Navy Directive Sets Cyber Security Ground Rules

Kara Reeder

In an effort to make sure its IT work force is well-equipped to handle issues of cyber security, the Navy has issued a directive that puts the deputy CIOs of the Navy and Marine Corps in charge of making sure that Navy information assurance (IA) workers are in compliance with cyber security identification, training, and certification requirements of the military service.


The directive, according to InformationWeek, states that commanding officers, commanders and civilians in charge of agencies must create a plan to manage the way that IA workers implement cyber security requirements. And Department of Defense cyber security requirements must be met by Dec. 31.


Among other things, the directive requires that authorized agencies, such as the Defense IA Program Office, the Naval Audit Service and the Department of Navy Headquarters, must conduct compliance visits a minimum of 5 percent of the year to ensure cyber security rules are being met.

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