Document and Media Exploitation


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IC Technical Specifications

Document and Media Exploitation


This XML Data Encoding Specification for Intelligence Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX.XML) defines detailed implementation guidance for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) to encode DOMEX data. This Data Encoding Specification (DES) defines the syntax, protocol and conventions for representing DOMEX data assertion and concepts using XML within the use of a Trusted Data Format (TDF) Object or Collection. This specification applies to the DOMEX Community, which is comprised of Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Justice (DoJ) components conducting or providing support to the conduct of DOMEX operations, activities, and functions. This specification defines the metadata standards for the uniform exchange of DOMEX.


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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.

This specification includes design features that address:

  • Detailed implementation guidance on using XML to encode DOMEX data.
  • Relationship between IC, NMEC
  • Relationship between XML Data Encoding Specification for TDF and DOMEX
  • Normative vs Informative Conformance issues
  • Version Policies
  • XML Namespace Policy
  • Version Numbering
  • Defines relationship between XML structures to abstract terms defined in the ADD
  • Additional guidance for encoding data in specific situations
  • Addresses relationship between TDO (payload and assertions), TDC, TDF and DOMEX
  • TDO Format Overview: relationship between TDF and Metadata Assertions
  • TDC Format Overview: relationship between DTC and TDO
  • DOMEX schema namespace and respective elements
  • Various Date specifications: entryDate; dateAccessed....lastModifiedDate, etc.
  • Specification of Locations/Coordinates