Web Services

As justice and public safety practitioners use the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to represent the semantics of their information exchanges, they also must address how they will transport the information between systems in a way that ensures interoperability and conformance with open standards.

The Web Services stack of industry standards provides a flexible, comprehensive, and standards-based approach to messaging.

SEARCH has extensive expertise working with Web Services standards. Team members served as lead authors on the Global Reference Architecture's Web Services Service Interaction Profile and customized Web Services strategies for the States of Hawaii and Maine.

The SEARCH team also has provided technical assistance to jurisdictions developing Web Services specifications for NIEM-conformant exchanges, and prototyped these exchanges using open source tools such as WSO2.