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[FYI] NIST FIPS 46-3 (DES) and Request for Comments


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15 January 1999
Source: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aaces002.html

Note: To see the Triple DES algorithm listed at the end of this
document properly formatted in PDF:  http://jya.com/nist011599.pdf


[Federal Register: January 15, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 10)]
[Page 2625-2628]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Institute of Standards and Technology
[Docket No. 981019262-8262-01]
RIN 0693-ZA27

Announcing Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
46-3, Data Encryption Standard (DES), and Request for Comments

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),

ACTION: Notice: request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Data Encryption Standard (DES) provides specifications
for the Data Encryption Algorithm and is used by federal agencies (and
others outside the government) for the protection of sensitive
information. This standard, first issued in 1977, is reviewed every
five years. The DES, currently specified in Federal Information
Processing Standard (FIPS) 46-2, is due for review in December 1998.
NIST is proposing to replace FIPS 46-2 with FIPS 46-3 to provide for
the use of Triple DES as specified in the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) X9.52 standard. Comments are sought from industry,
government agencies, and the public on the draft of FIPS 46-3.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 15, 1999.


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