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NIST opens first online comment period using the SP 800-53 Public Comment Site

NIST is leveraging the new Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Public Comment Site for its first round of public comments. Participate in the inaugural 30-day public comment period for a minor (errata) release of SP 800-53, Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations. The minor release will result in corrections to the current publication but will not introduce new technical information or requirements. Submit your comments on proposed changes using the Public Comment Site through August 12, 2022.

All proposed changes to SP 800-53 ("candidates") for review and comment are available online. Candidates can be filtered by control family, control name, and submission date. To view the specific changes for each control or control enhancement and provide your feedback, select the Tracking Number on the Candidates page.

The SP 800-53 Public Comment Site is designed to:

  • Reduce the level of effort needed for stakeholders to review and comment on proposed changes (“candidates”)

  • Feature new and updated controls and control enhancements and highlight specific changes

  • Increase transparency and promote community engagement by making comments on candidates publicly available

  • Provide traceability on submitted feedback through automatic updates

Learn more about the SP 800-53 Comment Site, and leverage the online User Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to participate in the public comment process, available under "View Candidates" and "Provide comments on candidates."

NIST looks forward to stakeholder feedback on the proposed changes ("candidates") for the first minor release using the online platform. The end result of this effort will be the second update of SP 800-53 Rev. 5. Please direct your questions to [email protected].

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