Because the GRA takes a services approach to information sharing, it incorporates and reuses appropriate subsets of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM), and Global privacy products. It is also being used to produce compliant services for fusion centers that address challenges identified by the Global Intelligence Working Group and Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC). The GRA supports national programs such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx), which also uses NIEM as a common data format. The GRA is directly related to other Global/federal initiatives, including NIEM and GFIPM, and, in fact, provides practitioners with overarching guidance that demonstrates how these initiatives work together.
The Services Task Team effort, a BJA-sponsored working group, is charged with implementing the Global GRA by producing reference service specifications for fusion centers, biometrics exchanges, and other future services to be determined. These specifications will further show alignment with national strategies and projects.