AWS Public Sector Blog
Category: Customer Enablement
How the US DOJ Tax Division built a remote telework application in six weeks with AWS
In mid-February of 2022, the US federal government began planning the return-to-office after the COVID-19 pandemic. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tax Division needed to quickly build and launch a telework authorization application by April 1, which would help their more than 500 attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel request a hybrid work arrangement—all while keeping sensitive information compliant and secure. To do this, the DOJ Tax Division worked with AWS to build an enterprise-level telework approval application in less than two months, before the Division’s re-entry in mid-April of 2022.
Four ways to buy cloud with federal year-end funds
The end of the US federal government fiscal year is fast approaching. With budget left to spend before September 30, agencies need to obligate their remaining 2022 fiscal year funds. AWS can provide federal agencies with options to procure future cloud computing resources using current-year funds. Learn more about efficient purchasing recommendations to meet your agency’s needs.
Getting started with AWS Ground Station
Public sector organizations and commercial enterprises alike are reaping the benefits of AWS Ground Station, which lets customers command and control satellite communications, process satellite data, and scale their satellite operations. This article provides a general overview of AWS Ground Station, its key benefits, and general advice for getting started.
Australian Bureau of Statistics runs 2021 Census on the AWS Cloud
Earlier this year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ran the Australian Census, the agency’s most significant workload, on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Census is the most comprehensive snapshot of the country, and includes around 10 million households and over 25 million people. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing lockdowns across the country, ABS needed a digital option for the Census that was accessible and reliable for millions of people. They turned to the cloud.
COVID-19 vaccination scheduling: Scaling REDCap with AWS
Vaccine demand brought unprecedented load to the launch of Texas A&M Health’s vaccination sign-up site. The Texas A&M Health team used AWS to develop a solution to reduce outages and errors, and scale REDCap to get vaccines to Texans.
Beth Israel Lahey Health builds COVID-19 vaccine deployment system in two weeks with AWS
13 hospitals, over 100 primary care and ambulatory sites, over 30,000 staff members — and only two weeks to get them all prioritized and scheduled for vaccination in time for when vaccine doses became available. Discover how Beth Israel Lahey Health built and launched a COVID-19 vaccine deployment solution for healthcare workers in just two weeks with Amazon Web Services.
Open data on AWS supports sustainable agricultural practices and crop optimization
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on the ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Learn how BASF Digital Farming is leveraging both National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather data hosted on AWS, and commercial weather data, to develop digital solutions to help farmers effectively monitor and manage their fields, and help drive farm sustainability.
Rush University Medical Center creates COVID-19 analytics hub on AWS
Rush University Medical Center embraced cloud transformation for internal operations and organizational needs as well as in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rush analytics team worked with the city of Chicago department of public health to create a working reference implementation of a cloud-based public health analytics hub. This hub aggregates, combines, and analyzes multi-hospital data related to patient admissions, discharges and transfers, electronic lab reporting, hospital capacity, and clinical care documents of COVID-19 patients receiving care in and across Chicago hospitals.
AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative helps nonprofits harness the cloud to research and combat COVID-19
We’ve helped multiple nonprofit research organizations advance their COVID-19 research through our AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative, first launched in March 2020. The next round of funding opens today. As we launch the next phase, we are excited to broaden the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative’s scope and distribute the remaining $12 million this year. We will accept applications through the end of the year, with priority consideration given to applications received before July 31. Check out a few examples of the nonprofit research projects supported by the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative.
Using AWS for on-premises WordPress site continuity
Applications running on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack are ubiquitous—WordPress alone represents 38% of all content management systems. Because of the popularity of these applications, public sector organisations such as educational institutions should protect their business continuity by implementing disaster recovery (DR) solutions: policies, tools, and procedures to help the recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure and systems following a disaster. AWS Professional Services created a business continuity solution for on-premises LAMP applications that could eliminate the need for physical backup infrastructure and improve recovery time. The solution was recently piloted by Cardiff University.