AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

Cloud is the New Normal

The new world of mobility and being always on has encouraged organizations of all sizes to adopt the scalable, cost-efficient cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud computing allows for greater speed and flexibility than was ever thought possible, ushering in a new era of productivity and innovation in the public sector. At the forefront of innovation, our […]

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New Tools for Using Real-Time and Archived NEXRAD Weather Data on AWS

In October, we announced that the real-time feed and full historical archive of original resolution (Level II) NEXRAD data is freely available on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for anyone to use. The Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) is a network of 160 high-resolution Doppler radar sites that enables severe storm prediction and is […]

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NGA’s Open Collaboration and Public-Private Partnership

With a drastically changing technology landscape, Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), explained during the customer spotlight at AWS’s re:Invent conference how we must all adapt to execute our missions. In recent issues of this blog, we have heard from a nonprofit (Quorum), government-funded not-for-profit corporation in Canada (MPAC), and NGA rounds out […]

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From the DoD to AWS: The AWS Military Fellowship

As part of our commitment to our military, we had the opportunity to sit down with our three AWS Military fellows during their first few months at AWS (learn more about this program in our post here). Last week you read our Q&A blog with Lieutenant Colonel Maria Schneider, U.S. Army Acquisition Officer, as she […]

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Q&A: The AWS Military Fellowship

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to offering opportunities to servicemen and women. As part of this commitment, we created the AWS Military Fellowship exchange program as part of the larger program across the Department of Defense (DoD), designed to expose active duty military to AWS’s technology and Amazon’s leadership principles. The programs build a […]

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Fighting Crime with the Cloud: Law Enforcement + AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that we recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Addendum with the California Department of Justice (California DOJ). We know that security is a top priority for our customers, especially those in law enforcement. To help law enforcement customers comply with FBI standards for criminal […]

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Students Use AWS to Predict Ebola Outbreaks

This past summer, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation hosted the first Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Hackathon. The goal of the hackathon was to bring together and introduce both non-GEOINT and GEOINT-savvy coders and data scientists to interesting problems requiring inventive coding solutions. In addition to enabling participation from the non-GEOINT coding world, the end result was […]

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(Big) Data Driven Politics: 800m Data Points

Earlier this week you heard MPAC’s journey to the cloud from the stage at AWS re:Invent, and today we are excited to share with you Quorum’s story. Think big data: everything political from bills, votes, tweets, letters, and more. With an election year coming up, politics are on the center stage. Whether you vote red […]

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