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9. Is Bouncy Castle FIPS-140 certified?

Almost. We now have a FIPS ready API which is now coming to the end of the co-ordination phase with NIST. certified API with a release version of 1.0.0. Work on 1.0.1 has also begun. We are offering an early access program to people and organisations who either donate 5000 USD, or more, to the project or hold  Bouncy Castle support contracts, Bronze level or above, through Crypto Workshop . The early access program also includes the CAVP test harness and other documentation in full source. If you are interested in donating to this effort in general you can donate at our donations page or contact us at if you would like further details.