OVAL Board


The OVAL Board is an advisory body, which provides valuable input on OVAL to the Moderator (currently MITRE). While it is important to have organizational support for OVAL, it is the individuals who sit on the OVAL Board and their input and activity that truly make a difference. The Board’s primary responsibilities are to work with the Moderator and the Community to define OVAL, to provide input into OVAL’s strategic direction, and to advocate OVAL in the Community.

Each OVAL Board member is expected to meet the following requirements:

  • attend the quarterly board meetings (telephone calls)
  • provide input into OVAL’s strategic direction
  • actively follow and participate in both the discussion and developer email lists
  • provide expert advice about OVAL to the Community
  • look for opportunities to advocate OVAL in the Community

In addition to the above requirements, an OVAL Board member is expected to look for opportunities to include OVAL in his or her organization’s products.

In an effort to guard against organizational bias, a single organization may be represented by a maximum of two individuals with the expectation that one individual would be focused on strategic direction and the other individual would be focused more on technical decisions.

If you are interested in becoming an OVAL Board member email oval@mitre.org. Potential members should be participants in the Community before looking to join the OVAL Board. The OVAL Moderator has the final say regarding membership.

OVAL Board Members

Tool Vendors

Assuria Limited

Chris Wood

BeyondTrust, Inc.

Morey Haber

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Chandan M C
Evani Prasad

IBM Corporation

Rosario Gangemi

INADEV Corporation

Scott Armstrong

Intel Corporation

Kent Landfield


David Solin

Lancope, Inc.

Tim "TK" Keanini


Alberto Bastos

Qualys, Inc.

Tigran Gevorgyan

SecPod Technologies

Chandrashekhar B

Symantec Corporation

Jamie Cromer
Yogesh Patil

ThreatGuard, Inc.

Randy Taylor


Dennis Moreau


Operating System Vendors

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Panos Kampanakis
Omar Santos

Red Hat, Inc.

Steve Grubb
Kurt Seifried

Other Security Experts

Center for Internet Security

Adam Montville
William Munyan

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Aharon Chernin

Rockport Systems

Carl Banzhof

Unified Compliance

Steven Piliero


Blake Frantz
Nils Puhlmann


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Melanie Cook
Dave Waltermire


Jack Vander Pol


The MITRE Corporation

Past Members

Emeritus Former

Jay Beale
Anton Chuvakin
Mark Cox
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino
Robert Hollis

Melissa Albanese
Anthony Busciglio
Nick Connor
Pat Fetty
Jay Graver
Gary Miliefsky
Stephen Quinn
Noah Salzman
Amol Sarwate
Amaresh Shirsat
Michael Tan
Eric Walker

Upcoming OVAL Board Meetings

  • July 13, 2015

OVAL Board Meeting Minutes

Archives of Board meetings are available here for review and comment.

June 1, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 249 KB
May 18, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 253 KB
May 11, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 256 KB
April 27, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 257 KB
April 13, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 48KB
March 9, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 249KB
March 2, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 293KB
February 16, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 327KB
February 2, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 247KB
January 26, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 253KB
January 12, 2015 Teleconference PDF, 279KB
October 20, 2014 Teleconference PDF, 260k
July 14, 2014 Teleconference PDF, 508k
April 28, 2014 Teleconference PDF, 141k
April 14, 2014 Teleconference PDF, 211k
January 6, 2014 Teleconference PDF, 112k
December 9, 2013 Teleconference PDF, 126k
October 7, 2013 Teleconference PDF, 134k
July 8, 2013 Teleconference PDF, 131k
April 29, 2013 Teleconference PDF, 442k
April 8, 2013 Teleconference PDF, 435k
February 26, 2013 Face-to-Face Meeting PDF, 101k
January 14, 2013 Teleconference PDF, 138k
October 19, 2012 Teleconference PDF, 117k
October 15, 2012 Teleconference PDF, 140k
July 2, 2012 Teleconference PDF, 135k
April 9, 2012 Teleconference PDF, 152k
January 9, 2012 Teleconference PDF, 113k
October 17, 2011 Teleconference PDF, 506k
July 11, 2011 Teleconference PDF, 418k
April 11, 2011 Teleconference PDF, 429k
January 10, 2011 Teleconference PDF, 472k
October 18, 2010 Teleconference PDF, 490k
July 12, 2010 Teleconference PDF, 128k
April 12, 2010 Teleconference PDF, 147k
January 11, 2010 Teleconference PDF, 319k
October 19, 2009 Teleconference PDF, 141k
July 13, 2009 Teleconference PDF, 137k
April 13, 2009 Teleconference PDF, 327k
January 12, 2009 Teleconference PDF, 300k
October 20, 2008 Teleconference PDF, 140k
July 14, 2008 Teleconference PDF, 90k
January 14, 2008 Teleconference
October 15, 2007 Teleconference
July 16, 2007 Teleconference
May 5, 2006 Teleconference
August 31, 2006 Teleconference
December 15, 2005 Teleconference
September 15, 2005 Teleconference
June 16, 2005 Teleconference
March 17, 2005 Teleconference
December 13, 2004 Teleconference
August 19, 2004 Teleconference
May 13, 2004 Teleconference
May 20, 2003 Teleconference

Process Documents

The documents below define the processes involved for participating as a member of the OVAL Board, Board voting, and managing the OVAL Board.

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