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SUMMARY: Federal Information Processing Standard 46, Data Encryption Standard, issued in 1977, provides an algorithm to be implemented in electronic hardware devices and used for the cryptographic protection of computer data. The standard provided that it be reviewed within five (5) years to assess its adequacy. The first review was completed in 1983, and the standard was reaffirmed for Federal government use (48 FR 41062 dated September 13, 1983). The second review was completed in 1987, and the standard was reaffirmed for Federal government use
The purpose of this notice is to announce the review to assess the continued adequacy of the standard to protect computer data. Comments from industry and the public are invited on
the following alternatives for FIPS 46-1. The costs (impacts) and benefits of these alternatives should be included in the comments:
Comments were due to NIST by December 10, 1992.
[Citation: 57 FR 41727]
Security and Privacy: encryption