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A Profile of the Key Management Framework for the Federal Government



Elaine B. Barker


The Computer Security Division within ITL has recently provided a draft of Special Publication (SP) 800-152, A Profile for U. S. Federal Cryptographic Key Management Systems, for public comment. NIST SP 800-152 is based on NIST SP 800-130, A Framework for Designing Cryptographic Key Management Systems (CKMS) and is sometimes referenced in this article as the "Framework." NIST SP 800-130 describes the topics to be considered and the documentation requirements to be addressed when designing a CKMS.
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CKMS, cryptographic key management system, cryptography, Federal CKMS, key management


Barker, E. (2014), A Profile of the Key Management Framework for the Federal Government, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created January 9, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017