In August of 2004 the US Department of Defense (DoD) signed Directive 8570, which requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor with privileged access to a DoD information system to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.
This measure ensures that those performing information assurance (security) measures have the necessary skills and knowledge to protect important information.
New hires must obtain appropriate baseline certifications within six months of being assigned to information assurance functions.
As the transition from Directive 8570 to Directive 8140 begins, Tampa Bay's dedicated government team is here to guide you along the way. The DoD 8140 model is based on the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) standard. This model will define categories as well as job titiles more clearly.
Learn more about directive 8570.01 & 8140.01 below.