Federal Information Processing Standards


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Federal Information Processing Standards

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(FIPS) United States Government technical standards published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling Federal government requirements such as for security and interoperability but no acceptable industry standards or solutions.

Computer-related products bought by the US Government must conform to FIPS.
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To carry out responsibilities under the Brooks Act, NBS established the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) program to develop standards for data, programs, and components, data communications, computer perfomance, applications and data, personnel and environment and acquisition and reassignment of ADP products.

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