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SP 800-38D

Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) and GMAC

Date Published: November 2007

Planning Note (8/6/2021): This publication is under review, with public comments accepted through October 1, 2021. See the full announcement and Crypto Publication Review Project for more details.


Morris Dworkin (NIST)



Authenticated encryption; authentication; block cipher; confidentiality; cryptography; encryption; information security; mode of operation.
Control Families

System and Communications Protection


SP 800-38D (DOI)
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Supplemental Material:
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Document History:
11/28/07: SP 800-38D (Final)


Security and Privacy
authentication; cryptography