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NICE Framework Supplemental Material


The Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework), NIST Special Publication 800-181, Revision 1 was published November 16, 2020. This revision presents a streamlined set of “building blocks” comprised of Tasks, Knowledge, and Skills (TKS). These building blocks and corresponding Work Roles and Competencies will be maintained as separate artifacts and will be subject to ongoing review and updates with a defined change process and indication of version control to manage and communicate changes.

Until those updates occur, the 2017 NICE Framework versions of Work Role, Tasks, and Knowledge and Skill statements will remain available to users on this webpage. 

Reference Spreadsheet

The Reference Spreadsheet for the NICE Framework is supporting documentation that includes a database of the NICE Framework and a mapping to Office of Personnel Management codes for Federal use. The Reference Spreadsheet includes a list of Work Roles and Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements. It also includes the Categories, Specialty Areas, and Ability statements from the 2017 NICE Framework.This spreadsheet is updated on an ongoing basis. The current version is as of July 7, 2020.

Reference Spreadsheet (XLSX)


Pivot Table

The Pivot Table enabled spreadsheet that was previously available on this website was a pre-publication, pre-consensus tool to explore competencies and knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Competencies that were referenced in this tool are under review and further development and will be shared for public comment and feedback in the November 2020 - November 2021 cycle of updates to the NICE Framework. 



Created November 13, 2020, Updated November 17, 2020