AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

Taking the Heavy Lifting out of Data Analytics

A key challenge agencies face in their quest to adopt analytics is managing the volume of data stored in various silos. Locked away in those disparate systems are datasets that could help explain trends or enable agencies to plan for future events — if only people could access them. But even the data that agencies […]

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What’s New for AWS Security & Compliance Services from re:Invent 2016

At this year’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS made several security and compliance-related service availability announcements important to our public sector customers, including: AWS Shield, AWS Organizations, EC2 Systems Manager, enhancements to AWS Cloud Trail, and AWS Artifact. AWS Shield AWS Shield is a new managed service that protects your web applications against DDoS (Distributed […]

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The New AWS Research Cloud Program: Accelerating Science and Innovation

We want to simplify research in the cloud with easy-to-use tools for researchers and research-focused students. We created the AWS Research Cloud Program for researchers working in government and education institutions (as well as their commercial counterparts) in any of the 190 countries around the world where AWS offerings are available. We’re launching the program […]

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Canada (Central) Region Now Open

Our new Canada (Central) Region is now available. AWS customers in Canada and the northern parts of the United States can choose this Region for fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. A few highlights for public sector customers in Canada: The new Canada (Central) Region is carbon neutral. The new AWS […]

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How to Achieve and Maintain ITAR Compliance in the Cloud

AWS GovCloud (US) is AWS’s isolated cloud region, which addresses International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance requirements, and is accessible only to vetted root account holders who are U.S. Persons. Organizations and individuals with ITAR-controlled information are generally required to take necessary steps to make sure only U.S. Persons can view covered data. As […]

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Learning the Language of Coding: A Q&A with New York City’s Chief Digital Officer

This week, more than 100 million students in over 180 countries will participate in the Hour of Code hosted by Code.org and powered by Amazon Web Services. Developing strong computational thinking skills is important to every student to prepare them for careers in today’s innovation-driven economy. During last year’s event, over 200 billion lines of […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Utah

AWS has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Utah, adding to the growing list of jurisdictions across the United States that are working with AWS to leverage the benefits AWS GovCloud (US), which includes the highest levels of information security for state and local law enforcement agencies. With the […]

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