How to cite this paper

Walmsley, Priscilla. “NIEM: Implementation experience.” Presented at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014, Washington, DC, August 5 - 8, 2014. In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 13 (2014).

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014
August 5 - 8, 2014

Balisage Paper: NIEM: Implementation experience

Priscilla Walmsley



The U.S. National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a 6000-element XML vocabulary used by U.S. government entities and their information-sharing partners at the federal, state and local levels. While adoption of NIEM is growing, there is a lot of variation in how it is being managed. Using NIEM, like using any large complex XML model, presents challenges including approaches to customization, interoperability among differing subsets, and versioning. A variety of approaches to implementing NIEM and integrating it into existing organizational infrastructure are discussed and compared.