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Specification for Asset Identification 1.1



David A. Waltermire, John Wunder, Adam Halbardier


Asset identification plays an important role in an organization‟s ability to quickly correlate different sets of information about assets. This specification provides the necessary constructs to uniquely identify assets based on known identifiers and/or known information about the assets. This specification describes the purpose of asset identification, a data model for identifying assets, methods for identifying assets, and guidance on how to use asset identification. It also identifies a number of known use cases for asset identification.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7693
Report Number


asset identification, asset management, IT management


Waltermire, D. , Wunder, J. and Halbardier, A. (2011), Specification for Asset Identification 1.1, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created June 17, 2011, Updated May 4, 2021