The Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Forum (OTTF)™:
Objective of Meeting
The objective of the Monday sessions was to review, revise, and build consensus for recommendations to all of the Change Requests (CRs) that were thus far submitted to the Company Review for the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS) Accreditation Program documents (Policy, Conformance Statement, and Accreditation Requirements).
The day was spent reviewing the Accreditation Policy and reaching consensus on recommendations for each of the 133 comments submitted thus far.
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 life cycle encompassing the following phases: design, sourcing, build, fulfillment, distribution, sustainment, and disposal.
The OTTF Outreach and Harmonization efforts are continually working with governments and other standards organizations to harmonize our work where appropriate – engage global constituents so that “Providers can Build with Integrity and Customers can Buy with Confidence”.
The CR recommendations were documented, and will be added to as additional CRs are submitted before the Review closes.
Once the Review closes, the recommendations for all of the CRs will be presented as a ballot to the OTTF Steering Committee to vote on the recommendations. The O-TTPS Accreditation Program is expected to be approved, implemented, and ready for public launch by the end of this year. The Accreditation Program is currently in the Pilot Phase and open only to members, but any organization can download the standard now and begin preparing for conformance, assessment, and accreditation by the public launch in Q4, 2013. The O-TTPS Accreditation Program will be available to all component suppliers, providers, and integrators around the globe.
The OTTF Current Slide Set, which includes background information, a description of the supply chain challenges, an overview of the O-TTPS (standard), a “list” of the OTTF members, and a milestone chart with timeframes.