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Q. What is the certification process for vendors?

In short, there isn’t one. I wrote a whitepaper recently covering this topic, among other items. There is no central FBI-CJIS authorization body, no accredited pool of independent assessors, nor a standardized assessment approach to determining whether a particular solution is “FBI-CJIS compliant” nationally. To be FBI-CJIS compliant requires an individual evaluation and assessment by the government agency that contracts for that specific technology or cloud service. It is important for an agency to have a collaborative effort with the service provider as well as the local, state and federal CJIS ISO(s) to discuss the issues surrounding the project. This process will be the only path forward for the agency to thoroughly evaluate the service provider’s information and make an informed decision. I’m happy to provide some questions that an agency should ask during this process.

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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.


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