FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards)

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FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) is a standard for adoption and use by Federal departments and agencies that has been developed within the Information Technology Laboratory and published by NIST, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. FIPS are a set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with the agencies.

External References


2019 FIPS Codes

Describes the names and codes that represent the counties and equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions (i.e., counties) of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the possessions.

FIPS PUB 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules (PDF download)

Describes document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with the agencies. The standards cover a specific topic in information technology (IT) and strive to achieve a common level of quality or interoperability.