Best of NIEM 2018 Call for Nominations

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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, have a short video produced highlighting their project, and receive an award certificate from the NIEM Program Management Office.

NIEM 4.1 Beta Now Available for Public Review and Comment

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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?

Health Information Technology Standards and NIEM

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) team has recently dedicated resources to advance alignment between NIEM and the standards commonly used for health information technology (HIT) exchanges. This may also include support for fostering a health-oriented inter-disciplinary community of interest to help guide and potentially govern Health Domain data model content in NIEM.

Introducing Movement—an easier, simpler way to explore and use NIEM

Monday, June 26, 2017

The NIEM Program is excited to announce the release of Movement, a new open-source tool that makes it easier to access and interact with the NIEM model.

Inspired by your feedback, we created Movement to provide users with additional tooling to accelerate their NIEM implementations. The beta version of Movement is now available.

Learn more about Movement at

NIEM 4.0 release candidate 1 is available for public review and comment

Friday, June 2, 2017

All feedback on NIEM 4.0 beta1 is in! We are now entering the release candidate stage. This is the final stage before we officially release NIEM 4.0 into production.

NIEM 4.0 release candidate 1 is available for public review and comment through June 9, 2017. Visit to download the full release package.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Announces OBIM’s John Boyd As New Chair to its Executive Committee

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The NIEM Biometrics Domain (NBD) is proud to announce John Boyd, Assistant Director, Futures Identity 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.

NIEM Showcased at 2017 Biometrics in Government and Law Enforcement Event

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

On January 23, the 11th annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement Conference was once again held in Arlington, Virginia. The three-day conference featured speakers and event attendees from multiple organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol and many others discussing a variety of topics related to information exchange within the biometrics and identity management community. has a new look!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is advancing the way it engages stakeholders in order to enhance data sharing across diverse mission sets.  To create a more user-friendly, streamlined, and engaging online experience, NIEM has launched a new website.

New Guidance on Using JSON with NIEM

Friday, December 16, 2016

In response to community feedback and an evolving technical landscape, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) is excited to announce the release of recommended practice guidance for using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) with NIEM. The document is a first step in establishing a repeatable and interoperable methodology for using JSON to represent NIEM-conformant information exchanges.

NIEM Program Office Announces Business Architecture Committee Leadership Changes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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.