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Workforce Planning for the Cybersecurity Workforce

The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 (Act) calls upon the Federal Government to conduct workforce planning for its cyber workforce.

Specifically, the Act requires agencies to:

  • Identify and code positions with information technology, cybersecurity, and other cyber-related functions using the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework; and
  • Identify cybersecurity work roles of critical need and report on them annually through 2022.


Several resources are available to help agencies understand and implement the requirements of the Act:

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