Audrey M. Dale

Director, U.S. NIAP CCEVS Validation Body
National Security Agency, Information Assurance Directorate

As Director of the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS), Audrey Dale manages the U.S. national program for the evaluation of information technology products for conformance to the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation. CCEVS approves the participation of nationally-accredited security testing laboratories in the U.S. scheme in accordance with established policies and procedures. During the course of the evaluations, the CCEVS Validation Body (i.e. U.S. Government oversight) provides technical guidance to the accredited commercial testing laboratories, validates the results of IT security evaluations for conformance to the Common Criteria, and serves as an interface to other nations for the recognition of such CC evaluations.


Ms. Dale has held numerous technical positions in the Information Assurance arena focusing on Information Systems Security Engineering and the evaluations of Information Assurance products such as firewalls and cross-domain devices. She also served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a Communications Computer Systems Officer in a variety of positions all over the world.


Ms. Dale is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, holds a Masters Degree from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the University of Maryland.