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CVE Encoding Specification for Mission Need


The CVE Encoding Specification (CES) for Mission Need (MN.CES) 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.

Compliance with this specification is measured against all aspects of the technical and documentary artifacts contained within the specification release package.

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 is designed to support the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) Increment 1 Implementation Plan.

This specification defines Region and Issue CVEs. It contains valid Regions and Issues for Access Control.