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IC Technical Specifications

Intelligence Community Only Access Control


This XML Data Encoding Specification for Intelligence Community Only (ICO.ACES) defines detailed implementation guidance for providing access to ICO data. This specification profile is applicable to the Intelligence Community (IC) and information produced by, stored, or shared within the IC.

This is the first release of the specification and therefore provides no backward capability.
Compliance with this specification is measured against all aspects of the technical and documentary artifacts contained within the specification release package.

The IC Chief Information Officer maintains this specification via the Data Coordination Activity (DCA) and Entity Specification Tiger Team (ESTT).

Data Encoding Specification Downloads

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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 policy:

This specification includes design features that address: