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National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Development Support Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $900,000)

This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by Pub. L. No.112-55, div. B, title II, 125 Stat. 552, 615, the Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of their state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local, state and tribal needs. The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a program designed to enable effective and efficient sharing of information between justice and partnering agencies. A partnership of the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, as well as countless state, local, tribal and private sector stakeholders, NIEM represents the foundation of hundreds of information sharing projects at all levels of government. NIEM is comprised of a data model, tools, and training and technical support services that assist implementers in adopting standards-based approaches to sharing data, and is supported by a robust governance structure that incorporates practitioner involvement from all NIEM user domains.

The Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation will develop, host, maintain, and enhance tools that may be necessary to support NIEM model management, vendor adoption (such as through publication of application program interfaces (APIs) and web services), or information exchange specification (Information Exchange Package Documentation, or IEPD) and service specification development. The Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation will provide technical assistance as needed to all NIEM governance committees, domains, and other stakeholder groups as required to carry out the above tasks.


Date Created: August 28, 2012