Today, the IAB sent comments to the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the matter of the draft NISTIR 7977 (NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process). In the statement, the IAB supports transparency and openness, encouraging NIST to make improvements for not only Federal Information Processing Standards, but also Recommendations and Special Publications.
The Draft NISTIR 7977 is available from the NIST website: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-7977/nistir_7977_draft.pdf
The IAB statement is available from the IAB website: http://www.iab.org/wp-content/IAB-uploads/2014/04/IAB-NIST7977-20140407.pdf
On behalf of the IAB,