Welcome to the NASPO INTERNATIONAL Website!
NASPO INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit, member supported organization. NASPO INTERNATIONAL is an ANSI and ISO accredited security standards developer that certifies that providers of security documents, labels, cards, packaging, materials and technology, operate under an agreed-upon set of operational standards and security protocols.
The NASPO INTERNATIONAL Mission
The mission of NASPO INTERNATIONAL is to develop national and international security standards and to support those standards through education, auditing and certification.
NASPO INTERNATIONAL Executives
Tim Brock, Chairman
Lisa Ivey, Interim Vice Chairman
Tom Jay, Treasurer
James Trego, Secretary
Michael O’Neil – President
David Lightfoot – Director of Legal Communication
Michael Caffrey – Chair of Ethics Committee
Tom Jay – Chair Finance Committee
Mike O’Neil – Chair Auditing Committee
Rick Ward – Chair Training Committee
Lisa Ivey – Website Design Manager
Structure, Governance, and Management
NASPO INTERNATIONAL is a trade organization that satisfies both state non-profit corporation and federal income tax exemption requirements. The management of NASPO INTERNATIONAL will be the responsibility of a volunteer Board of Directors as required by law. The composition of the Board of Directors will be fully representative of the constituents of the association. The board will have the ultimate authority for the development and adoption of standards, and for the development and implementation of the certification systems.
Our legal counsel is Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037-1128. The phone number is 202-663-8000.
Setting the Standard for Security
In the past few years, there has been significant erosion of public confidence in security technologies, identity confidence, brand authentication, and state and local documents of value.
This problem has created a growing industry of fraudulent, unqualified providers who are able to create and sell “look-alike” products with no regard for the financial, security, and personal physical damages that their actions create. In reaction to these threats, security technology suppliers have had to counter with new and more robust technologies to protect the products of their clients. NASPO INTERNATIONAL was created to assist mitigation of these problems through the initiation and creation of specific standards recognized and produced under the guidelines of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
NASPO INTERNATIONAL is an ANSI-accredited standards developer
The initial private standard produced by NASPO was sanctioned by ANSI in 2005 as ANSI/NASPO-SA-v3. OP-2005 and later revised to ANSI/NASPO-SA-2008, ANSI/NASPO-SA-2013, and ANSI/NASPO-Security Risk Management Standard: 2015. The 2013 and 2015 standards are unique because there are an audited compliance standard and Certificates of Compliance are issued annually based upon each firm’s successful completion of the annual audit. NASPO also published ANSI/NASPO Minimum Security Requirements for Secure Documents in 2014.
The problems of fraud and crime continued and to meet and mitigate these ongoing problems – NASPO International continues to create new standards like the one for IDPV – Identity Proving and Verification.
NASPO is also working on the international standards level participating ISO TC 292. NASPO has expert members on Working Groups 1, 4 and 6.
Compliance with the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 (15 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4306)
This Act establishes certain protections for any joint research and development venture as to which a voluntary, prior written notification has been filed with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. Specifically, in any antitrust suit brought under the Clayton Act relating to the conduct of such a venture, recovery by the plaintiff is limited to actual damages, interest, and reasonable attorney’s fees and subject to certain restrictions relating to the location of facilities and the nationality of participants, similar protections apply to joint ventures for the production of a product, process or service. NASPO INTERNATIONAL has registered with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice for protections under this Act.
NASPO INTERNATIONAL is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization created to certify security products organizations through the identification of best practices in the security field. To obtain NASPO INTERNATIONAL certification, organizations must fulfill NASPO’s accreditation criteria, identified best practices pertinent to high security (NASPO Class I), medium security (NASPO Class II), and basic security (NASPO Class III). Certification by NASPO INTERNATIONAL indicates the certified company has met the specific requirements of the certification process, but is not a guarantee of competency, accuracy, or any particular business or transaction result. Information about certified companies is provided by the certified companies themselves and NASPO INTERNATIONAL is not responsible for any incorrect or outdated information about certified companies, including their office addresses or any other contact information. NASPO INTERNATIONAL does not assume any duty to the public for the services of certified companies, or for any information about certified companies or any other person or entity participating in or receiving professional services from certified companies. NASPO INTERNATIONAL makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or suitability of any information or materials on this website; all such content is provided on an “as is” basis. NASPO INTERNATIONAL HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NASPO INTERNATIONAL does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse the products or services of any firm, organization, or person. NASPO INTERNATIONAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY, CLAIM, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND SHALL FUTHER NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, OR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES).