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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Louisiana






AWS recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Louisiana, allowing state and local police to leverage the AWS Cloud for CJI data, including biometric, identity history, person, organization, property, and case/incident history data. As with the CJIS agreements we have signed with other states, including California, Minnesota, Colorado, and Oregon, this agreement allows law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana to benefit from secure, reliable, and cost-effective cloud technology.

Cloud technology has the power to help increase transparency and build trust in communities across the country. By enabling inter-agency data sharing, police departments will be able to arm their officers with data that will help them to make better-informed, real-time decisions.

“Law enforcement agencies are the heart of communities across the nation and Louisiana is no exception. In an effort to increase safety, transparency and instill trust, it is our hope that cloud technology will empower officers with tools to help in the improvement of police-community relations in the years to come. With more control, improved security, and greater flexibility, police departments can focus on more efficiently managing operations and investigations to protect their citizens,” said Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services.

AWS cloud technology and our AWS Partner Network (APN) ecosystem are helping to solve increasing demands for body camera implementation, video data storage, and digital evidence management, which will decrease the burden of administrative pressures so that law enforcement can focus on what matters most: protecting their citizens.

Currently, the Louisiana Department of Corrections is leveraging AWS to improve inmate education and post-prison outcomes by implementing a new secure and reliable online learning solution using Amazon Workspaces. By leveraging the cloud, Louisiana enables better inmate outcomes and security, ensures high availability, speeds technology deployment, and reduces the need for IT staff. Read the full case study here.

From prisons to the front line, the AWS platform is secure and helps justice and public safety organizations meet CJIS security requirements. Louisiana joins over 2,300 government agencies across the globe who trust the AWS Cloud for their workloads from the DHS to NASA to FINRA.

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