While NIEM currently uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) for its reference model and definition of information exchanges, NIEM recognizes that some organizations routinely use JSON as their primary data-interchange format. To showcase the work being done to address this shift, the NIEM.gov website now has a page dedicated to JSON — a lightweight, text-based, language-independent data interchange format that defines a small set of formatting rules for the portable representation of structured data.
An initial pilot for this guidance will be a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The NIEM team is eager to hear input on using JSON with NIEM. Learn more by visiting the NIEM JSON page and reviewing the guidance. Please contact us with questions or feedback.