Microsoft unveils CJIS-capable cloud platform for law enforcement

Microsoft has announced a cloud platform that helps public safety departments meet Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) policies and connect to the FBI’s systems to securely access data.

Law enforcement agencies adopting cloud platforms have concerns about meeting CJIS policies.  Microsoft is addressing this concern by offering Microsoft Azure Government cloud, which helps these agencies address compliance obligations like CJIS.

A number of Justice and Public Safety customers and partners of Microsoft are building new solutions on this platform, Microsoft  said.

VIEVU, a designer and provider of wearable cameras for law enforcement personnel, is developing a secure storage system on the Azure Government cloud to help police departments capture and archive video evidence gathered during a police officer’s daily routine.

NC4, an organization focused on improving public safety and security, will deliver its NC4 Street Smart and NC4 Signal solutions on Azure Government. The system consists of a set of crime-fighting tools that provide officers with on-demand access to crime data while patrolling the city’s streets. NC4 Street Smart and NC4 Signal will use information in the cloud to help law enforcement more quickly and accurately pinpoint patterns, locate offenders, and gather insight for investigations.

PublicEye in the Cloud solution, which uses mobile devices to connect police, fire chiefs, first responders, and medical staff, will run on the Azure Government cloud platform, helping public safety officials collaborate and respond to emergencies more seamlessly across neighboring jurisdictions.

Azure Government cloud also helps police departments and public safety organizations address physical and geographical security measures about how and where their data is stored, Microsoft said.

Rajani Baburajan

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