DISCONTINUE HARDCOPY FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS FOR BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS:
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SUBJ/DISCONTINUE HARDCOPY FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS FOR BACKGROUND
NARR/REF A IS UNDER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY LETTER OF 1 AUGUST 2016 WHICH
REQUIRED IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURE WEB FINGERPRINT TRANSMISSION PLUS
ENROLLMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.// POC/FLOYD/CIV/OPNAV N2N6/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. While progress has been made, National Background Investigation
Bureau (NBIB) reports that a backlog of background investigations continues
to challenge the Services, including Navy. Several factors have been
identified in the background investigation process which contributes to the
backlog, to include submission of hardcopy fingerprints for investigations
conducted by NBIB. Failure to provide NBIB with fingerprints electronically
results in a significant delay in processing of the background investigation.
2. Per reference (a), electronic fingerprints are required to be submitted
through Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission Plus (SWFT PLUS).
3. Effective immediately, all Navy commands are hereby instructed to comply
with the following:
a. Discontinue all hardcopy fingerprint submissions to the NBIB.
b. Electronic fingerprints are to be submitted through SWFT PLUS to
support Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) fingerprint searches.
Submission of electronic fingerprints through SWFT PLUS improves efficiency,
timeliness of results, and quality of the print. When electronic capture is
not possible, contact email@example.com.
4. Reference (a) directs Navy Echelon I and II command security personnel to
register as SWFT PLUS site administrators, and to then register and manage
user accounts for subordinate commands.
a. Commands without SWFT PLUS capability should consult with their
Security Office chain-of-command to obtain guidance from their cognizant
Echelon I or II command.
b. Echelon I and II commands are to contact the Deputy Under Secretary
of the Navy (DUSN) Security Directorate at firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information.
5. To assist commands who do not currently have SWFT PLUS access, OPNAV
N2N6/NIA SI3 (BIB Branch) developed a consolidated list of electronic
fingerprint locations by region capable of capturing and submitting
fingerprints via SWFT PLUS. Contact OPNAV N2N6/NIA SI3 (BIB Branch) via
email at email@example.com for a copy of the SWFT PLUS location list.
a. When electronic capture and submission via SWFT PLUS is not possible,
email OPNAV N2N6/NIA SI3 (BIB Branch) with specific details of issues
preventing use of SWFT PLUS. Include the command Security Office chain-of-
command points of contact information in the email.
b. Once commands establish SWFT PLUS connectivity, email OPNAV N2N6/NIA
SI3 (BIB Branch) with the command name, address, POC name, and phone number.
Additionally, report to OPNAV N2N6/NIA SI3 (BIB
Branch) any concerns with your command immediate transition to electronic
6. Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Personnel Security/Assurance
provides information on SWFT PLUS access, and a list of the supported
devices. When using the information on this site, commands are advised:
a. Commands must coordinate SWFT PLUS access through their Echelon I or
II command, vice directly with DMDC.
b. DON specific SWFT PLUS guidance is available on the DUSN Security
Directorate Portal at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs
c. When purchasing a fingerprint scanner, the scanner must be on both
the DMDC SWFT PLUS Supported Device List and the FBI certified product list.
The fingerprint scanner must also be authorized for use on the Department of
Defense or DON network, (i.e., Navy and Marine Corps Intranet, ONE-NET,
etc.), where the device will be connected.
7. NBIB continues to accept hard copy print submissions from Navy, but they
are sending a monthly report of all hard copy prints submitted from Navy to
OPNAV N2N6/NIA SI3 (BIB Branch) to assist with transitioning to electronic
8. Direct any questions to the point of contact, Ms. Jennifer Floyd,
(703) 604-5564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//