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October 2015

The Role Base Checklist, [PDF, 191KB] has been posted.

May 2014

The November ASO User Group meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA. ASOs who do not plan to travel to New Orleans may still participate via webinar. ASOs may register on the ASO User Group page.

February 2014

A new cancellation policy is now in effect. All forms which are incorrect or incomplete will be cancelled and a corrected form must be submitted.

January 2014

Forms are now mandatory when submitting security access requests.

November 29, 2013

Please note that Agency Security Officers will soon be required to use authorized access forms to submit requests for access to NFC systems. The forms will be presented at the November 13, 2013 ASO User Group Meeting, and posted to the NFC web site shortly thereafter

November 20, 2012

Please note that effective immediately, all requests to expedite should be submitted using the following method:

  1. Send an email to NFC.ASO@nfc.usda.gov
  2. Include ‘EXPEDITE’ in the subject line
  3. Include the request number(s) in the body of the email
  4. Include a justification for the expedite

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

NFC Agency Security Officer User Group Meeting

February 12, 2015 3:04 p.m.
The NFC will host an ASO User Group Meeting via Webinar on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. Central Time to 11:30 a.m. Central Time. An agenda and other materials will be posted on the NFC website prior to the meeting.
Expansion of Account Inactivity Process to Web Applications
January 7, 2015 10:39 a.m.
On February 9, 2015, the National Finance Center (NFC) will begin enforcing its Inactive Accounts policy for Web application accounts. This will mirror the Inactive Accounts process in place for Mainframe application accounts.
2015 Agency Security Officer Training Schedule
December 11, 2014 12:41 p.m.
The 2015 ASO training schedule has been finalized. Please take note of the following dates for training. All sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.
Email Addresses for Notification of Inactive Accounts
November 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.
NFC recently made modifications to its mainframe security data structure to accommodate the storage of email addresses for all users. Storing the email address will allow us to email users to notify them when their accounts have not been logged into, and may be in danger of being disabled or deleted.
Agency Security Officer (ASO) User Group Meeting – New Orleans
September 9, 2014 6:03 p.m.
The NFC Access Management Branch will host an ASO User Group Meeting on site in New Orleans, Louisiana and via Webinar on November 13, 2014.
Processing of Incomplete Access Requests
March 3, 2014 7:47 a.m.
NFC updated Service Level Agreements (SLA) for Fiscal Year 2014 to address security access requests. This resulted in new performance metrics based on not only the number of UserIDs listed on the request, but also the complexity of the request.
Agency Access Forms Update - February 10, 2014
February 10, 2014 8:00 a.m.
At NFC’s quarterly ASO User Group Meeting on November 13, 2013, NFC announced that new Security Access Forms would be posted on the NFC website.
Agency Access Forms Update - December 19, 2013
December 19, 2013 4:25 p.m.
At NFC’s quarterly ASO User Group Meeting on November 13, 2013, NFC announced that new Security Access Forms would be posted on the NFC website.
Review of Contractor Expiration Dates
September 12, 2012 12:00 p.m.
As we near the end of the fiscal year, the NFC Access Management Branch would like to remind you to review your contractors’ expiration dates.
NFC SPPS Role Updates
May 14, 2012 3:45 p.m.
This notification is to inform agency security officers of changes that were made to the Special Payments Processing System (SPPS) for processing Manual Payments and Adjustments by the National Finance Center (NFC).

Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018