"On Monday, May 10, 2004, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) posted a notice stating that the AES, DES, 3DES, DSA and SHA-1 algorithms for OpenSSL have been validated. The algorithm testing is part of the Open Source Software Institute's program to secure FIPS 140-2 validation for OpenSSL.
Successful validation of these algorithms does NOT mean that OpenSSL has received FIPS 140-2 validation, yet. The overall FIPS 140-2 validation effort for OpenSSL is still in process. Links to the NIST validation sites and additional information is posted on the Open Source Software Institute's website, www.oss-institute.org.
NIST validation of these algorithms does, however, signify a major milestone in OSSI's efforts to secure the FIPS 140-2 validation for OpenSSL."