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Category: Government

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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Join the TfL Hackathon to Help Manage the Capacity of London’s Transport Network

A guest post by Rikesh Shah, Lead Digital Relationship Manager, Transport for London (TfL) Online There are 30 million journeys made in London every day. On September 23, Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Amazon Web Services and Geovation are hosting a hackathon in London to seek ways to make these journeys more efficient […]

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