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NEWS | March 8, 2021

DISS Release 13.4

In preparation for JPAS to DISS transition, this week, DCSA is deploying Defense Information System for Security (DISS) Release 13.4, delivering the final system enhancements needed to meet and replace existing JPAS capabilities. To support the release, a system outage is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, from 6:30 p.m. ET to Friday, March 12 at 6 a.m. ET. Read more about the new features.

Enhancements to Joint Verifications System (JVS):
.   Multiple subjects can now be added to a visit.
.   Users can search for subjects by social security number or SMO.
.   Easily access the "Subject Summary" page by selecting a subject from the "Visit Subjects" table.
.   Users assigned to a "creating" SMO can now archive and make edits to "Active Visits."
.   New "Visit Point of Contact" fields allow SMOs to add phone numbers, email addresses, and contact notes associated with specific visits.

          .   New "Determination" fields now show "Interim" and "Eligibility Pending" determination information in the User Roles, Optional Permissions, and Subject reports.
.   A new "Include All Children" checkbox, allows security managers and other select roles to customize the parameters of their JVS reports.

Enhancements to Case Adjudication Tracking System (CATS):
.   The "Request Reciprocity CSR" for industry subjects now goes directly to the CAF Process Team, bypassing the VROC Industry Process Team review.

Enhancements to both JVS and CATS:
.   The "Indoctrination Date" now shows on "Subject Summary" and "Subject Details" access panels.

DISS Release 13.4 Fixes
DCSA is soliciting end user community feedback on DISS features and functionality and is working to continuously improve performance. Release 13.4 addresses known concerns, including SMO locations erroneously saving without state and zip code information, specific field operability using Internet Explorer, erroneous error messages, and issues with Vetting Risk Operations Center reporting.

JPAS Sunset Update
All DISS functionality required to retire JPAS on March 31, 2021 has been met. JPAS will transition to a read-only mode on March 15, 2021. By that date, all updates to eligibility, access, and visit data must be completed in DISS. Any questions on investigations requests submitted in JPAS must be raised by March 30. At midnight on March 31, JPAS will be retired.

For DISS questions or to submit a ticket for data correction, contact DCSA.ContactCenter@mail.mil or the Help Desk at 800-467-5526, Menu Option #1: DISS. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays).