Cisco’s Global Certification Team (GCT) wants to wish Ms. Carol Houck well on her retirement from Director, NIAP/CCEVS (National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme) in the NSA/CSS Commercial Solutions Center (NCSC) at the National Security Agency (NSA). Ms. Houck leaves NIAP with a lasting legacy, defined by three words: consistent, repeatable, and testable. We very much appreciate her thought leadership by extending outreach to Industry to improve the public/private partnership and her deliberate collaboration with Industry to help shape the future of CC. Likewise, GCT would like to welcome Mr. Mark Loepker as the new Director of NIAP/CCEVS. Already Mr. Loepker’s impact has been felt as he strives to continue to improve the Common Criteria through the creation of Technical Communities and the development and adoption of Collaborative Protection Profiles.
The GCT looks forward to working with Mr. Loepker and NIAP/CCEVS to continue to cement Common Criteria as the global mutually recognized standard in security certifications.