Look for this very important NIEM topic at the upcoming NIEM Training event: “Implementing NIEM as a Canonical Model for Information Sharing at DHS/USCIS”.
This presentation will be given by Hector Alicea, HLA & Associates, LLC ( http://www.linkedin.com/in/hectoralicea ) on behalf of DHS USCIS…
From the NIEM Training Event agenda ( http://www.iir.com/registration/niem/pdf/SessionDescriptions.pdf ):
“This presentation describes two NIEM-based Enterprise Services within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) SOA. These services use a NIEM-based domain model as the canonical view of data for the services. The first, the Person Centric Query (PCQ) Service, enables submitting a single query for an immigrant’s transactions across DHS and Department of State systems. The output is a consolidated and correlated view of the immigrant’s past interactions with the government. The second, the Lockbox Intake Service (LIS), serves as the single point of connection for the Lockbox Service Provider (JP Morgan Chase) to submit processed electronic benefit applications to USCIS.”
I’ll note that the USCIS SOA is an extremely important component of the overall DHS SOA strategy and coordinated Enterprise ESB implementation efforts, and will be evolving very quickly as the USCIS Transformation Program ( http://fcw.com/articles/2008/11/06/uscis-it-modernization-moves-ahead.aspx?sc_lang=en ) comes online.