CJIS Compliance In the Cloud
A goal for any government agency looking at the Cloud is fairly straightforward: cut waste, and enable employees to deliver services to the public faster and better. Choosing a reputable Cloud services provider is crucial for the government and law enforcement agencies migrating to the Cloud. To minimize risk and maintain the security of critical information, be sure that the Cloud provider you choose has a lead agency sponsor or that the Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) has completed a site security checklist.
The first thing a government agency may want to consider is finding a CJIS-compliant Cloud provider that can work within their budget. Many Cloud providers adhere to the consumption-based billing model, meaning that the amount an organization pays can vary wildly from month to month. For government agencies operating on a
strict budget, such fluctuations are not acceptable.