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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.

NIEM 2019 Face-to-Face Annual Meetings Yield Business and Technical Progress

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) hosted the 2019 annual NIEM meetings October 21-25. The week-long series of meetings reviewed the past year’s work and activities and laid the groundwork for the way forward. The week is structured to dedicate two-days each to the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) and the NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC). The Executive Steering Council (ESC), NBAC and NTAC met collectively mid-week to review business and technical topics and initiatives of interest to all.

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. 

Best of NIEM nominees are annually solicited within the NIEM community. Nominees are asked to demonstrate how the NIEM conformant information exchange created improves performance, increases efficiency, and advances interoperability.

NIEM 2019 Face to Face Meeting

The NIEM Annual Face to Face (F2F) Meeting kicks off Monday, October 21.  This annual event is hosted by the NIEM Management Office (NMO). The Executive Steering Committee (ESC), NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC), NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC), Tiger Teams and Lead Developers both collaborate on shared objectives and provide updates to the NIEM governance bodies.  The meeting provides an opportunity for our communities to discuss how they use NIEM as well as ways they would like to use NIEM in the future.

NIEM 4.2 Release Candidate 1 Available for Public Comment and Review

The NIEM 4.2 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) package is available at NIEM-Releases for public review and comment.   The package includes XML schemas, documentation spreadsheets, a change log, a JSON-LD context file, and a README.

The RC1 is a draft of the NIEM 4.2 minor release.  It includes considerable contributions from Biometrics, Emergency Management, and the Justice domains. 

NIEM 4.2 Beta 1 Now Available for Review

The NIEM 4.2 Beta 1 draft  is now available at NIEM-Releases for public review and comment. This work is in support of a 4.2 minor release scheduled for Fall 2019.  Minor releases include changes to domain content and domain code tables as needed.

The NIEM 4.2 Beta 1 release  includes major contributions from Biometrics, Emergency Management, and the Justice domains and includes a Core Supplement 4.0.2. 

Best of NIEM 2019 Nomination Window Now Open

It’s our favorite time of year here, when we recognize outstanding NIEM community achievements.

The Best of NIEM awards recognize innovative solutions using NIEM from federal, state, local and tribal governments, the international community, and private sector organizations. Accomplishments are based on impact demonstrated or developed since September 2018.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, September 9, 2019

Announcing new NIEM Business Architecture Committee Leadership Changes

The National Information Exchange Model's (NIEM) Executive Steering Committee approved the nomination for Mr. Thomas “Tom” Krul, Public Safety Canada, as the incoming Co-Chair of the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC), effective October 2019. Mr. Krul will replace Mr. Ryan Schultz and will serve alongside Mr. Kamran Atri, as NBAC Co-Chairs. 

DHS Releases "NIEM First" Memo

David P. Pekoske, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary, of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed the "NIEM first" memorandum on May 3rd, 2019 outlining the Department's adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

Call for NBAC Co-Chair Nomination

Do you want to help lead NIEM to the next level?  The NIEM Management Office (NMO) is seeking a NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) Co-Chair with positive leadership skills who will help promote the vision for improving information sharing. 

The NBAC Co-Chair nomination period is open now and will close on May 3, 2019.

What does an NBAC Co-Chair do?

2018 Best of NIEM Award Winners Announced

Winners of the 2018 Best of NIEM awards were announced at this year's annual NIEM Business Architecture (NBAC) meeting in Arlington, Virginia.  The Best of NIEM Awards recognize teams or individuals for going above and beyond in collaborating, demonstrating measurable results, and furthering an efficient and effective government in their use of NIEM.  This year four teams were awarded for:

Best of NIEM 2018 Awards Coming Soon

What are the Best of NIEM Awards?

The Best of NIEM Awards recognize teams or individuals for going above and beyond in collaborating, demonstrating measurable results, and furthering an efficient and effective government in their use of NIEM. 

Winners will be publicly recognized with a news story on niem.gov, have a short video produced highlighting their project, and receive an award certificate from the NIEM Program Management Office.

Guidelines and Nominations

Eligibility

NIEM Version 4.1 is Now Available

​NIEM version 4.1 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 Access, and CSV). This release is the latest version of the NIEM common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations.

Best of NIEM 2018 Call for Nominations

The Best of NIEM Awards recognize teams or individuals for going above and beyond in collaborating, demonstrating measurable results, and furthering an efficient and effective government in their use of NIEM. Nominations are open to teams or individuals representing federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector organizations, both domestic or international.

Winners will be publicly recognized with a news story on niem.gov, have a short video produced highlighting their project, and receive an award certificate from the NIEM Program Management Office.

NBAC Kicks Off Emerging Technologies Tiger Team

The NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) will kick off an Emerging Technologies Tiger Team (ET3) on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1-2pm (US - Eastern). ET3 will focus on the impact of new technologies on interoperability and the adoption, utilization and evolution of NIEM.

JSON Guidance Documentation Now Available

Attention JSON developers, NIEM developers, data scientists, and anyone considering using NIEM for your next data exchange project: Guidance and documentation on adopting Javascript Object Notation (JSON) as a second standard format for representing data based on the NIEM data model is now available at https://niem.github.io/json/. Its a a whole new way to use NIEM!

NIEM 4.1 Beta Now Available for Public Review and Comment

The NIEM Program is pleased to release NIEM 4.1 Beta1 for public review and comment. To ensure that the final NIEM 4.1 best meets users’ evolving needs, we are calling on the NIEM Community to review NIEM 4.1 Beta1 and share feedback by April 20, 2018.

NIEM 4.1 will be a minor release that incorporates content identified since NIEM 4.0 was released in July 2017. The NIEM release cycle allows us to make NIEM model updates on a predictable and sustainable schedule.

What’s in NIEM 4.1?

Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on NIEM Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on January 19, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.