AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector

AWS Europe (London) Region Now Open

We announced our 16th AWS Region – our newest AWS Europe (London) Region. This is the third Region in Europe (joining Ireland and Frankfurt). AWS customers can use the new London Region to better serve end users in the United Kingdom. For public sector customers, this is important because customers can also use it to […]

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The New AWS Research Cloud Program: Accelerating Science and Innovation

We want to simplify research in the cloud with easy-to-use tools for researchers and research-focused students. We created the AWS Research Cloud Program for researchers working in government and education institutions (as well as their commercial counterparts) in any of the 190 countries around the world where AWS offerings are available. We’re launching the program […]

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Canada (Central) Region Now Open

Our new Canada (Central) Region is now available. AWS customers in Canada and the northern parts of the United States can choose this Region for fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. A few highlights for public sector customers in Canada: The new Canada (Central) Region is carbon neutral. The new AWS […]

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How to Achieve and Maintain ITAR Compliance in the Cloud

AWS GovCloud (US) is AWS’s isolated cloud region, which addresses International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance requirements, and is accessible only to vetted root account holders who are U.S. Persons. Organizations and individuals with ITAR-controlled information are generally required to take necessary steps to make sure only U.S. Persons can view covered data. As […]

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Learning the Language of Coding: A Q&A with New York City’s Chief Digital Officer

This week, more than 100 million students in over 180 countries will participate in the Hour of Code hosted by Code.org and powered by Amazon Web Services. Developing strong computational thinking skills is important to every student to prepare them for careers in today’s innovation-driven economy. During last year’s event, over 200 billion lines of […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Utah

AWS has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Utah, adding to the growing list of jurisdictions across the United States that are working with AWS to leverage the benefits AWS GovCloud (US), which includes the highest levels of information security for state and local law enforcement agencies. With the […]

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New Office in Bahrain Opening to Build an Ecosystem to Jumpstart Cloud Capabilities

A post by Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services I’m pleased to announce that AWS plans to open an office in Bahrain. The office will open on January 1st in Manama and will support organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to government institutions, as they make the transition to the AWS […]

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Today’s Toy is Tomorrow’s Tool: NASA’s Cloud Journey to Mars and Beyond

Sometimes we get to hear truly inspiring stories about customers who are using the cloud to make the impossible possible. One example of this is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). JPL is approaching cloud computing with an “80-year-old start up” perspective. From its beginnings in 1936 when engineers were unintentionally blowing things up with rocketry […]

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