Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5230.42A
Definition: Type of electronic countermeasures (ECM) encountered or employed.
COUNTERMEASURE ELECTRONIC TYPE IDENTIFIER
Comment: Eliminating articles, conjunctions and prepositions from data element names
results in more simplified naming. It also encourages designers to avoid coupling two
or more concepts in a single data element and increases the probability that two people
will develop the same name for identical elements.
Example 1: DATE OF ACQUISITION
Definition: Date of system's acquisition
Reconstructed DE: SYSTEM ACQUISITION DATE JULIAN
Example 2: COUNTRY OF THE WORLD
Definition: The independent first-level geographic political areas and their
dependencies; areas of quasi-independence; and areas with special sovereignty
associations; unrecognized, but sovereign political regimes; and administrative divisions
without sovereignty and outlying areas of the United States, including islands in dispute.
Reconstructed DE: COUNTRY NAME
Example 3: AS OF DATE AND TIME
Definition: The reported as of date and time of an event.
Reconstructed DE: EVENT REPORT DATE
Reconstructed DE: EVENT REPORT TIME
Rule 8: Abbreviations and acronyms shall not be permitted unless: (1) a data element
name exceeds the maximum length of 250 characters; or (2) the