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FIPS

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Federal Information Processing Standard
Federal Information Processing Standard(s)
Federal Information Processing Standards

Definition(s):

  A standard for adoption and use by federal departments and agencies that has been developed within the Information Technology Laboratory and published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. A FIPS covers some topic in information technology in order to achieve a common level of quality or some level of interoperability.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Federal Information Processing Standard NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2
NISTIR 7622 under Federal Information Processing Standards NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2

  Federal Information Processing Standard.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-185
NIST SP 800-38D
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-67 Rev. 1 [Superseded]

  A standard for adoption and use by federal departments and agencies that has been developed within the Information Technology Laboratory and published by NIST. A standard in FIPS covers a specific topic in information technology to achieve a common level of quality or some level of interoperability.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-12b under Federal Information Processing Standards