DigitalHazMat TDF

DigitalHazMat TDF

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IC Technical Specifications

XML DES Encoding Specification for DigitalHazMat TDF


This XML Data Encoding Specification for DigitalHazMat TDF (DHZM-TDF.XML) defines detailed implementation guidance for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) to encode DHZM-TDF data. This Data Encoding Specification (DES) defines the XML elements and attributes, associated structures and relationships, mandatory and cardinality requirements, and permissible values for representing trusted data format data concepts using XML within the use of a Trusted Data Format (TDF) Object. It is a profile of XML Data Encoding Specification for Trusted Data Format IC-TDF.XML that is suitable for use by commercial entities in an unclassified uncaveated environment while maintaining the ability to become a full IC-TDF.XML TDF on networks that require it.

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 DES is designed to fulfill a number of requirements in support of the transformational efforts of the IC. These requirements include:

  • The need for a minimized profile of TDF for commercial entity use in unclassified uncaveated environments.
  • The need to provide non-repudiation, obfuscation, and secure cross domain transfer of digital hazmat across the various domains in the enterprise for provenance and analysis.