About the Security Equipment Integration
Working Group



To coordinate and influence system architecture, technical design and systems integration to foster interoperability of all physical security equipment to be used within the DoD. The primary objectives are:


SEIWG Products

The following products have been produced and are ready for use:
Product Description
SEIWG 0102 NIEM An interoperability standard that focuses on transitioning the SEIWG data model to conformance with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). The 0102 Standard includes an Information Exchange Package Document (IEPD).
SEIWG 0101 Suite Force Protection Systems Sensor Information Interchange – A series of interoperability standards that define the communication interchanges between Command & Control Display Equipment (CCDE) and various classes of physical security equipment. The standards consist of a set of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) messages and supporting XML Schemas, and rules for subscription and sequencing. SEIWG 0101C is still applicable with no dates for sunset. SEIWG 0101A and SEIWG 0101B are also still supported.
SEIWG 0300 Force Protection Systems Command and Control Information Interchange – An interoperability standard that defines the communication interchanges between a CCDE and an Integrated Base Defense Command and Control (IBDC2) center. It consists of a set of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) messages and supporting XML Schemas, and rules for subscription and sequencing.
SEIWG Interoperability Verification Tool (SIV-T) A software tool used to verify if physical security components communicate in a manner compliant with the SEIWG 0101 series of standards or the SEIWG 0300 standard. The tool indicates any non-compliant messages and provides suggested corrections. SIV-T scripts are available to assist in testing and training.
SEIWG 005 Series Interface Specification (RF Data Transmission Interfaces) for DoD Base and Installation Physical Security Systems – A Radio Frequency (RF) specification that defines the RF communication pathway between physical security sensors and a CCDE.

The DoD services and industry are embracing these SEIWG products to develop and build System of Systems cohesive architectures consisting of government platforms and commercial products from many vendors that seamlessly exchange information.

NIEM is a community-driven, standards-based approach to exchanging information that has been adopted by the 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding and the DoD Chief Information Officer's memorandum, Adoption of the NIEM within the DoD, dated 28 March 2013. The SEIWG developed a NIEM-conformant IEPD that was released in August 2017. The IEPD is included in the SEIWG 0102 NIEM product.

The SEIWG periodically reviews its products for Industry relevance and usage. The SEIWG will sunset, or retire, a product deemed no longer in use by the DoD or a product that has reached its end-of-support date; that is, ten years from original release. The following products have been sunsetted:

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