AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

The IACP Recap: Technology’s Role in Transforming the Future of Policing (with the help of AWS Ninjas)

The amount of data being collected, stored and analyzed is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Cloud technology is uniquely positioned to help law enforcement solve this challenge. Last week, AWS ninjas, cloud experts, and partners traveled to San Diego for the 123rd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference held in San Diego, CA.  […]

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Busting the Myths about Storing Data in the Cloud

Let’s talk about cloud security. Naturally, federal leaders are concerned about the implications of cloud for their applications and the data within them, so security is a top-of-mind issue. Compound that with compliance and regulatory pressures, and you have a recipe for federal IT stress. Broadly, the phrase “cloud security” refers to the cloud versions […]

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AWS Educate Gives Students Access to Cloud Career Pathways, AWS Badges, and the AWS Educate Job Board

AWS is announcing the launch of several new student-focused features in our AWS Educate program. AWS Educate provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. As part of the launch, AWS Educate is now offering Cloud Career Pathways that align curriculum directly to specific careers like software developer and cloud architect. […]

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The Future of Policing: Detect, Locate, and Alert on Gunfire in Under a Minute

For every gun-related homicide, there are 100 gunfire incidents that go unreported. But what if every incident was reported, and police departments could adjust and deploy resources based on real-time analytics and data delivery? ShotSpotter delivers real-time gunshot notifications to law enforcement so they can dispatch to the precise location of the gunshot, engage with the community, […]

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Ohio Region Launch Accelerating Sustainability, Economy, and Citizen Services

AWS announced the launch of a new region in Ohio, bringing technology opportunities, sustainability efforts, and a new way to meet compliance and data residency requirements to public sector customers. At AWS, our customers’ requirements and feedback help us make key decisions when building new regions. The launch of a region in Ohio will allow […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Washington

          AWS signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Washington. Washington joins other states, including California, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon, and Louisiana, that work with AWS to leverage the benefits of the cloud, while satisfying the most demanding information security requirements. More than 30,000 of Amazon’s employees […]

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Compliance without Compromise: Watch the Introduction to AWS GovCloud (US) Video

Customers with regulated workloads who want to take advantage of the AWS Cloud, turn to AWS GovCloud (US) — an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, which helps customers support their U.S. government compliance requirements, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and […]

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Whiteboard with an SA: AWS Direct Connect

In this brief whiteboarding video, learn how to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS with AWS Direct Connect. Todd Gagorik, AWS Solutions Architect, shows you how you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment with AWS Direct Connect. In many cases, this can reduce your […]

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