AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector

AWS Cloud Meets Growing Needs of K-12 Students

Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS), the 12th largest school district in Florida with more than 67,000 students and 10,000 employees, required a secure and mobile responsive website that could keep up with the growth in Seminole County. As a premier district nationally, they wanted a website that reflected their high standards. Their old website, created […]

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Announcements from the AWS Public Sector Summit 2017

We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington D.C with over 10,000 registrations, 100 business and technical sessions, and 95 partners participating. At the Summit, Werner Vogels, Amazon’s CTO, and Teresa Carlson, AWS’s VP of Worldwide Public Sector, took the main stage at the Summit to share announcements affecting our public sector customers. […]

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Announcing the New AWS Education Competency

On-demand compute, storage, and database services help higher education, K-12 and research IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success. As more educational institutions move to the cloud, it is important for our customers to be able to identify specialized APN Partners to assist them in this segment. We […]

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Keeping Pace with NIST SP 800-53

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 offers a comprehensive set of information security controls. The current version, revision 4, contains nearly one thousand controls spread across 19 different controls families. NIST 800-53 rev 5 is scheduled to be released in 2017 (initial public draft anticipated in late June 2017) with updates […]

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Technical Training for the Future Cloud Workforce

This week, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and AWS celebrated the first cohort in the Pathways Scholarship program. The program is designed to create tech opportunities for the under and unemployed in Washington, DC, by providing a program with resources, training, employment, and ongoing support. This is a collaboration between the DC government, AWS, […]

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Open Earth Observation Data for a Changing Planet

A guest post by Steven Ramage, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) The environment is measured with precision through Earth Observation (EO) satellite and in-situ – and the global community is leveraging this investment by accessing the information for free. The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), developed over the last decade, makes more than […]

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The Cloud Evolution for Defense Agencies

Cloud computing is at an inflection point in government, moving towards mass adoption. In the past, government tended to move to cloud incrementally – trying email or storage then a database or two. Now that those small moves have proven themselves, agencies are ready for wider adoption. One area in particular is the U.S. Department […]

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Join Teresa Carlson, Werner Vogels, and More at the AWS Public Sector Summit

We are excited to announce our lineup of customer keynote speakers joining us on the main stage for the eighth annual AWS Public Sector Summit June 12-14th at the Washington DC Convention Center. Hear these technology leaders from around the world share their firsthand stories of innovation for the public good and how digital transformation […]

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Cloud-Ready Contracts Help Accelerate Deployment for State and Local Governments

As adoption of cloud computing increases, many public sector organizations have established approved publicly awarded contract vehicles to purchase cloud services. Taking advantage of existing contracts will help accelerate deployment for public sector customers. There are many contract vehicles currently available for the federal government, state and local governments, and education. Visit our Contract Center […]

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