SP 800-181

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

Date Published: August 2017

Planning Note (11/19/2019): Request for Comments (due January 13, 2020): NIST requests comments on the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, in order to prepare for updating SP 800-181. See the detailed Request for Comments for specific questions about improvements to the NICE Framework and awareness, applications, and uses of the NICE Framework, along with instructions for submitting comments.


William Newhouse (NIST), Stephanie Keith (DoD), Benjamin Scribner (DHS), Gregory Witte (G2)



ability; cybersecurity; cyberspace; education; knowledge; role; skill; specialty area; task; training; work role
Control Families

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SP 800-181 (DOI)
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Supplemental Material:
Reference Spreadsheet for NICE Framework (xls)
NICE Framework homepage (other)

Document History:
08/07/17: SP 800-181 (Final)