In the spring of 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a project to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in partnership with the National Board of Information Security Examiners to develop a set of guidelines to enhance development of the smart grid cybersecurity workforce and provide a foundation for future certifications. The project has three phases. The first phase produced an exploratory Job Performance Model based on a factor analysis of responses to a multi-page survey, the Job Analysis Questionnaire (JAQ). The second phase of the project will seek to validate the exploratory model in laboratory simulation studies of a small group of critical incidents. The third phase will involve analyzing the data generated in the previous phase to produce and validate a measurement model for calculating potential performance on the job.
The Phase 1 final report and summary are available below for downloading.