SCC Initiatives

The Standards Coordinating Council is working on the development of a collection of initiatives or projects that could be positioned for assessment as implementation use cases to further advance the goals of information sharing and safeguarding and emphasize I2F principles. A short description of current initiatives is provided here.


Note: This page is currently being developed. Once complete, it will have more detailed information about each of the initiatives/projects.


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OGC Geo4NIEM Testbed
Mission Context:

Use Cases Calling for NIEM IEPs Containing Geospatial Data or GML Feature Representations Leveraging NIEM Components

Description:

Validate and provide recommendations to enhance National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) 3.0 architecture related to the Intelligence Community (IC) data encoding specifications (i.e., ISM, NTK, and TDF) aligned to Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) Testbed 9 work.

Provide recommendations to enable full-round-tripping from NIEM information exchange packages (IEP) to Geography Markup Language (GML) features and back to provide a comprehensive view of NIEM and GML capabilities and to document NIEM architectural gaps. 

Test and demonstrate 1) use of NIEM 3.0 tagging related to IC data encoding specifications and 2) round tripping of NIEM IEPs to GML features and back.

Test and demonstrate use of an API for operating on GML feature representations leveraging NIEM components; features may be searched, retrieved, inserted, updated, and deleted.

Initiative Status:

Development

Initiative Key Concepts:

Device Independence, Geospatial, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM), Cybersecurity

New Jersey Statewide Information Sharing Environment (NJ-ISE)
Mission Context:

Statewide Information Sharing Environment for Public Safety

Description:
The NJ-ISE project involves:
  • Enabling the free flow of information in support of statewide law enforcement, homeland security, and emergency management missions to prevent, mitigate, respond to, investigate, and recover from all man-made and natural hazards.
  • Providing secure access to information and actionable intelligence for participating agencies, across the public and private sectors, to better assure the safety and security of New Jersey communities.
  • Providing network, data, and application services in a trusted, Internet-based federation, in conformance with the national standards for information sharing and safeguarding.
  • Optimizing investment through the use and reuse of business and technological frameworks that have been effectively implemented in relevant state and national initiatives.
Initiative Status:

Initiative Key Concepts:

Device Independence, Geospatial, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

Maritime Information Sharing Environment
Mission Context:

Maritime Information Sharing Environment

Description:

Enabling the free flow of information. The Maritime Information Sharing Environment (MISE) as defined in the National Maritime Architecture Plan enables secure, standardized sharing of maritime information among a wide variety of federal, state, and local agencies as well as international participants.

Providing secure access to information. The design of MISE interface security has followed a number of patterns used in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM).

Providing network, data, and application services. MISE employs NIEM-M exchange models, representational state transfer (REST) services for publishing/consuming, and attribute-based access control to facilitate information sharing and safeguarding with non-provisioned users.

Optimizing investment. MISE optimizes investment through the aggregate of the above contributions.  

Initiative Status:

Initiative Key Concepts:

Cybersecurity, Device Independence, Geospatial, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

Law Enforcement Event Deconfliction
Mission Context:

Creation of a Nationwide Event Deconfliction System

Description:

Interconnect RISSafe, Case Explorer, and SAFETNet instances to create a nationwide event deconfliction system.

Leverage existing system implementations and use of information sharing standards (NIEM, LEXS).

Initiative Status:

Initiative Key Concepts:

Cybersecurity, Device Independence, Geospatial

Incident Management Information Sharing (DHS S&T)
Mission Context:

First Responder Information Sharing Environment

Description:

Current systems that are implemented to support the emergency management community are typically developed using proprietary data models that may inhibit information sharing. The IMIS Framework recommends an architecture where standard information encodings and standard data services are implemented in the IMIS-compliant systems to support the necessary data exchanges and improve overall interoperability between systems holding information and systems supporting consumers of the information.

Initiative Status:

Initiative Key Concepts:

Device Independence, Geospatial, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

Cross-border Trusted Information Sharing
Mission Context:

Cross-border, Bi-national Information Sharing Environment

Description:

This effort plans to address cross-border information sharing between Canada and US emergency management mission partners. Standardized information sharing will provide the mission partners across the borders to maintain and reach back into the situation awareness information, and where conditions match, a standardized message generated and sent based on pre-defined policies (rules). The goal of the project is to validate and enhance the IEF architecture.

Initiative Status:

Initiative Key Concepts:

Device Independence, Geospatial, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

Corrections Information Sharing
Mission Context:

Corrections Information Sharing Environment

Description:

The primary goal of the combined project is to develop, test, and implement a standards-based offender information sharing capability between departments of correction and community service providers and government agencies who seek to reduce recidivism and victimization and who are tasked with providing support and supervision of adult offenders during reentry, with particular focus on offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Initiative Status:

Development

Initiative Key Concepts:

Device Independence, Geospatial