National VOI Lexicon

This VOI Lexicon aims to provide rapid and readily understood categorization guidance to describe vessels that may post a national security, law enforcement, or regulatory threat to the United States. This unclassified standardized categorization aims to minimize confusion, facilitate a shared understanding of the potential threat of a VOI, and maximize intelligence and information sharing among federal partners. This VOI Lexicon intends to support military and civilian decision makers who comprise maritime domain stakeholders. It is also intended to assist in the development of the most appropriate response.

For more information, please refer to the press release below.

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office Announces Implementation of the National Vessel of Interest Lexicon (Aug 2016)

The mission of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) is to advance maritime intelligence integration, information sharing, and domain awareness to foster unity of effort to protect the United States and its global interests, its allies, and its partners against threats to, in, or emanating from the global maritime domain.


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