The Defense Information Systems AgencyÂ has introduced an electronic application designed to help federal security clearance applicants submit applications forÂ background investigations.
DISA said FridayÂ theÂ National Background Investigation Services’ program office implemented eApp, which is meant to replace the currentÂ Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations ProcessingÂ system.
Raju Shah, program manager of NBIS, said the organization aims to gather feedback from an upcomingÂ usability study ofÂ 1,000 eApp users at the U.S. Army in an effort to refine the tool.
Shah added that NBIS plans to commence the app’s public rollout by the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year.
The tool is designed to help operators collect and assessÂ investigation data from users, as well as help re-applicants access information from their previous applications.
Congress directed DISA in 2016 to lead the Defense Contract Management Agency, Office of Personnel Management and other Defense Department components in the development, test, operation, maintenance and security of federal background checks.