Industrial Security Job Aids
The Industrial Security Program is a multi-disciplinary security program focused on the protection of classified information developed by or entrusted to U.S. industry operating under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganization, Spin-off/Splits (MARS)
September 2017, 12 pages. This job aid is designed to provide the user with a basic knowledge of the Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganizations and Spin-offs/Splits process. It will help Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and Senior Management Officials (SMOs) recognize reporting thresholds and procedures, understand the potential impacts of mergers, and appreciate the benefits of advanced reporting.
NISP Contract Classification System (NCCS)
June 2017. 9 pages. This job aid provides background information on the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Contract Classification System (NCCS).
Security Officer Curricula
February 2017. Trifold brochure. This pamphlet details the Facility Security Officer Curriculum, a program of study that prepares individuals for the duties and responsibilities of a Facility Security Officer (FSO) in a contractor facility participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
Your e-FCL Submission Requirements
September 2016, 15 pages. This job aid will assist you in understanding the business documents and forms you are required to include in your Electronic-Facility Security Clearance (e-FCL) submission/upload during the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Facility Security Clearance (FCL) process.
Inspection Handbook for NISP Contractors
May 2016, 68 pages. The National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requires that all participants in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) conduct their own self-inspection, to include a self-inspection of their Insider Threat program. This handbook is designed as a job aid to assist in compliance with this requirement. The handbook also suggests various techniques to help enhance the quality of your self-inspection and provides a validation section where you can capture the actions taken to support your answers for each applicable element.
Industrial Base Technology List
February 2016, 12 pages. The job aid introduces security practitioners to DSS's Industrial Base Technology List (IBTL). The IBTL identifies and defines critical U.S. defense technology and crosswalks all categories to the legacy Military Critical Technology List. This job aid is an excellent resource for the protection of U.S. technology and the implementation of research, development and acquisition security practices.
Security Facilities Database (ISFD)
December 2014, 30 pages. This job aid provides instructions on the use of the Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD) Facility Clearance Verification and Notification features which were enhanced during the most recent update to the database.
Electronic Facility Clearance (eFCL) User Guide
September 2014. This guide provides instructions on how to use the e-FCL Submission Site. The e-FCL Submission Site was developed for contractors to submit required facility clearance information to DSS in an electronic format.
254: How to Complete DD Form 254 Performance Support Guide (Course)
September 2011. To provide assistance for anyone who has been tasked with completing a DD Form 254, we've created a web-based course.
DD Form 254: A Guide for the Preparation of a DD Form 254
September 2011, 27 pages. To provide assistance for anyone who has been tasked with completing a DD Form 254, we've created a printable guide.
Form 254: Enhanced DD Form 254 with information pop-ups, dropdowns
and an Item 13 continuation page
A small percentage of users have found that the Information buttons remain when printed. It is recommended that the user print a test copy of the form to ensure this doesn't happen once the form is completed.
Inquiry (AI) Job Aid for Industry
July 2011, 13 pages. This job aid provides instructions for conducting an administrative inquiry (AI) and includes guidelines for conducting the administrative inquiry and submitting the initial and final reports. A Final Report Template is included to assist. The target audience for this job aid includes industrial security personnel, specifically Facility Security Officers (FSOs) at cleared DoD contractor facilities participating in the NISP, other contractor security personnel, and DoD Industrial Security Specialists.