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3.6.11 What is the current status of DSS?

After NIST issued the DSS proposal in August 1991, there was a period in which comments from the public were solicited; NIST then revised its proposal in light of the comments. DSS may be issued as a FIPS and become the official U.S. government standard, but it is not clear when this might happen. DSS is currently in the process of becoming a standard, along with RSA, for the financial services industry; a recent draft standard contains the revised version of DSS.

Denis Arnaud