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National Online Informative References Program OLIR

Informative Reference Catalog

The Online Informative Reference Catalog contains all the Reference Data—Informative References and Derived Relationship Mappings (DRMs)—for the National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program. All Reference Data in the Informative Reference Catalog has been validated against the requirements of NIST Interagency Report (IR) 8278A Rev. 1 (Draft), National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program: Submission Guidance for OLIR Developers. If interested in participating in the OLIR program, please refer to the Informative Reference submission page.

The OLIR Catalog provides an interface for Developers and Users to view Informative References and analyze Reference Data. The Catalog includes links to draft content that is being evaluated during a 30-day public comment period and final versions that have completed the public comment period.

For more information on the National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program, refer to NISTIR 8278 Rev. 1 (Draft), National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program: Program Overview, Benefits and Uses which describes the OLIR Program, focusing on explaining what OLIRs are, how they can be beneficial, and how subject matter experts can contribute OLIRs.


The status field is used to indicate the level of completion an OLIR is currently in. The following is a description of each stage of completion and what each stage represents, for more information, please see the status FAQ:

Status Definition
Work-in-progress The document is currently under development. This draft is not yet complete, and organizations should not attempt to implement it.
Preliminary Draft The content is considered to be stable, but changes are expected to occur. There are gaps in the content and the overall document is still incomplete.
Draft The document represents a complete draft. Early adopters may attempt to implement the guidelines in a test or development environment.
Final The document is final. Relevant content will continue to be linked from or hosted on or, as appropriate.

Representations and Warranties

Certain commercial entities, equipment, or materials may be identified in this Web site or linked Web sites in order to support OLIR understanding and use. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST, nor is it intended to imply that the entities, materials, or equipment are necessarily the best available for the purpose.

Derived Relationship Mapping


National Online Informative References Program


Security and Privacy: testing & validation

Applications: cybersecurity framework

Created September 08, 2020, Updated April 15, 2024