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What is DoDD 8140 (DoDD 8570)?

Department of Defense Directive 8570 has been replaced by the DoD CIO as DoDD 8140; DoDD 8570 is now a part of a larger initiative that falls under the guidelines of DoDD 8140. DoDD 8140 provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all government employees who conduct Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. These individuals are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification. CertNexus certifications are among those required for CSSP classifications.

Who is Affected by DoDD 8140 (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

DoDD 8140 (DoDD 8570) Requires:

All personnel performing IAT and IAM functions must be certified.

All personnel performing CSSP and IASAE roles must be certified.

All IA jobs will be categorized as ‘Technical’ or ‘Management’ Level I, II, or III, and to be qualified for those jobs, you must be certified.

For More Information About DoDD 8140 (DoDD 8570):

The DoD8140 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Office at

Call the Defense Information Assurance Program (DIAP) Office at 1-800-490-1643

DoDD 8140 – The Future of DoDD 8570

DoDD 8570 became part of DoDD 8140. Until the DoDD 8140 manuals are developed and approved DoD personnel will be required to meet the requirements of DoDD 8570. More details on what will be changing, as part of DoDD 8140, will be posted as it becomes available. Sections of DoDD 8140 will be based on the NICE Initiative at

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