Request for Information on Pilots To Inform the Creation of Potential New Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs); Extension of Comment Period
NIST is extending the deadline for submitting comments regarding NIST's planning for a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for new manufacturing technology acceleration centers (M-TACs). NIST anticipates issuing the FFO in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), subject to the availability of appropriated funding. The new comment deadline is Monday, August 5, 2013. NIST will accept comments submitted only via email during the extended time period.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard 186-4, Digital Signature Standard
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard (DSS). FIPS 186-4 specifies three techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: The Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and the Rivest- Shamir Adelman Algorithm (RSA). This revision includes a clarification of terms, a reduction of restrictions on the use of random number generators and the retention and use of prime number generation seeds, a correction of wording and typographical errors, and further aligns the FIPS with Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) 1. FIPS 186-4 is available at https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsFIPS.html.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-Third Notice
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the third of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.