Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is set to shutdown on March 31, 2021 and all personnel security information will be handled using Defense Information System for Security (DISS). The transfer is nothing new and has been an ongoing project with the government and now the countdown is posted on the JPAS homepage.
This is good news since the government will be moving to a more user friendly and interactive platform. DISS is up to date with what the private sector uses as far as usability and visuals, it allows you to add in more details and cover more nuances. “ DISS allows visibility over the entire case inventory and end-to-end status monitoring in a single platform” (DISS Fact Sheet).
DISS and JPAS have been in use for awhile however it is now being moved to one system. This is convenient as some customers want DISS updated, where others you can work security information on JPAS, this would create double work. JPAS would occasionally sync with DISS, not every time so it is best practice for Phase II to make any additions or changes to both platforms.
As part of the ongoing process JPAS has stopped sync with DISS on October 15, 2020 and is being changed to “Read Only Mode on March 15th, 2021”. I am looking forward to using DISS as the sole platform for handing security information.