"Cybersecurity is a leading national security challenge facing this country today. An emerging topic of importance is how organizations track, assess, grow, and shape their workforce. Many organizations have turned to workforce planning as a way to understand their current cybersecurity human capital skills and abilities as well as potential infrastructure needs. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) evolved from the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI), Initiative 8 - Expand Cyber Education, to develop a technologically-skilled and cyber-savvy workforce with the right knowledge and skills. Towards these ends, Component 3 of NICE is focused on the cybersecurity Workforce Structure - specifically talent management and the role of workforce planning in developing the national cybersecurity workforce. NICE has initiated discussions and issued guidance on workforce planning for cybersecurity best practices. In spring 2012, NICE published a white paper titled: 'Best Practices for Planning a Cybersecurity Workforce' , which introduces workforce planning methodologies for cybersecurity. This White Paper introduces a qualitative management tool, a Cybersecurity Workforce Planning Capability Maturity Model, to help organizations apply the best practice elements of workforce planning in analyzing their cybersecurity workforce requirements and needs."
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/