National Checklist Program
Checklist Program Participation Materials
This page contains current, up-to-date versions of documents and forms for participation in the NIST checklist program.
- NIST Special Publication 800-70: Security Configuration Checklists for IT
Products Program - This publication provides a high-level overview of the NIST
checklist program and then provides more detailed information for users and developers.
The forms and other documents listed below on this page are to be used for actual participation
in the checklist program. The links below will contain more recent versions of those forms and documents.
- Participation package - Version 2.1 - February, 2011
- a zipped package of all forms and documents needed for participation
in the checklist program. This package does not include the 800-70 publication, which can be downloaded separately.
- Blank Checklist Description Form - Version 2.1 - February, 2011 -
This form contains a number of fields that, collectively, describe aspects of a checklist
so that it can be cataloged and referenced within the checklist repository. The completed form must be no longer than
8400 characters (including spaces); this length restriction does not include the title page. This form must
be completed before submitting a checklist to the checklist program.
- Checklist Participation and Logo Usage Agreement -
Version 1.3 - February, 2011 -
This form contains the requirements for participating in the checklist program and for
using the checklist program logo on IT product advertising materials; it must be signed and returned to NIST.
- Checklist Program Operational Procedures - Version 1.2 - February, 2011 -
This document is intended as a reference for organizations to while participating
in the checklist program. It summarizes the operational procedures of the checklist
program and outlines the nature of the interactions between NIST and checklist
developers during the course of checklist development, review, listing on the
checklist repository, and checklist maintenance.