National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The main website for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Communications Security Establishment (CSE)/Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) is hosted by NIST, and contains complete details on the program, all the related standards and documents, as well as the official lists of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules and FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 Vendors.

CSE and the NIST jointly announced the establishment of the CMVP on July 17, 1995. NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. The CMVP validates commercial cryptographic modules to FIPS 140-2 and other cryptography based standards such as algorithms. The CMVP is jointly managed by NIST and CSE.