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Mission: DEVSECOPS

DevSecOps is a set of software development practices on a mission that combines software development (Dev), security (Sec), and information technology operations (Ops) to secure the outcome and shorten the development lifecycle. The DevSecOps Mission is to develop a Continuous Monitoring (CM) approach for all Department of Defense (DoD) mission partners that monitors and provides compliance enforcement of containerized applications which cover all the DevSecOps pillars (Develop, Build, Test, Release & Deploy, and Runtime) for a secure posture with the focus being on automation and integration going forward. Here's how this breaks down.

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

PROFESSIONAL & CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS TO ADD TO YOUR RESUME

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?

MILITARY CERTIFICATIONS FOR YOUR CIVILIAN LIFE

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.

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