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The Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Forum (OTTF)™ (Open Track)

Objective of Meeting

The objective of the OTTF Open Track session on Tuesday was to increase awareness and market adoption of the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS), which was approved and published in April 2013 and the O-TTPS Accreditation Program, which was approved by The Open Group Governing Board and the Executive Management Team this past week.

Summary

Sally Long, the Forum Director of the OTTF, provided a presentation which covered the following and which was followed by good Q&A discussion:
  • Overview of The Open Group
  • Background of the OTTF and how it is an excellent example of an industry government partnership to drive product integrity and the security of the global supply chain.
  • Brief overview of the Standard as a set of best practices for mitigating the risk of tainted and counterfeit products throughout the product life-cycle; from design through disposal including best practices to be utilized throughout the global supply chain.
  • In-depth look at the O-TTPS Accreditation Program – its use of recognized third-party Assessors with The Open Group acting as the vendor-and-countr- neutral Accreditation Authoirty –- to oversee and operate the program. The program is under pilot now with the expectation that there will be a public launch in the Nov-Dec 2013 timeframe. The program will ¬†at that point be open to all component suppliers, providers, and integrators.
  • An overview of the continuing efforts by the Global Outreach and Standards Harmonization Work Stream to extend the outreach to international governments and the outreach to large and small component suppliers, providers, and integrators.

Outputs

The presentation is provided at the link below.

Next Steps

The OTTF will continue to:

  • Enhance and evolve the deliverables through the OTTF
  • Complete the pilots
  • Wwork toward the public launch of the O-TTPS Accreditation Program
  • Broaden their global outreach and standards harmonization efforts

Links

If you are interested in participating in the OTTF, please contact Mike Hickey at: m.hickey@opengroup.org or Chris Parnell at: c.parnell@opengroup.org.


   
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