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NIAP Oversees Evaluations of Commercial IT Products for Use in National Security Systems
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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. 

  • Call for Participants for Enterprise Security Management Technical Community


    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to invite interested parties to be part of a Technical Community (TC) for the development of a suite of Protection Profiles for Enterprise Security Ma...

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  • NDcPP v2.0 and FWcPP v2.0 Errata's Published

    The Network Device and Firewalls (NDFW) international Technical Community (iTC) has published Errata versions of the Network Device Collaborative Protection Profile (ND cPP) v2.0, ND cPP Supporting Document v2.0,  and Stateful Traffic Filter Firewalls Collaborative Protection Profile (FW cPP) v2.0. The Errata versions replace the v2.0 documents with immediate effect. Therefore, NIAP has published the Errata versions and archived the NDcPP v2.0, ND cPP S...

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