Update on the Automated Cryptographic Validation Program (ACVP) (C21a). Simon Vera-Schockner is an Architect at Akamai Technologies, Inc., working in the Government Managed Content Delivery Networks group that supports the DISA GCDS program. He has been in the software industry for the past 10 years, and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo. Simon is currently working with NIST for the ACVP/Trusted Vendor Program.