July Release of Latest JIEM® Version

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The next version of JIEM®, the Justice Information Exchange Model, is scheduled for release in July. The new version, JIEM® 4.1, includes several major enhancements that will extend the capabilities of the tool. The most significant change is the addition of a new Information Dimension editor, which will make it easier for users to document data requirements and to integrate with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Users will also be able to identify services in alignment with the Global Justice Reference Architecture (JRA), and will be able to capture performance measures and privacy requirements for exchanges. The new version also implements several usability enhancements suggested by the JIEM® user community.

"This new release continues our efforts, through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's sponsorship, to align JIEM® with all the good work going on in the Global and NIEM initiatives," said Systems and Technology Director Scott M. Came. "Our goal is to make it easier for JIEM® users to incorporate these standards and guidelines as they plan their information sharing initiatives, since it is important to think about correct data semantics, services, privacy, and performance measures as early as possible in the project."

Look for the release announcement soon on the SEARCH Web site. All current JIEM® 4.0 users will be informed via email when the new release is available, and can request a CD by email at jiem@search.org.

For more information about JIEM®, contact the Systems and Technology team at jiem@search.org, or visit the JIEM® Web site at http://www.search.org/programs/info/jiem.asp