The National Information Exchange Model

Deltek Analyst Stephen Moss reports.

As I mentioned in my overview blog, the 10th Annual National Child Welfare IT Managers’ Meeting was a great event to discuss current hot topics in the child welfare market. One of those hot topics, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), was the subject of three sessions at the conference. The overarching goal of these three sessions was to incite a groundswell for adoption of NIEM across states and localities.

During a presentation, Unisys Architecture Director Mike Hulme defined NIEM as a standard data model used as a basis for the content of government information exchanges. The model was developed from the information exposed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a way for disparate law enforcement and judicial agencies to share information in a collaborative fashion. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) maintained the original domain for NIEM.

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