NATIONAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE MODEL

​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.

IJIS Institute Recommends NIEM-UML for Information Exchange Projects

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In July, the IJIS Institute Technical Advisory Committee (I-TAC) released a white paper recommending that organizations use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) profile for NIEM (NIEM-UML) for current and future information exchange projects. NIEM-UML is based on the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Model Driven Architecture (MDA) standards.

NASCIO highlights NIEM as model for effective governance

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently highlighted NIEM as an example of effective governance that enables cross-jurisdictional collaboration. NASCIO has been a leader in discovering best practices for developing and sustaining state and county collaboration. This paper explains both why governance is a key ingredient and how efforts like NIEM are making it happen. Be sure to check out their paper and learn more about NIEM and other models for effective governance!

NIEM Biometric Domain Marks 1st Full Year of Operations

Monday, July 1, 2013

During the June 24th NIEM 3.0 Beta Tech Talk, NIEM PMO Acting Managing Director, Justin Stekervetz, called attention to the formation of the NIEM Biometrics Domain (NBD) as a noteworthy development that has taken place during the NIEM 3.0 process. The NBD would like to thank Justin for the acknowledgement and call to attention that July 2013 marks the one year anniversary of the formal establishment of the NIEM Biometric Domain. With your help, we have accomplished a tremendous amount in this inaugural year of operation.

Thank You NIEM 3.0 Alpha 2 reviewers

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

We recently completed the public review of the NIEM 3.0 Alpha 2 release—the first time ever the community has had the chance to provide input on an Alpha release. Thank you to those who provided feedback!

The active participation and involvement of community members is important as we continue to mature. We are hard at work reviewing and incorporating all Alpha 2 comments received in preparation for the next phase, Beta.

Got NIEM training on your mind?

Friday, May 17, 2013

In preparation for the release of NIEM version 3.0, we are taking steps to update the NIEM training curriculum and we want to incorporate your feedback!

The primary goal of the curriculum update is to ensure that NIEM technical courses align with the 3.0 architecture, but we also want include community-identified business requirements.

NTAC Membership Nominations—Deadline Extended

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The NTAC co-chairs are looking for a few NIEM-savvy techies to join the NTAC! The membership nomination period is open, and the deadline has been extended to Friday, May 24. This gives interested parties two additional weeks to submit nominations! The NTAC defines and governs technical and structural architecture associated with NIEM development and implementation. The committee is also responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the technical specifications for the NIEM community.

NBAC and NTAC come together

Thursday, May 2, 2013

NIEM has two national committees, the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) and the NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC). These committees came together for a collaborative meeting in Arlington, Virginia, from April 24-26. Over 50 representatives from federal, state, local, and international entities participated in NTAC and NBAC committee-specific break-out sessions as well as collective discussions.

Calling All Potential NTAC Members

Friday, April 19, 2013

The NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) is looking for NIEM-savvy techies to join the committee!

What does the NTAC do?

Responsibilities include:

  • Defining and governing the technical and structural architecture associated with NIEM development and implementation.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining the technical specifications for the NIEM community.

NIEM Celebrates Eight Years

Friday, April 19, 2013

Can you believe it? Today, April 19, the NIEM program celebrates another birthday! Eight years ago, who would have thought we’d still be talking about our growing community.

Our growth is evident, and it does have people talking! The NIEM LinkedIn group has steadily grown since its launch in April 2009. We’re up to 2,729 members and going strong, with a steady stream of comments and ongoing discussions, mostly from community members across multiple perspectives. I enjoy reading on a daily basis the conversations on what’s important to the NIEM community.