AWS GovCloud (US) and Amazon Rekognition – A Powerful Public Safety Tool
Today I am happy to tell you that Rekognition is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To learn more, read the Amazon Rekognition FAQ, and the Amazon Rekognition Product Details, review the Amazon Rekognition Customer Use Cases, and then build your app using the information on the Amazon Rekognition for Developers page.
AWS and CJIS
As you may know, AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated cloud built to protect and preserve sensitive IT data while meeting the FBI’s stringent CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Systems) requirements. AWS GovCloud (US) resides on US soil and is managed exclusively by US citizens. AWS routinely signs CJIS security agreements with our customers and can either perform or allow background checks on our employees, as needed.
Here are some resources that you can use to learn more about AWS and CJIS:
- AWS GovCloud (US) FAQ
- AWS CJIS Compliance
- AWS CJIS Compliance White Paper
- AWS CJIS Addendums for US States and Cities
- AWS CJIS Workbook (Excel spreadsheet)