Clearance Information

This event is classified at the SECRET level (SECRET//NOFORN). All attendees must be U.S. Citizens holding a secret clearance or higher.

Security clearances are being accepted. The deadline to submit your paperwork for security clearance is Wednesday, October 20, 2021. If you are not cleared, you will be not be able to take the shuttle bus to get on base. Please keep in mind, all attendees must carry a valid federal or state issued picture ID on their person at all times. Attendees may be asked to present their IDs during routine spot checks. 

Attendees are required to submit a visit request through DISS to SMO Code NDIA21.

All DoD-affiliated personnel, including contractors, should send visit requests via DISS.

For non-DoD attendees or  personnel with no DISS account access, please email attendee clearance information to and  Visit request forms should clearly be labeled "NDIA 2021".   Information sent must be on company letterhead.  There is no "standard form" available for emailing requests.  If you would like a DOD Safe code to send information encrypted please reach out via email to Gina Santos and Deanna Monell.  Otherwise, please password protect the document and send in one email and send the password in a separate email.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Address

1176 Howell Street, Bldg. 80
Newport, RI 02841

Security POC for VRs

Visitor Requests should be submitted at the Secret level for the dates of October 25 - 27, 2021.  You may use “Gina Santos” as the visit Government POC: Phone Number: 401-832-8684 & email:

If you do not have access to DISS, contact Ms. Santos for assistance.

Please note: Submitting your clearance does not register you for the conference. You must both register and submit your clearance in order to attend.

Prohibited Items:

  • Phones/Smart Phones
  • Computers/Tablets
  • Ear Pieces
  • Bluetooth or RFID Devices
  • Backpacks
  • Briefcases
  • Notebooks
  • Purses
  • Smart Watches
  • Other personal electronics or data storage devices

Note taking is prohibited during the conference.  Attendees will not be allowed to bring anything into the conference sessions that will allow them to take notes.  Periodic spot checks of conference sessions by security personnel will be conducted.