Navy Wants Cyber-Savvy Personnel

Under a directive issued July 8th by the U.S. Navy secretary, the Department of National Defense wants personnel who provide cybersecurity expertise to better face rapidly changing challenges.

In an article on the Government Computer News website, Amber Corrin says Navy and Marine Corps deputy CIOs must ensure their respective information assurance workforces comply with identification, training and certification requirements, according to the orders. And high-level Navy officials will have to develop “an implementation plan for information assurance workforce management” and major subordinate commands and high-level information officers must “establish a chain of command and track and report compliance status,” says the article.

The Navy secretary’s instructions said new policy and training are necessary because “cyberspace and cybersecurity capabilities are essential to achieve warfighting and business missions across the operational force, expeditionary force, air, surface or undersea domains,” says the article.

To read the article, click here:
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/07/14/navy-cybersecurity-information-assurance-directive.aspx