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One-VA Technical Reference Model v 18.2

Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)
Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) Standard or Specification

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: International Standards Organization/International Electrotechnical Commission standard, ISO/IEC 8632, is the Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) providing a file format suitable for the storage and retrieval of picture information (two-dimensional vector graphics, raster graphics, and text). The file format consists of a set of elements that can be used to describe pictures/graphics in a way that is compatible between systems of different architectures and devices of differing capabilities and design. This picture description includes the capability for describing static pictures. Static pictures are those where elements which may lead to dynamic effects (for example those leading to regeneration) are prohibited within the picture body.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v16.11
Decision Date: 11/23/2016
Introduced By: TRMSP
Standards Body: ISO
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/23/2016).