AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Public Sector

Future of Government Awards 2023 celebrate use of technology to transform people’s lives

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Institute, and Public Digital today announced the recipients of the Future of Government Awards 2023. The awards champion practitioners, teams, and leaders who transform people’s lives by applying digital solutions and leveraging technology to reform the public sector for those it serves.

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4 steps EdTechs can take to grow their profitability on AWS

Funding sources for education technology (EdTech) companies slowed down in 2023. EdTech leaders must strike the right balance of investment to drive growth, and a return on investment for their owners. Read this blog post for an outline of the profitability framework that Amazon Web Services (AWS) uses with customers. The framework helps EdTechs improve cost efficiency, assess functionality expansion, and grow market share.

Transforming education globally through generative AI: Insights from AWS executive Valerie Singer

In the fifth episode of the AWS Behind the Cloud vodcast series, host Sarah Storelli interviews Valerie Singer, general manager of global education at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Watch and listen to learn more about Singer’s journey and discover her insights on how generative artificial intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role in education around the world.

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Three ways government agencies can modernize with IDP powered by AWS

As talent shortages grow, job vacancies are commonplace across governmental agencies. Add the challenge of retaining existing talent and government agencies face a perfect storm. Read this blog post to learn how a technology called intelligent document processing (IDP) can help agencies accomplish their missions faster—even as vacancies mount.

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Recapping the top announcements for K12 education from AWS re:Invent 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) made more than 140 announcements at re:Invent 2023. In this blog post, we’ll take key announcements from re:Invent and apply them to relevant K12 education use cases. From generative artificial intelligence (AI) to cost optimization, AWS can support your school, district, or educational service agency and enhance both the classroom and administrative experience. 

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Idaho Controller modernizes back-office operations using AWS

Idaho deputy controller Josh Whitworth, who leads the state’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) modernization efforts, believes in looking beyond what legacy applications were designed to do decades ago to see the solutions of tomorrow. That view has helped Whitworth and his team transform Idaho’s back-office infrastructure and related processes. Read this blog post to learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped Idaho modernize its ERP.

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Improve road safety by analyzing traffic patterns with no-code ML using Amazon SageMaker Canvas

To improve safety and convenience, transportation agencies amass a substantial volume of data. However, these organizations encounter challenges in data accuracy validation due to issues related to data quality and occasional missing information. With the incorporation of new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities from Amazon Web Services (AWS), they can take advantage of no-code solutions to identify and address data gaps.

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AWS Marketplace now available in the AWS Secret Region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of AWS Marketplace in the AWS Secret Region, an expansion of the AWS Marketplace for the US Intelligence Community (ICMP) program. With this announcement, intelligence community customers now have access to 30 ISVs and 170 products in the AWS Secret Region, an air-gapped cloud accredited to support workloads up to the Secret US security classification level.

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Digital health in Asia Pacific: Making services more sustainable

Spending on healthcare per person in the Asia Pacific region is now 80 percent higher than it was in 2009. Citing a recent report commissioned by the AWS Institute, this blog post identifies potential benefits, such as cost savings of USD 21.6 billion if all nine countries studied in the report transition their hospital IT to the cloud.

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US government agencies can communicate, collaborate securely with AWS Wickr

When it comes to messaging, government users often default to apps already loaded on their phones—whether their devices are personal or government-issued and whether the apps are approved or not. This blog post will explain why consumer messaging apps are a bad choice and why Amazon Web Services (AWS) Wickr is an appropriate solution for US government customers.