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NIEM Opens Best of NIEM 2021 Nominations

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is pleased to announce the Best of NIEM 2021 Award nominations are now open. Each year, the Best of NIEM Award recognizes NIEM implementation projects demonstrating noteworthy contributions to the use, growth, and adoption of NIEM.
The Best of NIEM 2021 Award nomination form with instructions is available for download. To learn more about past winners, go to NIEM Success Stories. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 16. Award winners will be recognized at NIEM’s joint Executive Steering Committee, NIEM Business Architecture Committee, and NIEM Technical Architecture Committee in September, with additional details to follow. 
 “What Best of NIEM winning initiatives have in common is that they are each successfully solving real-world problems using NIEM. The Best of NIEM awards are an exceptional opportunity to showcase exceptional examples of NIEM’s implementation across our many federal, international, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector users – and across our fifteen domains and communities of interest. We strongly encourage our NIEM communities to use this opportunity to nominate those who have made significant contributions to NIEM,” stated Katherine Escobar, NIEM Managing Director.

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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