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Temporary Resident Biometrics Project

Biometrics
Immigration
Justice
Screening
2013 Best of NIEM winner

The Temporary Resident Biometrics Project (TRBP) was delivered through a partnership of three Canadian government departments—Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)—and the United States Citizenship and Immigration...

Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) Message Broker Service

Emergency Management
2013 Best of NIEM winner

The City of Richmond has partnered with alarm monitoring companies to create the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), which provides an automated method for the rapid exchange of data between alarm monitoring companies and 9-1-1 public safety answering points. The NIEM-conformant ASAP reduces...

New York State Justice Center Incident Report

Human Services
Justice
2013 Best of NIEM winner

The New York State Justice Center is a joint program supported by New York State Information Technology Services, State Education Department, Department of Health, Office for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office for Children and Family Services, Office of Mental Health, and Behavioral...

Iowa Criminal Justice Information Sharing (CJIS) Project

Justice
2011 Best of NIEM winner

State and local law enforcement agencies were using agency-specific IT systems. Over the past five years, the team created the Iowa Criminal Justice Information Sharing (CJIS) Project by adding a Service Oriented Architecture superstructure on top of, in between and separate from these agency...

Pennsylvania Data Quality Framework Project (DQ2)

Justice
2011 Best of NIEM winner

By collaborating on a customized toolkit that coached counties on law enforcement best practices, 33 independently run counties in Pennsylvania now use NIEM schema for case management. The result of the Pennsylvania Data Quality Framework Project (DQ2) is an average improvement of 271 percent in...

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Consular Systems and Technology, Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Migration

Immigration
Screening
2011 Best of NIEM winner

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Consular Systems and Technology keeps one of the largest databases in government, growing by two terabytes each month. The office has overcome multiple data exchange challenges in validating identity through using Service-Oriented Architecture carrying...

New York State Integrated Justice Portal (IJP)

Justice
2011 Best of NIEM winner

Workstations with dated software applications were replaced by browser-based access using reusable services and standardized NIEM exchanges. The portal relies on a private cloud to process 1.5 million daily transactions. Single queries returning information from up to 14 data sources now connect...

Northern Virginia CAD2CAD Exchange

Emergency Management
2011 Best of NIEM winner

Four jurisdictions in Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax, and Fairfax County) sharing emergency equipment since the 1970s previously determined "closest unit" availability by a series of phone calls between dispatch centers. Using the Northern Virginia CAD2CAD...

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)

Emergency Management
2009 Best of NIEM winner

Each year, presidentially declared disasters result in injury and death, destroy homes and businesses, and disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. Using NIEM as the foundation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created the Disaster Assistance...

New York City Health and Human Services (HHS)—Connect

Human Services
2009 Best of NIEM winner
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CONNECT is a consortium of five states that have agreed to pool their collective expertise to make interstate information sharing a reality. New York City's Health and Human Service (HHS) agencies serve more than 2 million clients.

Before the HHS-Connect program, case workers were...