April 8, 2011

US government shut down will close NIST CMVP

NIST CMVP will be closed if the US Federal government is shut down on April 12th.  Any work requiring NIST CMVP involvement will be delayed until the US government executes a resolution to the budget.  A shut down will impact all FIPS 140-2 validations, revalidations, maintenance letters, and algorithm testing.

InfoGard and other FIPS laboratories will remain open.  Lab testing services that do not require NIST CMVP involvement will continue.

If a shut down does occur, I expect that the CMVP's recent excellent review times to be significantly impacted.

1 comment:

  1. UPDATE: Last Friday, a budget resolution was reached. The US government will not be forced to shut down.