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Public Input on the Establishment of Financial Data Standards

​​The U.S. Department of Treasury is accepting public comment on the Data Act between now and November 25, 2014. Please go to Federal Register Notice (FRN) "Public Input on the Establishment of Financial Data Standards (Data Exchange)" (79 FR 58045) to learn more and if interested, to provide input.​

NIEM in November: Recap

NIEM hosted its second annual NIEM in November event on Tuesday November 4, 2014. NIEM in November was a half-day event filled with presentations, round tables, and discussions highlighting the community’s hard work and success. Hosted at National Defense University and live-streamed on, the event had attendees and presenters from across the United States and beyond.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Hosts a Training Session at Global Identity Summit

The newly rebranded Global Identity Summit (formerly the Biometrics Consortium Conference) kicked off on Monday, September 15, in Tampa Florida, with sessions slated to run through September 18. As in years past, a global contingency of speakers presented and attendees took part in discussions and demonstrations of the latest advancements in the field of biometrics and identity management.

September Virtual Town Hall Recap

​On September 23, NIEM hosted a Virtual Town Hall. More than 130 community members joined us to hear presentations from a Best of NIEM 2013 winner and updates from representatives of the Emergency Management Domain, as well as to participate in the question and answer session.

Improving Maritime Through Common Standards

The Maritime Information Sharing Environment (MISE), a Best of NIEM 2013 Winner, is creating a set of pre-defined and NIEM-conformant maritime messages for the community to use. The initial set of messages includes:

AFEI Holds Second Webinar on DOD Adoption of NIEM

On August 14, 2014, the Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) held the second webinar in a two-part series on DOD’s adoption of NIEM, titled “Alignment with Federal and DOD Information Sharing Architectures.” The webinar offered insights into how DOD adoption of NIEM supports the objectives of the federal Information Sharing Environment (ISE) and DOD information sharing strategies.

Army Coalition Forces Adopt NIEM

The Department of Defense Joint Services is using NIEM to facilitate data exchanges between U.S. military organizations and coalition partners. The U.S. Army's Project Manager Mission Command incorporated NIEM into version 4.3 of the Global Command and Control System-Army (GCCS-A), which combines Joint and coalition information onto one digital map. They used the system during a recent Joint-coalition exercise at the Joint Forces Training Centre in Poland.

NIEM Virtual Town Hall September 23, 2014

Join us on September 23, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST for a NIEM Virtual Town Hall! You’ll learn more about the work and success in the NIEM community—specifically with our state and local communities.

Development is in Progress for NIEM-UML for 3.0

We've started developing an open standards process to update the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Profile for NIEM 3.0! With the Request for Proposal (RFP) officially issued by the Object Management Group (OMG), the 3.0 profile is officially in development! The initial submission for NIEM-UML for 3.0 will be submitted on August 18 for review at the September OMG meeting. The team’s working space is on GitHub and we need your help with the initial submisison. (Please note that no materials on the site are final, and all materials developed last year can be found in the "Phase1" folder.) 

Update on NIEM-UML for 3.0

On the heels of a successful release of NIEM 3.0, we are currently supporting an effort to update the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Profile for NIEM 3.0. Back in September 2013, NIEM-UML for 2.1 was accepted as an Object Management Group (OMG) specification and has been incorporated into tooling used by the community.

Leveraging NIEM-UML to build out Cyber-Related Content

During the December 2013 Object Management Group Technical Meeting, the System Assurance Task Force hosted a discussion exploring the potential to leverage the Unified Modeling Language profile for NIEM, known as NIEM-UML, to promote semantic interoperability across various cyber specifications for threat modeling and information sharing. This effort was designed to leverage existing investments in NIEM-UML work to build out cyber-related content in NIEM. 

AFEI Webinar Series Features NIEM DOD Adoption

On February 26, 2014, the Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) hosted the first webinar in a series about the Department of Defense’s adoption of NIEM. At the event, Donna Roy, Executive Director of NIEM and David DeVries, Deputy CIO for the Information Environment, teamed up to give an overview on the implementation process and to answer questions from the community.

NIST to Release Schema Aligned with NIEM 3.0 and Biometrics Domain Schema

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will soon release an updated schema that includes 2013 supplemental material to the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 standard and that will align with NIEM 3.0. NIST is working hand-in-hand with the NIEM Biometrics domain to ensure that all existing and new modalities in the standard are properly aligned with NIEM 3.0, including the Biometrics domain schema. The current NIST schema is aligned with NIEM 2.1.

Town Hall Recap: NIEM-UML Stole the Show!

On February 19, we hosted a technically-focused Virtual Town Hall. More than 240 NIEM community members joined to discuss NIEM-UML. We also kicked off the Design Patterns initiative.

Donna Roy Discusses NIEM's Growth on ABC7 News

Today, we can track NIEM adoption across the majority of federal agencies, 50 states, and even internationally—and now, NIEM is gaining the attention of an even wider audience.

On February 17, ABC7/WJLA, the ABC affiliate for the greater Washington, DC, area, focused on NIEM during its “Government Matters” segment, stating, “In the highly scrutinized, and often-criticized, world of federal IT, NIEM is considered a great investment.”

NIEM Gets Shout-Out in Interview About President’s Strategic Plan

Kshemendra Paul, program manager, Information Sharing Environment (ISE) announced on Jan. 9 the release of the Strategic Implementation Plan for the President’s National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. The plan details 16 priority objectives that span federal, state, local, and tribal governments, as well as private sector and international partners.

RSVP Today: NIEM Virtual Town Hall, Feb. 19

Join us February 19, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for the first Virtual Town Hall of the year, which will feature NIEM-UML. February’s Town Hall will answer many frequently asked questions, including:

  • What is NIEM-UML?
  • What are the benefits of using NIEM-UML?
  • How do I start using NIEM-UML?

Best of NIEM 2013 Continues in Hawaii!

Imagine you are a parole officer. You monitor 60 parolees1 on average, assist with their reintegration into society, and ultimately ensure the public’s safety. In order to do your job, you need the most accurate information available about your parolees as quickly as possible, especially if one comes into contact with law enforcement. The Hawaii Integrated Justice Information Sharing (HIJIS) program leveraged NIEM to provide real-time updates to parole and probation officers whenever a supervisee comes into contact with law enforcement in the state.