NATIONAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE MODEL

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.

NIEM Biometrics Domain Collaborates with National Counterterrorism Center

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On Tuesday March 12, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Biometrics domain (NBD) team briefed the National Counterterrorism Center’s Biometric Working Group (NCTC BWG) on the domain’s recent efforts. Representatives from the NCTC included the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigations, Terrorist Screening Center, National Security Agency, Customs and Border Protection, and Department of State.

Biometrics Domain Submits First Official Content—To Be Included In NIEM 3.0

Friday, January 18, 2013

Great news! A team composed of members from the NIEM Biometrics domain community has successfully drafted and submitted content for the NIEM version 3.0 release—forming the core of the new NIEM Biometrics domain. This means that in 3.0, developers will have a more robust mechanism for exchanging biometric-related data using NIEM. This submission includes fingerprint, facial, and tattoo biometric content. The Biometrics domain’s administrative team has also developed a release roadmap for other Biometrics content types, such as iris and dental.