Last month, NICE released a new proposed list of NICE Framework Competency Areas for comment. This list includes updates that were made based on feedback received during the comment period for a previously released draft list. Comments on the proposed Competency Areas should be submitted by email to NICEFramework [at] nist.gov () by 11:59 pm ET on August 5, 2023.
NICE also recently published NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8355, NICE Framework Competencies: Preparing a Job-Ready Cybersecurity Workforce. This publication describes Competency Areas as included in the NICE Framework, providing information on how Competency Areas are defined and how they can be used.
Additionally, a Competency Areas Authoring Guide is now available. The publication accompanies the previously released Task Knowledge Skill (TKS) Statements Authoring Guide for Workforce Frameworks. These authoring guides and other materials that support a standard approach to developing workforce frameworks can be found in the Playbook for Workforce Framework, which details workforce framework components and provides developers with supporting resources.