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NIEMOpen Recognized by OASIS As A 2022 Open Cup Award Recipient for Outstanding New Initiative

OASIS Open, the international open source and standards consortium, announced the winners of the 2022 Open Cup, which recognizes exceptional advancements within the OASIS technical community. The Open Cup for Outstanding New Initiative was awarded to NIEMOpen, a framework for sharing critical data in justice, public safety, emergency management, intelligence, and security sectors.

The 2022 Outstanding New Initiative, NIEMOpen, transitioned to an OASIS Open Project from the U.S. Department of Defense in October. A collaborative partnership between private industry and all levels of governmental agencies, the NIEM framework enables the effective and efficient sharing of critical data as currently demonstrated in the justice, public safety, emergency and disaster management, intelligence, and homeland security sectors. Developing and implementing NIEM-based exchanges allows diverse organizations to leverage existing investments in information systems by building the bridges for interoperability at the data level.

“With the intent to prove interagency interoperability for over a decade, a lot of work was committed in the maturation and development of what we now call NIEMOpen” said Stuart Whitehead of the U.S. Department of Defense. “I think NIEM’s secret sauce is consensus and the ability to adapt both to technology evolution and [bringing] new community’s [into] the fold, but we really knew to be successful we needed to take NIEM to the next level by becoming an open standard.”

A video recording of the award ceremony has been posted on YouTube at the following link:


About NIEM

NIEMOpen provides a model framework with rules and guidance designed to develop consistent, well-defined, enterprise level information exchanges. NIEMOpen 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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