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.

2015 Best of NIEM Award Winners Announced at NASCIO Webinar

Friday, April 22, 2016

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

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

Friday, April 1, 2016

​​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

Friday, April 1, 2016

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Monday, June 22, 2015

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.