TOP Proposal, CCEVS Document #CCEVS-00007-02, V1.0 (18 Oct 02)
Attached is the finalized TOP proposal that CCEVS will be piloting on select evaluations. The TOP was created to address your concerns of validator inconsistencies and should, over time, allow you to more accurately price the validation oversight work into your contracts with vendors. This is only the first step that CCEVS is taking to provide you more guidance regarding evaluations.
CCEVS is willing to host a meeting with all of the lab managers to go over the TOP proposal and allow you the opportunity to ask questions if collectively you feel this would be beneficial. Regardless, I will be contacting each of you individually to discuss/negotiate on the selection of the evaluations for which this validation oversight model will be used. We are targeting those evaluations at the EAL 3 and/or 4 levels. I would like to reach agreement with each of you on the selected evaluations by 1 November if it is possible.