DOD posts information assurance manual online

The training manual for Defense Department information assurance professionals that was finalized in December is available online now.

The manual, DOD 8570.01-M: Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, was posted today, according to Robert Lentz, director of information assurance for the Pentagon.

The manual sets the requirements for training and certification of approximately 80,000 IA professionals within the department, Lentz said. Defense contractors that provide IA services to the Pentagon also will be expected to provide staff who meet the requirements.

DOD CIO John Grimes said in a foreword to the manual that it "is effective immediately and mandatory for use by all the DOD components." The basis for the manual is an August 2004 directive from deputy secretary Paul Wolfowitz that assigned responsibilities for IA training.

Patience Wait is a senior writer for Washington Technology's sister publication, Government Computer News.

Originally posted Jan. 30 at 4:47 p.m. and updated Jan. 31 at 10:05 a.m.

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