US Agency Acronyms

US Agency Acronyms

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CVE Data Encoding Specification for US Agency Acronyms


This CVE Data Encoding Specification for US Agency Acronyms (USAgency.CES) defines detailed implementation guidance for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) to encode US Agency data. This CVE Encoding Specification (CES) defines the XML elements and attributes, associated structures and relationships, mandatory and cardinality requirements, and permissible values for representing US Agency data concepts using XML. Versions 1 and higher of this CES can be utilized with a Trusted Data Format (TDF) structure and valid PUBS instances that use a TDF wrapper. A TDF instance may conform with multiple DES simultaneously assuming none of the criterion are in conflict.

This CES lists and defines a set of US Agency Acronyms (with their definitions) in various Controlled Vocabulary Enumeration (CVE) file formats for use by agencies in the IC Enterprise. It contains valid acronyms for use within the IC Enterprise for IC Agency publishing organizations, agencies, and Cabinet Offices.

This specification contains tagging structures for information resource metadata, mixed textual and media content found in the body of publications, source reference citations, classification and control markings, and knowledge assertions.

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 defines & baselines a Controlled Vocabulary Enumeration for US Agency acronyms / definitions and establishes allowable US Agency Acronym values for the IC Enterprise.

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 208, 209, 500-21, 501, 710, and ICPM- 2007-200-2 among others.

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

This specification supports common understanding and use of US Agency Acronyms to enable overall information sharing strategies and policies of the IC as established in relevant law, policy, and directives.

IC Implementations shall conform to this specification and MUST adhere to all normative aspects of the specification.