AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

AWS Marketplace Powering GCTC Smart City Solutions

Amazon is collaborating with teams participating in the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) – a program led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce – to allow global cities access to smart city solutions directly from AWS. GCTC helps communities partner with innovators […]

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Arizona State University Brings Voice-Technology Program to Campus

Arizona State University, with support from the Amazon Alexa team, has created a voice-technology program on campus designed to enhance students’ ASU experience by giving them touch-free access to information and services tailored to campus living — and prepare them to become leaders in voice-technology development. As part of the effort, engineering students moving into […]

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Artificial Intelligence for Startups

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere in our day-to-day lives – whether it’s ordering household products, searching the Internet, playing music, providing weather forecasts, or many other tasks. Entrepreneurs all over the world are also embracing solutions AI can offer by improving efficiency and making their products more user-friendly and accessible to consumers. At Amazon, we’ve […]

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The Boss: A Petascale Database for Large-Scale Neuroscience Powered by Serverless Technologies

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) program seeks to revolutionize machine learning by better understanding the representations, transformations, and learning rules employed by the brain. We spoke with Dean Kleissas, Research Engineer working on the IARPA MICrONS Project at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), and […]

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Prince George’s County Summer Youth Enrichment Program: Creating Apps for Students

The Prince George’s County internship program culminated with the four teams presenting their apps built on Amazon Alexa, Amazon Lex, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. The applications addressed challenges faced by some public school students, such as reading impairments and language barriers. Learn about the different challenges and solutions below: Team I – B.A.S.E (Building […]

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Building a Cloud-Specific Incident Response Plan

In order for your organization to be prepared before a security event occurs, there are unique security visibility, and automation controls that AWS provides. Incident response does not only have to be reactive. With the cloud, your ability to proactively detect, react, and recover can be easier, faster, cheaper, and more effective. What is an […]

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Global Expansion of the AWS Nonprofit Credit Program with TechSoup

AWS, through TechSoup Global, makes a grant of $2,000 in AWS Promotional Credits to eligible nonprofit organizations. Organizations can now apply these service credits toward usage fees for all AWS on-demand cloud services, as available by region for 12 months. AWS credits are not valid for Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or […]

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AWS Marketplace Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

AWS Marketplace now enables customers to discover and subscribe to software that supports regulated workloads through the AWS Marketplace for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, assisting customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements. […]

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