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NICE Framework Competencies: Preparing a Job-Ready Cybersecurity Workforce
June 21, 2023

Just Published: NICE Framework Competency Areas

NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8355, NICE Framework Competencies: Preparing a Job-Ready Cybersecurity Workforce, has been published.

This publication describes Competency Areas as included in the NICE Framework, providing information on how Competency Areas are defined and how they can be used.

Call for Comments: NICE Framework List of Competency Areas

We want to hear from you! The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has released a new proposed list of NICE Framework Competency Areas for comment. This list includes updates that were made based on feedback received during the comment period for a previously released draft list. Comments on the proposed Competency Areas should be submitted by email to by 11:59 pm ET on August 5, 2023.

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Now Available: Competency Areas Authoring Guide

This publication identifies best practices in authoring workforce framework Competency Areas. It accompanies the previously released Task Knowledge Skill (TKS) Statements Authoring Guide for Workforce Frameworks. These authoring guides and other materials that support a standard approach to developing workforce frameworks can be found in the Playbook for Workforce Frameworks, which details workforce framework components and provides developers with supporting resources. 

Created June 15, 2023, Updated June 21, 2023