Whatcha think about NBIS?

What should FSOs be doing this month?

  • Get your NBIS Account going and active!
  • Begin changing “DISS” to “NBIS” on internal memos and documents for investigation instructions.
  • Get your “Quick Steps” from your FSO PRO Membership!
  • Log into DISS, NBIS, ServiceNow, and NISS …and any other timed data base so you don’t get locked out.
  • Administer any scheduled annual training: Annual Refresher, Insider Threat, Self-Inspections, and personnel interviews
  • Begin planning for September’s “Insider Threat Awareness” month!
  • Let FSO PRO know how we can help you!

Whatcha think about NBIS?

Yep, that’s right – this is NOT a drill! We FSOs have seen the big red sign when you log into DISS that as of October 1, (you know, right when the fiscal year and new contracts are kicking off) certain functionalities will only be available in NBIS, not to mention all the emails for the instructions!

Everyone MUST have an NBIS account by October 1, 2023, so don’t put this off if you have been doing so!

You have probably read all the details and worked out your PSSAR, but if you haven’t, the FSO PRO Members club provided the quick steps for set up and are helping our member get prepared. We are here to help! Let’s Get this NBIS Party Started!

Other Reminders for FSOs:

Whatcha think about NBIS?

  • Update your Profile with New DD254s or delete old ones in NISS as they come in. You cannot use the “Request Facility Profile Update” feature in NISS for changed conditions, but you can use it to update contact information, # of cleared employees, and DD254s or, as it is called in NISS, Customers and Programs. Keeping your DD254 list current in NISS is a big timesaver during inspections (trust me on this one—I have attend 21 inspections so far this year).
  • Fingerprint Timeline: “Submitting electronic fingerprints at the same time, or just before you complete your review for adequacy and completeness, should prevent an investigation request from being rejected for missing fingerprints.” Aim for doing it at the same time as submitting the SF86.
  • Plan for Insider Threat Awareness Month. September is “Insider Threat Awareness Month” and DCSA created some new security awareness games such as an Insider Threat Crossword – Puzzle and Insider Threat Trivia Twirl to provide quick and easy ways to provide security awareness at your organization.


For those of you who find these changes overwhelming, fear not! The FSO PRO team, the FSO “Super-hero Members”, and the FSO Success newsletter are here to provide you with support, templates, checklists, tools, and strategies for marketing all of this to your organization!

Together, we FSO Superheroes will move one another successfully into the changes ahead!

Whatcha think about NBIS?
I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it. This issue was so serious that I had to put a movie reference in here some- where. But to stay professional about it, both Batman and Darth Vader are experts at DISS. And so are we. FSO PRO, Batman, and Darth Vader. All business.

Some of the offerings this year for FSO PRO Members:

Whatcha think about NBIS?

  • Inspection items such as Specific Procedures for SEAD 3 (inspection item) and “Formal Report” template for Self Inspections.
  • New Clearance forms to capture all requirements for cleared personnel
  • Foreign Travel Forms—pre and post travel
  • YouTube Message with FSO Updates and training videos

Whatcha think about NBIS?

  • Compliance checklists and crosswalks
  • Annual FSO Planner
  • Proposal Support
  • And lots of one-on-one support when time is short!

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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