A National Institute of Standards and Technology-led program has issued a special publication on the updated framework to label information technology and cyber positions ahead of a December deadline to comply with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Educationâs new cyber workforce framework aims to convert work roles into codes in an effort to help the Office of Personnel Management monitor the recruitment and training of cyber professionals.
Bill Newhouse, deputy director of NICE, said the framework seeks to help agencies identify and address gaps in their cyber workforce as well as make staff decisions.
âUp to three work roles can be coded into a position,â Newhouse told the station in an interview.
âThe framework has 55 work roles.â
Newhouse noted the frameworkâs potential advantages to the Department of Homeland Securityâs position description tool and NICEâs plan to update its publication on role-based training for IT and cyber personnel through the use of the framework.
NICE will also tackle the new framework at its annual conference to be held in November in Ohio, he added.