Intended to assure integrity in technology development and to prevent maliciously tainted and counterfeit products from entering the supply chain, the accreditation program will ensure applicants conform to the O-TTPS standard.
Companies seeking O-TTPS Accreditation - which could be component suppliers, technology providers or integrators - can choose to be accredited for conforming to the O-TTPS standard and adhering to the best practice requirements across the entire enterprise, within a specific product line or business unit or within one or more individual products.
Organizations applying to become O-TTPS accredited are then required to provide evidence of conformance to each of the O-TTPS requirements, demonstrating they have the processes in place to secure their in-house development and their supply chains across the entire COTS ICT product lifecycle, including the design, sourcing, build, fulfilment, distribution, sustainment, and disposal phases.
O-TTPS accredited organisations will then be able to identify themselves as Open Trusted Technology Providers and will become part of a public registry of trusted providers who help ensure they “Build with Integrity” so their customers can “Buy with Confidence”.
The Open Group is also announcing the O-TTPS Recognized Assessor Program, which assures that Recognized Assessor (companies) meet certain criteria as a third party assessor organisation and that their assessors (individuals) meet an additional set of criteria and have passed the O-TTPS Assessor exam, before they can be assigned to an O-TTPS Assessment.
The Open Group will operate this program, grant O-TTPS Recognized Assessor certificates and list those qualifying organizations on a public registry.