National Institute of Standards and Technology October 31, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Comments on FIPS 186-5 and SP 800-186
Document Number: 2019-23742
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-5, Digital Signature Standard. FIPS 186-5 specifies four techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: The Rivest-Shamir Adelman Algorithm (RSA), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA), and the Edwards curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA). Elliptic curves recommended for government use with ECDSA and EdDSA are specified in draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-186, Recommendations for Discrete-Logarithm Based Cryptography: Elliptic Curve Domain Parameters. We are also requesting comments on draft SP 800-186.