New Cyber IT/CSWF Management and Qualification Program Has Been Launched

All current Cybersecurity Workforce personnel take note! The new DON Cyberspace IT/Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualification Program is effective immediately.

SECNAV Manual 5239.2, DON Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualification Manual has been published. The recently revised SECNAV M-5239.2 is effective immediately and all affected personnel should read it in its entirety.

The familiar Cyber IT/CSWF roles of IAT, IAM, IASAE, and CND have been replaced by thirty-six (36) unique Specialty Areas. Cyber IT/CSWF personnel must attain and maintain qualification for their Specialty Area or Specialty Areas (if assigned to more than one). See the new Cyber IT/CSWF section here on Marine Corps COOL for detailed information.

The Cyber IT/CSWF structure differs significantly from the previous Information Assurance workforce structure in that it now is based upon the actual specialties and proficiencies required by the work, not upon the general area and system/network size. The structure also provides the means to move to a more focused qualification regimen.

This revision identifies MAJOR changes to the DON Cyberspace IT/Cybersecurity Workforce (Cyber IT/CSWF) Management and Qualification Program. The revision:

For more information review the Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualification Manual in its entirety.