From the Document: "The Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program supports the Department of Defense's (DoD) mission to professionalize the security workforce by validating security knowledge and skills needed to address 21st century threats and challenges. As security professionals in the DoD, federal government, or cleared industry, individuals can elect to become SPeD certified to demonstrate they possess these necessary skills and knowledge. The certification program ensures that a common set of competencies among security practitioners exists to promote interoperability, facilitate professional development and training, and develop a workforce of certified security professionals. These certifications have expanded over the years to cover specialized security disciplines."
Center for Development of Security Excellence: https://www.cdse.edu/
CDSE Pulse (July 2020), v.1 iss.7