ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through November 7, 2021

In order to better plan for future NISPPAC meetings, please complete the short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISPPACOCT21. Your feedback will let us know what worked at the virtual event, and how we can improve the next NISPPAC meeting.  Survey responses are anonymous and should take between 5 and 7 minutes to complete. If you would like to … Continue reading ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through November 7, 2021

Final Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

NISPPAC meetings serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and recommend changes to those policies as reflected in Executive Order 12829, as amended, its implementing directives, or the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).   The NISPPAC will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  Please … Continue reading Final Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

Final update to the blog post titled United Parcel Service (UPS) of 10/6/2021 released at 11:57 AM EDT

The blog post cited above, along with this update, pertains only to classified information or items.  Other deliveries are not covered. GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) no longer includes UPS (contract number GS-23F-0282L). This impacts any orders or blanket purchasing agreements an agency had placed or intended to place with UPS under that particular contract.  … Continue reading Final update to the blog post titled United Parcel Service (UPS) of 10/6/2021 released at 11:57 AM EDT

Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

NISPPAC meetings serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and recommend changes to those policies as reflected in Executive Order 12829, as amended, its implementing directives, or the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).   The NISPPAC will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  Please … Continue reading Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Strategy 2021-2025

The Department of Defense (DoD) has provided the Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Strategy for fiscal years 2021-2025, located at https://www.archives.gov/files/isoo/policy-documents/dse-strategy-2021-2025-cleared-for-public-release.pdf.  Through publication of this strategy, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence & Security)(OUSD(I&S)) Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, & Security (CL&S) leadership wants to communicate the Department’s continuing intent to elevate, integrate, and optimize the DSE, … Continue reading Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Strategy 2021-2025

United Parcel Service (UPS)

10/13/2021:  We have received clarification from GSA and will be posting another blog post with updated information soon.  In the meantime, do not take any action on the basis of this blog post, which pertains only to classified information. The government contract through the General Services Administration (GSA) with UPS has expired.  This means that … Continue reading United Parcel Service (UPS)

New Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Field Structure

Effective October 1, 2021, DCSA will have a new field structure.  The new structure merges existing field mission areas into a four-region structure that includes Western, Central, Eastern, and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions. With the new structure, for some cleared contractors the Industrial Security Representative (ISR), Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP), or Counterintelligence Special Agent (CISA) may … Continue reading New Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Field Structure

32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Rule Amendment Published

The 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM Rule Amendment has been published in the Federal Register and was effective yesterday, August 19, 2021.  It is located at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-08-19/pdf/2021-17688.pdf.The amendment only applies to those NISP contractors under Department of Defense (DoD) security cognizance with regard to reporting and pre-approval of unofficial foreign travel 18 months after the February … Continue reading 32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Rule Amendment Published

Registration Now Open for NISPPAC Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Please expect to block three hours off in your calendar for this meeting. NISPPAC meetings serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and recommend changes to those policies … Continue reading Registration Now Open for NISPPAC Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021