-- Originally published July 9th on StateScoop --
Every now and then, state and federal government agencies will collaborate on a project so sensible and logical, that it’s hard to find much—if any—opposition.
The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) might be one of those projects—a focal point and central repository for gathering and compiling intelligence from local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.
But there’s another issue pertaining to CJIS that’s practically just as logical and obvious. And yet for some reason, we’re still struggling to put it into practice.
That issue is access control. Once we’ve gotten all of this information compiled, shouldn’t we take the necessary steps to secure it?
The problem isn’t the technology. (Strong authentication systems are readily available.) And it’s not a lack of desire. (It’s hard to...