AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Government

Developing the US cybersecurity workforce with CISA

At Amazon, we believe cybersecurity skills training and workforce development are essential to addressing cybersecurity challenges. Leading into Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Amazon hosted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), for a roundtable with leaders across higher education, state and local government, and private industry to discuss ways to develop the cybersecurity workforce through skills training, partnerships between government and industry, and creating pathways to cybersecurity careers. Learn more about how Amazon supports cybersecurity training.

Citi Logik helps governments drive action on transportation insights with AWS

Citi Logik is a UK-based government technology (GovTech) company and AWS Partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Citi Logik uses AWS to enhance anonymised raw mobile network data (MND) so organisations can identify trends in the flow of people across a variety of different transportation modes. Citi Logik provides their customers, including the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Wiltshire County Council, with valuable insights to help them make informed decisions about future transportation planning and urban planning development.

How government agencies can vet external data in minutes with data interchange zones

Learn how government agencies can use AWS to build data interchange zones to automate their ability to ingest and validate data from other agencies or external entities in a secure manner. Automating this process can help agencies save time to focus on more strategic aspects of their mission.

AWS announces low-to-no cost security services for federal political campaigns and committees

It is essential for election campaigns and committees to have access to the latest security services so they can mitigate risks against security threats at minimal cost. To support this, AWS is collaborating with Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) to offer more than 20 cybersecurity-related AWS services for low-to-no cost to all active and registered national party committees and federal candidate committees for the US House and US Senate midterm elections that are eligible in accordance with DDC and Federal Election Commission (FEC) criteria.

New report: The economic impact of the new AWS Region in the Middle East

With the launch of the new AWS Middle East (UAE) Region, AWS is releasing an Economic Impact Study that estimates that the new infrastructure region will support an average of 5,984 full-time jobs annually in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the next 15 years through investments of AED 20.1 billion (US $5 billion). The study provides an overview of existing and planned AWS infrastructure investments in UAE, and the economic benefits AWS investments create for the UAE economy. Read on for key insights from the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region Economic Impact Study.

How AWS supports the 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day with digital tools for civic engagement

On September 20, 2022, Americans celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters ahead of the federal midterm elections. AWS is a proud sponsor of National Voter Registration Day to help drive civic engagement. AWS supports important resources for US citizens to register to vote; plus, government technology companies (GovTechs) use AWS to expand voting resources to Americans across the country. Read on to learn more about how organizations use AWS to make it simple to register to vote.

Powering digital transformation in Canada: AWS Summit Ottawa keynote recap

For the first time in three years, public and commercial sector customers gathered at the Shaw Centre for the AWS Summit Ottawa. During the keynote, Sean Roche, director of national security at AWS, shared stories of innovation in the public sector, celebrated pioneers driving change, and provided an outlook on opportunities ahead. Plus, two Canadian public sector customers took to the stage to share their stories about how they are leveraging AWS to accelerate innovation, improve citizens’ lives, transform their operations, and drive their missions forward at scale. Read on for the highlights from the AWS Summit Ottawa keynote.

How to improve government customer experience by building a modern serverless web application in AWS GovCloud (US)

Modern applications built using microservices architectures improve customer experience by dramatically reducing the risk of failures in a web application. In this blog post, we present a sample AWS reference architecture of a microservices application built using an architecture framework based in AWS GovCloud (US), which can help support adherence to a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Baseline.

AWS launches new Sustainable Cities Accelerator for startups 

As consumption of materials continues to increase and competition for natural resources grows, building sustainable and resilient infrastructure is crucial in the fight against climate change. This is why AWS is launching the next AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator cohort with a focus on infrastructure. The program empowers startups and leadership in the space to define, grow, and scale the cutting-edge solutions needed to solve today’s biggest infrastructure challenges. 

Find one-on-one cloud support and more at the AWS State and Local Learning Days

US state and local government and education customers can get in-person no-cost training, hands-on help, and more at the AWS State and Local Learning Days. AWS will offer one-on-one support and more at two AWS State and Local Learning Days events. Built for a range of government and education customers, from mission owners to cloud technical experts to IT managers, the AWS State and Local Learning Days can help you improve your cloud knowledge and learn new ways to achieve your mission outcomes.