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NIEM 5.1 Beta 1 Available for Public Review and Comment

We are pleased to announce that the NIEM 5.1 Beta 1 minor release is available for review. Minor releases allow for domain-related content changes only. The core and architecture remain fixed until the next major release.  We value your input.  Please post comments and feedback to the issue tracker by Friday, August 20, 2021.

NIEM 5.1 beta 1 changes include:

  • Minor updates to new Biometrics and Cyber content based on the 5.1 alpha2 review
  • Updated NCIC VMA, VMO, and MAK codes
  • Removed the BOAT code set 
  • Updated ISO 639-3 language codes 
  • Updated the definition of the geospatial adapter namespace

NIEM 5.1 key changes include:

  • Biometrics domain - Added additional DNA-related content 
  • Cyber domain (new) - Added content supporting Federal Incident Reporting Requirements (FIRR) and State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Agency Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements (CIRR)
  • Emergency Management domain - Added flood damage claim content from OpenFEMA 
  • Justice domain - Moved NCIC code elements to the NCIC namespace
  • Military Operations domain - Added content from the Joint Non-Kinetic Effectiveness (JNKE) IEPD
  • CUI codes - Updated codes
  • ISO 639-3 codes - Updated language codes based on the 2012-02-18 update 
  • NCIC codes - Updated MAK, VMA, and VMO codes, removed BOAT codes and re-added code sets dropped from 5.0 for legacy support

Please see the README file in the release for more changes and details. 

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. NIEM successfully supports communities of interest with a shared need to exchange data within federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies, internationally, and in the private sector.

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