Some concerns have been raised surrounding SCAP Validation and the CPE Specification. Specifically that the spec needs to be updated to include details about the decision on how to create CPE Names for initial releases. (use of the '-' character) MITRE has been instructed to release a new minor version of CPE that will include this. Below is a outline of the schedule for this release:
Planning - Feb 13
Draft - Feb 18
Release Candidate - Feb 25
Official - Mar 11
I will send out a draft copy of the specification next week with the added clarification. Note that this change will be completely in-line with the previous decision and should not change the way anyone is using CPE.