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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...

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...

Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS)

Justice
2009 Best of NIEM winner

The Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS) is an integrated computer information system that links five state-level criminal justice agencies—law enforcement, prosecution, courts, adult corrections, and juvenile corrections—to create one virtual criminal justice...

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Program

Immigration
2009 Best of NIEM winner

USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS receives and processes 7.5 million applications and petitions per year for more than 50 types of immigration benefits. The current process of receiving and processing these applications and petitions was...

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) Program Management Office

Emergency Management
2009 Best of NIEM winner

DAIP exists to ease the burden of victims by creating a single access point for more than 40 federally funded forms of assistance (FOA). DAIP consolidates benefit information, application intake, and status information into a unified system. Each year, approximately 50 presidentially declared...

Emergency Operation Center—Interconnectivity (EOC-i)

Emergency Management
2009 Best of NIEM winner

Effective response to large incidents requires real-time collaboration among multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs), activated during an incident, use many different systems to support operations and situational awareness. Most EOCs are neither interoperable nor...