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NIST SP 800-16 Rev. 1 (3rd Public Draft)

A Role-Based Model for Federal Information Technology/Cybersecurity Training

Date Published: March 2014
Comments Due: April 30, 2014 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Planning Note (09/21/2021):

NIST is requesting feedback on the potential consolidation of SP 800-16 with SP 800-50, as SP 800-50 Revision 1, Building a Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness and Training Program (proposed title). 

Submit your comments by November 5, 2021. See the SP 800-50 Call for Comments for more details and instructions for submitting comments.


Patricia Toth (NIST), Penny Klein (Systegra)


NIST announces the release of Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-16 Revision 1 (3rd public draft), A Role-Based Model For Federal Information Technology/Cyber Security Training for public comment. SP 800-16 describes information technology / cyber security role-based training for Federal Departments and Agencies and Organizations (Federal Organizations). Its primary focus is to provide a comprehensive, yet flexible, training methodology for the development of training courses or modules for personnel who have been identified as having significant information technology / cyber security responsibilities.



security literacy; cybersecurity; learning continuum; role-based training; security; security awareness; information assurance; security controls
Control Families

Awareness and Training; Program Management


Draft SP 800-16 Rev. 1 (3rd draft) (pdf)

Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-50 Rev. 1 (Draft)

Document History:
03/20/09: SP 800-16 Rev. 1 (Draft)
10/24/13: SP 800-16 Rev. 1 (Draft)
03/14/14: SP 800-16 Rev. 1 (Draft)


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