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Why is FIPS 140 Important?

Federal agencies purchasing cryptographic-based security systems must confirm an associated FIPS 140-2 certificate exists. This procurement “check-box” item is a deal-breaker. Vendor claims of “designed for FIPS” or “FIPS ready” are not sufficient to pass this hurdle. There is an advantage in selecting a product with a FIPS 140-2 certificate over a solution that has not undergone the rigorous approval process.

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.

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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