Guide to Certification Acronyms and Agencies

NIAP: National Information Assurance Partnership
http://www.niap-ccevs.org/

NSA: National Security Agency
http://www.nsa.gov/

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
http://www.nist.gov/index.html

CCEVS: Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Schemes

NIAP mandated conformance to GP-OSPP, a new and more rigorous Operating System Protection Profile—the one under which Wind River Linux Secure is certified.