Microsoft Signs CJIS Security Addendum with Georgia

Rochelle M. Eichner

Microsoft has now contractually committed to CJIS requirements in 24 states, covering nearly 2/3rds of the US population

Microsoft has a long-term commitment to providing law enforcement agencies with cloud services they can trust to help keep them CJIS compliant.  As part of this commitment Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum and contractually committed to the applicable CJIS Security Policy controls with Georgia. This brings the total states adjudicating Microsoft employees to 24.

As confirmed by James Brown, Chief Information Officer, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, “With the recent CJIS security control agreement with Microsoft, Georgia state law enforcement agencies and local entities can now deploy critical law enforcement applications in a secure, compliant government cloud and be compliant with the FBI CJIS Security Policy.”

These 24 states support nearly 2/3rds of the U.S. population giving justice and public safety organizations the opportunity to implement advanced solutions in a secure, compliant, government cloud.  This commitment, combined with the innovative solutions for camera technology, biometrics, jail/court/offender management, investigation and evidence solutions, etc. are empowering digital transformation in law enforcement.

For additional implementation information, review the Microsoft CJIS Implementation Guidelines. This document provides guidelines and resources to assist criminal justice entities in implementing and utilizing Microsoft Government Cloud features.

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