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California OKs Azure Government cloud for criminal justice data

California OKs Azure Government cloud for criminal justice data

The California Department of Justice recently  announced that Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud solution is compliant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)  standards for handling criminal justice information in the cloud. 

This development builds on the 2013 agreement between California and Microsoft that established Microsoft’s Office 365 compliance with the FBI’s CJIS standards. Following this announcement, any state, county or local California criminal justice agency can store data in the Azure Government cloud. 

CJIS-compliant cloud-based criminal justice solutions can help smaller jurisdictions access data from the FBI such as personal information, fingerprints, criminal histories and sex offender records.  The Azure Government cloud complies with the FBI’s CJIS strict security requirements for agencies that want to access to or store sensitive information on the cloud. 

The Azure Government cloud also gives local jurisdictions the ability to easily upload and store massive amounts of video data captured by VIEVU body cameras.  A pilot program was conducted in Oakland between the police department, Microsoft and VIEVU to study the key issues surrounding body warn camera footage being stored on the cloud, such as security and privacy.  

Microsoft will also be partnering with 11 additional states after CJIS affirmation in Texas, Michigan, Kansas and Pennsylvania to name a few. 

Posted by Mark Pomerleau on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM


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