I work within the DoD and I am required to publish my CISSP certificate to an internal organizational website, releasing to DMDC is not sufficient.
The fact that a DoD organization requires another administrative process, supplying a copy of your CISSP certificate, over and above the DoD-wide DMDC-to-(ISC)2 access process, is a perfect candidate for submission to the DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Hotline. It is a perfect example of governmental WASTE by unnecessarily duplicating standard department-wide processes. If you can estimate how many 8540-certified workers are in the organization, and the time it takes each to submit the certificates, and the time local organizational workers spend processing them, you can ball-park the wasted government resources to a dollar figure in your submission. The result could be a nice FWA Award check to you for your efforts. AND you would actually be streamlining the processes in your organization.
In many bureaucracies (not limiter to government) it is not unusual for local clerks to maintain, or even add, local procedures on top of improved broader processes, just because they "don't trust" the new (usually better) processes. Also, sometimes it is a form of job protection: "If I don't have to do that anymore, how will I justify my job?"
My suggestion to submit to FWA is not hyperbole.. they need to correct added cost they are incurring, and it really could mean some money for you.