National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Information technology Laboratory (ITL)

The Asset Reporting Format (ARF)

The Asset Reporting Format (ARF) is a data model to express the transport format of information about assets, and the relationships between assets and reports. The standardized data model facilitates the reporting, correlating, and fusing of asset information throughout and between organizations. ARF is vendor and technology neutral, flexible, and suited for a wide variety of reporting applications.

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ARF Resources

ARF 1.1 Resources (June 21, 2011)

XML Schema Files: [what is a schema?]
ARF 1.1 Schema (XSD 1.0)
File was updated on Feb 13, 2012
See changelog in the schema for details
Documentation:
ARF Specification

ARF 1.0 (Early Access 1) Resources (July 23, 2010)

XML Schema Files: [what is a schema?]
ARF 1.0 Schema (Early Access 1) (XSD 1.0)