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19 What are Process Action Team (PAT) Guidance Working Group (PGWG) documents? (Computer Security Evaluation)




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

19 What are Process Action Team (PAT) Guidance Working Group (PGWG) documents? (Computer Security Evaluation)

The PGWG (often pronounced pig-wig) documents are also known
as the Form and Content documents. These documents are
published directly by the Trusted Product Evaluation Program
(TPEP) and are designed to provide guidance to vendors
submitting products for evaluation. This guidance is not
security or requirements guidance in the Rainbow Series style.
Rather, these documents provide rules used by the TPEP in
accepting products into evaluation to ensure that the
information provided to the evaluation team is in a state that
is most conducive to a expeditious and trouble-free
evaluation. The document discussing design documentation is
available in postscript at
<http://www.radium.ncsc.mil/tpep/library/process_documents/PATdesign.ps>.
The document discussing test documentation is available in
postscript from
<http://www.radium.ncsc.mil/tpep/library/process_documents/PATtest.ps>.

 

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