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Lightweight Cryptography Project

NIST is investigating the need for lightweight cryptographic algorithms. This includes looking at applications that may require lightweight … more

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors

On August 27, 2004, the President signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), entitled "Policy for a Common Identification … more

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project

The FISMA Implementation Project was established in January 2003 to produce several key security standards and guidelines required by … more

Biometric Standards Program and Resource Center

Supporting the national strategy on biometrics and the development of required biometric standards is the cornerstone of our program. We seek to … more

Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA)

The Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA), founded in 1987, is an organization run by and for information systems … more

Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)

On July 17, 1995, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) established the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) that … more

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