The NICE Framework depends on community and subject expert engagement to ensure that it and its supporting resources meet stakeholder needs and to expand its usefulness, applicability, and adoption nationwide. Updates to NICE Framework data (Competencies, Work Roles, and Task, Knowledge, and Skill [TKS] statements) aim to support the NICE Framework attributes of agility, flexibility, interoperability, and modularity while minimizing disruption in extant applications of the NICE Framework.
The NICE Framework stakeholder community is broad—including federal, state, and local governments and tribal territories; private industry; academia; learners (students, job seekers, and employees); and international communities. We encourage input and engagement across the cybersecurity workforce ecosystem.
NICE offers a number of ways to get involved in supporting the NICE Framework. They include:
You are encouraged to actively participate in one or more of the various open groups that NICE hosts. These groups offer opportunities to develop content directly related to the NICE Framework, are a place to share and learn about NICE Framework-related applications and resources, and to learn about calls for information and requests for comments on NICE Framework content.
Whether it’s in-person or online, NICE offers a variety of events and workshops throughout the year. These often provide an opportunity for more in-depth learning related to the NICE Framework, ways to participate in the planning and development of new content for the NICE Framework, and a chance to advance understanding and use of the NICE Framework.
There are times when we want to hear directly from you on draft content, proposed updates, and more. And there may be times when you have ideas you want to share with us outside of any of the planned activities or engagements NICE offers. Or maybe you’d like us to come to your organization and discuss more about what you are doing or directly speak with your colleagues about the NICE Framework. Your ideas and input are essential to helping make sure the NICE Framework is a success!
NIST believes that robust, widely understood, and participatory development processes produce the strongest, most effective, most trusted, and broadly accepted standards and guidelines. The following principles guide NIST standards and guidelines development: