This certification is required for all government employees who conduct information security functions as a part of their assigned duty. It replaces DoDD 8570, which now makes up a part of the larger initiative, DoDD 8140. Each employee in these positions is required to carry an approved certification for their specific job classification.
All full or part-time military service member, contractor, or others with approved clearance to a Department of Defense information system who performs information security and assurance functions. All personnel performing IAT and IAM functions, all personnel performing CND-SP and IASAE roles, and all IA jobs (categorized as “Technical” or “Management” level I, II, or III) must be certified.