Self-Inspection and the DSS Security Review Process. DSS and Contractor Interface
DSS and Contractor Interface
ISRs should be part of your security team to helps understand, interpret and comply with all security requirements. They can also help contractors learn “Tips” that can aid in becoming an “above and beyond” organization and eligible to receive a Commendable or Superior” rating.
More than following and completing the DSS Self-Inspection Checklist. Must be a “total review” of the security program. Must be an honest examination of the program and an indicator to senior leadership that we can safeguard our nations secrets! Gives a “snapshot” picture of current security operations and allows us to determine shortcomings and how to resolve them before the Security Review.
DSS Security Review
Their program designed to ensure contractors are compliant with NISPOM and other security requirements. Can be painful/ semi-painful or true learning experience.
Self-Inspections can become laborious
This is the one opportunity to start the Security Review on a positive note and to influence what the DSS inspectors will remember about your program