AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

Compliance without Compromise: Watch the Introduction to AWS GovCloud (US) Video

Customers with regulated workloads who want to take advantage of the AWS Cloud, turn to AWS GovCloud (US) — an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, which helps customers support their U.S. government compliance requirements, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and […]

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Whiteboard with an SA: AWS Direct Connect

In this brief whiteboarding video, learn how to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS with AWS Direct Connect. Todd Gagorik, AWS Solutions Architect, shows you how you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment with AWS Direct Connect. In many cases, this can reduce your […]

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AWS Public Sector Month in Review – September

Check out the AWS Public Sector Month in Review featuring the content published for the education, government, and nonprofit communities in September. Let’s take a look at what happened this past month: All – Government, Education, & Nonprofits Whiteboard with an SA: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Whiteboard with an SA: AWS Code Deployment Whiteboard with […]

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Whiteboard with an SA: Tags

What are tags and what can you do with them? Tags help you manage your instances, images, and other Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) resources. Tags enable you to categorize your AWS resources in different ways – for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. In this whiteboarding video, Jerry Rhoads, AWS Solutions Architects, walks […]

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The Future of Policing: Not the Robocop Hollywood Imagined

As the technology landscape of state and local government agencies continues to grow and evolve, so does its dependency on cloud computing. Among the agencies most affected by this advancement are the 17,958 state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States. According to a survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and […]

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Texas State Library and Archives Commission Turns to the Cloud to Launch Texas Digital Archive

In February of 2014, it was announced that the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) would receive the records of outgoing governor Rick Perry, the longest serving governor in Texas State history, who served from December 2000 to January 2015. This was the first transfer of electronic records to the State Archives, and needed […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Louisiana

          AWS recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Louisiana, allowing state and local police to leverage the AWS Cloud for CJI data, including biometric, identity history, person, organization, property, and case/incident history data. As with the CJIS agreements we have signed with other states, […]

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The Future of Policing: BJA Smart Suite Summit Recap

If a police officer has three eye witnesses to an incident, it’s also likely that there are three camera phones recording it. The rise of social media, 24/7 media coverage, and mobile phones with video cameras has sparked growing interest in policing activities. But how are police departments responding? Many recognize the need to not […]

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