Formal governance of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is jointly led in the US by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The NIEM Executive Steering Council is composed of decision makers from all levels of government in the US, as well one representative from Canada. The role of this council is to provide strategic direction to the NIEM Program Management Office (PMO), whose role is to oversee the implementation and development of NIEM.
The NIEM PMO is supported by the efforts of the Business Architecture Committee. This Committee is composed of representatives from organizations with a vested interest in NIEM, and focusses on issues related to development and implementation.
Development of the NIEM core structure is managed by the Technical Architecture Committee, while the Communications and Outreach Committee is responsible for promoting NIEM through its communications projects.
NIEM Governance in Canada
In Canada, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Public Safety Canada (PS) is the lead for NIEM governance at the Federal level. Members of the PS CIO Directorate represent Canada within the US governance structure through representation on the various above mentioned committees.
The PS CIO is also the only non-US member of the NIEM Executive Steering Council.
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