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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. 


  • NIAP Endorses NDcPP v3.0e

    NIAP has endorsed the Network Device collaborative Protection Profile v3.0e (NDcPP v3.0e) and published the cPP and Supporting Document to the NIAP-Approved PP List.  This endorsement is a formal statement that products successfully evaluated against the NDcPP v3.0e that demonstrate exact conformance to the cPP, and in compliance with all NIAP policies, will be placed on the NIAP Product Compliant List.  This version succeeds Version 2.2e which will sunset effective 14 June 2024.

  • NIAP Progress Report - Third Quarter 2023

    See the NIAP Third Quarter Progress Report to learn about recent NIAP accomplishments and activities, and upcoming releases. Read More

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