July 15, 2024

What the Upcoming DISS/JVS and NISS Rollouts Mean

The DISS/JVS is set to replace the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). The National Industrial Security System (NISS) will replace the Industrial Security Facility Database (ISFD) and the Electronic Facility Clearance System (e-FCL). We hear from many clients that are concerned about what these changes will mean for their business. In fact, this issue was recently discussed at our Annual Security Awareness Fair.

About NISS

The NISS began its soft launch for Government in September. Once fully implemented, the NISS will be the System of Record for facility clearance information and submission of initial FCL and Change Condition packages. Patches are currently being deployed to fix technical issues within this system. Full operation of NISS is expected to launch on October 30th. Once this occurs, ISFD and e-FCL will no longer be available. Training for the new system will be provided for Industry, Government and DSS users.

The goal of the NISS is to create an on-demand, data-driven environment with automated workflows for Industry and Government partners. The NISS has a number of benefits including increased transparency for stakeholders, streamlined business processes, automatic alerts, real-time data, easy reporting, role-based access information and more.


The DISS/JVS was designed to interface with information hubs focused on continuous evaluations and clearance eligibility information, while mitigating insider threats. This system ensures increased communication between government agencies.

The DISS/JVS is easier to use and makes it possible for Intelligence agencies, Department of Homeland Security officials and law enforcement to locate important information about insider threats, citizenship status and other relevant information and records. Benefits of the DISS/JVS include accelerated clearance processes, reduced security clearance vulnerabilities, decreased processing times and support of shared information.

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