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Introducing the CJIS ACE Newsletter: Explanations, Information, and Tips for All Things CJIS-Related


Welcome to the CJIS ACE newsletter, an information-rich newsletter from our subject matter experts on information security, the FBI CJIS Security Policy and all NCIC Operating Manual requirements.

It is our goal to give down-to-earth explanations of the different mandates while also providing tips and strategies when your agency is faced with a CJIS audit.

So you’re probably wondering what “CJIS ACE” stands for… it is an acronym for “Criminal Justice Information Systems Audit & Compliance Experts,” and this new service will be headed up by yours truly at Diverse Computing.

Proper introductions aside, my name is William “Bill” Tatun, and I am more than excited to have joined the DCI team and head this new and important division.

Since I will be the primary writer for these CJIS ACE newsletters, you may want to know a little bit about my past experience:

  • 24 years as a New York State Trooper

  • NY State Police ISO & IT Director

  • Member of the FBI’s Advisory Policy Board (APB)

  • Chairman of the APB’s Security and Access Subcommittee

  • NY State CJIS Systems Officer and ISO

  • NY State NLETS Representative

  • Member of NLETS Board of Directors & Technical Operations Committee

Long story short, I have extensive experience with being on both sides of a CJIS audit as well as being on the committees that decide policy and requirements.

With this newsletter, I look forward to sharing all of the audit and compliance knowledge that I have gleaned over the past 2 decades. I’m certain that this information will come in helpful as your agency prepares for its next CJIS audit.

We plan to send these newsletters every other week, so you won’t get inundated by a mountain of e-mails.

We have a strict policy about not sharing your email address with anyone, ever. You also have the ability to unsubscribe any time you want at the bottom of this newsletter.

Finally, we promise to keep each article short, useful and to the point.

Be sure to look out for the next issue of our CJIS ACE Newsletter where I will be discussing the FBI CJIS Audit process in “So, You’re About to be Audited….What to Expect.”


Securely yours,

William “Bill” Tatun