8570 and 8140 DoD Approved

The DoD 8570.1-M Directive is also known as the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. The Department of Defense passed a regulation stating that all Information Assurance personnel must become compliant with the mandated IT and Security certification standards within a certain time frame.

In 2015, the Department of Defense signed off on DoD Directive 8140, which replaced the earlier directive DoD Directive 8570.