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04 How is TPEP related to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)?




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This article is from the Computer Security Evaluation FAQ, by Trusted Product Evaluation Program TPEP@dockmaster.ncsc.mil.

04 How is TPEP related to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)?

In Public Law 100-235 congress directed the National Security
Agency (NSA), of which the Trusted Product Evaluation Program
(TPEP) is a part, to lead the efforts of the United States
Government in information systems security for classified
information. The National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) as part of the Department of Commerce is directed to
lead the efforts for sensitive but unclassified information
with technical support from the NSA. The NSA and NIST have
established a Memorandum of Understanding detailing the
responsibilities of each organization with respect to the other
in this area. While NSA and NIST each have individual efforts,
the agencies attempt to develop methods and standards that are
compatible. (see <http://csrc.ncsl.nist.gov/>)

 

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