NIEM version 3.1 is Now Available

Friday, May 29, 2015

​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.

NIEM version 3.1 Enters Release Candidate Stage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All feedback on NIEM version 3.1 beta1 is in! We are now entering the release candidate stage. This is the final stage before we officially release NIEM 3.1 into production.

What happens during the release candidate stage? A series of NIEM 3.1rcN versions (e.g. rc1, rc2, rc3) are generated, tested, reviewed, and tweaked until the product is a quality/conformant release. This stage progresses quickly because reviews are short (24-48 hours) and refinements are very minor.

NIEM Celebrates a Decade!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy Birthday NIEM! It’s hard to believe the program has hit double digits.

In 2005, a few individuals from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security had the idea to leverage the great work already in place for XML-based information exchange across the Justice community, the Global Justice XML Data model (GJXDM). Based on the foresight and determination of all involved, the NIEM Program has helped organizations save time and money by providing consistent, reusable data terms and definitions and repeatable processes. We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years—the Program is maturing and our user community keeps growing.

OBIM CTO Talks Interoperability and NIEM at 2015 Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement Event

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On January 26, the 9th annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement Conference kicked off in Arlington, Virginia. Speakers and event attendees from multiple organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), DHS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Defense (DOD), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Border Patrol covered a range of biometrics and identity management topics.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Announces New Chair to Executive Committee

Monday, January 5, 2015

The NIEM Biometrics Domain (NBD) is proud to announce Kim Jackson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 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. Jackson replaces former NBD Chair Diane Stephens, who served in an exemplary manner during the 2013-2014 operating period. Ms.

ISE Partnership with Santa Claus Improves Information Sharing at the North Pole

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Every year, Santa Claus, his trusty team of reindeer, hardworking cadre of elves–and of course, Mrs. Claus–embark on a complex, multi-layered process of fulfilling children’s holiday wishes across the globe, gathering information on wish lists, acquiring materials to build toys, and deploying them to the right homes. We recently caught up with Santa and his team to discuss their information sharing challenges, the ISE principles they have been using, and their progress since last Christmas.

Public Input on the Establishment of Financial Data Standards

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

​​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

Monday, November 10, 2014

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

Monday, November 3, 2014

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.

Army Coalition Forces Adopt NIEM

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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.

AFEI Holds Second Webinar on DOD Adoption of NIEM

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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.