[Cryptography] FIPS, NIST and ITAR questions
rich.salz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 16:04:21 EDT 2013
I still think you are reading it too conservatively. The NSA page
defers the actual rules to somewhere else: "Certain commercial IA and
IA-enabled IT products that contain cryptography and the technical
data regarding them are subject to Federal Government export controls"
Suite B includes algorithms (encryption) that are definitely
export-controlled. Most think it also contains algorithms that are
NOT export-controlled (digest). A Suite B implementation, which would
include encryption, is controlled. A partial implementation, such as
only the digests.. not proven.
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