NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7977,Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process. This document describes the principles, processes and procedures behind our cryptographic standards development efforts. The final version reflects the disposition of public comments received on two earlier versions, and will serve as the basis to guide NIST’s future cryptographic standards and guidelines activities. It will be reviewed and updated every five years, or more frequently if a need arises, to help ensure that NIST fulfills its role and responsibilities for producing robust, effective cryptographic standards and guidelines.
Please see this announcement for additional information. NIST Public Affairs Office also released a press release covering the release of NISTIR 7977.