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White Paper

[Project Description] Automation of the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)

Date Published: June 2021


Apostol Vassilev (NIST), Chris Celi (NIST), Gavin O'Brien (NIST), Murugiah Souppaya (NIST), William Barker (Dakota Consulting)



automated cryptographic validation (ACV); Automated Cryptographic Validation Protocol (ACVP); Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP); Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP); cryptography; first-party testing; Implementation Under Test (IUT); National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP); third-party testing
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Document History:
04/12/21: White Paper (Draft)
07/01/21: White Paper (Final)


Security and Privacy
cryptography; security automation; testing & validation