National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
Sharing information is a reality for governments, law enforcement agencies, first responders and other organizations.
The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is designed to bridge the information gap between systems, facilitating the flow of knowledge and enabling faster, more effective cooperation between two or more organizations.
NIEM is a community-driven approach for the exchange of data amongst organizations. Having originated in the Justice and Public Safety industries in the United States (US), NIEM is now widely used in the US, and its adoption is growing in Canada, Mexico and Europe.
NIEM enables organizations to efficiently and effectively exchange information in real time with their partners to enable them to deliver on their missions. Using NIEM offers many advantages and benefits.
NIEM has a varied and interesting history. Want to know more? Background information is available for learning more about NIEM, or you can watch this 2-minute video for a quick look at what NIEM has to offer.
Using NIEM in Canada
Since 2009, various organizations have been investigating—and subsequently adopting—the NIEM approach. There are many resources available to Canadian members of the NIEM community, including governance, Canadian extensions to NIEM, training and awareness, projects, and more.
For those just starting out or looking to learn more, there is plenty of training, guidance, and tools available to assist.
What's new in NIEM?
- Happy 10th birthday NIEM!
April 21, 2015
- Best of NIEM 2014 awards
November 26, 2014
- Free event - NIEM in November
November 4, 2014
For the additional news and updates, please see the NIEM News Archive.
Please direct any questions, comments or requests to the PS NIEM Team.
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