What is FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards)

Part of the Government IT glossary:

FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) are a set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with the agencies.

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The Computer Security Resource Center is an excellent resource for staying on top of Federal Information Processing Standards.  

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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