AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and Innovate

Faced with pressure to innovate within fixed or shrinking budgets while meeting aggressive timelines, local and regional governments around the world are using the cloud to transform services, improve their operations, and reach new horizons for citizen services. We are happy to share with you the How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and […]

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OSET Foundation Using AWS to Advance Cloud-Based Election Innovations

We are pleased to announce that the Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Foundation’s TrustTheVote™ Project is utilizing AWS to ensure that the democratic process is not threatened by archaic and obsolete systems. Often, these systems are no longer supported by manufacturers, and in the case of voting machinery, rely on proprietary software that’s difficult to […]

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Announcing AWS Cloud Credits for Nonprofits with TechSoup Global

AWS is excited to announce that we are partnering with TechSoup Global (TSG), a nonprofit technology network that connects nonprofit organizations with discounted or donated tech products and services, to provide AWS credits to nonprofits. Through the AWS Credit Program, nonprofits get access to selected, packaged AWS Cloud services. From issue advocacy to charitable causes, […]

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The Art of the Possible: the Power of Data and Analytics in Education

A guest post by Darren Catalano, CEO of HelioCampus and former vice president of analytics at University of Maryland University College (UMUC).   Higher Education is at a tipping point. External factors, including an increased focus on student success and decreased revenue from previously reliable sources, are putting more pressure on institutions to become more […]

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AWS Offers Data Egress Discount to Researchers

AWS Makes Cloud and HPC Budgeting More Predictable for Scientists The pace of research is no longer limited by the availability of computing resources. Researchers are beginning to rely on cloud computing to drive breakthrough science at breakneck speeds and AWS wants to fuel the pace of new discoveries by making it possible for all scientists to have […]

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Save the Date for the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington DC- June 20-21, 2016

We are excited to announce our seventh annual AWS Public Sector Summit scheduled for June 20-21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Join us for one of the largest gatherings of government, education and nonprofit technology leaders sharing their firsthand stories of innovation for the public good. Last year’s summit featured a star line up including the […]

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NREL and AWS Bring Energy Data to Analysts and Researchers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado, is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. They are a true cloud visionary making an impact across renewable energy and energy efficiency research by bringing energy data access to the forefront. Sharing information and fostering […]

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AWS Educate Hosts Cloud in the Classroom Day

Over 50 AWS volunteers were excited to collaborate with the Clark County School District (CCSD) on our inaugural AWS Educate “Cloud in the Classroom Day” earlier this month. We worked with 68 students on sessions such as Gaming in the Cloud, Alexa Voice Skills, and Cloud Careers at Rancho High School and Cimarron-Memorial High School in order […]

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