AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government

How the Cloud Modernizes and Simplifies Elections

AWS enables rapid deployment and effortless scaling of critical systems for customers who administer, promote, and protect the electoral process. Candidates are empowered to focus on the core issues of their campaign, instead of having to focus on building the underlying infrastructure to support their efforts in a secure, scalable, and cost-effective way. Here are […]

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A Road to Identity Federation

A key aspect of cloud adoption is determining how identities will be managed. Typically, federal government customers want to use the same identities managed by their Identity Management System (IDMS) to access cloud resources. Federal agencies have their own well-managed, NIST and HSPD-12 compliant IDMS for issuing, revoking, and entitlements management of their identities. These […]

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The Future of Policing: How the Cloud Adds Agility to your Police Department

If you’ve ever attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual show, you may have seen the helicopters, armored vehicles, body armor, and firearms. Cloud technology has also become a powerful instrument for justice and public safety. As data becomes more integral to effective emergency response, IACP plays host to a growing number […]

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How to Buy: Cloud Procurement Made Easy

When it comes to cloud computing, the purchase process can seem daunting. Fortunately, AWS can help. Our experts at AWS have assisted many government IT leaders in selecting the right acquisition approach for their agency. Download the on-demand webinar on How to Buy: Cloud Procurement Made Easy. Find out how the cloud alleviates upfront costs […]

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Recap of the AWS Public Sector Summit – Canberra

We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra, Australia where 900+ attendees participated in workshops, roundtables, bootcamps, breakout sessions, and a keynote delivered by Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. Teresa was joined onstage by Australia Post, Geoscience Australia, and an adviser to the Australian government, who shared how […]

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Amazon Web Services Achieves DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization

We are pleased to announce that Amazon Web Services has achieved a Provisional Authorization (PA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Impact Level (IL) 5 workloads, as defined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG), in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Now DoD customers and contractors working […]

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Secure Network Connections: An Evaluation of the US Trusted Internet Connections Program

Access the first guide in the new AWS Government Handbook Series: Secure Network Connections: An evaluation of the US Trusted Internet Connections program. As a global first mover, the U.S. Government has invested considerable time in developing approaches to network perimeter security. However, while these approaches have been operating in the traditional IT space, additional […]

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