted as Customer Service Requests (CSRs) in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS); similarly, NDAs should be submitted for approval via DISS. For specific instructions on how to complete CSR/NDA actions, please reference the DISS user manual, which can be opened by clicking the Help link in the application. For additional assistance with how to complete some of the most common actions in DISS, please refer to DISS Tips and Tricks

In order to prepare your security management office for this transition, it is imperative that you obtain a DISS account prior to August 1, 2019; to obtain an account please carefully read and follow the DISS JVS Provisioning Instructions

The NISP Instance of the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support
By Nao News | May 6, 2019

The NISP instance of the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) is now the official system of record for Assessment and Authorization (A&A) actions.   In addition to completing all the NISP eMASS Account prerequisites (SAAR, Cyber Awareness Challenge Training, and eMASS Computer Based Training), Industry users must complete the New User Registration in the NISP eMASS instance:  https://emass-nisp.csd.disa.mil/. Once the New User Registration is complete, Industry user accounts can be activated.  The NISP eMASS Account and Access Procedures Job Aid is posted on the NISP eMASS Information and Resource Center: https://www.dss.mil/ma/ctp/io/nao/rmf/. Note:  DISA has identified an issue with New User Registration when accessing NISP eMASS via an ECA.  DISA is implementing a patch that will resolve this issue by May 10th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NAO eMASS Mailbox at: dss.quantico.dss.mbx.emass@mail.mil

Executive Order directing transfer of investigative mission signed by President
By | April 25, 2019

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.

DISS provisioning now open to all facilities
By VROC | Jan. 7, 2019
The Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) is now provisioning users for any facilities that have not yet been provisioned. Please carefully read and follow the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) JVS Provisioning Instructions. Once you have obtained access to the system, please refer to DISS Tips and Tricks.
DISS Joint Verification System (JVS) Industry Provisioning Instructions and DISS Tips and Tricks
By DISS | Nov. 26, 2018
To better assist Industry with the continued provisioning efforts the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) is providing an update to the DISS Provisioning Instructions and Tips and Tricks.
DISS Tips and Tricks
By DISS | Aug. 20, 2018
To help Industry with the ongoing provisioning of the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), the DSS Vetting Risk Operations Center offers some DISS tips and tricks.
Details about DISS Deployment
By DISS | June 21, 2018
On June 25, 2018, the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) will deploy to Industry, but given ongoing DISS provisioning efforts, the following guidance is being provided to define what deployment means. Industry users that have been provisioned in DISS should begin using DISS to submit Customer Service Requests (CSRs) and SF-312s. Industry users not yet provisioned in DISS may continue to submit JPAS RRUs and fax/mail SF-312s while awaiting the provisioning of their DISS account. For communication originating from the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) or the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) that is being sent to facility security officers, VROC/DoD CAF will transmit all communications via both DISS and JPAS. This is a temporary measure during the interim time period where user provisioning is an ongoing effort, and will be re-evaluated every 30 days.