NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) partners with public and private sectors to evaluate commercial technologies for use in National Security Systems (NSS). NIAP is responsible for:
- Overseeing the evaluation of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IT products for use in NSS
- Developing vendor-agnostic profiles that define the security functional requirements and assurance activities against which COTS IT products are evaluated
- Serving as the U.S. representative to the International Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA)
For more information about NIAP, visit www.niap-ccevs.org.