September 21, 2018 DSS Knowledge Center PCL Inquiries Closure
Personnel Security (PCL) inquiries (option #2), to include e-QIP authentication resets, of the DSS Knowledge Center will be closed September 21, 2018, through September 28, 2018, and will resume normal operations for PCL and e-QIP inquiries on Monday, October 1, 2018.
September 11, 2018 Webinar postponed
Due to the unpredictable track of Hurricane Florence and it's possible impact along the east coast, the Center for Development of Security Excellence is rescheduling the "Applied Research on Exfiltration and Security" Speaker Series, originally set for Thursday, September 13, 2018. Stay tuned for updates on the new date for this Speaker Series.
September 5, 2018 The National Industrial Security System (NISS) deployment timelines have been announced! Industry and Government partners may begin registration for NISS accounts on Monday, October 8, 2018. Click (715) 232-7648 for important guidance regarding this system transition.
August 31, 2018 DSS Publishes White Paper Discussing Outside Director/Proxy Holder Reform
After more than one year of research and collaboration with government and industry stakeholders, DSS has released a White Paper explaining possible reforms to the framework governing Outside Directors and Proxy Holders (OD/PH), who serve on the Boards of Directors of cleared contractors with DSS-approved FOCI mitigation agreements. OD/PH play a critical role in overseeing and protecting government interests. The goal of reforming the OD/PH framework is to empower those individuals and to strengthen their Boards. You may read the paper here.
August 30, 2018 eMASS CBT training currently unavailable on the RMF Knowledge Service
Attention Industry Partners, the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Knowledge Service site has been upgraded as of August 27, 2018. The majority of the functionality is available. However, the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) computer-based training and sponsorship sections of the site are not accessible. Since many in Industry do not have CACs, this is presenting a problem with accessing eMASS training and fulfilling sponsorship requirements. The DSS NISP Authorization Office (NAO) has reached out to the RMF Knowledge Service Technical Inquiries Team and DISA representatives for a status. We will continue to keep our Industry partners aware of any updates. Please feel free to reach out to NAO (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
|09/21/18||Attention DSS IT System Users: OCIO is planning a scheduled
maintenance outage that requires service interruption for various NIPRNet
and SIPRNet services (e.g., network-shared file
access, SharePoint, etc.) and various external services (e.g., NCAISS, ISFD,
NISS, STEPP, OBMS, etc.) may be intermittently unavailable.
Maintenance window for DSS IT systems will run from 0800 EST to 1700 EST on 22 September 2018.
|09/05/18||Upcoming NISS deployment will affect all current ISFD and e-FCL users beginning on September 14, 2018. Please click here for important guidance regarding this system transition.|