DoD Primed to Hire IT Security Professionals

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Global Knowledge

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Article by Michael Gregg

According to a news report in Federal News Radio recently, the U.S. government is going to need about 1,000 IT security workers in the next few years to build the force needed to protect this country’s military infrastructure.

One big issue is going to be finding enough workers who have the needed IT security skills.

This is why programs such as DoD 8570 are so important. 

Depending on the job role, Department of Defense Directive 8570 (DoD 8570) 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.

Certifications such as Security+, CISM, CISA, and CISSP all qualify under various aspects of DoD 8570. 

Having one of these certifications is a good way to help your chances should you be looking for one of these jobs. 

In today’s environment, anything you can do to boost your career opportunities is worth considering.

Cross-posted from Global Knowledge

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