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Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): 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 under FIPS
NIST SP 800-38D under FIPS
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under FIPS
NIST SP 800-67 Rev. 1 under FIPS [Superseded]

  Under the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Public Law 104-106), the Secretary of Commerce approves the standards and guidelines that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops for federal computer systems. NIST issues these standards and guidelines as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for governmentwide use. NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling federal government requirements, such as for security and interoperability, and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions. See background information for more details. FIPS documents are available online on the FIPS home page: http://www.nist.gov/itl/fips.cfm
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3

  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

  Under the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Public Law 104-106), the Secretary of Commerce approves the standards and guidelines that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops for federal computer systems. NIST issues these standards and guidelines as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for government-wide use. NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling federal government requirements, such as for security and interoperability, and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions. See background information for more details. FIPS documents are available online on the FIPS home page: http://www.nist.gov/itl/fips.cfm
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3

  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 part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. A FIPS covers some topic in information technology to achieve a common level of quality or some level of interoperability.
Source(s):
FIPS 201 under Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) [version unknown]

  Under the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Public Law 104-106), the Secretary of Commerce approves standards and guidelines that are developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Federal computer systems. These standards and guidelines are issued by NIST as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for use government-wide. NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling Federal government requirements such as for security and interoperability and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions. See background information for more details. FIPS documents are available online through the FIPS home page: http://www.nist.gov/itl/fips.cfm
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 [Superseded]