AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Enterprise Strategy

Find one-on-one cloud support and more at the AWS State and Local Learning Days

US state and local government and education customers can get in-person no-cost training, hands-on help, and more at the AWS State and Local Learning Days. AWS will offer one-on-one support and more at two AWS State and Local Learning Days events. Built for a range of government and education customers, from mission owners to cloud technical experts to IT managers, the AWS State and Local Learning Days can help you improve your cloud knowledge and learn new ways to achieve your mission outcomes.

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How human-centered design can help public agencies design better digital services

A common driver of public sector transformation is the potential for efficiency. This is certainly one of the benefits of digitalization. However, I want to share a story that shows why we need to balance this focus on efficiency with an understanding of how people will use our services to achieve the best results for our efforts. I walk through how agencies can approach human-centered design to create better and more effective citizen services.

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Continuing the pace of government innovation with the cloud in Asia Pacific and Japan

Governments across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) are taking bold steps to accelerate and simplify the process for public sector agencies to migrate to the cloud and leverage its benefits. Many are prioritizing digital transformation, putting in place cloud-first policies directing government agencies to use commercial cloud services, or defining national roadmaps to enable modernization of their IT services and systems.

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Announcing the Future of Government Awards to recognize leaders in digital transformation

Nominations are now open for the Future of Government Awards, a new global awards program to recognize the people and projects leading the digital transformation of governments around the world. The Future of Government Awards program seeks to celebrate the hidden public sector heroes who work tirelessly to modernize their governments to improve citizen services. The awards champion innovative technology solutions that the public sector has created and shared—as well as the stories of government organizations that have successfully adapted and reused them. Nominate a public sector digital transformation hero today.

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Get no-cost, in-person training and hands-on help at the AWS Federal Learning Days

From September 12-15, AWS will hold AWS Federal Learning Days at our HQ2 location in Arlington, VA. Built for a range of federal customers, from mission owners to cloud technical experts to IT managers, AWS Federal Learning days can help you improve your cloud knowledge and learn new ways to achieve your mission outcomes. Whether you’re a cloud expert or just beginning your journey, the daily AWS training sessions at the AWS Federal Learning Days will cover a range of technical and mission-oriented topics to help hone your skills.

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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.

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New research shows EU and UK healthcare sectors could save 14.4 billion euros with AWS

The AWS Cloud Economics Centre published a new analysis that identified 14.4 billion euros in potential information technology (IT) savings across the European Union and United Kingdom healthcare sectors over the next five years—the equivalent of 5,665 euros per hospital bed—through the digital transformation of IT systems by migrating to the cloud.

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Empowerment through mentorship: Girls In Tech

In 2021, AWS announced global support for Girls in Tech, a nonprofit founded in 2007 dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech. Last week, AWS and Girls In Tech hosted an Evening with Experts event at Amazon HQ2 in Arlington, VA. The in-person event provided an opportunity for women in the local area to hear from public sector and public service technology experts on professional growth opportunities and partnerships to reshape the industry to be more equitable and efficient.

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How Natural Resources Canada migrated petabytes of geospatial data to the cloud

Since 1971, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has accumulated an Earth observation (EO) data archive in excess of two petabytes (PB). NRCan wanted to modernize its geospatial offerings at a faster pace, so they turned to the AWS Snow Family on AWS to migrate their large volume of data.

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5 best practices to create a cloud cost allocation strategy for government customers

Before building in the cloud, government agencies need to determine how they want to allocate cloud costs in accordance with their jurisdictions’ transparency requirements and legislative oversight. A cloud cost allocation strategy–deciding how to distribute cloud costs to the users or beneficiaries of those incurred costs in a pre-defined way—is a foundational part of any agency’s cloud journey. Even though every organization’s cost allocation model may be unique, there are some common patterns, approaches, and best practices that you can leverage to design an effective strategy to meet your organization’s needs.

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