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Category: Government*

Automated Sign-Up Now Available for AWS GovCloud (US)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new automated sign-up capability for AWS GovCloud (US).  The new self-service capability greatly reduces the time it takes for qualified customers to gain access to AWS GovCloud (US).  Note that automated sign-up is only available for direct AWS customers in the United States. What is GovCloud? […]

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Better, Stronger, Faster: Cloud Is Speed and Agility

Government IT leaders are continually on the lookout for new ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Cloud computing provides access to numerous technologies while allowing agencies to save time and money, improve operations, and encourage innovation. That’s why for 2016, the Obama Administration budgeted about $7.3 billion so the federal government can further embrace […]

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FedRAMP-Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Overlay Pilot Program

A new way of architecting the cloud to improve the accessibility, speed, and security for U.S. government users AWS is excited to announce that we’ve successfully completed the testing phase of the FedRAMP-Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Overlay pilot program. We’ve been working with the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) PMO, […]

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Cloud Brings Peace of Mind to the Public Sector

Government agencies house countless bytes of critical data that are relevant to both the lives of citizens and issues of national security. Agencies rely on that data to carry out their missions, and are fully responsible for protecting the data. While cybersecurity policy in the public sector previously relied on a siloed design, agencies are […]

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Resilience Data Analytics Tool and the Cloud Help Humans Survive and Thrive

On the topic of resilience—the ability to withstand, respond and adjust to chronic or acute stressors— there are a lot of data sets out there on social ecological systems, human environment, stressors, shocks, natural disasters, and conflict. The challenge is these data sets are often stored in silos or confined to the academic community. However, […]

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1776: Where Revolutions Begin

The year 1776 is celebrated in the United States as the official beginning of the country’s freedom, with the Declaration of Independence issued on July 4. Taking this year as inspiration for its namesake, 1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day— in the […]

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Interview with our AWS Military Fellow

For the final installment of our AWS Military Fellowship Q&A series, we have the interview with Master Sergeant Kelly Butler (KB), U.S Army Acquisition Non-Commissioned Officer. How did you get involved in this program? What attracted you to the AWS Military Fellowship? KB: I began my journey as a combat engineer and was changed over to a government […]

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