[Cryptography] FIPS, NIST and ITAR questions

Alexander Klimov alserkli at inbox.ru
Tue Sep 3 12:36:22 EDT 2013

On Tue, 3 Sep 2013, radix42 at gmail.com wrote:
> 1) Is there a NIST announce type list so I don't miss an entire 
> standards update cycle or two again? That doesn't cover all the 
> nitty gritty goings on during the journey to publication for FIPS 
> updates?


> 2) Is anyone aware of ITAR changes for SHA hashes in recent years 
> that require more than the requisite notification email to NSA for 
> download URL and authorship information? Figuring this one out last 
> time around took looootttttttssssss of reading.

I used to believe that hashing (unlike encryption) was not considered 


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