[rfc-dist] RFC 8755 on Using Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite Algorithms in Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

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        RFC 8755

        Title:      Using Commercial National Security Algorithm 
                    Suite Algorithms in Secure/Multipurpose Internet
                    Mail Extensions 
        Author:     M. Jenkins
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       March 2020
        Mailbox:    mjjenki at nsa.gov
        Pages:      17
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-jenkins-cnsa-smime-profile-03.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8755

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8755

The United States Government has published the National Security
Agency (NSA) Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite,
which defines cryptographic algorithm policy for national security
applications. This document specifies the conventions for using the
United States National Security Agency's CNSA Suite algorithms in
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) as specified in
RFC 8551. It applies to the capabilities, configuration, and
operation of all components of US National Security Systems that
employ S/MIME messaging. US National Security Systems are described
in NIST Special Publication 800-59. It is also appropriate for all
other US Government systems that process high-value information. It
is made publicly available for use by developers and operators of
these and any other system deployments.

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It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of
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