What is the scope of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)?

Rather than nationwide integration of all local, state, tribal, and federal databases, NIEM focuses on cross‑domain information exchanges between communities of interest (COIs), across all levels of government—whether that is between individual local law enforcement agencies, law enforcement and emergency service agencies and other domains, or between local, state, tribal, regional, and federal agencies. As a consequence, not all data needs to be
NIEM‑compliant, only that data that is being shared across domains.

.NIEM is a framework to: