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Category: Public Sector

What you missed in the AWS Summit Online – Americas 2021 public sector fireside chat

At the AWS Summit Online – Americas fireside chat hosted by Max Peterson, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector, three public sector leaders discussed recovery and digital transformation across education and healthcare in the Americas following the COVID-19 pandemic. The fireside chat panelists experienced firsthand the need to scale rapidly due to the pandemic and their stories illustrate the transformational power of the cloud to drive impact in the public sector.

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How Booz Allen obtains C-ATO to accelerate service delivery in federal organizations using AWS

Government agencies are moving to speed up service delivery, but agencies need to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO) that demonstrates security compliance prior to implementation, which can take a significant amount of time and can prove to be a challenge in meeting tight deadlines. AWS Partner Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz Allen) uses a platform as a service model on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable their customers to rapidly build, test, scan, and deploy their applications — accelerating releases in the federal government from months to days.

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Nonprofits save time and money with AWS Lambda: How to set up a function

Nonprofit need solutions that help them spend less money and time on IT infrastructure and allow them to further core goals. AWS Lambda can help. Learn how AWS Lambda can reduce IT management burden and how to create an example AWS Lambda function that streamlines how nonprofits cut down their AWS spend.

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How open data from weather radar helps scientists improve environmental understanding

Weather radars see more than just the weather: they see smoke from fires, meteors, birds, mayflies, and almost anything else in the atmosphere. This makes weather radars an invaluable tool for scientists seeking to further the understanding of atmospheric processes and anything else that happens to be flying through the radar’s field of view. The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) seeks to accelerate sustainability-related innovation and research by helping to minimizing the cost and time required to store, acquire, and analyze large weather and climate datasets.

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How governments can benefit from open source solutions to solve common challenges

Governments have similar problems and are not in competition, so using technology that others have developed and made freely available via open source to transform essential services makes sense. To make open source solutions easier to find for governments, AWS recently created an online repository: Open Government Solutions.

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EdTechs address mental wellbeing to improve student achievement with the cloud

According to EdTech Magazine, at the height of the pandemic, 94 percent of educators agreed that students will need increased social and emotional support throughout the school year. There’s a renewed focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) support in the classroom, with educators looking for additional ways to help students be healthy and engaged in class. Four AWS EdStart Members are addressing different aspects of SEL and helping to positively impact the student experience.

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Transportation resiliency in the cloud: Building systems that survive adversity

Constituents rely on state and local government leaders to create resilient transportation networks for every part of their lives. Transportation resilience requires digital technology infrastructure that is also resilient in the face of potential disaster. This is why state and local governments are turning to the cloud.

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Register to experience the AWS Summit Online – Americas on August 24-26, 2021

The AWS Summit Online – Americas brings the cloud community together from across the Americas to hear keynotes from industry leaders, dive deep into educational sessions, engage in workshops, and chat with AWS experts. Whether you are just getting started on the cloud or are an advanced cloud user, come and learn something new at the AWS Summit Online – Americas.

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Idaho collaborates with AWS on statewide cloud computing training and education effort

Idaho Governor Brad Little announced an initiative between AWS and the Idaho STEM Action Center that will support instructors through training and professional development to teach cloud computing courses throughout the state. The collaboration will provide Idahoans an opportunity to reskill or upskill in high demand cloud computing courses and certifications, and support the local economy by filling high demand cloud computing jobs with local employers.

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Cleerly uses AI-driven heart imaging technology to help save lives with AWS

Cleerly is a digital health company innovating a new standard for coronary artery disease by going beyond the traditional methods of diagnosing heart disease. Using artificial intelligence and the AWS Cloud, Cleerly turns non-invasive, comprehensive quantification and characterization of atherosclerosis (plaque) building in arteries into actionable insights for clinicians before major heart attack symptoms emerge.

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