Cyber Workforce
Department of Defense Cybersecurity Workforce

The DoD IA Workforce includes, but is not limited to, all individuals performing any of the IA functions described in DoD 8570.01-M. 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 duties may be performed as primary or additional/embedded duties, by a DoD employee (civilian, including LNs, or military) or by a support contractor (including LNs).

DoD Directive 8140.01 reissued and renumbered DoD Directive (DoDD) 8570.01 to update and expand established policies and assigned responsibilities for managing the DoD cyber workforce. The qualification and certification standards of DoD 8570.01-M are still in effect until replaced by the DoD 8140.01 Manual.