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Compartmented Mode Workstation Labeling: Encodings Format

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Updated: October 2017

The Sname= Keyword

The sname= keyword must be present to define the short or abbreviated name of the classification. The name is taken to begin with the first non-blank character following the blank after the keyword, and continues up to the next semicolon or the end of the line. The name can contain blanks. A particular sname value should not be specified more than once in the encodings file. If sname= is specified more than once for the same classification, all specifications except the last are ignored. Hence, sname= should be specified only once.

The short name specified is used when producing human-readable classifications in sensitivity labels and clearances. The short name specified can also be entered by users any time a classification is needed (in sensitivity labels, information labels, and clearances).