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CISA Awards NIEM Cyber Pilot Project

Two significant NIEM-related agreements have been awarded by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN). One award is the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) National Information Exchange Model Cyber Pilot. CISA is using NIEM and NIEM’s Cyber Domain to ensure efficient and accurate NIEM data exchanges regarding cyber incidents among public and private agencies.

NIEM Marks Fifteenth Anniversary With NIEM 5.0 Major Release

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is marking its fifteenth-year anniversary with the release of NIEM 5.0.  This major release underscores NIEM’s value and relevance as a force multiplier in enabling secure, scalable enterprise-level data interoperability across diverse, complex systems and organizations. As importantly, 5.0 establishes the framework for the NIEM metamodel currently in development.

NIEM Naming and Design Rules 5.0 Beta 1 Available for Public Review

The NIEM Naming and Design Rules (NDR) 5.0 Beta 1 release is available for public review and comment through Monday, 02 November 2020.  The NDR specifies the data model, XML Schema components, and XML data for use with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Please visit the NIEM NDR release page at https://niem.github.io/NIEM-NDR/ to view the latest draft release as well instructions on how to submit comments.

NIEM 5.0 Release Candidate 4 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.0 release candidate 4 (RC4) is available for public review and comment through Monday, 19 October 2020. The RC4 incorporates the feedback received from the NIEM 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2) and release candidate 3 (RC3). These minor changes include:

NIEM 5.0 Release Candidate 3 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.0 release candidate 3 (RC3) is available for public review and comment through Friday, 16 October 2020. The RC3 incorporates the public feedback received from the NIEM 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2). These minor changes include:

NIEM 5.0 Release Candidate 2 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM 5.0 release candidate 2 (RC2) is available for public review and comment through Wednesday, 30 September 2020. The RC2 incorporates the public feedback received from the NIEM 5.0 release candidate 1 (RC1). These minor changes include:

Best of NIEM 2020 Awards Announced

The Best of NIEM 2020 awards recognize those NIEM implementation projects demonstrating significant accomplishment and making noteworthy contributions to NIEM’s use, growth, and adoption. The Best of NIEM 2020 were presented at the NIEM Executive Steering Council’s quarterly meeting held virtually on Wednesday, 23 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 2020 awards were presented to these six organizations:

CISA Announces Funding Opportunity For State, Local, Tribal And Territorial National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Cyber Pilot

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Stakeholder Engagement Division has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to award a new cooperative agreement for a pilot titled State, Local, Tribal and Territorial National Information Exchange Model Cyber Pilot for fiscal year 2020. The deadline for application is Monday, 27 July 2020

NIEM OPENS BEST OF NIEM 2O2O AWARD NOMINATIONS

Each year, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) celebrates those organizations which have made significant accomplishments in the use of NIEM with the Best of NIEM awards. The Best of NIEM 2020 will recognize organizations, groups, programs, and individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the growth and adoption of NIEM.  Instructions are included in the Best of NIEM award nomination form.

NIEM Celebrates the Best of NIEM 2019

The winners of the 2019 Best of NIEM awards were announced at October’s annual NIEM Face-to-Face meetings in Arlington, Virginia. Established in 2009, the awards recognize outstanding NIEM solutions within federal, state, local, and tribal governments, the international community, and the private sector. 

Announcing NIEM JSON Specification 4.0 Beta1 Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM JSON Specification Version 4.0beta1 is now available for public review and comment. The NIEM JSON Specification establishes the technical basis for using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) as a data format for exchange of information consistent with NIEM-conformant schemas and Information Exchange Package Documentations (IEPDs).

Cyber Domain Joins the NIEM.gov Website

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Cyber Domain community on the NIEM.gov website. The Cyber Domain is bringing together stakeholders with the objective to consistently share information to defend against cybersecurity threats and to inform a resilient posture to cyber risks at the enterprise-level.

NIEM Announces Incoming Managing Director

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Executive Steering Council’s quarterly meeting took place via teleconference on Wednesday, March 25. The transition of Katherine Escobar to the position of Managing Director of the NIEM Management Office (NMO) was announced. Ryan Schultz, outgoing Managing Director, was recognized for his many contributions to the growth of NIEM.

National Information Exchange Model Statistics Domain Kicks-off

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Statistics Symposium occurred on Wednesday, February 19. This inaugural meeting was hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau, which has taken a leadership role in the development of the NIEM Statistical Domain.  

Download NIEM Version 4.2

NIEM version 4.2 and its associated products are now available for download and use. Products include NIEM XML schemas (XSD), a spreadsheet (MS Excel) of all data components in the model, and alternate database formats (MS Excel, MS MDB, and CSV). This release is the latest version of the NIEM common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations.