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The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is responsible for U.S. implementation of the Common Criteria, including management of the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) validation body.  NIAP manages a national program for developing Protection Profiles, evaluation methodologies, and policies that will ensure achievable, repeatable, and testable requirements.  In partnership with NIST, NIAP also approves Common Criteria Testing Laboratories to conduct these security evaluations in private sector operations across the U.S. 

NIAP takes a collaborative approach to technology-specific protection profile development by supporting the creation of international technical communities of representatives from industry, government, end users, and academia.  This results in consistent evaluation methodologies across U.S. testing labs and among labs associated with international Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement schemes. 

NIAP also works with NATO and international standards bodies (ISO) to share Common Criteria evaluation experiences and avoid duplication of effort.  In the U.S., NIAP engages with other National Security Systems (NSS) users to ensure Protection Profiles, along with their associated DoD Annexes, provide a streamlined certification path for IA and IA enabled COTS products employed with NSS. 


  • PP-Module for STIP v1.1 Published!

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Protection Profile-Module for SSL/TLS Inspection Proxy (STIP), Version 1.1. This is a minor update to align with changes to NDcPP v2.2eRead More

  • Protection Profile for General Purpose Operating Systems v4.3 Published

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Protection Profile for General Purpose Operating Systems, Version 4.3. This is a minor update to align with the MDM-Agent PP-Module, Bluetooth PP-Module, and TLS Functional Package, provide support to multi-factor authentication, updating algorithmic support fo...

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  • NIAP endorses and publishes the collaborative Protection Profile Module for Biometrics, Version 1.1

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce it has endorsed the collaborative Protection Profile (cPP) Module for Biometrics, Version 1.1 and published the cPP-Module and Supporting Document to the NIAP-Appr...

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  • Protection Profile for Mobile Device Fundamentals v3.3 Published

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Protection Profile for Mobile Device Fundamentals, Version 3.3. This is a minor update to provide support to biometrics and incorporates all applicable Technical Decisions.

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