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Welcome to the OSCAL Community

We are excited that you want to contribute to the OSCAL project. We are striving to provide a collaborative environment for professionals to contribute to the project's goals and objectives. A primary focus of this project is to improve security assessment efficiency, accuracy, and consistency on the basis of real-world experience with the technology used in this space. The language we develop must be well-defined, with easy to use formats.


We use GitHub as a collaboration platform for the development of the OSCAL models. Within the OSCAL GitHub repository you will find:

You can connect with us and other developers working on OSCAL related projects on the OSCAL Gitter or using the mailing list.

Community Meetings

The NIST OSCAL team hosts meetings with the OSCAL community on different topics.

  • Lunch with the OSCAL Developers: A bi-weekly meeting hosted by the NIST OSCAL development team to share information about current development efforts, discuss issues, collect feedback on priorities, and to answer development-related questions.
  • OSCAL Model Review: A bi-weekly meeting hosted by the NIST OSCAL development team to update adopters on the latest improvements to the OSCAL models, and for community members to provide high-bandwidth feedback on concerns, gaps, and other issues with the OSCAL models.

We encourage you to attend these meetings as a way to keep up-to-date on and contribute to the development of OSCAL.

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This page was last updated on April 22, 2021.