The Microsoft Azure Government cloud platform has been certified for use by law enforcement agencies in the state of California, US.
California’s Department of Justice has certified the platform as compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) privacy and security standards for handling criminal justice information in the cloud. This enables any state, city, or county agency in California to leverage Azure Government cloud solutions, or use the platform to build their own tools.
“Azure Government is the first – and only – hyperscale commercial infrastructure cloud platform that is contractually committed to meeting CJIS requirements for federal, state and local governments,” said Michael Donlan, vice president of US State and Local Government at Microsoft, in a blog post.
Microsoft has also signed CJIS agreements for Office 365, Azure, or Dynamics CRM Online in 11 US states, including Texas, Michigan, Kansas, and Pennsylvania. The company is expected to add to this number in the coming months.
“From compliance to security and privacy regulations, Microsoft is committed to building cloud solutions that our government customers can trust and we will continue to work across the state and local space to raise the bar as a cloud solutions provider,” said Donlan.
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