Brussels was alive last week with data workshops, meetings and conferences building up to the Digital Agenda Assembly on June 21-22. Among them: Keep reading →
CIO Richard Spires said the department has set up a joint program office for law enforcement agents to swap tactical radios (such as the one pictured above) for modern smart phones within five years. Keep reading →
Donna Roy, Executive Director of NIEM, recently sent a ‘State-of-NIEM’ letter to the community thanking them for continuing to help develop a plan for scaling NIEM and addressing challenges facing the program.
The National Information Exchange Model is an XML-based information exchange framework from the United States. NIEM represents a collaborative partnership of agencies and organizations across all levels of government (federal, state, tribal, and local) and with private industry. The purpose of this partnership is to effectively and efficiently share critical information at key decision points throughout the whole of the justice, public safety, emergency and disaster management, intelligence, and homeland security enterprise. NIEM is designed to develop, disseminate, and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards and processes that will enable jurisdictions to automate information sharing. Keep reading →
This article originally appeared on CIO.gov, the website of the U.S. chief information officer and the Federal CIO Council. Richard Spires is CIO of the Department of Homeland Security and vice chair of the Federal CIO Council.
I had the privilege to attend and speak at 2011 National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) National Training Event (at the end of last month) on behalf of the Executive Steering Council and other strategic partners who steward the program. The two-day NTE was both educational and inspiring-undoubtedly the NIEM community is really something special to be a part of. Keep reading →