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NISP DSS Initiatives

The Defense Security Service (DSS) has implemented a modernization initiative to enhances the effectiveness of the entire security community through standardized data sharing with customers and end users. DSS utilizes a number of web-based systems that allow real-time communication and are designed to protect "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) information.

Memorandum of Agreement

***Notice***: On February 2, 2010, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed that detailed actions to be taken to transfer DoD enterprise personnel security IT systems from the Defense Security Service (DSS) to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). The IT systems to be transferred include the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), the Defense Central Index of Investigations (DCII), the Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWIFT), and the DSS Investigative Records Repository (IRR).

As a result of the above referenced MOA, the DSS Office of FOIA/PA will no longer be processing Federal Agency or Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) requests for records maintained in the IRR, DCII, SWFT, or JPAS. Effective Feb. 28, 2011, all such requests for records should be submitted to the DMDC Office of FOIA/PA at:

Defense Manpower Data Center
ATTN: Privacy Act Office
P.O. Box 168
Boyers, PA 16020-0168

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The Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP)

The Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) has replaced the Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ) as the automated request for personnel security investigations and clearances within the Department of Defense (DoD).

More information on the (e-QIP) please visit:

*Since February 14, 2005, all contractors under DoD security cognizance began using the Joint Personnel Adjudicating System (JPAS) for personnel security actions. As of this date, DISCO discontinued issuing Letters of Consent and DISCO forms 562 will no longer be accepted.

Attention All JPAS, SWFT and DCII Users (Supporting Documents Migration)
Due to the June 2010 transfer of program administration for the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) and Defense Central Index of Investigations (DCII) systems/applications to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), users should refer to the DMDC web pages at for alerts, notices, user guide resources, etc., pertaining to these systems/applications. Users may still contact the DoD Security Services Center (1-888-282-7682) for customer service/support.
Thank you.

Facility Verification Request (FVR) application & Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD)

The FVR application is a web-enabled application providing access to information about facilities clearances status. This application replaces the Web-Central Verification Activity (CVA) application.

The ISFD will provide users with a nationwide perspective on National Industrial Security Program related facilities, as well as facilities under DSS oversight in the DoD conventional AA&E program. ISFD data will also provide source data for the DoD Joint Personnel Adjudicative System (JPAS) and the Facility Verification Request (FVR) application.

This information is provided only to the following groups:

  • Cleared Facilities
  • Department of Defense Elements
  • U.S. Federal Government Agencies under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
  • Military contracting and security authorities

The Defense Clearance and Investigations Index (DCII)

*Effective July 26, 2010 DCII is managed by DMDC. The DCII is operated and maintained on behalf of the DoD components and DASD (I&S). Normally, DCII access is limited to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies that have adjudicative, investigative and/or counterintelligence missions.

More information on the FVR, ISFD, and DCII may be found at

Additional Information on DSS

For questions on any of the initiatives please visit DSS:

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