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What is DoD Directive 8570?

DoD 8570 is the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Manual.
It provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of the DoD workforce conducting Information Assurance (IA) functions in assigned duty positions.
It provides guidance to develop a DoD IA workforce with a common understanding of the concepts, principles, and applications of IA for each category, specialty, level, and function to enhance protection and availability of DoD information, information systems, and networks.

Who is Affected by DoDD 8570?

Any full or part-time military service member, contractor, or local nationals with privileged access to a DoD information system performing information assurance (security) functions -- regardless of job or occupational series.
•Office of the Secretary 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 in the DoD

What is Information Assurance?

IA functions focus on the development, operation, management, and enforcement of security capabilities for systems and networks.
Personnel performing IA functions establish IA policies and implement security measures and procedures for the Department of Defense and affiliated information systems and networks.

IA Measurements

IA measures protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This includes providing for their restoration by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.

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