What’s New in 2022? Security Predictions for Cleared Facilities

2021 was an eventful year for cleared facilities, bringing new federal security legislation driven by changing trends in technology and the workforce. With rising cybersecurity threats and international conflict on the horizon, 2022 is shaping up to be just as disruptive, and FSOs must be prepared. Today, FSOs stand at the front line of America’s…

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The History of DISS and the Future of Clearance Reform

After more than a decade of preparation, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) finally rolled out the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) this March. Fulfilling a major goal of the Trusted Workforce 2.0 initiative, DISS has risen to replace the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) as the Defense Department’s security clearance and access database, solving…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Zero Trust Security and Insider Threats

Following the SolarWinds attack in December of 2020  – and the Colonial Pipeline attack 5 months later – the government has been working overtime to stem the tide of threats to America’s national security. In May 2021, the White House issued Executive Order (EO) 14028, with a long list of reforms intended to strengthen cybersecurity across federal agencies. Now, some of…

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Why the Government is Retiring JPAS for DISS, and What It Means

EDITORS NOTE as of 12/28/2020: DCSA has announced the extension of the transition period for JPAS to DISS (click here for more information).  As a result of the ongoing extension of the JPAS to DISS transition, Access Commander will continue to support JPAS until the transition has taken place. With the end of 2020 right…

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