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Category: Government*

SXSW Update: A Q&A with the City of Austin’s Mayor

With SXSW kicking off in Austin, we had the chance to speak with the City of Austin Mayor – Steve Adler – about the second annual Mayors Track and how technology helps Austin remain a wonderful place to live and visit. Austin values diversity, creativity, the entrepreneurial spirit, the natural environment, and a laid back […]

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Heading to SXSW? Everything Mayors Need to Know Before Austin

Motivated on behalf of their citizens, mayors across the country are looking to be more agile and continue to innovate to make cities smart, connected, and sustainable. In many ways, mayors look to solve problems and overcome challenges through the use of new technologies, like connected intersections, gunshot detection, water quality monitoring, and energy management. […]

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AWS Signs Memorandums of Understanding with the Governments of Chile and Honduras

AWS has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the governments of Honduras and Chile with the mission to work closely with the administrations, local universities, nonprofit organizations, associated agencies, and community leaders to modernize government services within the countries. “Latin American governments continue to rapidly adopt AWS cloud services for the benefit of their citizens. Honduras […]

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AWS Launches the Fourth City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge; Opens Contest to Schools

AWS launched the fourth City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program recognizing how local and regional governments are innovating on behalf of their citizens around the globe. New to the competition this year, we are opening the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more […]

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Expanding Cybersecurity Education with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech

AWS has joined the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support the Cyber Range initiative with scalable cloud infrastructure and to collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises, competitions, and other simulations. “We are thrilled to be a part of this important […]

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Learn the Five Imperatives for a Smart City at the Future Citizen Innovation Series

Future Cities Catapult (FCC) has simplified the “smart city” concept into five imperatives to help get you started on your digital journey to citizen innovation.  Following the AWS UK Region Launch, we have collaborated with Future Cities Catapult to bring you the Future Citizen Innovation Series. In January in London, we hosted the first week […]

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Smart City Solutions Built on AWS

Smart cities around the world are collecting and using data to make decisions in real or near real-time to better serve citizens, protect our environment, and lower costs. For example, smart technology is helping to lower congestion in streets, reduce pollution by optimizing transportation infrastructure, lower energy consumption by employing real-time analysis sensors to optimize […]

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