AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

Join the TfL Hackathon to Help Manage the Capacity of London’s Transport Network

A guest post by Rikesh Shah, Lead Digital Relationship Manager, Transport for London (TfL) Online There are 30 million journeys made in London every day. On September 23, Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Amazon Web Services and Geovation are hosting a hackathon in London to seek ways to make these journeys more efficient […]

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Q&A with Planet OS: Learn about the OpenNEX Climate Data Access Tool

Planet OS announced their OpenNEX Climate Data Access Tool, which allows users to generate custom datasets from the NASA Earth Exchange GDDP and DCP-30 data. With this launch, Planet OS is helping the NASA Earth Exchange team make these valuable climate datasets accessible to the masses, and taking a big step closer to their long-term […]

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Ecosia: Planting Trees, One Search at a Time

Ecosia, a social business based in Berlin, Germany, is the search engine that plants trees. They donate $100,000 or 80% of their monthly profits from ad revenue to nonprofit conservationist organizations every month, with a focus on tree planting. Since they launched in December of 2009, they are close to hitting the “5 million trees […]

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Improve Operations and Increase Efficiencies with the AWS Cloud

State and local government customers are leveraging the AWS Cloud for a variety of government operations every day. From elections and city planning to digital libraries and payment systems, government customers are recognizing efficiencies, flexibility, and cost savings made possible through cloud technology. Cloud technology is helping governments innovate for and with citizens. Check out […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Oregon

          AWS recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Oregon. Oregon joins California, Minnesota, and Colorado in allowing both state and local police to leverage the AWS Cloud for sensitive data, such as fingerprints and criminal history. These CJIS security addenda give our law enforcement […]

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Industry, Teaching, and Jobs: How One Instructor Keeps Learning to Prepare Students for Cloud Careers

To fuel the pipeline of technologists entering the workforce, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), one of Canada’s largest post-secondary polytechnics, is constantly looking for ways to bring innovative technology to their students. Whether it is equipping students with cloud computing resources through AWS Educate or partnering with technology companies to understand the skills […]

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