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You Don't Have to Get Ready If You Stay Ready!

You Don’t Have to Get Ready If You Stay Ready!

True story: Once, we were contacted by our DCSA Representative out of the blue. She sent us an email on Wednesday wanting a “quick, 20 -minute ‘Advise & Assist’ call this Thursday”. She offered no list of information to review, just made it sound like a nice “howya-doing, friend?” chat was going to happen. Don’t […]

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Learning a New Security Process!

Learning a New Security Process!

One of my earliest memories as an FSO was JUST completing my FSO Training. (This was back when it was in a binder with modules and the quizzes were done with a pen- cil. I’m old. Shut up.) My boss brought me the NISPOM, which was a 4-inch thick book back then and said, “Okay, […]

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Say Hello to DISS!

Say Hello to DISS!

Learning to use DISS has been interesting—in that pull your hair out, shake your fist to the sky kind of way! By now, you have all (hopefully) completed your NISS PSI Survey and started using DISS. You, like us, have probably found that there is a lot of clean up to do. If that is […]

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Make no DISS-stake! DISS is here!

Make no DISS-stake! DISS is here!

“You may have to delete your back-up user and re-add them all over again.” This was an actual help desk recommendation for DISS, recently. We are in for some good times ahead. Unless you turned off all email correspondence, you are aware of the fact that we are (finally) migrating to DISS all during this […]

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Don't Panic

Don’t Panic

Remember how DSS (yes, I am using that name on purpose) changed everything in the past several months? They changed: Their name (I am used to saying DCSA now – just in time to get used to writing 2021 on my checks!) The Director They took away eFCL (still hurts) and replaced it with NISS […]

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Corkpop! Happy 2021!

Corkpop! Happy 2021!

Last year was WEIRD for FSOs… I have been an FSO for over 15 years and the “world of COVID” brought on changes that I had never seen before! They included the following: No On-site Inspections: After March 2020, DCSA halted on-site meetings (indefinitely) and replaced their on-site inspections with Continuous Monitor- ing or Meaningful […]

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Don’t Be Vulnerable!

Don’t Be Vulnerable!

FSO PRO is here to help! The difference between an FSO who gets Superior ratings and the one who gets less is not as big as you may think! Success is the cumulative result of consistent actions and habits. During the first few moments of the Continuous Monitoring phone call with your DCSA Rep, he […]

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The End of DISS-CUSSION!

The End of DISS-CUSSION!

FSO PRO is here to help! JK… This is NOT the last of the DISS talk from FSO PRO. In fact, as of this week, the Visit Access Request function has moved from JPAS to DISS. I got a panicked text yesterday from a member of Executive Management who forgot to tell me they had […]

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The Bliss of DISS—Part 3!

The Bliss of DISS—Part 3!

It is time to start using DISS and FSO PRO is here to help! You may be getting tired of hearing about DISS from us but trust us, this topic is not going away anytime soon. In fact, we attended a record number (for us) of Continuous Monitoring phone calls (the telecon version of a […]

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The Bliss of DISS—Part 2!

The Bliss of DISS—Part 2!

The Bliss of DISS—Part 2! It is time to start using DISS, & FSO PRO is here to help! Maybe you don’t attend as many SVAs or Continuous Monitoring meetings as we do, but DCSA is still making it pretty clear, they want FSOs to start migrating to DISS more and more. They have already […]

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