NIEM 3.1 Release

NIEM 3.1 is a minor release, published May 2015.



  • Added the Human Services (hs) domain
  • Added the Military Operations (mo) domain
  • NIEM continued to add and update domain content and code sets, and to address user feedback.

See the NIEM 3.1 change log spreadsheet for changes.

The following are the NIEM specifications that can be used with this release:

  • NIEM Naming and Design Rules, version 3.0 [published 2014]

    The NIEM Naming and Design Rules specifies the data model XML Schema components and XML data for use with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Learn more...

  • Model Package Description, version 3.0.1 [published 2015]

    The NIEM Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) Specification specifies normative rules and non-normative guidance for building NIEM information exchange messages. It defines IEPD artifacts like subset schemas, extension schemas, and MPD catalogs; and recommends how the package should be structured. Learn more...

  • NIEM Conformance Specification, version 3.0 [published 2014]

    The NIEM Conformance Specification introduces the idea of NIEM conformance and provides a general normative definition for its meaning, how it applies, and to what it does and does not apply. It describes the benefits of conformance, and refers to sources of information, tools, and help. Learn more...

  • NIEM Conformance Targets Attribute Specification, version 3.0 [published 2014]

    The Conformance Targets Attribute Specification (CTAS) defines how NIEM XML documents indicate what kind of artifact they are through the use of a conformance targets attribute. Learn more...

  • NIEM High-Level Version Architecture Specification, version 3.0 [published 2015]

    The NIEM High-Level Version Architecture (HLVA) Specification identifies the processes, artifacts, and responsibilities required to produce new releases of the NIEM model. It also establishes a regular release cycle for predictable and manageable NIEM updates. Learn more...

Release Stats

The following are some basic statistics for the 3.1 release.

Details Group Prefix Name Properties Types Codes
Core 1,423 203 33
Core nc NIEM Core 1,423 203 33
Domain 7,274 1,708 7,306
Domain biom Biometrics 617 313 941
Domain cbrn Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear 608 147
Domain cyfs Children, Youth, and Family Services 609 185 697
Domain em Emergency Management 295 69 70
Domain hs Human Services 53 19 15
Domain im Immigration 464 97 1,388
Domain intel Intelligence 72 19
Domain ip Infrastructure Protection 31 8 3
Domain it International Trade 538 91
Domain j Justice 2,832 365 193
Domain m Maritime 359 48 180
Domain mo Military Operations 190 79 88
Domain scr Screening 599 255 3,731
Adapter 3 3
Adapter edxl-cap EDXL Common Alerting Protocol 1 1
Adapter edxl-de EDXL Distribution Element 1 1
Adapter edxl-have EDXL Hospital Availability Exchange 1 1
Adapter geo Geospatial 7 13
Code Set 5 978 71,758
Code Set ansi_d20 Data Dictionary for Traffic Record Systems (ANSI D20) codes 84 732
Code Set apco Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) codes 8 206
Code Set atf Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) codes 8 98
Code Set can Canada Post codes 2 13
Code Set cbrncl CBRN domain codes 131 2,435
Code Set census US Census Bureau county codes 2 3,235
Code Set commodity Standard Classification of Transported Goods (SCTG) Commodity Codes 8 131
Code Set core_misc Non-authoritative codes 22 123
Code Set dea Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Controlled Substances codes 6 454
Code Set dod_jcs-pub2.0 DoD Joint Publication 2.0 (JP 2-0) - Joint Intelligence codes 2 5
Code Set dol Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) occupation codes 2 840
Code Set edxl_rm Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Resource Messaging codes 4 24
Code Set fips_10-4 Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 10-4 country and international state codes 4 4,239
Code Set fips_5-2 Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 5-2 US state codes 4 129
Code Set fips_6-4 Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 6-4 US county codes 2 355
Code Set genc Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes (GENC) codes 2 282
Code Set have-codes EDXL Hospital AVailability Exchange (HAVE) codes 24 43
Code Set hazmat DOT Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) codes 2 2,406
Code Set hl7 Health Level Seven (HL-7) religion codes 2 83
Code Set iso_3166 ISO 3166 country and subdivision codes 2 249
Code Set iso_4217 ISO 4217 currency codes 2 182
Code Set iso_639-3 ISO 639-3 language codes 2 8,393
Code Set itcodes International Trade domain codes 44 2,219
Code Set jc3iedm DoD Joint Consultation, Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model (JC3IEDM) codes 2 4 364
Code Set jp3-52 DoD Joint Publication 3-52 (JP3-52) Joint Airspace Control codes 3 5 117
Code Set mmucc Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) codes 160 753
Code Set ncic FBI National Crime and Information Center (NCIC) codes 114 37,620
Code Set ndex FBI National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Specification codes 240 4,288
Code Set nga National Geospatial Agency (NGA) codes 4 50
Code Set nlets The International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network (NLETS) codes 6 20
Code Set occs OMNI Class Building Codes 6 1,006
Code Set sar Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) codes 8 76
Code Set ucr FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) codes 46 367
Code Set unece United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Recommendation 20 (UN/CEFACT) measure codes 12 151
Code Set usps U.S. Postal Service (USPS) codes 2 61
Code Set xCard vCard XML representation codes 2 9
Total 8,705 2,892 79,097