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Announcing Plans to Develop a Federal Information Processing Standard for Public-Key Based Cryptographic Key Agreement and Exchange
May 13, 1997

NIST is planning to develop a Federal Information Processing Standard for Public-Key Based Cryptographic Key Agreement and Exchange. This notice solicits comments regarding techniques for consideration specifically including RSA, Diffie-Hellman, and Elliptic Curve techniques. This standard will be for use in designing and implementing public-key based key agreement and exchange systems which Federal departments and agencies operate or which are operated for them under contract. More than one algorithm may be specified, consistent with sound security practices, to enable Federal departments and agencies enhanced flexibility in the design, implementation, and use of cryptographic systems.

Federal Register Notice

Document Number: 97-12340
Created March 28, 2017, Updated April 07, 2017