DON Cyberspace (Cyber) IT and Cybersecurity Workforce Credentialing

By Chris Kelsall - Published, September 14, 2016

With the publication of DoD Directive 8140.01, "Cyberspace Workforce Management" and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Instruction 5239.20A, "Department of the Navy Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce (DON Cyber IT/CSWF) Management and Qualification," a new approach to education, training and Cyber IT/CSWF qualification will occur. ...

No longer will the demonstration of workforce cybersecurity, operating system, system tools and operating environment training rely solely on information assurance and operating system certifications. Instead, the use of certifications, along with military training, academic degree programs and other relevant credentialing programs will be integrated into the Cyber IT/CSWF Qualification Program. Within the DON, this includes but is not limited to commercial certifications, foundational cybersecurity training and education, technical training and education, on-the-job training, and demonstration of acquired skills and abilities.

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