Security Clearance Information

The SMO CODE is now closed. If you have registered and need to pass your clearance onsite, please be prepared to provide your full SSN to the NUWC Security Staff and provide a federally issued ID (CAC, License, or passport). The NUWC Security Staff will verify clearance & company/command in DISS and then give the green light to NDIA that they are cleared to pick up their badge. If the individual’s clearance cannot be verified in DISS or through other measures, they will be denied entry to the conference.

Please note, this conference has reached capacity. Onsite registration will not be allowed. 

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 will be accepted starting August 1, 2023.  Please do not submit before August 1st. The deadline to submit your paperwork for security clearance is Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

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 visitor request through DISS to SMO Code NDIA23.

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

For non-DoD attendees or personnel with no DISS account access, please email attendee clearance information to and Visitor request forms should clearly be labeled "NDIA 2023". 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 September 18 - 20, 2023. 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

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