NATIONAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE MODEL

Development is in Progress for NIEM-UML for 3.0

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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.) 

Leveraging NIEM-UML to build out Cyber-Related Content

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

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.

Donna Roy Discusses NIEM's Growth on ABC7 News

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

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.

City of Richmond Wins Twice in November: Best of NIEM and 2013 GCN Award!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

If you haven't heard the news, a Best of NIEM 2013 Award winner has been bringing home some serious hardware this year! In addition to being named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate and winning the 2013 Virginia Governor's Technology Award, on November 19, the City of Richmond IT Department, a 2013 Best of NIEM awardee, was recognized by GCN for having "technical creativity, a willingness to test emerging technology, and the perseverance to push for big cross-agency IT improvements."

Best of NIEM 2013 Continues in Hawaii!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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.

​NIEM Biometric Domain Shines at NIEM in November

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On Wednesday, November 6t​h, NIEM Executive Director Donna Roy led an information-packed NIEM in November program. The agenda highlighted efforts by NIEM PMO support staff, NIEM domains and NIEM participants leading up to the release of NIEM 3.0. Commenting on the contributions of the Biometric Domain, Ms. Roy added a "special call-out to the NIEM Biometric Domain" for the "huge amount of work from the team".

NIEM Biometric Domain Sees Firsts at 2013 BCC

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This past month, the annual Biometrics Consortium Conference (BCC) was held in Tampa Florida (September 17–19th). Speakers from all over the world converged to discuss the rapidly evolving field of biometrics and identity management. The NIEM Biometrics Domain (NBD) was on hand to offer training and share the new NIEM data model relating to the upcoming ANSI NIST modality expansion.

NIEM Virtual Town Hall Features PMIX and NIEM in November Excitement!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Last Tuesday, the NIEM community came together for the second NIEM Virtual Town Hall of 2013! In total, 118 community members—from federal, state, local, international, and the private sector—tuned in to hear how Prescription Drug Monitoring Information Exchange (PMIX) is supporting the fight against drug abuse and diversion at the state level.