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VCAT recommendations for the NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process
July 14, 2014

NIST’s Visiting Committee for Advanced Technology (VCAT) finalized a report detailing recommendations for NIST’s cryptographic standards program. The VCAT’s recommendations are based on a review conducted by a group of invited experts, known at the Committee of Visitors (COV), which began last April.

The report is available on the VCAT website. In addition, NIST has posted the briefing documents that were provided to the VCAT and the Committee of Visitors. These include separate background documents released recently to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about NIST’s cryptographic standards development process.

Created December 21, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020