DoD 8570.1 Information Assurance
Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 Information Assurance
Government agencies know that their best line of defense for securing and protecting their vital information and information systems is a well-trained and aware user. That’s why the DoD Directive 8570.1 was put into place. This enterprise wide mandate requires that any person conducting information Assurance (IA) functions be trained and certified in a commercial certification on the concepts, principles and applications to enhance protection of the Department of Defense’s information, information systems, and networks.
8570.1 provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of the DoD workforce conducting Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. It also provides guidance on reporting metrics.
Agencies affected by 8570.1
- Office of Security of Defense
- Military Departments
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Combatant Commands
- Office of the Inspector General of the DoD
- Defense Agencies
- DoD Field Activities
- All other organizational entities of the DoD
Who is affected by 8570.1?
Any full-time or part-time civilian employee, military service member, contractor, or local national with privileged access to a DoD information system performing information assurance (security) functions, regardless of job or occupational series.
Listed below are the approved certifications offered at CCT.