From a developer / Architect point of view
As a developer / architect, we have to learn a wide variety of different environments, and when we have multiple confusing sets of standards we have to meet, depending on the customer being one federal agency or another, it's more challenging to be successful.
In most environments I have worked security is an after thought. To do security right, it needs to be baked into the design, and for that to happen, we need clear standards for how to achieve it in a given environment / tool set.
This sounds like a step forward on how to achieve that. I look forward to learning more about it.