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October 01 2015

US Navy uses SFIA6

An article has just been published in CHIPS, the Department of the Navy’s Information Technology Magazine on SFIA.  Written by Mukesh Barot, Navy IT Service Management Office (NAVITSMO) and Phil Withers, NAVITSMO Contractor Support Staff, the October – December issue takes readers through what SFIA is and outlines how the Navy is using the framework:

The Navy IT Service Management Office (NAVITSMO) has appropriated the SFIA content for mapping Navy Process Reference Model (NPRM) roles to the appropriate SFIA skills at specific levels. This mapping was first accomplished with NPRMv3 and will be undergoing an update to incorporate SFIA6 information.

Of particular note is SFIA6 additions to skill descriptions that are specific to cyber (like PENT – Penetration Testing and DGFS – Digital Forensics) and the upgrade of SCTY – Information Security that now has a level 7 description.