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Technical Standards and Common Criteria

This task force pursued a wide-ranging goal with respect to technical standards, and a more focused objective with respect to the federal government’s Common Criteria. The task force has worked on bringing together experts within the private sector and leading research universities to develop new tools, technologies or practices that can reduce vulnerabilities at every level — from the federal government to large and small enterprises and individual home users. The Common Criteria focus has resulted in recommendations for improving the system as it pertains to industry compliance and on how federal agencies can use and implement the system in a more effective way for their own purposes.

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  • Chris Klaus, Internet Security Systems
  • Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle Corporation
  • Ed Roback, National Institute of Standards and Technology


  • Rick White, President and CEO, TechNet