Clarification of rules when incorporating NIAP interps
- Subject: Clarification of rules when incorporating NIAP interps
- From: Tom Benkart <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:58:29 -0400
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NIAP interps are considered recommended but not required. This policy does
not clearly state the rules by which the labs should evaluate PPs/STs when
they include NIAP interps. Hopefully the following questions clarify the
issues - they all assume at least 1 NIAP interp is included in the PP/ST.
1. Is the PP/ST author required to incorporate relevant all NIAP interps as
of a specified date (presumably the date of the kick-off meeting), similar
to the requirement for international interps?
2. If the author is free to pick and choose individual NIAP interps (i.e.,
the answer to question 1 is no), is it permissible to reference a NIAP
interp that has been superseded by another NIAP interp? The time required
to produce the document may be lengthy (especially for PPs), and the
superseding may occur long after the author finished specifying the SFRs.
3. The specific instance prompting this email is inclusion of
FAU_GEN.1.2-NIAP-0410. NIAP-0347 relabels this SFR as
FAU_GEN.1.2-NIAP-0347, in effect superseding just a part of NIAP-0410. Is
it Ok to still identify the SFR as FAU_GEN.1.2-NIAP-0410, or is it required
to reference the more recent NIAP interp affecting that SFR? A further
complication is that NIAP-0347 does not supersede NIAP-0410, since
NIAP-0347 only addresses a subset of the SFRs addressed by NIAP-0410. One
can argue that NIAP-0347 is flawed and should be redone so that NIAP-0410
could be superseded, but that is not an immediate solution.
I favor a simple rule - if any NIAP interps are incorporated into a PP/ST,
then the author must incorporate all relevant NIAP interps as of the date
of the kick-off meeting.
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