Federal Information Processing Standards Publications

Federal Information Processing Standards Publications definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): FIPS publications are issued by NIST after approval by the Secretary of Commerce. Some FIPS Pubs are mandatory for use in federal acquisitions.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2

Synonym(s): Federal Information Processing Standards
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. A FIPS covers some topic in information technology to achieve a common level of quality or some level of interoperability.
Source(s): FIPS 201-2 A standard for adoption and use by federal agencies that has been developed within the Information Technology Laboratory and published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. A FIPS covers some topic in information technology in order to achieve a common level of quality or some level of interoperability.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2

 

reference: CSRC Glossary