AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Technical How-to

How to build smart cities with FIWARE Orion Context Broker and Cygnus on AWS

Several smart cities use FIWARE, an open source framework supporting the development of smart solutions. FIWARE leverages sensing data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices, then collects, stores, and analyzes data with an API call. One FIWARE component, Orion Context Broker, gathers context information from diverse sources such as mobile apps, IoT devices, and social networking services, and manages the lifecycle of this context information, from registrations, updates, queries, and subscriptions. In this blog post, we address building Orion Context Broker on AWS. Learn how to deploy Orion Context Broker and Cygnus on AWS with AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) and Docker Compose quickly.

Getting started with healthcare data lakes: A deeper dive on Amazon Cognito

In this blog post series on getting started building a data lake for healthcare with AWS, I focus on improving the security posture of our example build by incorporating the relatively new Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) feature of Amazon Cognito. This helps to both streamline and improve the granularity of access control for various user profiles connected to our data lake scenario.

Leveraging Amazon Connect to enhance community and beneficiary services

With Amazon Connect, nonprofits are able to build a robust, scalable omnichannel cloud contact center to provide reliable, secure, and cost-effective services to their community, all without needing to provision any underlying infrastructure. In this blog, learn how to leverage AWS CloudFormation templates to quickly and simply set up Amazon Connect.

Visualizing donor data with Amazon QuickSight

Data is an invaluable asset in the world of nonprofits. In this blog post, we offer a technical walkthrough to learn how nonprofits of all sizes can use Amazon QuickSight to quickly create interactive dashboards with the help of machine learning, providing a self-service way to effectively consume and analyze data without writing any code or having to worry about infrastructure.

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Enhancing content recommendations for educators at Discovery Education with Amazon Personalize

Discovery Education (DE) provides standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K12 classrooms. Learn how they worked with AWS to enhance its K12 learning platform with machine learning (ML) capabilities.

Amateur radio meets edge computing to keep disaster response teams connected

In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, cell towers, power lines, and telephone and internet cable are often damaged or destroyed, limiting the ability for responders to share data and access the internet. The AWS Disaster Response team conducted a field testing operation designed to replicate a common disaster response scenario, to show how to establish an ad-hoc network at field sites with limited connectivity and create a link to an office headquarters to provide access to cloud-based resources and data to responders in the field.

How to create a task-generating voicemail solution with Amazon Connect

It’s time consuming for public sector organizations to sort through packed voicemail inboxes, figure out how to respond, return calls, and take detailed records on each call. So AWS developed a scalable call center solution that allows organizations to streamline the entire call process – from call intake, to generating actionable insights for response with artificial intelligence, to detailed recordkeeping and storage. This blog post guides you through how to create this task-generating cloud call center solution with Amazon Connect.

How Booz Allen obtains C-ATO to accelerate service delivery in federal organizations using AWS

Government agencies are moving to speed up service delivery, but agencies need to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO) that demonstrates security compliance prior to implementation, which can take a significant amount of time and can prove to be a challenge in meeting tight deadlines. AWS Partner Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz Allen) uses a platform as a service model on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable their customers to rapidly build, test, scan, and deploy their applications — accelerating releases in the federal government from months to days.

Nonprofits save time and money with AWS Lambda: How to set up a function

Nonprofit need solutions that help them spend less money and time on IT infrastructure and allow them to further core goals. AWS Lambda can help. Learn how AWS Lambda can reduce IT management burden and how to create an example AWS Lambda function that streamlines how nonprofits cut down their AWS spend.

Blockchain makes student achievement records safe and simple to share with portable credentials

Students’ educational achievements—including academic transcripts, work history, and skill credentialing—are often scattered across multiple institutions and disparate IT systems. EdTechs are adopting blockchain technology to simplify this process, with credential portability, data privacy, simplified workflows, and added data security.