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SP 800-17

Modes of Operation Validation System (MOVS): Requirements and Procedures

Date Published: February 1998

Planning Note (8/1/2018): Withdrawn: This validation system is for algorithms that have been deprecated (e.g., DES, Skipjack). For information on current algorithm validation systems, see the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP).


Sharon Keller (NIST), Miles Smid (NIST)



computer security; cryptographic algorithms; cryptography; data encryption standards; Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS); NVLAP; Skipjack algorithm; secret key cryptography; validation; automated testing
Control Families

Assessment, Authorization and Monitoring; System and Communications Protection


SP 800-17 (DOI)
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Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
02/01/98: SP 800-17


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cryptography; testing & validation