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Cryptographic Module Validation Program

CMVP Management Manual and FAQs

CMVP Management Manual (updated 03-07-2017)

The purpose of the CMVP Management Manual is to provide effective guidance for the management of the CMVP, and the conduct of activities necessary to ensure that the standards are fully met.

The CMVP Management Manual is applicable to the CMVP Validation Authorities, the CST Laboratories, and the vendors who participate in the program.

Consumers who procure validated cryptographic modules may also be interested in the contents of this manual. This manual outlines the management activities and specific responsibilities which have been assigned to the various participating groups. This manual does not deal with the actual standards and technical aspects of the standards.

Created October 11, 2016, Updated May 08, 2019