As evidence that more and more government entities are turning to Microsoft Office 365 cloud services in order to serve their constituents better and at a lower cost, the County of Los Angeles has recently announced they are rolling out this technology across their public safety, operation, and health and human services. “In all, over 30 departments will make the move,” it’s reported.

For this to happen in the most populous county in the United States, we believe this is making a big statement. Key in their decision, according to Dr. Robert Pittman, Chief Information Security Officer for the County of L.A. was the security and built-in compliance for both HIPAA and CJIS (The Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) provides state, local, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies with access to critical, personal information such as fingerprint records, criminal histories, and sex offender registrations.)

If your agency is thinking about how to move their communications and collaboration forward, you can read all about it here: http://blogs.office.com/2014/06/18/passion-for-service-l-a-county-chooses-office-365/