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Submit a Nomination for the 2016 Best of NIEM Awards

The NIEM program has kicked off the nomination period for the 2016 Best of NIEM awards, and is asking for the NIEM community’s help identifying and recognizing teams that have implemented NIEM in especially interesting, innovative or impactful ways.

NIEM Program Office Announces Business Architecture Committee Leadership Changes

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Program Management Office is pleased to announce leadership changes for the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC), which maintains NIEM’s business architecture and requirements. Having completed his two-year term at the end of Fiscal Year 2016, Pat Brooks has stepped down as NBAC co-chair. Effective with the start of Fiscal Year 2017, Kamran Atri is the committee’s new co-chair, serving alongside Ryan Schultz.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Offers NIEM Training During 2016 Global Identity Summit in Tampa

On September 19, the NIEM Biometrics domain, under the stewardship of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), will provide NIEM and Biometrics domain training as part of the Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, FL. GIS is the U.S. federal government's primary outreach and collaboration-building event with the worldwide identity community.

Drive NIEM Tech – Join the NTAC!

Help us take NIEM to the next level! The NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) is looking for innovative and forward-leaning individuals who can bring a fresh perspective and help drive the components of NIEM to stay technologically relevant. The membership nomination period is now open until Friday, September 2nd. Formal decisions will be announced Friday, September 16th.

NIEM Version 3.2 is Now Available

NIEM version 3.2 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).

NIEM Emergency Management Domain Announces New Chair

The NIEM Emergency Management Domain is proud to announce Dan Cotter, director, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) First Responders Group (FRG), as its new Chair. Cotter replaces Jalal Mapar, the director of DHS S&T Resilient Systems Division, who successfully served as chair of the domain since 2014.

2015 Best of NIEM Award Winners Announced at NASCIO Webinar

In January, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) highlighted information sharing as one of their 2016 Advocacy Priorities. To address this priority, NASCIO and NIEM came together on April 12, 2016 for a webinar, “NASCIO & NIEM Working Together: Advancing Information Exchange Efforts Across All Levels of Government.” 

NIEM Code Lists Specification 1.0beta1 – Released For Review

The NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) has released version 1.0beta1 of the NIEM Code Lists Specification, and requests your help to review and improve it.

One major topic for developers and users of code lists with NIEM information exchanges is the development, distribution, maintenance, and use of code lists. The NTAC has developed the NIEM Code Lists Specification to address this need.

The specification includes:

NIEM 3.2 Beta Now Available for Public Review and Comment

​​The NIEM Program is pleased to release NIEM 3.2 Beta for public review and comment. To ensure that the final NIEM 3.2 best meets users’ evolving needs, we are calling on the NIEM Community to review NIEM 3.2 Beta and share feedback by April 15, 2016.

NIEM 3.2 will be a minor release that incorporates content identified since NIEM 3.1 was released in May 2015. The NIEM release cycle allows us to make NIEM model updates on a predictable and sustainable schedule.

NASCIO Announces Information Sharing as a 2016 Top Priority

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced Information Sharing as one of their four 2016 federal advocacy priorities. By elevating this key issue among its constituents, NASCIO highlights its support of the NIEM Program by encouraging state and local communities to adopt NIEM. Additional priorities include cybersecurity, flexibility in federal regulations, and Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet).

NIEM looks forward to collaborating with NASCIO to advance information exchange across all levels of government!

NIEM EM Domain Briefs OASIS Emergency Management Subcommittee

On Sept. 29, 2015, the NIEM Emergency Management Domain held an introductory briefing for the OASIS Reference Information Subcommittee, which operates under the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee. Participants included the Emergency Management Domain Facilitator team and OASIS Subcom​mittee members.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Leads Successful Accredited NIEM Training Session at 2015 Global Identity Summit (GIS)

For the third consecutive year, at the Global Identity Summit, the Biometric Domain conducted a comprehensive NIEM training session for both government and commercial organizations involved in the identity management sector.

On Monday, Sept. 21, under the stewardship of the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), the NBD provided training to more than 30 participants.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Offers Accredited NIEM Training at Global Identity Summit for Third Year

For the third year in a row, the NIEM Biometrics Domain (NBD), under the stewardship of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), will provide NIEM and Biometrics Domain Training at the Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, Fla. Diane Stephens of DHS OBIM, who serves as the Chair of the Biometrics Domain, will join NBD DoD Co-Chair William Graves, NBD Program Manager Kamran Atri, and NBD team member Shuchita Bora to facilitate the session.

NIEM Biometric Domain Announces Diane Stephens As New Domain Chair

The NIEM Biometrics Domain (NBD) is proud to announce Diane Stephens of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), as the new Chair of the NIEM Biometrics Domain. Ms. Stephens replaces former NBD Chair Kim Jackson, who now supports USDA. Ms.

Emergency Management Domain Briefs Big City Emergency Managers Association

Emergency Management Domain Briefs Big City Emergency Managers Association

On June 4, 2015, the NIEM Emergency Management (EM) Domain held an introductory NIEM briefing for Big City Emergency Managers (BCEM) Inc. members. Participants included BCEM representatives and members from metropolitan areas such as New York City and Chicago.

NIEM version 3.1 is Now Available

​The final operational release of NIEM version 3.1 has been published and is now available.  NIEM 3.1 is a minor release that incorporates user needs since NIEM 3.0 was launched in November 2013.

NIEM 3.1 is available here.

The NIEM model was designed to accommodate updates on a regular basis in order to adapt and evolve with user needs. TheNIEM release cycle allows us to make these model updates on a predictable and sustainable schedule.

Updates to High-Level Version Architecture

The NIEM High-Level Version Architecture (HLVA) was recently revised to make it more compatible with the latest NIEM version 3.0 series releases and other changes over the last several years. The new NIEM HLVA version 3.0 (10 April 2015) supersedes version 1.0 (published 31 July 2008). Significant changes can be summarized as follows: