U.S. flag   An unofficial archive of your favorite United States government website
Dot gov

Official websites do not use .rip
We are an unofficial archive, replace .rip by .gov in the URL to access the official website. Access our document index here.


Secure websites use HTTPS
A lock (Dot gov) or https:// means you've safely connected to our website. Please do not share sensitive information with us.

Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

FIPS 140-3 Management Manual

CMVP Management Manual (updated 09-21-2020)

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 describes the CMVP process and 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 November 17, 2021