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How to Get Certifications Now That Translate Military Experience


Whether you are staying in the military or getting out, there are DOD baseline certifications that can translate military experience to a civilian resume. The certifications and credentials that really count depend on where you are coming from and where you plan to head. In many situations there are COOL programs based on the branch of military you are serving that can offer certification or credentialing assistance.

AF COOL Program Explained

The Air Force COOL program is a pathway for enlisted members of the Air & Space Force to earn industry-recognized professional certifications and licenses. All related licensing fees, exam charges, and study preparation costs, including training, are covered by the Air Force COOL program.

Why are DoD Directive 8570 Certification Requirements so important?


In August of 2004 the US Department of Defense (DoD) implemented DOD Directive 8570 certification requirements, which requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor with privileged access to a DoD information system to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.

Best Practices for Securing Critical Infrastructure for State & Local Governments

Government agencies are increasingly finding themselves as targets for cyberattacks. Summarizing some of the best practices these agencies can use to stay secure and highlight some of the possible consequences to having vulnerabilities. Our elections systems have been a strong focus in recent years; we are drawing upon lessons learned in that realm and extending them across the government IT infrastructure. Above all, this should be reference architecture for Security Officers and CIOs, for all government entities and departments.

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Modernization of DOD: VMware Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and Portability

To modernize defense, units must continue to enlist DoD hybrid cloud solutions such as VMware on milCloud® 2.0. Agencies in the Department of Defense continue to pursue IT modernization and digital transformation, in part by using hybrid cloud platforms. Hybrid cloud provides DoD agencies requisite security, access, flexibility and cost containment. Hybrid cloud computing provides for sensitive data and applications to reside on private clouds; more operational workloads can run on the public cloud.


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