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  1. CMUF update from the CMVP

    Hi Everyone, Some important updates the recent Cryptographic Module User Forum (CMUF) Meeting for March 2017. The joint CMVP leads Jennifer Cawthra (NIST) and Carolyn French (CSE) shared some important updates to the Implementation Under Test (IUT) and Modules In Process Listing (MIP) processes. They also discussed the recent move of modules to the Historical Read More…

  2. Big News: Upcoming CMVP MIP/IUT policy changes effective 2017 & 2018

    This morning, CMVP informed the CSTL labs about couple of major policy changes that impact modules listed on Module In Process (MIP) and Implementation Under Test (IUT) lists. Change #1: Effective July 1, 2017: 1. the CMVP will automatically drop modules in IUT after 18 months. 2. the amount of time for the labs to respond Read More…

  3. FIPS Lab Satisfaction Survey: Acumen Receives High Marks

    Mark Minnoch at the FIPS Hacker published his Q3 Lab Satisfaction Survey last month and we are proud to note that we received high ratings across the board: And this isn’t a one time anomaly. In the Q2 survey Acumen received the identical high ratings!!! The FIPS Lab Survey is a first of its kind started Read More…