Response to Comments on the NIST Proposed Digital Signature Standard

  • Miles E. Smid
  • Dennis K. Branstad
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 740)


NIST received comments from 109 separate government agencies, companies, and private individuals concerning the proposed Digital Signature Standard. Both positive and negative comments were received. However the number of negative comments was significantly larger than normally received for a proposed Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). This paper summarizes the major comments, both positive and negative, and provides responses where appropriate. The paper highlights the anticipated significant modifications to the proposed standard and concludes by discussing the future milestones that need to be accomplished before the proposed DSS becomes a FIPS.


Smart Card Certification Authority Electronic Data Interchange Data Encryption Standard General Account Office 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miles E. Smid
    • 1
  • Dennis K. Branstad
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyUSA

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