On February 15, 2023, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a new manual, 8140.03M, which provides guidelines for managing the DoD Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF). The manual replaces the previous version, 8570.01-M. Keep reading for an overview of the new 8140.03M manual and its impact on the DoD CSWF.
What is 8140.03M? 8140.03M is the new manual that outlines the DoD’s requirements for managing the CSWF. It provides guidance on the identification, training, certification, and management of the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce. The manual has been updated to reflect the changing threat landscape and the evolving cybersecurity needs of the DoD.
The new 8140.03 manual introduces several key changes to the DoD CSWF, including:
What is the impact of 8140.03M? The new manual has a significant impact on the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce. It provides a more flexible and agile approach to managing the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce, which is critical given the evolving threat landscape. The new certification requirements ensure that the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce is up to date with the latest cybersecurity skills and knowledge. The emphasis on training and education ensures that the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce is continually improving their skills and knowledge.
The release of 8140.03M represents a significant step forward in the management of the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce. The new manual provides updated guidance that reflects the changing threat landscape and the evolving cybersecurity needs of the DoD. The new certification requirements, training and education, and cybersecurity workforce management guidance will help ensure that the DoD’s cybersecurity workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
Within 12 months of the effective date of this issuance, the OSD and DoD
In summary, over the next 12 months, agencies and contractors will need to:
We understand the budget constraints agencies and contractors are facing in light of this new 12-month requirement being issued in FY 2023. Many haven’t budgeted for the necessary resources that can help get them compliant within the mandated time frame.
WillCo Tech is offering several flexible migration and implementation options to DoD agencies and defense contractors using CyberSTAR to transition from 8570 workforce management approach to 8140.03 approach and meet the 12-month reporting/mapping requirements.