Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

Gaining Competitive Advantage through NIEM - How NASCIO Corporate Members Can Position Themselves as Enablers of Government Collaboration

  • 17 March 2010
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 4962

The objective of this forum is to build awareness of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) among the community of corporations serving government. This forum has been developed with our NASCIO Corporate Members as our primary audience. However, federal, state and local government representatives will find this informative as well.

Government relies on its industry partners for much of the planning and implementation of technology solutions. This includes the development of information exchanges. It is extremely prudent for industry to understand one of the foremost government best practices for planning, designing, and implementing these exchanges - the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). The purpose of this Innovations Forum is to communicate the value of NIEM to our corporate members so they can position themselves in the market for government services to deliver NIEM conformant solutions.

We will discuss how NIEM has been leveraged in several government cross-boundary initiatives and the outcomes that resulted from the ability to effectively share information. Please join us and learn what a growing number of corporations are embracing as a market advantage within their government service offerings.

Opening remarks:

  • Peter Berkel, Director, Public Sector, EMC, Chair of the NASCIO Corporate Leadership Council
  • Donna Roy, Executive Director, National Information Exchange Model, Applied Technology, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security


  • Paul Wormeli - Mr. Paul Wormeli is Executive Director of the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, a non-profit corporation formed to help state and local governments develop ways to share information among the disciplines engaged in law enforcement and the administration of justice. Mr. Wormeli was the first national project director of Project SEARCH, and was subsequently appointed by the President as Deputy Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) in the U.S. Department of Justice. He has been an advisor to the White House on security and privacy, participated in the drafting of Federal law on this topic, and responsible for the development of numerous state plans to implement the Federal and state laws on information system security and privacy. During his tenure in the Justice Department, he served on the President's Committee on Drug Enforcement. Mr. Wormeli is an author and lecturer on law enforcement and justice technology.
  • Christopher Traver - Mr. Christopher Traver serves as a Senior Policy Advisor for Justice Information Sharing at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. Traver brings a broad range of experience to BJA, and is responsible for supporting development of national policy, procedures, and technology standards on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to support the information sharing goals of local, state, and Tribal justice practitioners. Mr. Traver has made significant contributions on numerous national programs, including the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, Global Justice XML Data Model, National Information Exchange Model, Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website, Justice Reference Architecture, and many others. In his role, Mr. Traver works to establish partnerships at all levels of government across the country, helps identify funding opportunities, coordinates training and technical assistance delivery, and maintains a close relationship with the private industry and other stakeholders to best assess and respond to the needs of the field.


Download Presentation




Download Audio




Categories: Webinars
Rate this article:
No rating


About The Enterprise Architecture Program

The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture program was developed to enable the mission of state and local government. Government must continually reinvent itself to remain relevant by effectively and efficiently providing services to the citizens of this country. The path to this continual transformation must embrace leadership, management, coordination, communication and technology throughout government. Enterprise architecture is the discipline to appropriately define and leverage these capabilities within the complexities of government.

Funding to support the NASCIO EA Program and information sharing initiative is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs.

Enterprise Architecture Development Tool-Kit v3.0

October 2004

The enhancements in the third version of the Tool-Kit result from the expertise and continued dedication of enterprise architecture practitioners from all levels of government and the private sector. Version 3.0 incorporates an updated governance architecture framework with added roles and responsibilities and a focus on multi-level communication. Process models with explanatory narrative are included for governance and the architecture lifecycle. The Tool-Kit also includes fully populated security domain and application domain blueprints.