The HEART BEACON CYCLE
 

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The Next Web TNW: a common syntax library and ability to convert <tags> to YAML indents to binary XML to various other Message Text Formats MTF to enable universal signaling / telemetry among a system of systems is ESSENTIAL. Decades of research at the taxpayer's expense into structured messaging will help accelerate the process of organizing syntax into categories and forming syntax from disparate systems into template libraries. 
 
One of the DHS's top three goals is "A national common operating picture for critical infrastructure". A congressional directive states "nothing less than network centric homeland security akin to network centric warfare". Interoperability challenge develop a common syntax library / Rosetta Stone among disparate systems to form an integrated, synchronized, situational awareness system of systems. Develop common syntax libraries among that convey network status and configuration data (e.g, router MIBs / multicast group subscriptions) using schemas, data islands that can be parsed / processed among various data encoding approaches such as:
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- Federal / Military / NATO / International Structured Messaging
-- National Science Foundation NSF sponsored Named-Data Networking NDN <Content> Centric Networking (XML tags)
-OASIS TOSCA YAML document indent data encoding scheme
 
When we agree on common denominators / building blocks, consistent timing of events and common symbol sets described by a common syntax lexicon – a Rosetta Stone, a global situation understanding system of systems is  doable.
 
MESSAGE CATALOG: The USMTF message catalog has over 300 messages to choose from to facilitate information exchange requirements. MTFs presenting data in a logical, well specified and unambiguous layout. MTFs are transmission medium neutral. The content of the Message Catalogue has been developed by military operators over the last 20 years. Messages are regularly maintained to keep pace with the latest tactics and doctrine. Up to 2008, the standard was called MIL-STD-6040 and dictated the use of slash delimited textual messages. Since 2008 the standard is called MIL-STD-6040B and USMTFs can either be represented as slash delimited textual messages or as XML messages, with a clear mapping between the two. The updated rules are delivered with the XML-MTF schemas. Mapping to commercial uses is anopportunity. EXAMPLE:

SET FORMAT IDENTIFIER : ACTRITEM STATUS : TRIAL DATE : 15-MAR-2000

SET FORMAT NAME : (NU) ACT_RES_ITEM CLASSNAME : LC2_SETS

FF-SEQ FIELD USE DESIGNATOR FLD DESC ALT CLASSNAME

Field Format Index Reference Number and Field Use Designator Number

1 M (NU) ACT_RES_ITEM.ACT_ID LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7001/016 1-15 N

2 M (NU) ACT_RES_ITEM.ACT_RES_INDEX LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7001/017 1-15 N

3 M (NU) ACT_RES_ITEM.OBJ_ITEM_ID LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7002/005 1-15 N

4 M (NU) ACT_RES_ITEM.OWNER_ID LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7005/009 1-11 N

5 M (NU) ACT_RES_ITEM.UPDATE_SEQNR LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7006/007 1-15 N 
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FF-SEQ FIELD USE DESIGNATOR FLD DESC ALT CLASSNAME FFIRN/FUDN STRUCTURE
1 M (NU) ACT_TASK.ACT_TASK_ID LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7001/071 1-15 N
2 M (NU) ACT_TASK.CAT_CODE LC2DI / LC2DI 0020/001 1-6 AN
3 O (NU) ACT_TASK.MIN_DUR LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/032 1-15 NS
4 O (NU) ACT_TASK.ESTIMATED_DUR LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/033 1-15 NS
5 O (NU) ACT_TASK.MAX_DUR LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/034 1-15 NS
6 O (NU) ACT_TASK.PLND_START_DATE LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/035 1-7 NS
7 O (NU) ACT_TASK.PLND_START_TIME LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/036 1-6 NS
8 O (NU) ACT_TASK.START_PRECISION_CODE LC2DI / LC2DI 0181/001 1-6 AN
9 O (NU) ACT_TASK.START_QUAL_CODE LC2DI / LC2DI 0182/001 1-6 AN
10 O (NU) ACT_TASK.PLND_END_DATE LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/037 1-7 NS
11 O (NU) ACT_TASK.PLND_END_TIME LC2FIELDS / LC2FIELDS 7003/038 1-6 NS
12 O (NU) ACT_TASK.END_PRECISION_CODE LC2DI / LC2DI 0183/001 1-6 AN
13 O (NU) ACT_TASK.END_QUAL_CODE LC2DI / LC2DI 0184/001 1-6 AN
14 O (NU) ACT_TASK.PRIO_CODE LC2DI / LC2DI 0021/001 1-6 AN