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Webinar: Roadmap to DoDD 8140.03M Compliance: A Step-by-Step Guide for Agencies and Contractors

Published by Mike McNelis on March 28, 2024

Webinar: Roadmap to DoDD 8140.03M Compliance: A Step-by-Step Guide for Agencies and Contractors

Date: 04/10/2024 1:00pm EST

This webinar is to provide agencies and contractors with a clear and detailed roadmap towards achieving compliance with DoDD 8140.03M by the deadlines in 2025 and 2026, emphasizing the benefits of early implementation and strategic planning.

Registration link:

This webinar will be hosted by Scott Wolf of WillCOTECH. Scott Wolf is a Former Ohio Air Force Reservist with the 179th Mansfield Lahm who has several decades of experience in consulting, corporate leadership, MBA professor, and as a Software company leader. He started his consulting career with Accenture, then served as VP of Enterprise Systems and Alliances for Whittman-Hart, and later served as President of Cleveland-based, Metisentry. His corporate experience includes a leadership role in Progressive’s Project Management Office and running the Corporate Systems groups for both PNC Bank and Westfield Insurance. He recently served as Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for an 18 company Berkshire Hathaway group, Scott Fetzer. He also was a member of the Berkshire National CISO advisory council.

He also has been an adjunct MBA instructor and Advisory board member of Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction to DoDD 8140.03M
    • Overview of DoDD 8140.03M requirements
    • Importance of compliance for cybersecurity roles within the DoD ecosystem
    • Deadlines for compliance: February 2025 and 2026
  1. The Current Landscape
    • Challenges faced by agencies and contractors: uncertainty, anxiety, and complexity of requirements
    • The impact of non-compliance on the Cybersecurity Workforce and Organizational Security
  1. Benefits of Early Implementation
    • Reducing uncertainty and anxiety among cyber workers and leadership
    • Strategic advantages of early action: understanding roles, requirements, and qualification paths
    • Case for starting the compliance process in early 2024
  1. Implementing Your 8140 Program: A Step-by-Step Guide
    • Step 1: Identifying Covered Cyber Positions
      • Obtaining and analyzing extracts from Authoritative Manpower systems
      • Mapping DCWF work roles, proficiency levels, and other essential details
    • Step 2: Introducing the CyberSTAR System
      • Overview of CyberSTAR and its role in facilitating compliance
      • Engaging cyber personnel and leadership with their designated work roles and compliance timelines
    • Step 3: Exploring Qualification Options
      • Understanding qualification categories: Degrees, Certifications, Training, Experience, and Waivers
      • Leveraging existing qualifications and identifying paths to obtain required qualifications
    • Step 4: Planning and Documentation
      • Setting individual qualification preferences and plans
      • Utilizing the system for continuous updates and guidance
  1. Navigating Complexities and Leveraging Resources
    • Interpreting Qualification Matrixes
    • Utilizing college degrees, certifications, and experiential learning as qualification methods
    • Continuous updating of the system with DoD CIO data
  1. Cyber Leadership: Monitoring Progress and Ensuring Compliance
    • Tools for cyber leaders to monitor compliance progress
    • Strategies for managing and supporting workforce qualification efforts
  1. Q&A Session
    • Open floor for participants to ask questions and seek clarifications
  1. Conclusion and Next Steps
    • Recap of the key points and strategic benefits of early compliance efforts
    • Encouraging immediate action to ensure readiness and compliance by the specified deadlines
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