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NIEM to Transition to an OASIS Open Project

This October, NIEM will transition from the U.S. Department of Defense to OASIS, an ANSI-accredited and ISO-recognized standards development organization.  This move creates a path for NIEM to become an official standard in national and international policy and procurement. The inaugural NIEM Open Project Governing Board (PGB) meeting will occur on 20 October in Arlington, Virginia.

Best of NIEM 2022 - Now Accepting Nominations

The NIEM Management Office is pleased to announce that the Best of NIEM 2022 Award nomination period is now open. Each year, the Best of NIEM Award recognizes NIEM implementation projects demonstrating noteworthy contributions to the use, growth, and adoption of NIEM.

NIEM Unveils new Message Exchange Package Builder

The NIEM Management Office unveiled a new Message Exchange Package (MEP) Builder tool on Thursday, March 17th at the NIEM Technical Deep-Dive training session. The MEP Builder is an open-source tool that was built with the NIEM IEPD lifecycle in mind.  “We want to simplify the process to build NIEM message specifications, formerly referred to as IEPDs, and have a tool that guides the user through the stages of the lifecycle”, said Katherine Escobar, NIEM Management Office Executive Director.

NIEM Technical Deep-Dive Distance Learning Registration Open for April

The NIEM Management Office (NMO) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a 3 half-day training session beginning on April 12, 2022. This 3 day course is open to the NIEM community. This class was designed with NIEM developers and implementers in mind. If you or your team have been looking for free NIEM technical training, now is the time to register to reserve your spot.

NIEM 2021 Annual Report is Available

The 2021 Annual Report is now available.  The annual report provides a summary and highlights of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Community, including representations from the Executive Steering Council (ESC), NIEM Management Office (NMO), NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC), NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC), NIEM Domains, and at large membership.  The report provides a year end review of accomplishments as well as priorities for 2022. Highlights include:

NIEM Version 5.1 Release is Now Available

NIEM version 5.1 is now available for download and use. This release is the latest version of the NIEM common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchanges across diverse public and private organizations. NIEM 5.1 is a minor release that incorporates content identified since the NIEM 5.0 major release was published in October 2020. 

Highlights of NIEM 5.1 include:

NIEM Technical Deep-Dive Distance Learning Now Available

The NIEM Management Office (NMO) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting three half-day training sessions beginning on January 11, 2022. These sessions will be conducted by our very knowledgeable lead development team and are meant for individuals who want a deep dive into the technical details of NIEM, typically developers and implementers.  Participants should expect to attend all three half-days to complete the training.  

NIEM Technical Deep-Dive Distance Learning Now Available

The NIEM Management Office (NMO) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting three half day training sessions beginning on January 11, 2022. These sessions will be conducted by our very knowledgeable lead development team and are meant for individuals who want a deep dive into the technical details of NIEM, typically developers and implementers.  Participants should expect to attend all three half days to complete the training.  

NIEM 5.1 Release Candidate 2 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.1 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is available for public review and comment thru Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Visit the NIEM Releases page for instructions on how to download the RC2 package.  Please provide your feedback by submitting a new issue or by sending an email to niem-comments@lists.gatech.edu.

The most recent changes include:

Best of NIEM 2021 Awards Announced

The Best of NIEM 2021 awards recognize those NIEM implementation projects demonstrating significant accomplishment and making noteworthy contributions to NIEM’s use, growth, and adoption. The Best of NIEM 2021 were presented at the NIEM Executive Steering Council’s quarterly meeting held virtually on Tuesday, 21 September.

Established in 2009, the awards recognize outstanding NIEM solutions across our international, federal, state, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector communities.

The Best of NIEM 2021 awards were presented to these four organizations:

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:

NIEM Extends Deadline for 2021 Best of NIEM Award Nominations

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) has extended the nomination period for the Best of NIEM 2021 awards to Friday, August 6. Each year, the Best of NIEM Award recognizes NIEM projects demonstrating noteworthy contributions to the use, growth, and adoption of NIEM. We are asking for the NIEM community's help in identifying and recognizing teams that have implemented NIEM in especially interesting, innovative or impactful ways.

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.

NIEM Announces JSON Specification Version 5.0's Final Release

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is pleased to announce the final release of the NIEM JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Specification v.5.0. This release marks NIEM’s adoption of JSON as the second standard format for representing data based on the NIEM data model. 

Announcing NIEM JSON Specification Version 5.0 release candidate 2 Available for Public Comment

The NIEM JSON Specification, Version 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2) is available for public review and comment through Thursday, May 13. Please visit the NIEM Specifications page to view the RC2 specification and to provide feedback.

This is the final stage before we officially publish the final NIEM JSON Specification version 5.0. At this point in the release cycle, we are working to get to a stable draft and are looking to address errors and bugs only. 

Announcing NIEM JSON Specification Version 5.0 release candidate 1 Available for Public Comment

The NIEM JSON Specification, Version 5.0 release candidate 1 (RC1) is available for public review and comment through Friday, April 30. Please visit the NIEM Specifications page to view the RC1 specification and to provide feedback.

This is the final stage before we officially publish the final NIEM JSON Specification version 5.0. At this point in the release cycle, we are working to get to a stable draft and are looking to address errors and bugs only. 

NIEM Launches New NIEM.gov Website

The National Information Exchange Model’s (NIEM) website, NIEM.gov, has launched with an entirely new look and feel. The site incorporates leading edge practices in web design and content management using open source user interface components. NIEM.gov adheres to the U.S. federal government’s websites visual style guidance and community best practices (i.e., Worldwide Web Accessibility Standards, U.S. Web Design System (USWDS), ADA-Section 508 compliance, etc.).