Navy tightens cybersecurity training rules

Navy tightens cybersecurity training rules
Navy tightens cybersecurity training rules 

By Amber Corrin
July 14, 2010

The Navy secretary has issued a directive calling on the service to 
establish policy and implement new training to better arm its 
information assurance workforce for cybersecurity challenges, according 
to a release from Rob Carey, the Navy Department's chief information 

Because "cyberspace and cybersecurity capabilities are essential to 
achieve warfighting and business missions across the operational force, 
expeditionary force, air, surface or undersea domains," personnel who 
provide cybersecurity expertise must be able to meet rapidly changing 
missions areas, the secretary.s instructions said.

According to the orders, Navy and Marine Corps deputy CIOs must ensure 
their respective information assurance workforces comply with 
identification, training and certification requirements. High-level Navy 
officials, such as commanding officers, commanders and civilian agency 
heads, must develop an implementation plan for information assurance 
workforce management, and major subordinate commands and high-level 
information officers are required to establish a chain of command and 
track and report compliance status.

Under the directive, issued July 8, DOD has established a Dec. 31 
deadline to certify 100 percent of the military services. IA personnel 
carrying out technical and management functions and 70 percent of 
personnel involved in computer network defense, architecture and 


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