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Drive NIEM Tech – Join the NTAC!

Help us take NIEM to the next level! The NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) is looking for innovative and forward-leaning individuals who can bring a fresh perspective and help drive the components of NIEM to stay technologically relevant. The membership nomination period is now open until Friday, September 2nd. Formal decisions will be announced Friday, September 16th.

What does the NTAC do?

Responsibilities include:

  • Defining and governing the technical and structural architecture associated with NIEM development and implementation.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining the technical specifications for the NIEM community.
  • Identifying and implementing new technologies to help support program growth.

Who is on the NTAC?

NIEM has two committees, the NTAC and the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC). While the NBAC membership is representative of all participating NIEM domains, the NTAC is representative of a smaller population consisting of approximately 8-20 voting members.

NTAC members represent technical experts and thought leaders across the community, including representation from all levels of government, Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), and industry to ensure interoperability and coordinated development.

What is the estimated time commitment?

All committee members are expected to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours per month, as needed, for projects and working groups.

This commitment includes:

  • Attendance on bi-weekly conference calls.
  • Attendance at two semi-annual, face-to-face meetings.
  • Acceptance of action items and task assignments; nominees must be willing to expend additional efforts outside of the monthly NTAC meetings to complete assignments by established due dates.
  • In order to be nominated, each candidate’s employer must agree to the time and resource commitments required for committee membership.

What qualifications are required?

Participation within the NTAC requires:

The NTAC is particularly interested in candidates with experience in implementing software that produces and/or consumes NIEM-based exchanges at runtime.

What’s in it for me?

As an NTAC member your voice steers the future of the program. Your technical know-how will be put to use as you assist with action items and take on committee tasks. By joining the NTAC, you will be able to:

  • Interact with NIEM thought leaders.
  • Gain insider access to NIEM program operations via monthly calls and two semi-annual face-to-face meetings.
  • Promote your participation on LinkedIn, and highlight your awesome role on your resume and throughout the NIEM community.

How do I apply?

To apply, please email us following information:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications
  • Supervisor acknowledgement of committee commitment

Can I nominate someone else?

Sure! Email us the candidate's name and contact number. Please include a short note on why you think this person is a good fit for the NTAC.

What are the deadlines?

The nomination period is open, and will run until Friday, September 2, 2016. Nominations will be reviewed by the NTAC co-chairs, with formal decisions to be made no later than September 16, 2016. The review process may involve requests for additional information and telephone or in-person interviews.


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