AWS Public Sector Blog
How to get ready for AWS Summit Washington, DC 2023
On June 7-8, 2023, AWS will host the AWS Summit Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This no-cost, two-day event brings the public sector cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn more about AWS. Are you ready to join your public sector peers to find out how you can use cloud technology to drive culture change, digital transformation, infrastructure modernization, and more? If you’re planning on attending, learn how you can make the most of the event.
Hurricane season 2023: Supporting hurricane response efforts with the cloud
While the 2023 hurricane season kicks off June 1, the reality is that AWS is working to help organizations and communities respond to hurricanes long before a storm forms. Throughout the year, AWS Disaster Response develops and tests new innovations that utilize cloud technology to enable more efficient disaster response capabilities for our customers and relief organizations.
Islands innovating to future-proof water resources
Islands can be testbeds for sustainable innovation that can help address issues like water scarcity. Learn the role that digital technologies can play in supporting a clean and steady supply of water and highlight islands demonstrating the art of the possible.
Raising the bar on accessibility for open-source public sector solutions
Performance Dashboard on AWS is an open source solution in the AWS Solutions Library designed by AWS experts to help organizations build, deploy, and maintain customizable dashboards to communicate the data-driven performance of public sector services. After this initial release, the Government Transformation Team (GTT) at AWS enlisted the help of the UK’s Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC), LevelAccess, and an internal AWS accessibility team to conduct accessibility audits to help our product team identify possible accessibility opportunities within the application.
Mission acceleration with the cloud: Register for the annual AWS Summit Washington, DC – June 7-8, 2023
Registration is open for the annual AWS Summit Washington, DC. From June 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, join your public sector peers to learn how you can use cloud technology to drive culture change, digital transformation, infrastructure modernization, and more.
Creating a strategic approach to government continuity
Moving digital assets to the cloud is one of the first steps governments can take to secure their public services against large-scale disruptions. But according to our customers, this journey often brings challenges and roadblocks that are organizational rather than technical. Learn key takeaways from our engagements with public sector customers that can help you better prepare for this transformation.
AWS Marketplace announces new cooperative contract available through OMNIA Partners
AWS announced a new nationwide cooperative contract for AWS services, including AWS Marketplace, through OMNIA Partners. The Software Marketplace and Related Cloud Services cooperative contract is available to OMNIA Partners participating agencies, including state and local government agencies, public and private K12 school districts, and higher education organizations.
Developing a modern data-driven strategy in the public sector
Public sector organizations across the globe want to harness the power of data to make better decisions by putting data at the center of every decision-making process. Data-driven decisions lead to more effective responses to unexpected events. For government organizations, a more detailed understanding of citizen ambitions and requirements creates a better citizen experience.
What is a cloud center of excellence and why should your organization create one?
As more federal public sector organizations move toward cloud computing, many are looking for ways to make sure that they’re using the cloud effectively and efficiently. One way to do this is to establish a cloud center of excellence (CCoE). Learn how to build an effective CCoE to help streamline cloud adoption, security and innovation needs, reduce costs, and more.
Georgia DHS establishes a cloud strategy through a multiyear modernization journey
Georgia’s Department of Human Services (DHS), the largest of the state’s agencies, was able to digitally transform their business and rapidly scale their AWS Cloud adoption with AWS Managed Services (AMS). The department used AMS to modernize legacy technology onto a hosted platform that meets rigorous security guidelines and adds reliability to an environment where speed and availability are critical. At re:Invent 2022, Sreeji Vijayan, chief information officer of the Georgia DHS, spoke about the Georgia DHS’s migration journey with AWS. Learn key takeaways from Georgia DHS’s migration experience with AWS, and watch the on-demand session to dive deeper.