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.

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.