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Compliance Frequently Asked Questions

This Compliance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in this section are not comprehensive. Rather, this section contains the most frequently asked questions received by the NIST Standards Information Center from industry, government agencies and the public. FAQs may be added to this section in the future, and old FAQs deleted or revised when circumstances warrant. For more detailed information, or for information on areas not specifically covered by an FAQ, please consult other sections of the web page. The FAQs are listed alphabetically according to the following categories:  


The NIST Standards Information Center makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information. Various data such as names, telephone numbers, links to websites, etc. may change prior to updating. We welcome suggestions on how to improve this FAQ and correct errors. The Standards Information Center provides this information “AS-IS.” NIST and the Standards Information Center make NO WARRANTY OF ANY TYPE, including NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NIST makes no warranties or representations as to the correctness, accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information. As a condition of using the FAQs, you explicitly release NIST/Standards Information Center from any and all liabilities for any damage of any type that may result from errors or omissions in the FAQ or other data. Some of the documents referenced point to information created and maintained by other organizations. The Standards Information Center does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these materials.



Created September 11, 2017, Updated August 30, 2021