FIPS is the Federal Information Processing Standard. FIPS 140-2 is currently the active version of the standard. Federal, state, and local governments in the United States often require FIPS conformance in any product that contains a cryptographic module.
From Windows Vista onward, the Windows Operating System (OS) natively supports FIPS. The Windows Wi-Fi drivers for Intel® Wireless Adapters are designed to work with the FIPS certified libraries in the different Windows OS versions.