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Announcing NIEM JSON Specification Version 5.0 release candidate 2 Available for Public Comment

The NIEM JSON Specification, Version 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2) is available for public review and comment through Thursday, May 13. Please visit the NIEM Specifications page to view the RC2 specification and to provide feedback.

This is the final stage before we officially publish the final NIEM JSON Specification version 5.0. At this point in the release cycle, we are working to get to a stable draft and are looking to address errors and bugs only. 

Announcing NIEM JSON Specification Version 5.0 release candidate 1 Available for Public Comment

The NIEM JSON Specification, Version 5.0 release candidate 1 (RC1) is available for public review and comment through Friday, April 30. Please visit the NIEM Specifications page to view the RC1 specification and to provide feedback.

This is the final stage before we officially publish the final NIEM JSON Specification version 5.0. At this point in the release cycle, we are working to get to a stable draft and are looking to address errors and bugs only. 

NIEM Launches New NIEM.gov Website

The National Information Exchange Model’s (NIEM) website, NIEM.gov, has launched with an entirely new look and feel. The site incorporates leading edge practices in web design and content management using open source user interface components. NIEM.gov adheres to the U.S. federal government’s websites visual style guidance and community best practices (i.e., Worldwide Web Accessibility Standards, U.S. Web Design System (USWDS), ADA-Section 508 compliance, etc.).

NIEM Release Candidates for Information Exchange Messages and Conformance Specifications Available for Comment

The National Information Exchange Model’s (NIEM) Management Office announces NIEM 5.0 specification release candidates are available for public comment through Wednesday, 17 March.

 The specification details general conformance guidance, principles, and rules for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

NIEM Announces new State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Tiger Team Leadership

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is pleased to announce newly appointed co-chairs to the NIEM’s State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Tiger Team. Incoming co-chairs are Paul Wormeli and Michael Phillips. The co-chairs are focusing on how NIEM can best support the highest priorities of each SLTT segments. 

CISA Awards NIEM Cyber Pilot Project

Two significant NIEM-related agreements have been awarded by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN). One award is the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) National Information Exchange Model Cyber Pilot. CISA is using NIEM and NIEM’s Cyber Domain to ensure efficient and accurate NIEM data exchanges regarding cyber incidents among public and private agencies.

NIEM Marks Fifteenth Anniversary With NIEM 5.0 Major Release

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is marking its fifteenth-year anniversary with the release of NIEM 5.0.  This major release underscores NIEM’s value and relevance as a force multiplier in enabling secure, scalable enterprise-level data interoperability across diverse, complex systems and organizations. As importantly, 5.0 establishes the framework for the NIEM metamodel currently in development.

NIEM Naming and Design Rules 5.0 Beta 1 Available for Public Review

The NIEM Naming and Design Rules (NDR) 5.0 Beta 1 release is available for public review and comment through Monday, 02 November 2020.  The NDR specifies the data model, XML Schema components, and XML data for use with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Please visit the NIEM NDR release page at https://niem.github.io/NIEM-NDR/ to view the latest draft release as well instructions on how to submit comments.

NIEM 5.0 Release Candidate 4 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.0 release candidate 4 (RC4) is available for public review and comment through Monday, 19 October 2020. The RC4 incorporates the feedback received from the NIEM 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2) and release candidate 3 (RC3). These minor changes include:

NIEM 5.0 Release Candidate 3 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.0 release candidate 3 (RC3) is available for public review and comment through Friday, 16 October 2020. The RC3 incorporates the public feedback received from the NIEM 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2). These minor changes include:

NIEM 5.0 Release Candidate 2 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2) is available for public review and comment through Wednesday, 30 September 2020. The RC2 incorporates the public feedback received from the NIEM 5.0 release candidate 1 (RC1). These minor changes include:

Best of NIEM 2020 Awards Announced

The Best of NIEM 2020 awards recognize those NIEM implementation projects demonstrating significant accomplishment and making noteworthy contributions to NIEM’s use, growth, and adoption. The Best of NIEM 2020 were presented at the NIEM Executive Steering Council’s quarterly meeting held virtually on Wednesday, 23 September.

Established in 2009, the awards recognize outstanding NIEM solutions across our international, federal, state, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector communities.

The Best of NIEM 2020 awards were presented to these six organizations:

CISA Announces Funding Opportunity For State, Local, Tribal And Territorial National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Cyber Pilot

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Stakeholder Engagement Division has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to award a new cooperative agreement for a pilot titled State, Local, Tribal and Territorial National Information Exchange Model Cyber Pilot for fiscal year 2020. The deadline for application is Monday, 27 July 2020

NIEM OPENS BEST OF NIEM 2O2O AWARD NOMINATIONS

Each year, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) celebrates those organizations which have made significant accomplishments in the use of NIEM with the Best of NIEM awards. The Best of NIEM 2020 will recognize organizations, groups, programs, and individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the growth and adoption of NIEM.  Instructions are included in the Best of NIEM award nomination form.