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NIEM in November


NIEM in November Brings It All Together​​​​​

Thank you to all of you who were able to join NIEM in November!

We had a great turn-out with over 246 in-person and virtual attendees.

For a recap of the event with links to content, go to NIEM Community Launches Version 3.0 at NIEM in November.

And if you want to re-live the event virtually, check out our Storify page, which collects Twitter photos, tweets, and conversations from NIEM in November.

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NIEM Agenda








10:00–10:25 a.m Community Address Donna Roy, NIEM Executive Director
  • Welcome
  • NIEM 3.0 Unveiling
  • Program successes and opportunities
Download the NIEM 3.0 Infographic
10:25–10:50 a.m. What You Need to Know about NIEM 3.0 Chris Traver, Senior Policy Advisor, DOJ
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Mark Kindl, NIEM 3.0 Lead Developer
All things NIEM 3.0
10:50–11:30 a.m. Best of NIEM Awards Donna Roy and members of the NIEM ESC Community recognition and awards. Winners will be announced by members of the NIEM Executive Steering Council (ESC).
11:30–12:00 p.m. What’s on Your Mind? Donna Roy and members of the NIEM PMO We want to hear what’s on the mind of the NIEM community. Open community Q&A with the NIEM Executive Director and members of the NIEM Program Management Office. Three ways to ask a question:
LUNCH: 12:00–1:00 p.m. (Feel free to visit the NDU cafeteria)
1:05–2:05 p.m. The Past, Present, and Future of NIEM Tom Carlson (Moderator)
Van Hitch, Senior Advisor, Deloitte
Justin Stekervetz, NTAC Co-chair
David DeVries, DoD Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise
NIEM turned 8 this year! Where did NIEM come from? What lies ahead? Both technical and business aspects to be discussed.
2:10–2:55 p.m. Geo4NIEM Lewis Leinenweber, Director, Interoperability Programs, Open Geospatial Consortium
Justin Stekervetz, NTAC Co-chair
  • Live demo of NIEM and OGC-based standards in action!
  • Gain insight from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recommendations on how to enhance NIEM for geospatial information exchange
  • Understand NIEM and geospatial implications
3:00–4:00 p.m. Domain Lightning Round Kate Sihol, NBAC Co-chair
Pat Brooks, NBAC Co-chair
NIEM domain representatives:
Doug Fridsma (Health),
Diane Stephens (Biometrics),
Bill Wright (CBRN),
John Sullivan (GRM),
David Tabler (Human Services),
Keith Sealey (International Trade),
Jorge Basto (Justice),
Frank Sisto (Maritime),
Ryan Schultz (MilOps),
and David Becker (Emerging Domain)
Hear from NIEM domain representatives on: What’s New & Next. Once all the domains have had the opportunity to address the community, we’ll open it up for Q&A, as time allows. Find out more about NIEM Domains

Three ways to ask a question:
4:05–4:10 p.m. Closing Remarks Donna Roy, NIEM Executive Director Closing remarks Give a Toast to NIEM!
4:10–5:00 p.m. Community Meet-Up ALL Get to know your fellow community members. Hang out with the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) and NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC).

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