POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR MANAGEMENT AND USE OF UNITED STATES MESSAGE TEXT FORMATTING
|Publication Date:||12 January 2021|
This instruction implements policy and procedures for management and use of United States Message Text Format (USMTF)/Extensible Markup Language-USMTF (XML-MTF) in Department of Defense (DoD) Information Technology (IT) systems, interfaces, and applications via the DoD Information Network (DoDIN). This instruction also implements the policies and procedures set out in CJCSM 3150.01, "Joint Reporting Structure General Instructions" (reference a). The USMTF Program, as set forth in Military Standard 6040 (MIL-STD-6040) (reference b), establishes the standards and prescribes the rules and conventions governing message text formats (character-oriented information exchange requirements), their XML-MTF representations, and vocabulary for joint reporting systems. USMTF is to be used for all formatted character-oriented Defense Message System (DMS) information exchange requirements (IER) unless specifically excluded by multinational agreement. Data elements described within the governing Message Text Formats (MTF) establish standards for all joint reporting systems.