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SP 800-175A (Draft)

Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Directives, Mandates and Policies

Date Published: April 2016
Comments Due: May 9, 2016 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to: SP800-175@nist.gov

Author(s)

Elaine Barker (NIST), William Barker (NIST)

Announcement

NIST requests comments on Special Publication (SP) 800-175A, Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Directives, Mandates and Policies. The SP 800-175 publications are intended to be a replacement for SP 800-21, Guideline for Implementing Cryptography in the Federal Government. SP 800-175A provides guidance on the determination of requirements for using cryptography. It includes a summary of the laws and regulations concerning the protection of the Federal government's sensitive information, guidance regarding the conduct of risk assessments to determine what needs to be protected and how best to protect that information, and a discussion of the relevant security-related documents (e.g., various policy and practice documents).

Abstract

Keywords

cryptographic guideline; cryptography; Executive Orders; integrity; key management; laws; mandates; policy; Presidential Directives; risk assessment; critical infrastructure; standards  ; ; confidentiality; authentication
Control Families

Identification and Authentication; System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity

Documentation

Publication:
Draft SP 800-175A

Supplemental Material:
Comments received on Draft SP 800-175A (pdf)

Document History:
04/05/16: SP 800-175A (Draft)
08/22/16: SP 800-175A (Final)