NIEM Announces New Co-Chairs for SLTT Team
Thursday, March 04, 2021 | Comments

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) announced Paul Wormeli and Michael Phillips as the newly appointed co-chairs of the NIEM’s State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) Tiger Team. The co-chairs will focus on how NIEM can best support the highest priorities of each SLTT segments.

“NIEM is exceptionally fortunate to have these two long-time, highly experienced NIEM advocates to chair NIEM’s SLTT Tiger Team,” Katherine Escobar, NIEM’s managing director. “It was established with the strong support and considerable interest of our NIEM community. We look forward to the continued growth and involvement of the team under our co-chairs’ leadership.”

The team was chartered in 2020 under the leadership of co-chairs Cait Ryan and Tom Carlson. During their tenure, NIEM hosted a series of well-attended virtual meetings, gaining both interest and membership across NIEM’s domains and the community at large.

The SLTT Tiger Team’s purpose is to advance information sharing at the state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions to protect, support and respond to community needs. Its mission is to increase NIEM’s use in facilitating cross-domain information exchanges for these agencies and organizations to improve the safety and quality of life for citizens.

Wormeli is an information strategist with Wormeli Consulting. He is an innovator and entrepreneur who has focused on the application of IT to public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice and homeland security. Wormeli has been active with NIEM since its inception in 2005, including serving as the founding chair of the communication and outreach committee.

Phillips is vice president, integrated solutions with SLG Innovation. He has extensive experience working with state, local, tribal, federal, and international governments and agencies. Phillips was the project manager for one of the largest state-level NIEM adoptions implementing data exchanges between more than 200 law enforcement agencies to ensure the sharing of warrant information, suspicious activities, arrests and incidents in answer to the September 11 attack.

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