National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices Building Block, 17043-17045 [2020-06264]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices at (202) 482–0665 (Italy), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 8, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of forged steel fluid end blocks (fluid end blocks) from Germany, India, and Italy.1 The deadline for the preliminary determinations is May 27, 2020. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On March 5, 2020, the petitioners 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.3 The petitioners stated that they request postponement due to the complexity of the investigations and the amount of time that Commerce will need to conduct a complete and thorough analysis, including the issuance of supplemental questionnaires.4 The petitioners request 1 See Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from the Federal Republic of Germany, India, and Italy: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 85 FR 2394 (January 15, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioners are the FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Ellwood Group, and Finkl Steel. 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from Germany, India, and Italy: Request to Extend Preliminary Results,’’ dated March 5, 2020. 4 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 that Commerce fully extend the preliminary determinations by 50 days. For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than July 16, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations in these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: March 19, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–06335 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No.: 200313–0079] National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices Building Block National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations. DATES: Collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address all the necessary components and capabilities, but no earlier than April 27, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17043 The NCCoE is located at 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Letters of interest must be submitted to supplychain-nccoe@ nist.gov or via hardcopy to National Institute of Standards and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Organizations whose letters of interest are accepted in accordance with the process set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice will be asked to sign a consortium Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST. An NCCoE consortium CRADA template can be found at: https:// nccoe.nist.gov/node/138. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nakia Grayson via email to supplychain-nccoe@nist.gov; by telephone 301–975–0200 or by mail to National Institute of Standards and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Additional details about the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project are available at https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/supply-chain-assurance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties must contact NIST to request a letter of interest template to be completed and submitted to NIST. Letters of interest will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. When the building block has been completed, NIST will post a notice on the NCCoE Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices website at https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/supply-chain-assurance announcing the completion of the building block and informing the public that it will no longer accept letters of interest for this building block. Background: The NCCoE, part of NIST, is a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The NCCoE brings together experts from industry, government, and academia under one roof to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in U.S. IT communications, data, and storage systems; reduce risk for companies and individuals using IT systems; and encourage development of innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services. Process: NIST is soliciting responses from all sources of relevant security ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 17044 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices capabilities (see below) to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. The full building block can be viewed at: https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/supply-chain-assurance. Interested parties should contact NIST using the information provided in the lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. NIST will then provide each interested party with a letter of interest template, which the party must complete, certify that it is accurate, and submit to NIST. NIST will contact interested parties if there are questions regarding the responsiveness of the letters of interest to the building block objective or requirements identified below. NIST will select participants who have submitted complete letters of interest on a first come, first served basis within each category of product components or capabilities listed below up to the number of participants in each category necessary to carry out this building block. However, there may be continuing opportunity to participate even after initial activity commences. Selected participants will be required to enter into a consortium CRADA with NIST (for reference, see ADDRESSES section above). NIST published a notice in the Federal Register on October 19, 2012 (77 FR 64314) inviting U.S. companies to enter into National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships (NCEPs) in furtherance of the NCCoE. For this demonstration project, NCEP partners will not be given priority for participation. Building Block Objective: The objective of this project is to produce example implementations to demonstrate how organizations can verify that the internal components of their purchased computing devices are genuine and have not been altered during the manufacturing and distribution process. Additionally, this project will demonstrate how to inspect the processes that verify that the components in a computing device match the attributes and measurements declared by the manufacturer. This project is intended to help organizations decrease the risk of a compromise to products in a specific stage of their supply chain, which may result in risks to the end user. A detailed description of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project is available at: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/ building-blocks/supply-chainassurance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Requirements: Each responding organization’s letter of interest should identify which security platform component(s) or capability(ies) it is offering. Letters of interest should not include company proprietary information, and all components and capabilities must be commercially available. Components are listed in section 3 of the Validating the Computing Devices project description (for reference, please see the link in the Process section above) and include, but are not limited to: • Computing devices, including laptops, servers, and mobile devices • Configuration management software Æ vulnerability scanning Æ detection Æ patch management Æ version control Æ synchronization Æ firmware • Asset inventory software Æ asset management Æ asset discovery • Security information and event management (SIEM) Æ event detection Æ log management Æ exfiltration activity Æ unauthorized activity Æ anomalous activity • Certificate authority Each responding organization’s letter of interest should identify how their products address one or more of the following desired solution characteristics in section 3 of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project (for reference, please see the link in the PROCESS section above): 1. Use verifiable and authentic artifacts that manufacturers produce during the manufacturing and integration process. 2. Detect malicious component swaps of the computing device. 3. Manage the automation process when accepting the delivery of a computing device and throughout the operational lifecycle of the device. 4. Inspect computing devices to verify that the components in a delivered (or in-use) system computing device match the attributes and measurements declared by the manufacturer. Responding organizations need to understand and, in their letters of interest, commit to provide: 1. Access for all participants’ project teams to component interfaces and the organization’s experts necessary to make functional connections among security platform components. 2. Support for development and demonstration of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for multiple sectors in NCCoE facilities which will be conducted in a manner consistent with the following standards and guidance: FIPS 200, FIPS 201, SP 800–53, SP 800–147B, SP 800–155 and SP 800–161. Additional details about the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project are available at: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/ building-blocks/supply-chainassurance. NIST cannot guarantee that all of the products proposed by respondents will be used in the demonstration. Each prospective participant will be expected to work collaboratively with NIST staff and other project participants under the terms of the consortium CRADA in the development of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. Prospective participants’ contribution to the collaborative effort will include assistance in establishing the necessary interface functionality, connection and set-up capabilities and procedures, demonstration harnesses, environmental and safety conditions for use, integrated platform user instructions, and demonstration plans and scripts necessary to demonstrate the desired capabilities. Each participant will train NIST personnel, as necessary, to operate its product in capability demonstrations. Following successful demonstrations, NIST will publish a description of the security platform and its performance characteristics sufficient to permit other organizations to develop and deploy security platforms that meet the security objectives of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. These descriptions will be public information. Under the terms of the consortium CRADA, NIST will support development of interfaces among participants’ products by providing IT infrastructure, laboratory facilities, office facilities, collaboration facilities, and staff support to component composition, security platform documentation, and demonstration activities. The dates of the demonstration of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices’ capability will be announced on the NCCoE website at least two weeks in advance at https:// nccoe.nist.gov/. The expected outcome of the demonstration is to improve supply chain assurance within the enterprise. Participating organizations will gain from the knowledge that their products are interoperable with other participants’ offerings. For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices the NCCoE website https:// nccoe.nist.gov/. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2020–06264 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA095] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a two-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to federal and state travel restrictions and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the new coronavirus, COVID–19, this meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar. DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m. on April 14 and 8:30 a.m. on April 15. ADDRESSES: All meeting participants and interested parties can register to join the webinar at https:// register.gotowebinar.com/register/ 8766043774885604099. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone (978) 465–0492; www.nefmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492, ext. 113. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, April 14, 2020 After introductions and brief announcements, the meeting will begin with reports from the Council Chairman and Executive Director, NMFS’s Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO), liaisons from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, staff from the Atlantic States VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and representatives from NOAA General Counsel, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel, and the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. The Council then will receive a presentation on the NEFSC’s State of the Ecosystem 2020 Report for New England, which will be followed by recommendations from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee on the report. The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee will be up next to provide an update on work related to stakeholder engagement and public information workshops focusing on EBFM and the approach used for the Council’s example Fishery Ecosystem Plan (eFEP) for Georges Bank. Then, members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during an open comment period on issues that relate to Council business but are not included on the published agenda for this meeting. The Council asks the public to limit remarks to 3–5 minutes. These comments will be received through the webinar. A guide for how to publicly comment through the webinar is available on the Council website at https://www.nefmc.org/calendar/april2020-council-meeting. Following the lunch break, the Council will receive an update from staff at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary on sanctuary activities, as well as a presentation on the new NOAA Condition Report, which is triggering a review of the sanctuary’s management plan. Next, the Council will receive a NEFSC report on the March 9–12, 2020 Red Hake Stock Structure Research Track Assessment peer review meeting and go directly into its Small-Mesh Multispecies (Whiting) Report, which will focus on updates to an action being considered to rebuild southern red hake. Finally, the Council will receive the Atlantic Herring Committee Report covering: (1) An update on Framework Adjustment 7 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which is being developed to protect spawning herring on Georges Bank; (2) discussion on whether the Council should request that NOAA Fisheries send a letter to ASMFC outlining the differences between Council and ASMFC authorities related to Atlantic herring management; and (3) an update on Framework Adjustment 8, which includes fishing year 2021–23 specifications and possible adjustment of herring measures that potentially inhibit the Atlantic mackerel fishery PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17045 from achieving optimum yield. The Council then will adjourn the formal meeting for the day and go into a closed session to discuss personnel issues. Wednesday, April 15, 2020 The Council will begin the day with a briefing on NMFS’s decision to reinitiate consultation on the 2012 Atlantic Sea Scallop Biological Opinion due to the scallop fishery exceeding its incidental take statement for turtles. The Scallop Committee Report with follow. The Council will approve the range of alternatives for Scallop Amendment 21, which is being developed to address: (1) Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area issues, (2) the Limited Access General Category (LAGC) possession limit, and (3) individual fishing quota (IFQ) transfers. Then, the Council will be briefed by GARFO on issues related to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team, the North Atlantic Right Whale Biological Opinion, and the timeline for upcoming action. After that, the Council will discuss and initiate a framework action to require recreational charter/party vessels to submit required vessel trip reports (VTRs) electronically as eVTRs for all fisheries managed by the New England Council. Following the lunch break, the Council will be presented with and discuss the Groundfish Catch Share Program Review Final Report. Then, the Council will bring up ‘‘other business’’ and take a short break if time allows. After that, the Council will conduct a formal public hearing on Groundfish Monitoring Amendment 23, which is under development to improve catch reporting in the commercial groundfish fishery. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Council will close out the meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come before the Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is being conducted entirely by webinar. Requests for E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[Docket No.: 200313-0079]


National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Validating 
the Integrity of Computing Devices Building Block

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to 
support and demonstrate security platforms for the Validating the 
Integrity of Computing Devices project. This notice is the initial step 
for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in 
collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity 
challenges identified under the Validating the Integrity of Computing 
Devices project. Participation in the building block is open to all 
interested organizations.

DATES: Collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough 
completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address 
all the necessary components and capabilities, but no earlier than 
April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The NCCoE is located at 9700 Great Seneca Highway, 
Rockville, MD 20850. Letters of interest must be submitted to 
[email protected] or via hardcopy to National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, 
MD 20850. Organizations whose letters of interest are accepted in 
accordance with the process set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice will be asked to sign a consortium Cooperative 
Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST. An NCCoE 
consortium CRADA template can be found at: https://nccoe.nist.gov/node/138.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nakia Grayson via email to 
[email protected]; by telephone 301-975-0200 or by mail to 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great 
Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Additional details about the 
Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project are available at 
https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/supply-chain-assurance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties must contact NIST to 
request a letter of interest template to be completed and submitted to 
NIST. Letters of interest will be accepted on a first come, first 
served basis. When the building block has been completed, NIST will 
post a notice on the NCCoE Validating the Integrity of Computing 
Devices website at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/supply-chain-assurance announcing the completion of the building block 
and informing the public that it will no longer accept letters of 
interest for this building block.
    Background: The NCCoE, part of NIST, is a public-private 
collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated 
cybersecurity tools and technologies. The NCCoE brings together experts 
from industry, government, and academia under one roof to develop 
practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the 
real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By 
accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and 
technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in 
U.S. IT communications, data, and storage systems; reduce risk for 
companies and individuals using IT systems; and encourage development 
of innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services.
    Process: NIST is soliciting responses from all sources of relevant 
security

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capabilities (see below) to enter into a Cooperative Research and 
Development Agreement (CRADA) to provide products and technical 
expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the 
Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. The full 
building block can be viewed at: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/supply-chain-assurance.
    Interested parties should contact NIST using the information 
provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. 
NIST will then provide each interested party with a letter of interest 
template, which the party must complete, certify that it is accurate, 
and submit to NIST. NIST will contact interested parties if there are 
questions regarding the responsiveness of the letters of interest to 
the building block objective or requirements identified below. NIST 
will select participants who have submitted complete letters of 
interest on a first come, first served basis within each category of 
product components or capabilities listed below up to the number of 
participants in each category necessary to carry out this building 
block. However, there may be continuing opportunity to participate even 
after initial activity commences. Selected participants will be 
required to enter into a consortium CRADA with NIST (for reference, see 
ADDRESSES section above). NIST published a notice in the Federal 
Register on October 19, 2012 (77 FR 64314) inviting U.S. companies to 
enter into National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships (NCEPs) in 
furtherance of the NCCoE. For this demonstration project, NCEP partners 
will not be given priority for participation.
    Building Block Objective: The objective of this project is to 
produce example implementations to demonstrate how organizations can 
verify that the internal components of their purchased computing 
devices are genuine and have not been altered during the manufacturing 
and distribution process. Additionally, this project will demonstrate 
how to inspect the processes that verify that the components in a 
computing device match the attributes and measurements declared by the 
manufacturer. This project is intended to help organizations decrease 
the risk of a compromise to products in a specific stage of their 
supply chain, which may result in risks to the end user. A detailed 
description of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices 
project is available at: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/supply-chain-assurance.
    Requirements: Each responding organization's letter of interest 
should identify which security platform component(s) or capability(ies) 
it is offering. Letters of interest should not include company 
proprietary information, and all components and capabilities must be 
commercially available. Components are listed in section 3 of the 
Validating the Computing Devices project description (for reference, 
please see the link in the Process section above) and include, but are 
not limited to:

 Computing devices, including laptops, servers, and mobile 
devices
 Configuration management software
    [cir] vulnerability scanning
    [cir] detection
    [cir] patch management
    [cir] version control
    [cir] synchronization
    [cir] firmware
 Asset inventory software
    [cir] asset management
    [cir] asset discovery
 Security information and event management (SIEM)
    [cir] event detection
    [cir] log management
    [cir] exfiltration activity
    [cir] unauthorized activity
    [cir] anomalous activity
 Certificate authority

    Each responding organization's letter of interest should identify 
how their products address one or more of the following desired 
solution characteristics in section 3 of the Validating the Integrity 
of Computing Devices project (for reference, please see the link in the 
PROCESS section above):
    1. Use verifiable and authentic artifacts that manufacturers 
produce during the manufacturing and integration process.
    2. Detect malicious component swaps of the computing device.
    3. Manage the automation process when accepting the delivery of a 
computing device and throughout the operational lifecycle of the 
device.
    4. Inspect computing devices to verify that the components in a 
delivered (or in-use) system computing device match the attributes and 
measurements declared by the manufacturer.
    Responding organizations need to understand and, in their letters 
of interest, commit to provide:
    1. Access for all participants' project teams to component 
interfaces and the organization's experts necessary to make functional 
connections among security platform components.
    2. Support for development and demonstration of the Validating the 
Integrity of Computing Devices project for multiple sectors in NCCoE 
facilities which will be conducted in a manner consistent with the 
following standards and guidance: FIPS 200, FIPS 201, SP 800-53, SP 
800-147B, SP 800-155 and SP 800-161. Additional details about the 
Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project are available at: 
https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/supply-chain-assurance.
    NIST cannot guarantee that all of the products proposed by 
respondents will be used in the demonstration. Each prospective 
participant will be expected to work collaboratively with NIST staff 
and other project participants under the terms of the consortium CRADA 
in the development of the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices 
project. Prospective participants' contribution to the collaborative 
effort will include assistance in establishing the necessary interface 
functionality, connection and set-up capabilities and procedures, 
demonstration harnesses, environmental and safety conditions for use, 
integrated platform user instructions, and demonstration plans and 
scripts necessary to demonstrate the desired capabilities. Each 
participant will train NIST personnel, as necessary, to operate its 
product in capability demonstrations. Following successful 
demonstrations, NIST will publish a description of the security 
platform and its performance characteristics sufficient to permit other 
organizations to develop and deploy security platforms that meet the 
security objectives of the Validating the Integrity of Computing 
Devices project. These descriptions will be public information.
    Under the terms of the consortium CRADA, NIST will support 
development of interfaces among participants' products by providing IT 
infrastructure, laboratory facilities, office facilities, collaboration 
facilities, and staff support to component composition, security 
platform documentation, and demonstration activities.
    The dates of the demonstration of the Validating the Integrity of 
Computing Devices' capability will be announced on the NCCoE website at 
least two weeks in advance at https://nccoe.nist.gov/. The expected 
outcome of the demonstration is to improve supply chain assurance 
within the enterprise. Participating organizations will gain from the 
knowledge that their products are interoperable with other 
participants' offerings.
    For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business 
processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit

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the NCCoE website https://nccoe.nist.gov/.

Kevin A. Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2020-06264 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]
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