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
 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
  • Feature new and updated
    controls and control enhancements and highlight specific changes
  • Increase transparency and
    promote community engagement by making comments on candidates publicly
  • 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

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