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Guidelines for the creation of interoperable software identification (SWID) tags / David Waltermire; Brant A. Cheikes; Larry Feldman; Greg Witte.

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NISTIR ; 8060.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (86 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
  • Publisher: Gaithersburg, MD : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2016.

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April 2016.
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This report provides an overview of the capabilities and usage of software identification (SWID) tags as part of a comprehensive software lifecycle. As instantiated in the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission 19770-2 standard, SWID tags support numerous applications for software asset management and information security management. This report introduces SWID tags in an operational context, provides guidelines for the creation of interoperable SWID tags, and highlights key usage scenarios for which SWID tags are applicable.
Subject: Computer software > Development > Management.
Computer software.

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