AWS Public Sector Blog

AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Colorado






Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that we have signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Colorado. Colorado is the latest CJIS agreement we’ve signed, on the heels of CJIS agreements with California Department of Justice and Minnesota. We’re working hard to execute agreements with many other law enforcement customers, and are committed to maintaining a comprehensive security program consistent with federal and state laws, regulations, standards and the requirements of the FBI CJIS Security Policy.

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 Future of Policing is in the Cloud

Cloud opens the door to the future of policing. From body-worn cameras, video storage, and digital evidence management to records management systems, analytics, information sharing, and Internet of Things (IoT), AWS and our AWS Partner Network (APN) community enable law enforcement to use technology that is secure, reliable, and cost-effective.

To consistently meet the needs of our customers, we start with what they need and work backwards. Beginning with a focus on security, we work vigorously to earn the trust of our customers. Building the foundation with the AWS infrastructure, our customers and partners are able to meet any use case, including crime forecasting, secure messaging and mass alerts, e-citation, and more.

“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.”

Today, AWS has over one million active users including over 2,000 government agencies. Law enforcement throughout the country are taking advantage of the possibilities that cloud technology can deliver. AWS is helping them deliver on their mission. Please reach out if you would like to get started.