Microsoft and the Oregon CJIS Systems Agency have announced that they have signed a security control agreement to improve law enforcement in the state with the help of technology. The new agreement will allow state and local law enforcement agencies to leverage Microsoft's cloud solution (including Office 365, Azure,and CRM for Government) with Criminal Justice Information.
The announcement was made at the Oregon CJIS User Conference in Bend last week, which reunited over 330 law enforcement experts. Major Tom M. Worthy, Oregon State Police explained during the conference opening keynote that "this agreement gives Oregon agencies additional hosting options that enhance security while meeting their business requirements pertaining to Criminal Justice Information.” During the event, Microsoft also offered a demo of its Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP), one of the most advanced vehicles for law enforcement.
Microsoft Director for Risk & Compliance Rochelle M. Eichner added:
"...through dialog with Oregon law enforcement, it was established that with the new challenges law enforcement is confronted with in their daily responsibility of protecting people, trust and technology are uniting as important standards for selecting solutions to advance the effectiveness of public safety."
Along with education, government remains an important market for Microsoft outside of its focus on businesses. Let us know in the comments if you think the company can help the state of Oregon better manage law enforcement.