DoD CIO Cyber Workforce Session, Part of the SANS Compliance Countdown Series

  • Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023 3:00PM EST (29 Nov 2023 20:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Mark Gorak

The Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer recently published two critical initiatives: the 2023-2027 DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy and DoD Manual 8140.03. The strategy establishes the direction for unified management of the cyber workforce and outlines a roadmap for its advancement while DoDM 8140 changes the way that we qualify our workforce. Through the DoD 8140 Cyber Workforce Qualification Program, DoD is expanding the qualification program to roughly 225,000 military, civilian, and contractor positions by establishing foundational and residential qualification criteria for each DoD Cyber Workforce Framework work role. Together, the strategy and program will enable the DoD to develop and deploy an agile, capable, and ready cyber workforce.