AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

AWS Educate Now Available to U.S. Veterans

Last May, Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning military personnel, and military spouses free membership to AWS Educate as part of Joining Forces, the initiative that works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their […]

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AWS Public Sector Month in Review – October

  The AWS Public Sector Month in Review below features the content published for the education, government, and nonprofit communities in October. Let’s take a look at what happened in October: All – Government, Education, & Nonprofits Whiteboard with an SA: AWS Direct Connect Ohio Region Launch Accelerating Sustainability, Economy, and Citizen Services Busting the […]

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Automating Compliance: Architecting for FedRAMP High and NIST Workloads in AWS GovCloud (US)

We held our first NIST Workshop, titled “Architecting for FedRAMP High and NIST Workloads in AWS GovCloud (US),” where customers gained hands-on experience with our AWS Quick Start tools, learned how to automate compliance in AWS GovCloud (US), and discovered partner solutions from Telos and Trend Micro. Through workshops and other AWS resources, you can […]

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The IACP Recap: Technology’s Role in Transforming the Future of Policing (with the help of AWS Ninjas)

The amount of data being collected, stored and analyzed is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Cloud technology is uniquely positioned to help law enforcement solve this challenge. Last week, AWS ninjas, cloud experts, and partners traveled to San Diego for the 123rd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference held in San Diego, CA.  […]

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Busting the Myths about Storing Data in the Cloud

Let’s talk about cloud security. Naturally, federal leaders are concerned about the implications of cloud for their applications and the data within them, so security is a top-of-mind issue. Compound that with compliance and regulatory pressures, and you have a recipe for federal IT stress. Broadly, the phrase “cloud security” refers to the cloud versions […]

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The Future of Policing: Detect, Locate, and Alert on Gunfire in Under a Minute

For every gun-related homicide, there are 100 gunfire incidents that go unreported. But what if every incident was reported, and police departments could adjust and deploy resources based on real-time analytics and data delivery? ShotSpotter delivers real-time gunshot notifications to law enforcement so they can dispatch to the precise location of the gunshot, engage with the community, […]

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Ohio Region Launch Accelerating Sustainability, Economy, and Citizen Services

AWS announced the launch of a new region in Ohio, bringing technology opportunities, sustainability efforts, and a new way to meet compliance and data residency requirements to public sector customers. At AWS, our customers’ requirements and feedback help us make key decisions when building new regions. The launch of a region in Ohio will allow […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Washington

          AWS signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Washington. Washington joins other states, including California, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon, and Louisiana, that work with AWS to leverage the benefits of the cloud, while satisfying the most demanding information security requirements. More than 30,000 of Amazon’s employees […]

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