AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government*

Your Roadmap to IT Modernization: Modernizing Culture & Technology for Effective Transformation

In GovLoop’s guide, Your Roadmap to IT Modernization, Doug VanDyke, General Manager and Director of the U.S. Federal Sector, Amazon Web Services, shares what modernization means, the benefits of modernization, and some of the most critical challenges facing IT executives in the government today.  “In order to keep up with the changes in technology, it’s […]

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Five Tips to Building your Business with AWS

The AWS Build-A-Business Workshop promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development in Latin America through a series of GriffinWorx workshops. Our first event is in Costa Rica on April 27-28. Register here. Each Build-A-Business Workshop is a two-day experiential, mentor-driven event supporting the development of innovative new businesses. Working with GriffinWorx, government leadership, AWS experts, universities, […]

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Registration for the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington DC is Open!

Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you can always learn something new at the AWS Public Sector Summit. This year’s event, geared towards government, education, and nonprofits, is taking place June 12-14 in Washington, DC. Save your spot today and get ready to spend three action-packed days with the innovators […]

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What is Peacetech? A New Environment Brings New Opportunity

From Kenya to Colombia, Afghanistan to Indonesia, media and technology is being used in innovative ways to counter age-old drivers of conflict, ranging from election violence and inter-ethnic tension, to resource shortages and gender violence. The spread of technology is producing a transformation in conflict management and peacebuilding. Peacetech is a new industry that brings […]

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Dream Big for Your Students: Apply to the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

New to the City on the Cloud Innovation Challenge this year, we are opening the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more students, and improve school or district operations. Districts and schools can now submit applications for a chance to receive AWS promotional credits to start […]

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Staying a Step Ahead in a Changing World: The AFSOC Story

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. Their mission is to provide the Nation’s specialized airpower, capable across the spectrum of conflict – any place, any time. AFSOC strives to stay a step ahead in a changing world, delivering […]

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Five Ways Defense Agencies and Warfighters Can Benefit from Cloud Technology

In the March issue of National Defense, Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department (DoD) at Amazon Web Services, shared how defense and intelligence agencies can deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and successfully achieve their missions. Within the article, Jennifer addresses security concerns, the benefits of the cloud, and the contract […]

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Congratulations to the Fed100 Winners!

The Federal 100 Awards recognized 100 federal government and industry leaders who have made pivotal progress in the government IT community and showed what’s possible with technology in 2016 and laid the groundwork for results in 2017. At AWS, we have the opportunity to work with more than 2,300 government organizations to serve citizens more […]

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