Trust is crucial to the adoption of strong cryptographic algorithms. To ensure that our guidance has been developed according the highest standard of inclusiveness, transparency and security, NIST initiated a formal review of our standards development efforts. We documented our goals and objectives, principles of operation, processes for identifying cryptographic algorithms for standardization, methods for reviewing and resolving public comments, and other important procedures necessary for a rigorous process. NIST solicited public input on this process through two public comment periods in February 2014 and January 2015. Revised processes and procedures were finalized in March 2016 as NISTIR 7977.
For more information regarding the Cryptographic Standards Development Process Review, please visit the Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC).