AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Announcements

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AWS Canada launches $5 million K12 Cyber Grant Program

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the K12 Cyber Grant Program across Canada. To help public schools across Canada implement cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, AWS is investing $5 million CAD in AWS promotional credits to new and existing AWS customers. This program will allow school boards to improve their security posture and advance their ransomware protection. AWS has been architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today and our cloud infrastructure is secure by design and secure by default.

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Brazil, Colombia join the AWS Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance to tackle talent gap

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for skilled tech professionals continues to outpace the supply. This talent gap poses significant challenges for businesses across Latin America, with almost half of tech vacancies remaining unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. Addressing this challenge, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded the Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance to Brazil and Colombia. This initiative aims to foster collaboration among employers, academic institutions, and governments, ensuring that academic curricula aligns with real-world demands of businesses.

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How K12 schools can transform: Announcing new generative AI maturity readiness assessment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping K12 school leaders understand how to leverage generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the most practical and responsible ways. Together with the Council of the Great City Schools and the Consortium for School Networking, we created the K-12 Readiness Checklist and the newly released K12 Generative AI Maturity Readiness Assessment. Read this post to learn about these fundamental tools that can help guide school districts as they implement generative AI.

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EDUCAUSE launches generative AI readiness assessment tool for higher education with AWS

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most disruptive technologies in history, offering higher education institutions the opportunity to re-imagine a world where learning is highly personalized, seamless, and available to everyone. With this in mind, there’s one question that is a point of conversation across campuses: how can we leverage this technology and realize its potential while preparing our institutions, faculty, staff, and students for responsible use? In response, Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped EDUCAUSE develop a Higher Education Generative AI Readiness Assessment grounded in responsible use.

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White House officials, tech leaders across government discuss responsible AI at AWS Gov2Gov event

Last month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted its fourth Gov2Gov event: Responsible AI Implementation at the Planet Word Museum in Washington, DC. The event convened senior public sector leaders and decision-makers from across the US Government (USG) to hear from White House officials and chief AI officers from federal government agencies. Read this blog post for a recap of the event and the main takeaways.

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34 new or updated datasets available on the Registry of Open Data on AWS

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Open Data Sponsorship Program makes high-value, cloud-optimized datasets publicly available on AWS. Through this program, customers are making more than 100 petabytes (PB) of high-value, cloud-optimized data available for public use. Read this blog post to learn about the 34 new or updated datasets that were released in the first quarter.

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Powering the generative AI era: What you missed at the AWS Public Sector Symposium Brussels

On 12 March, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Symposium Brussels returned to the Brussels Expo in Belgium. The no cost, in-person conference gathered cloud enthusiasts interested in the public sector for a day dedicated to deepening knowledge of how the cloud and generative artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming organizations and businesses around the world. Central to the event were the themes of generative AI, sustainability, security, and— importantly for Europe—digital sovereignty. Read this blog post for all of the key takeaways.

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AWS announces expanded IMAGINE Grant opportunities for nonprofits

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the 2024 AWS IMAGINE Grant cycle. The AWS IMAGINE Grant is a public grant opportunity open to registered nonprofit organizations and nonprofit healthcare providers who are using cloud technology to accelerate their missions. Now in its seventh year, the AWS IMAGINE Grant is expanding beyond the U.S. and U.K. to also seek proposals from eligible organizations based in Ireland.

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Introducing ‘Get started with generative AI on AWS: A guide for public sector organizations’

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce the release of a public-sector focused eBook on generative artificial intelligence (AI). Titled Get started with generative AI on AWS: A guide for public sector organizations, the new resource aims to help public sector leaders explore opportunities and best practices for adopting the technology responsibly.

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Explore the possibilities of cloud at AWS State, Local, and Education Learning Days

State and local government organizations and education institutions tend to adopt cloud services at a lower rate for a few reasons: a lack of cloud awareness and technical skills, a shortage of IT workers, and financial considerations. If you’re encountering any of these obstacles, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a tailored event that can help accelerate your cloud journey. AWS is rolling out the 2024 AWS State, Local, and Education Learning Days (AWS Learning Days) series to give you exposure to the possibilities of the cloud. Read this blog post to learn more.