AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and Innovate

Faced with pressure to innovate within fixed or shrinking budgets while meeting aggressive timelines, local and regional governments around the world are using the cloud to transform services, improve their operations, and reach new horizons for citizen services. We are happy to share with you the How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and […]

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OSET Foundation Using AWS to Advance Cloud-Based Election Innovations

We are pleased to announce that the Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Foundation’s TrustTheVote™ Project is utilizing AWS to ensure that the democratic process is not threatened by archaic and obsolete systems. Often, these systems are no longer supported by manufacturers, and in the case of voting machinery, rely on proprietary software that’s difficult to […]

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Save the Date for the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington DC- June 20-21, 2016

We are excited to announce our seventh annual AWS Public Sector Summit scheduled for June 20-21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Join us for one of the largest gatherings of government, education and nonprofit technology leaders sharing their firsthand stories of innovation for the public good. Last year’s summit featured a star line up including the […]

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NREL and AWS Bring Energy Data to Analysts and Researchers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado, is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. They are a true cloud visionary making an impact across renewable energy and energy efficiency research by bringing energy data access to the forefront. Sharing information and fostering […]

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A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration

To achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from […]

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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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