Tuesday, May 29, 2007

NIEM "Harmony" Released

A recent newsletter from the NIEM project stated:

"The new release of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), version 2.0, also known as the “Harmony” release, was driven by practitioner requirements through a well-defined collaborative process and brings many great features. Some of the highlights of NIEM 2.0 are:
  • Improved semantic quality (harmonization) of the NIEM Core model (Universal and Common) as well as some specific components from the individual domains.
  • Remodeling to remove duplication, complexity, and ambiguity.
  • Simplification of Universal and Common components to make it easier to understand and use the model, while maintaining their identity of Universal and Common in metadata.
  • Domain version independence.
  • Integrated ~30 NCCT issues resolved by NBAC/NTAC.
  • Addition of five new code lists and types, and updates to existing code lists.
  • Migration tools, both for those using NIEM 1.0 as well as those using GJXDM 3.0.3."
For additional information see the full announcement at: http://www.niem.gov/newsletter1.php#1