Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Colorado. Colorado is the latest CJIS agreement AWS has signed, on the heels of CJIS agreements with the California Department of Justice and the State of Minnesota.
AWS says with this CJIS agreement, law enforcement throughout the State of Colorado can leverage cloud technology in ways that increase IT and data security, improve operational efficiencies, and provide access to next-generation technologies and tools that are made possible with the AWS Cloud.
The Cloud opens the door to the future of policing, AWS says. From body-worn cameras, video storage, and digital evidence management to records management systems, analytics, information sharing, and Internet of Things (IoT), AWS and its AWS Partner Network (APN) community enable law enforcement to use technology that is secure, reliable, and cost-effective, the company says.
“We recognize that when law enforcement agencies place data in the cloud, they put an absolute priority on secure access to information, wherever and whenever it is needed. To meet these needs, the AWS Cloud infrastructure has been architected to be the most secure, reliable, and flexible cloud computing environment in the world,” said Teresa Carlson, vice president of AWS Worldwide Public Sector. “We will continue to work hand-in-hand with our justice and public safety customers and partners so that they can confidently use the AWS Cloud with all the powerful security features, tools, and best practices it offers, while focusing on their core missions – keeping our nation safe.”
AWS currently has more than 1 million active users including more than 2,000 government agencies.