The two main activities are summarized below:
- Reviewing the supporting accreditation documentation, including revisions to the Policy for: O-TTPS Recognized Assessor Criteria, Re-Accreditation Requirements, and the process to be used by the Organization in declaring their scope of accreditation.
- Defining a pilot accreditation program to be utilized as a way of working with the OTTF members to evaluate the processes and assessment documents for clarity and usability and for providers to begin informing their organizations should they be planning to apply for accreditation once the program is launched. This will be used as feedback in the definition and implementation of the public program. The objective is to launch the program, to be available to all integrators, providers, and component suppliers in Q4 2013.
The O-TTPS is an open standard containing organizational guidelines, requirements, and recommendations for integrators, providers, and component suppliers to enhance the security of the global supply chain and the integrity of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products. This standard, if properly adhered to, will help assure against tainted and counterfeit products throughout the COTS ICT product lifecycle encompassing the following phases: design, sourcing, build, fulfillment, distribution, sustainment, and disposal.
The OTTF has made significant progress on the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard – Mitigating Tainted and Counterfeit Products (O-TTPS) and on the O-TTPS Accreditation Program.
The O-TTPS (Standard) V1.0 is scheduled to be approved and published in early April 2013. The O-TTPS Accreditation Program (Policy and Accreditation Requirements) are scheduled to be submitted to The Open Group Company Review for approval in Q2 2013. The objective is to have a public launch of the Program in Q4 2013.
If you are interested in participating in the OTTF, please contact Mike Hickey firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Parnell at: email@example.com.