NIEM (National Information Exchange Model) provides a standards-based approach to building data exchange solutions, thereby increasing efficiencies and improving the decision-making process. NIEM is being used across all 50 states, as well as by the majority of federal agencies in the U.S. NIEM is crucial in ensuring that data between various agencies and departments can be easily exchanged and understood based on a common vocabulary. An important step in NIEM adoption is the development of IEPD (Information Exchange Package Documentation), which enables the creation of NIEM-conformant artifacts, including an XML structure to satisfy information exchange business requirements.
NIEM has been under development for over a decade, and is quite comprehensive in its approach to defining entities and relationships. AST’s whitepaper, “Building an IEPD for NIEM Model” provides in-depth understanding of building an IEPD. Once developed, the IEPD artifacts can be used with any standards-based integration tool, such as Oracle Fusion Middleware, to develop a Data Exchange solution.
Read more in the AST published whitepaper, here.