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IC Technical Specifications



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.