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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. The other award is a renewal of a CISA agreement with the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Reporting and Threat Information Sharing Pilot Project. 
NIEM has a long history of developing similar, successful enterprise-level information exchanges in association with NIEM’s Justice, Emergency Management, and Cyber Domains. These include direct NIEM applications with SLTT agencies across the United States. Katherine Escobar, Managing Director for NIEM Management Office, stated, “We are pleased that CISA is using NIEM to provide the semantic interoperability necessary for cybercrime-related data exchanges across public and private agencies at all levels. We congratulate CSN and look forward to continued support and involvement, and most particularly, through NIEM’s Cyber Domain.”
Cybercrime Support Network’s official awards announcement may be viewed here:

About the National Information Exchange Model
The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) provides a model framework with rules and guidance designed to develop consistent, well-defined, enterprise level information exchanges. For fifteen years, NIEM has successfully supported information communities of interest with a shared need to exchange data within the federal, state, local, tribal agencies, internationally, and in the private sector.
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