A Standards-Based Approach

Structured, standards-driven approaches to technology and enterprise data management are the foundation for responsible information sharing that protects privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Standards provide a common lexicon to enable information exchanges.

We support a number of standards initiatives, including:

  • The Common Information Sharing Standards is the standards program of the ISE which provides standards, or rules, for technology implementation and information sharing processes and products.
  • The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a federal, state, local, and tribal interagency initiative providing a foundation for seamless information exchange. The NIEM development process is the basis for CISS functional standards. It is designed to develop, disseminate, and support enterprise-wide information exchanges, standards, and processes that can enable organizations in broad communities of interest to effectively share critical information.
  • Springboard is a forum where the industry and government can evaluate, test, and certify information sharing and interoperability standards or an implementation of a standard.
  • The Standards Coordinating Council (SCC) is an advisory working group to the White House interagency policy council that our leadership, PM-ISE Kshemendra Paul, co-chairs. The SCC consists of industry consortium and standards development organizations who provide advice and counsel on matters related to information sharing standards and other issues related to responsible information sharing.

Learn more about our efforts and progress in information sharing standards in ISE Blog posts related to technical standards.