Production Metrics

Production Metrics

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CVE Encoding Specification for Production Metrics


The CVE Encoding Specification for Production Metrics (PM.CES) defines detailed implementation guidance for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) to encode Production Metrics (PM) controlled vocabulary. This Controlled Vocabulary Enumeration (CVE) Encoding Specification (CES) defines the XML elements and attributes, associated structures and relationships, mandatory and cardinality requirements, and permissible values for representing data concepts using XML.

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 CES defines the Production Metrics related CVEs including Subjects, Actors, and Locations. While PM values are not directly used for Access Control, the PM values are aggregated into the Mission Need (MN.CES) Issue CVE, and a mapping of PM values to MN.CES Issue values is provided in the Taxonomy Encoding Specification for Mission-Need Taxonomy (MNT.XML).