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In 1997, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) initiated a process to select a symmetric-key encryption algorithm to be used to protect sensitive (unclassified) Federal information in furtherance of NIST's statutory responsibilities. In 1998, NIST announced the acceptance of 15 candidate algorithms and requested the assistance of the(More)
(NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation's measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of information technology. ITL's responsibilities include the(More)
NIST requests comments on Draft (Revised) Special Publication 800-107. This Special Publication provides security guidelines for achieving the desired security strengths of several cryptographic applications that employ the approved cryptographic hash functions specified in FIPS 180-4. The current version of this document was published in February 2009.(More)