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The Department of Defense (DoD) must be able to effectively structure, develop, and retain the cyberspace workforce to overcome new and evolving challenges posed by our adversaries. In support of these objectives, the DoD Cyberspace Workforce Strategy (DCWS) was signed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense in 2013. The DCWS provides overarching guidance for transforming the cyberspace workforce of military (active/reserve) and civilian personnel according to six strategic focus areas, which include approaches to recruit, train and retain staff in a competitive national environment.
A critical element of Focus Area 1 directs the development of the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework and a cohesive set of associated DoD workforce management issuances. The DoD 8140 policy set unifies the overall cyberspace workforce and establishes specific workforce elements (i.e., cyberspace information technology (IT), cybersecurity, cyberspace effects, intelligence (cyberspace), cyberspace enablers) to align, manage, and standardize cyberspace work roles and baseline qualification requirements. This evolution in cyberspace workforce management will better allow the Department to build and maintain a cyberspace workforce that can respond to dynamic mission needs.
The Cyberspace Workforce Elements are defined in DoDD 8140.01 Cyberspace Workforce Management as: