As I write this in the beginning of March, 2019, the National Industrial Security System (NISS) remains buggy. It replaced the ISFD and eFCL Web sites several months ago. Though I’ve been able to log into NCAISS (the portal for
Defense Security Service Knowledge (Call) Center
This post is actually a revised, updated version of a post I made on this topic way back in May 2010. But as I was revamping this Web site in February 2017 I saw this old post. I thought it
DISS will be replacing JPAS for industry users soon
I just got off a very informative webinar from DSS’ PSMO / DMDC covering JPAS’ impending replacement with DISS. I thought I’d jot down some key points relevant to essentially all cleared defense contractors: DISS will have more functionality than JPAS
Slow security clearance adjudication? Here’s what to do.
A personnel security clearance can take a frustratingly long time to be granted (or denied) from the time an application is submitted. The adjudication is sometimes slow. You don’t have to sit back and passively wait for the adjudication process
How to request OPM background investigation records
As I explained in another article this month, there are many reasons why your background investigation records are probably not entirely accurate and why you should request your records. Since I first reported on how to request your background investigation
How to request your security clearance background investigation records
It’s been almost two years since I posted my articles on the importance of requesting your security clearance’s background investigation records. Due to further information on these background investigations that has recently come to my attention, I think it’s time
Summary of March 2013 changes to the NISPOM
Effective March 28, 2013, the Department of Defense issued a revised National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) with significant changes. Much of these changes result from Executive Order (E.O.) 13526 “Classified National Security Information” that was issued on December
Requesting records of OPM background investigations
Individuals who have been the subject of a background investigation by the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) usually don’t know that they’re entitled to the records of their background investigation. Even experienced Facility Security Officers often don’t know this.
Protected: Obtaining OPM background investigation records
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Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) of cleared contractors
NISPOM clause 2-302 requires contractors with facility security clearances to report Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) affecting their organization. This is not only true when a contractor first applies for a facility security clearance. Contractors must also report changes