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NIST, DHS trying to tame cyber workforce definitions

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December 14, 2011
Education, FedCyber Wire, Requirements, Responses
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The government is trying to bring calm to the chaos of its haphazard approach to building a cybersecurity workforce, and it wants help.

The multiagency National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is seeking public comment until Dec. 16 on a draft plan to standardize cybersecurity work throughout the government.

The NICE framework is a dictionary of cybersecurity work, divided into seven categories from operating networks to analyzing cyber threats. Together, those categories contain 31 job functions linked to more than 1,000 knowledge, skills and abilities.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.