Just an FYI for the field.
CASP approved IAT II, III & IASE I,II
GSE & GSIF are no longer part of approved baseline. But will be gradfathered.
GCFA & CSSLP are under review for addition to the baseline.
The CompTIA Advanced Security Professional (CASP) certification (ISO 17024 accredited) was approved to be added to the DoD baseline list for IAT level III, IAM II, and IASAE level I and II during the 24 January 2013 Defense Information Assurance Program (DIAP) Certification Committee meeting. CASP targets the IT security professional with a minimum of 10 years' experience in IT administration and at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience. Once the certification is added to the DISA Information Assurance Support Environment baseline certification table, (at: DoD 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program), it will be official. Meanwhile, personnel may commence studying for this certification. Go to CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification, CASP certification for more information.
Baseline certifications: GIAC Security Expert (GSE) and GIAC Information Security Fundaments (GISF) were reviewed and neither certification is American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited there-fore both will be removed from the DoD approved baseline list. DoD will develop and implement a grandfather clause that will be put into place for anyone who currently holds either certification.
Certifications currently under review by the Institute for Defense Analysis for possible additions to 8570.01-M are the ISC2 "Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional" (CSSLP) and "GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst" (GCFA).
DoD 8570.01-M Revision meeting: At the 24 Jan 2013, DoD 8570.01-M Revision meeting, the DIAP re-ported that they are still in the process of adjudicating comments for DoDD 8140.aa. The DoD policy will align as close as possible to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) workforce frame-work of categories and specialty areas workforce roles.
DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) Training Advisory Group (TAG): The DoD TAG has recently held four meetings to discuss how DIACAP is moving to the Risk Management Framework (RMF), the new roles in the draft DoDI 8510, and how these roles should be integrated into the 8570.01-M. The team is working closely with the DIAP 8570.01-M Revision Working Group to ensure knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies are consistent.