Encyclopedia > FIPS

  Article Content

Federal Information Processing Standard

Redirected from FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standards or FIPS are standards promulgated by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) U.S. government agencies and U.S. government contractors, for information technology. Most FIPS standards are modified versions of standards used in the wider community (ANSI, IEEE, ISO etc.)

There are also some FIPS standards originally developed by the U.S. government, mostly standards for encoding data (e.g. country codes), but also DES encryption.

Examples of FIPS standards:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Bunjil

... mythology (specifically: Kulin[?] and Wurunjerri[?]) is the supreme god. The Kulin claims he is a culture-hero and taught them all the important skills in living, bu ...