CAPCO Marking and IA Metadata Test Files
YarCom® Inc.  is developing and maintaining a foundational collection of content files that contain various security markings and Information Assurance (IA) metadata as standardized by the U.S. Government's Controlled Access Program Coordination Office (CAPCO). Our work provides a standardized content test set for use in evaluating automated systems designed to recognize and act upon U.S. Government security markings.

CAPCO information is available from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

YarCom is creating this compendium to support the Automated Metadata Population Services (AMPS), as part of the Information Assurance (IA) Metadata Community of Practice (IA-COP), under leadership provided by the Enterprise IA, Systems Engineering Services Office, National Security Agency.

The test files include types:
  • Microsoft WORD (.doc, .docx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx)
  • Open Office Document (.odd)
  • Open Office Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • OpenOffice Presentation (.odp)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Image (.jpg, .png)
Please contact the author if you desire additional file types.

Funding supporting test file development was provided by the
Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I), San Diego, CA under contract N00178-04-D-4024.

Dr. Gus Lott, YarCom Inc., created the files which are stored on a separate site. You may request access to the files and passwords by contacting Dr. Gus Lott.

YarCom® Inc.:  Your source for cyber security and information assurance test standards.
For additional information contact:

gklott@yarcom.com