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The Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Forum (OTTF)™: Wednesday

Objective of Meeting

The objective of the Wednesday 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).

Additionally, time was devoted to strategizing on Global Outreach and Harmonization, focusing on both defining our priorities and our protocol for outreach.


The day was spent reviewing the Accreditation Policy and reaching consensus on recommendations for each of the 133 comments submitted thus far and, in addition, we also completed the CR recommendations for the Accreditation Requirements and the Conformance Statement.

OTTF Update

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”.

If you are interested in participating in the OTTF, please contact Mike Hickey ( or Chris Parnell (


The CR recommendations were documented, and will be added to as additional CRs are submitted before the Review closes.

Next Steps

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.

For the Global Harmonization and Outreach Work Stream, the next steps are to get agreement (from the Steering Committee) on the final version of the Outreach Principles/Protocol Document that Dan Reddy drafted and which has already been distributed for review. The other next step is to define our collaboration goals for Common Criteria and to define next steps and timeframe for the possibility of pursuing an ISO PAS submission.



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