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Intelligence Discipline

Overview

The XML CVE Encoding Specification for Intelligence Discipline (INTDIS.XML) defines detailed implementation guidance for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) to encode Intelligence Discipline (INTDIS) controlled vocabulary. The INTDIS.XML vocabulary defines values that are valid intelligence disciplines. The CVE Encoding Specification (CES) defines the XML elements and attributes, associated structures and relationships, mandatory and cardinality requirements, and permissible values for representing data concepts for using XML.

 

This specification is maintained by the IC Chief Information Officer via the Data Standards Coordination Activity (DSCA) and Common Metadata Standards Tiger Team (CMSTT).

 

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Mission Requirements

 

This specification is designed to fulfill a number of requirements in support of the transformational efforts of the Intelligence Community. Many of these requirements are articulated in IC Directives 203, 206, 208, 501, and 710, among others. This specification provides a common, consistent way to encode Intelligence Discipline controlled vocabulary.

 

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Electronic Records Management

Overview

The Electronic Records Management specification defines detailed implementation guidance for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) to encode electronic records management data. It defines the XML elements and attributes, associated structures and relationships, mandatory and cardinality requirements, and permissible values for representing ERM data assertion concepts using XML within the use of a Trusted Data Format (TDF) Object (TDO) or TDF Collection (TDC).

 

Electronic Records Management (ERM) is required to control the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records in accordance with legislation such as the Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C 3101, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and Executive Branch direction. This applies to permanent and temporary records. IC ITE Service Providers shall provide the means to audit, track, and manage disposition information, using agreed upon metadata tags that can be adapted to changing missions and records management practices.

 

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Mission Requirements

 

Information sharing within the national intelligence enterprise increasingly relies on information assurance metadata (including enterprise data headers) to allow interagency access control, automated exchanges, and appropriate protection of shared intelligence. An enormous amount of data are collected each year by the IC to fulfill missions in protecting the United States. Federal laws govern the way that Agencies must maintain and dispose of data (records) collected in the course of fulfilling Agency missions. Including metadata for ERM within IC data collected or generated by the Community allows for more thorough and timely management of these records.

 

ERM helps automate the sharing, processing, routing, discovery, and access control of information. ERM enables users to quickly discover information related to FOIA requests, Privacy Act cases and other specialized legal requests, identify documents for mandatory declassification, and respond to other open government initiatives.

 

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Media Type Controlled Vocabulary

 

Overview

The Media Type Controlled Value Enumeration (CVE) Encoding Specification (CES) defines a controlled vocabulary for media types used by the Intelligence Community (IC). This CES provides tokens for both IC-defined media types and general media types defined by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Although the title refers to media types, the values in this specification are derived from Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Internet standard. The abbreviation MIME is a generally-known term for media types even though the use is not limited to email and MIME is no longer used by IANA; the IANA specification is now known as “Media Types.” This specification applies generally to media types; it is NOT limited to use for mail extensions.

 

This specification applies to the use of media types in information produced, stored, or shared within the IC. This CES may be useful outside the scope of intelligence, but potential adopters should independently assess the CES appropriateness for any particular purpose. This specification contains tagging structures for information resource metadata, mixed textual and media content found in the body of publications, source reference citations, classification and control markings, and knowledge assertions.

 

This specification is maintained by the IC Chief Information Officer via the Data Standards Coordination Activity (DSCA) and Common Metadata Standards Tiger Team (CMSTT).

 

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Mission Requirements

 

This specification is designed to fulfill a number of requirements in support of the transformational efforts of the Intelligence Community. Many of these requirements are articulated in Intelligence Community Standard (ICS) 500-21, Tagging of Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Information (ICS 500-21), and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 302, Document and Media Exploitation (ICD 302).

 

This specification supports common understanding and use of media types to enable overall information sharing strategies and policies of the IC as established in relevant law, policy, and directives. This CES defines a controlled vocabulary for media types used by the Intelligence Community (IC). This CES provides tokens for both IC-defined media types and general media types. IC Implementations shall conform to this specification and MUST adhere to all normative aspects of the specification.

 

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License

Overview

The XML CVE Encoding Specification (CES) for License (LIC.XML) defines the controlled vocabulary for Licenses. This CES provides the controlled vocabulary for licensing agreements for use in XML instance documents.

 

This specification is maintained by the IC Chief Information Officer via the Data Standards Coordination Activity (DSCA) and Common Metadata Standards Tiger Team (CMSTT).

 

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Mission Requirements

 

This specification is designed to fulfill a number of requirements in support of the transformational efforts of the Intelligence Community. Many of these requirements are articulated in IC Directives 203, 206, 208, 501, and 710, among others. This specification defines the License CVE. It contains valid tokens for License agreements used in access control.

 

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Mission Need

 

Overview

The XML CVE Encoding Specification (CES) for Mission Need (MN.XML) defines controlled vocabularies for geographic regions and issue categories related to GIMMEE Mission Need Profiles. This CES provides controlled vocabularies that map directly to regions and issues use in Mission Need Profiles for use in XML instance documents.

 

This specification is maintained by the IC Chief Information Officer via the Data Standards Coordination Activity (DSCA) and Common Metadata Standards Tiger Team (CMSTT).

 

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Mission Requirements

 

This specification is designed to fulfill a number of requirements in support of the transformational efforts of the Intelligence Community. Many of these requirements are articulated in IC Directives 203, 206, 208, 501, and 710, among others

 

This specification defines Region and Issue CVEs. It contains valid Regions and Issues for Access Control.

 

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