AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

A Minimalistic Way to Tackle Big Data Produced by Earth Observation Satellites

The explosion of Earth Observation (EO) data has driven the need to find innovative ways for using that data. We sat down with Grega Milcinski from Sinergise to discuss Sentinel-2. During its six month pre-operational phase, Sentintel-2 has already produced more than 200 TB of data, more than 250 trillion pixels, yet the major part […]

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Smart City Data Analysis: Pushing Data into the Cloud

Cloud computing can help cities use big data and analytics to analyze and gain intelligence from data. In the previous smart cities posts, we mentioned how cities can acquire data from different sources, such as IoT devices, sensors, mobile applications, and interactions with citizens (read the past blogs here and here). This data, after it […]

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TaxBrain: A platform for accessing open-source tax models

What should we be spending tax money on? How much revenue are we going to raise? How does this impact the economy? To answer these questions and determine which policies to enact, policymakers rely on a predictive economic simulation model. Historically, specialized teams in government have used proprietary tools to help guide which policies become […]

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Zooniverse’s Open Source Answer to Disaster Relief

Zooniverse created the Planetary Response Network (PRN) to support relief efforts helping crisis victims. Beginning with the Nepal earthquake in 2015, the Zooniverse team knew the PRN would be helpful. The PRN takes satellite data pre-and-post disaster and uses that data to inform ground-based rescue teams where they need to go to be the most […]

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Launch of the AWS Asia Pacific Region: What Does it Mean for our Public Sector Customers?

With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, Indian-based developers and organizations, as well as multinational organizations with end users in India, can achieve their mission and run their applications in the AWS Cloud by securely storing and processing their data with single-digit millisecond latency across most of India. The new Mumbai Region […]

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U.S. Department of State Awards Enterprise-Wide IoT Platform and Applications Contract to C3 IoT, Running on AWS GovCloud

C3 IoT™ announced that the U.S. Department of State awarded the company a multi-year contract up to $25 million to provide the C3 IoT enterprise application development platform. In collaboration with AWS, C3 IoT , an Advanced Tier APN Partner, will deploy the C3 IoT Platform™ and software applications on AWS GovCloud (US), an isolated AWS region […]

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Intelligent Transportation and the Cloud

AWS recently participated in the ITS America annual conference in San Jose, California.  At the conference, thought leaders and decision makers from both the private and public sector gather to discuss challenges, innovation, safety, policy, and best practices in transportation across the country. ITS America is an advocate for today’s leading industries—helping to marry tech […]

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Connecting Students Everywhere to a Cloud Education

    There are more than 18,000,000 exciting cloud computing jobs globally, with long-term career prospects and high earning potential. And that number is growing.  But a problem remains:  how do industry and education give more students access to the learning they need to be the generation of cloud-ready workers? AWS Educate was founded in […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Earns DoD Cloud Computing SRG Impact Level 4 Authorization

We are pleased to announce that the AWS GovCloud (US) Region has been granted a Provisional Authorization (PA) without conditions by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Impact Level 4 workloads as defined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG). AWS was the first Cloud Service Provider (CSP) […]

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