AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

The Evolution of High Performance Computing

A guest blog by Jeff Layton, Principal Tech, AWS Public Sector The High Performance Computing (HPC) world is evolving rapidly. New workloads, such as pattern recognition, speech, video, and text processing, speech and facial recognition, deep learning, machine learning, and genomic sequencing, are being executed on HPC systems. The main motivation behind this evolution is […]

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Cloud-Enabled Innovation in Personalized Medical Treatment

Hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world have joined AWS and many are using AWS solutions powered by Intel to build their businesses, scale their operations, and harness their technological innovations. We’re excited about our work with the hospitals and research institutions using bioinformatics to achieve major healthcare breakthroughs and unlock the mysteries of […]

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Powering Smart Cities through Connected Devices

This is the second post in a three-part series around smart and collaborative cities, showing how AWS can help cities of all sizes benefit from the cloud. If you missed our first post in the series, Cities of the Future, Today, you can read it here. In this post, we will explore how cloud computing […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Addendum with the State of Minnesota

          Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that we recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Addendum with the State of Minnesota, making AWS GovCloud (US) services available to law enforcement customers through the state’s approved service catalog. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s (BCA) vetting process of […]

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Visits Amazon

Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Seattle as part of a West Coast swing aimed at strengthening ties between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the tech community. During his visit, he met with Amazon leaders and spoke with many of our Amazon Military Exchange students, including our Department of Defense Fellow […]

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NASA’s Data is in the Amazon Cloud, Is Yours?

For years, people have been dreaming about going to Mars. Now NASA has made the Red Planet a top priority. While the space agency works on developing the rockets and technologies that would take astronauts further than they have ever traveled before, The Washington Post has created a virtual reality experience to take you there […]

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Going “All-In” on AWS: Lessons Learned from Cloud Pioneers

Increasingly, customers across the public sector are going “all-in” on the AWS Cloud. Instead of asking whether to go all-in, these pioneers asked how quickly they could do it.  Balancing the need to improve efficiency, stay agile, and meet mandates, government and education customers are committing to going all-in on AWS, meaning they have declared […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Helps ASD Cut Costs by 50% while Dramatically Improving Security

No one denies that military operations are very high risk.  And in high risk operations, it is essential to assess risks and plan for mitigation.  Enter the business of military organizational assessments, in which squadrons, battalions, companies, and detachments routinely turn to their own members to assess the safety climate of their organizations. In August […]

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SXSW: US Conference of Mayors Track Recap

Last weekend, we sponsored the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Track hosted by the City of Austin, presented in conjunction with the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. The City of Austin invited mayors from across the US to attend for an opportunity to learn from their peers are doing, share best practices, and experience […]

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