Posted on 26 Nov 2019 4:31 PM
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is planning to update the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181. The public is invited to provide input by January 13, 2020, for consideration in the update.

Comments received by the deadline will be incorporated to the extent practicable. The resulting draft revision to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), once completed, also will be provided to the public for further review and comment.

The topics below cover the major areas in which NIST is considering updates.


Topics are intended to help NIST and its partners who are part of the NICE Community to learn about experiences in applying and using the NICE Framework and explore opportunities for improvement.

Awareness, Applications, and Uses

Recognizing the critical importance of widespread voluntary usage of the NICE Framework to achieve the goals of Executive Order 13870 on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce, NIST solicits information about awareness of the NICE Framework and its application and use by organizations and by individuals.

Welcome to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Resource Center

Introducing a new website! The NICE Framework Resource Center will help provide information and resources on consulting and implementing a national-focused resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work.

Visit to learn more.