DoD 8570.01-M

Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program

This Manual is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 8570.1 “Information Assurance Training, Certification, and Workforce Management,” August 15, 2004 (Reference (a)).  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 also provides information and guidance on reporting metrics and the implementation schedule forReference (a).

This Manual applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the “DoD Components”).

This Manual is effective immediately and is mandatory for use by all the DoD Components. Send recommended changes to the Manual to the following address:

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance Assistant Secretary of Defense for Network and Information Integration/Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (ASD(NII)/DoD CIO) 1155 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1155

The DoD Components, other Federal agencies, and the public may download this Manual from the DoD Issuances Web Site at

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