Mission Need

Mission Need

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Mission Need



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.