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Labgram #109/Valgram #129 - Interim Guidance Regarding NIAP Policy #5 During Government Shutdown

Validators and CCTLs,

Due to the current Government shutdown, the NIST CAVP/CMVP program is currently closed. The below guidance is provided for all active evaluations:

Evaluations that already have their CAVP/CMVP certificates and all required evidence as prescribed in NIAP Policy #5, may proceed as normal. CCTLs may continue to submit Check-out packages and completed evaluations will be posted on the Product Compliant List (PCL).

Evaluations that do not yet have their CAVP/CMVP certificates, or do not have the required evidence as prescribed in NIAP Policy #5, may submit an interim Check-out package for review. Any interim Check-out package must be fully complete with the exception of NIST certificates. Once the NIST CAVP/CMVP program is operational again, the CCTL must resubmit the package with the appropriate certificates as well as an updated vulnerability analysis. NIAP will determine appropriate timelines for resubmittal once NIST is operational.

NIAP acknowledges the shutdown may impact timelines of evaluations in regards to NIAP Policy #18. CCTLs may submit a justification for an extension, which will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

NIAP will issue additional guidance should the Government shutdown persist.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 410-854-4458 or by email at

Thank you,

NIAP Staff


NIAP Staff
410-854-4458 office
410-854-6615 fax

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Posted on 2019-01-15 by NIAP Staff

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