AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

Ransomware Fightback Takes to the Cloud

Guest post by Raj Samani, EMEA CTO Intel Security (@Raj_Samani) “How many visitors do you expect to access the No More Ransom Portal?” This was the simple question asked prior to this law enforcement (Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Dutch Police) and private industry (Kaspersky Lab, Intel Security) portal going live, which I didn’t have a […]

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Global Nonprofit Leadership Summit Recap

The AWS Global Nonprofit Leadership Summit in London focused on how to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) through technology. We value and recognize the amazing contributions that organizations make in order to make this world a better place. By hearing from nonprofits, such as UNICEF, the American Heart Association, Conservation International, and […]

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Acquia, an APN Technology Partner, Leverages AWS to Achieve FedRAMP Compliance

Acquia, a cloud platform for building, managing, and optimizing digital experiences, has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authority to Operate (ATO), a rigorous cloud security assessment for vendors that sell to the US federal government. The U.S. Department of Treasury sponsored the FedRAMP assessment at the moderate impact level. Acquia’s FedRAMP […]

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World Elephant Day: Reaching the World with the Cloud

On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered, and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature. Did you know that with […]

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Building a Microsoft BackOffice Server Solution on AWS with AWS CloudFormation

An AWS DevOps guest blog post by Bill Jacobi, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS Worldwide Public Sector   Last month, AWS released the AWS Enterprise Accelerator: Microsoft Servers on the AWS Cloud along with a deployment guide and CloudFormation template. This blog post will explain how to deploy complex Windows workloads and how AWS CloudFormation solves […]

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Cloud Transformation Maturity Model: Guidelines to Develop Effective Strategies for Your Cloud Adoption Journey

The Cloud Transformation Maturity Model offers a guideline to help organizations develop an effective strategy for their cloud adoption journey. This model defines characteristics that determine the stage of maturity, transformation activities within each stage that must be completed to move to the next stage, and outcomes that are achieved across four stages of organizational […]

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California Apps for Ag Hackathon: Solving Agricultural Challenges with IoT

The Apps for Ag Hackathon is an agricultural-focused hackathon designed to solve real-world farming problems through the application of technology. In partnership with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the California State Fair, AWS sponsored the Hackathon to find ways to help farmers improve soil […]

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Jeff Bezos Joins Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s New Defense Innovation Advisory Board

To continue to enhance the Department of Defense’s (DoD) culture, technology, and processes, Defense Secretary Ash Carter established a Defense Innovation Advisory Board and has asked Amazon Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, to join others, including astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein (see a full list of board members here). […]

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Exploring the Possibilities of Earth Observation Data

Recently, we have been sharing stories of how customers like Zooniverse and organizations like Sinergise have used the Sentinel-2 data made available via Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).  From disaster relief to vegetation monitoring to property taxation, this data set allows for organizations to build tools and services with the data that improve citizen’s […]

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