Technical Introduction to the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
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  Anthony Hoang   Anthony Hoang
Acting Director, Enterprise Data Management Office
Enterprise Data Management Office / NIEM Project Management Office


Tuesday, March 16, 2010
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Level:  Introductory

Location:  Yosemite A

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Private interagency initiative providing a foundation for seamless information exchange. This session will equip program managers, technical architects and implementers with an introduction to NIEM, its technical structure and organizational benefits. During this session, the role of IEPDs will be discussed, along with information related to the development of NIEM-conformant information exchanges. The Technical Introduction to NIEM course will also discuss adoption techniques and value propositions of implementing NIEM within an organization. Participants will also receive guidance on how to incorporate this standard into contracting to facilitate long-term NIEM conformance from an enterprise perspective. This session will discuss:
  • The origin of information sharing and NIEM
  • How NIEM facilitates greater information sharing between organizations
  • The governing structure of NIEM and its responsibilities
  • The deliverables associated with NIEM development
  • The scope of NIEM and its relation to implementation
  • The value that NIEM provides to an organization

Anthony joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) OCIO in February of 2008 as the lead for the Information Sharing and Exchange program. He is currently the Acting Director for the DHS Enterprise Data Management Office and the Managing Director for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Program Management Office. He is responsible for architecting national priority information exchanges across Federal, state, local, tribal and international partners using NIEM.

Anthony has a decorated history of high impact and exceptional leadership in support of the Federal Homeland Security and Intelligence information sharing communities. His dedicated service to the DHS OCIO and Director of National Intelligence (DNI) OCIO to advance the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) have been noted in a Government Computer News Rising Star Award in 2009, a DNI CIO Exceptional Performance Award for information sharing and data architecture supporting the ISE in 2006, and an Intelligence Community (IC) Metadata Working Group (MWG) Meritorious Service & Leadership Commendation for furthering the mission of TWPDES (Terrorist Watchlist Person Data Exchange Standard) in 2005.

His expertise stems from nine years of hands-on XML experience coupled with a background in designing highly-complex information architectures for cross-enterprise collaborations. He has chaired XML standards development initiatives for NIEM, the U.S. Homeland Security, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and GS1.

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