May 25, 2011

FIPS 140-2 turns a decade old

FIPS 140-2 was signed by the Secretary of Commerce on May 25, 2001.  Happy 10th anniversary!

One of the most popular questions I get is "When is FIPS 140-3 coming out?"  The NIST schedule for FIPS 140-3 indicates that Secretary of Commerce will receive FIPS 140-3 for signature before the end of June.  I have not seen any indication that this target time frame will be met, but I do not claim to have deep insight into the schedule.

If you have thoughts on the FIPS 140-3 schedule, please share in a comment for the benefit of others in the FIPS community.  Thanks.

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