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federal information processing

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A standard for adoption and use by Federal 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):
CNSSI 4009-2015 FIPS 201-1