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Announcing Proposed Changes to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186–2, Digital Signature Standard (DSS), and Request for Comments
July 11, 2001

"The Secretary of Commerce approved FIPS 186-2, Digital Signature Standard, in January 2000. NIST proposes two minor changes to this standard to enable federal agencies to make a smooth transition to the acquisition of equipment implementing the algorithms specified in the standard. These adjustments do not change the technical cryptographic signature algorithm specifications.

Before recommending these minor changes to FIPS 186-2 to the Secretary of Commerce for approval, NIST invites review and comments by the public, private sector, and government organizations."

Federal Register Notice

Document Number: 01-17297
Created December 18, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020