The Bliss of DISS—Part 3!

It is time to start using DISS and FSO PRO is here to help!

You may be getting tired of hearing about DISS from us but trust us, this topic is not going away anytime soon. In fact, we attended a record number (for us) of Continuous Monitoring phone calls (the telecon version of a Security Vulnerability Assessment) and it was the second most emphatic recommendation from DCSA on each call!

(The first was having a strong Insider Threat Program—more on that later!)

Even on the DMDC website, there are more announcements about removing features from JPAS and adding them to DISS.

The Bliss of DISS—Part 3!Check this out:



  1. New Visit Request creation will be disabled (you must use DISS for all new visit re- quests after 29 August 2020).
  2. All active Visit requests created in JPAS prior to 29 August 2020 will still be viewable within the JPAS application.
  3. You will no longer be able to add, remove, or edit personnel in any visit.
  4. A header will be added to Visit screens indicating “Visit Requests in JPAS have been disabled and are considered stale data. Please validate current Visit related data via DISS”.


  1. All active visit requests in JPAS will be migrated to an active status within DISS.
  2. All modifications to any active visit requests must be made in DISS.
  3. All new visit requests must be created in DISS.
  4. There will not be a sync between DISS and JPAS visit requests.

For more information/instruction on visit requests, please visit the DISS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Last month, we went over the steps for getting your DISS account! Now it is time to put that account into practice. It is like with anything, planning is great, but there comes a time when action is required!


We have been providing TESTED steps for the current common DISS Tasks which include:

  1. Adding a Backup User – In July Issue
  2. Adding a subject to the Organization – THIS issue
  3. Submitting an SF312 – THIS issue
  4. Creating a Customer Service Request

How Do I Get New Personnel in DISS?

  • Log into DISS.
  • Enter the subject’s SSN into the Subject Search in the bottom right to open the Subject Summary window.
  • In the Subject Summary window click Add Category.
  • In the Add Category window select the New Category Industry and click Next.
  • Under Search Parameters enter your Organization’s CAGE Code and Search and select your Organization under Organization Results, then click Next.
  • Click Next to move past the Work Location screen.
  • Verify the details on the Summary page and click Create.
  • In the Subject Summary window click Add Relationship.
  • Click on the radio button to select Subject Category Industry.
  • Choose a Relationship, Owning or Servicing (sadly – they are still using those terms!) and click Next.
  • Select an Industry Classification (Consultant/Contractor/KMP), click Next.
  • Verify the details on the Summary page, SMO should reflect your Organization’s information, and click save.

The Bliss of DISS—Part 3!

How Do I Submit a SF312/NDA into DISS?

  • Log into DISS.
  • Enter the subject’s SSN into the Subject Search in the bottom right to open the Subject Summary window. (Note: Be sure the subject has a relationship with your SMO.)
  • Click the Subject Details link next to the subject’s name in the Subject Summary window. Click on the Accesses sub-tab to view information about the subject’s accesses.
  • Use the Add NDA/NDS button in the NDA and NDS History table.

Enter the:

  • Signed Date
  • Document Name (NDA/SF-312)
  • Document Description (NDA)
  • Document Type (NDA)
  • Add the document attachment
  • Once all information has been completed, click Add Document

In case you did not notice, this month’s FSO Success had a little theme-meme going.

If you picked up on it—go to our Facebook page and say what it is and your name will go into a drawing for some computer head- phones which really help you focus in those DCSA Web Meetings!

Need more explanation or assistance with any items mentioned this month?
Contact FSO PRO!

FSO PRO thanks all the FSOs out there for everything you do to keep the warfighter safe. Even the smallest task is designed to keep our nation’s information out of the hands of those who would do harm. We, as FSOs, are doing our part to stay vigilant and determined to protect those who protect us, even in our own small way.

That is why we say how awesome you are. And thank you.

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