National Information Exchange Model. (n.d.). National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). (Accessed 5/4/2017.)
NIEM was developed by experts from a variety of fields, agencies, and organizations and serves as a common vocabulary that facilitates efficient information exchange. NIEM includes domains for Emergency Management, Justice, Military Operations, Surface Transportation, Biometrics, and Human Services. NIEM provides rules and methodologies around the use of the model as well as a standardized Information Exchange Development Lifecycle that can be reused by everyone. NIEM also includes governance, training, tools, technical assistance, and an engaged community that can provide user support.