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Drafts: Feb. 5, 2013
FIPS Pubs: July 10, 2012
Special Publications: Feb. 5, 2013
NIST IRs: Feb. 5, 2013
ITL Security Bulletins: Jan. 31, 2013
CSRC News: Feb. 5, 2013
CSD Sponsored Events: Feb. 5, 2013

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The Computer Security Division at NIST through a partnership with GovDelivery, is pleased to provide a free email subscription service. This service will allow you to receive email notifications about newly released publications (Drafts, FIPS Publications, Special Publications, NIST IRs, and ITL Security Bulletins) and also important CSRC news/announcements, along with Computer Security Division sponsored events when they become available. Below we provided for you a list of various topics that you can subscribe to.

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  • Publications
      • Drafts (CSRC Page for Drafts info.):

        This topic consists of all new draft publications. The drafts documents could be from one of the following types - FIPS PUB, Special Publication and/or NIST IRs. If you would like to receive an email once the publication is final, you need to add any of the 3 other publication topics (FIPS, SP, and NIST IR) or you can sign up for all 3 to your user profile.

      • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) (CSRC Page for FIPS PUBS info.) :

        This topic consists of all new FIPS Publications that have been released as a draft or have been approved as final.

      • Special Publications (SPs) (CSRC Page for SP info.):

        This topic consists of all new Special Publications that have been released as a draft or have been approved as final.

      • NIST Inter/IntraAgency Reports (NIST IRs) (CSRC Page for NIST IR info.):

        This topic consists of all new NIST IRs that have been released as a draft or have been approved as final

      • ITL Security Bulletins (CSRC Page for ITL Security Bulletins info.):

        This topic consists of all new NIST / ITL Security Bulletins that are published - they are usually released once a month.

  • CSRC Information / News/Announcements, etc. and Events
      • CSRC / Computer Security Division Announcements/News (CSRC Page for News/Announcements info.):

        This topic will provide subscribers any updated news that is made public from the NIST Computer Security Division that has been posted to the CSRC News/Announcement page on our CSRC website.

      • Computer Security Division Sponsored Events (CSRC Page for Events info.):

        This topic will let subscribers know of any new upcoming NIST Computer Security Division sponsored events.

We plan to expand the topics / lists in the near future. We will list them here along with adding them to the user profile when they become available.


Questions regarding these lists, how to subscribe, or how to update your user profile should be sent via email to Patrick O’Reilly . Pat is the NIST list administrator for these lists. Please allow 1-2 business days to get back to you. Thank you.