This may be old news to some, but recent for others. The DoD Directive (DoDD) 8570.01 is no more. On August 11, 2015 DoDD 8140.01 was signed. DoDD 8140.01 is for all personnel who support DoD intelligence, security, and law enforcement missions in cyberspace.
DoDD 8140.01 states that it “reissues and renumbers DoD Directive (DoDD) 8570.01 … to update and expand established policies and assigned responsibilities for managing the DoD cyberspace workforce.”
DoDD 8140.01 also authorized the establishment of a DoD Cyberspace Workforce Management Council to ensure that all requirements are met. It’s a pretty short directive and we recommend that you all take a look at it here. As of today, there are no specific training requirements for DoDD 8140.01 and DoD 8570.01-M, the Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Improvement Program manual is still in effect. You can find the DoD Approved Baseline Certifications on the IASE site if you need to reference it.
So now you may be asking yourself, “so, what’s different”. The answer to that is, we don’t know yet. Almost all directives have a manual to go along with it. Until the 8140 manual is written and signed, there isn’t much direction, only to abide by the DoD 8570 manual until further notice. It looks like the DoDD 8140.01 will be applicable to a wider audience and I’m sure there are changes coming soon!