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NBAC Kicks Off Emerging Technologies Tiger Team

The NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) will kick off an Emerging Technologies Tiger Team (ET3) on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1-2pm (US - Eastern). ET3 will focus on the impact of new technologies on interoperability and the adoption, utilization and evolution of NIEM.

ET3’s first project will be to determine the impact of certain technologies—such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and identity management—on NIEM Core data model management and harmonization efforts. Results from the review will inform requirements for information exchanges relevant to the Emergency Management, Military Operations, Health & Human Service, and Surface Transportation domains, among others.

Ajmal Aziz, Program Manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, and Lain McNeill, NBAC Member-at-Large, will lead ET3. Both Mr. Aziz and Mr. McNeill have extensive experience and expertise with emerging technologies and NIEM model harmonization. Mr. Aziz was instrumental in setting up NIEM-centric interoperability training workshops at DHS S&T in 2017 that touched on these areas and their application for the NIEM Emergency Management Domain. Mr. McNeill has supported standards development efforts for IoT, artificial intelligence, and biometrics with the goal of bridging the gaps between global standards development, and NIEM domain oversight, and data model management for these areas.

If you’re interested in participating in the ET3, or to submit ideas for discussion and review, email us at or contact us online.