AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector*

How the Nonprofit Open Data Collective Came Together to Work on IRS 990 Data in the Cloud

Form 990 is used by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to gather financial information about nonprofit organizations. In July 2016, the IRS started making electronic IRS 990 filing data available via the AWS Pubic Datasets Program. By making electronic 990 filing data available in this way, the IRS made it possible for anyone […]

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The Future of Policing: How the Cloud Adds Agility to your Police Department

If you’ve ever attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual show, you may have seen the helicopters, armored vehicles, body armor, and firearms. Cloud technology has also become a powerful instrument for justice and public safety. As data becomes more integral to effective emergency response, IACP plays host to a growing number […]

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Rising to the Challenge of the Electronic Records Directives

Guest post by Tara Combs, RM Specialist, Alfresco Software The Managing Government Records Directive (OMB/NARA) sets goals that federal agencies must meet to modernize records management. Complying with the Directive presents opportunities to adopt a 21st century approach based on digitization, automation, open source, and cloud technologies. But the clock is ticking. It’s now time […]

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The AWS EdStart Pitch Day Winners

AWS EdStart recently held two pitch days, one in San Francisco and one in New York City. These events showcased 22 EdTech startups from the accelerator to potential customers and investors. These events provided opportunities for companies to receive direct feedback on their products, identify areas for collaboration with other industry members, and network with […]

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Solving Educational Data Interoperability Challenges Using the Ed-Fi Data Standard

School districts and State Departments of Education are managing an increasing number of technology products and services that impact students and faculty. As state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) integrate more of these tools into their operations, the amount of student data being generated grows. Because these systems remain largely disconnected from […]

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AWS Teams up with the Organization of American States on Cybersecurity

Spanish, French, and Portuguese to follow As part of Cybersecurity Awareness month, we announced a joint agreement to advance cybersecurity education efforts with the Organization of American States (OAS), the world’s oldest regional organization that brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in […]

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Expedite a HIPAA-Compliant AWS Cloud Environment with the AWS Quick Start for HIPAA

The AWS Quick Start for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) automates the deployment of a compliant AWS Cloud environment for healthcare workloads in just a few clicks. It builds a repeatable and auditable cloud reference architecture that addresses the 52 statutes of HIPAA Phase 1 and the 180 statutes of HIPAA Phase […]

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Lessons Learned from Building and Testing a Data Ingest Workflow at Scale

Dean Kleissas, Research Engineer working on the IARPA MICrONS Project at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), discussed the project, what makes it unique, and how the team leverages serverless technology in this blog post. From the team’s experience with building and testing their ingest workflow at scale, Dean had some lessons learned […]

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Analytics Without Limits: FINRA’s Scalable and Secure Big Data Architecture – Part 2

A guest post by John Brady, CISSP, VP Cyber Security/CISO, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) oversees more than 3,900 securities firms with approximately 640,000 brokers. Every day, we watch over nearly 6 billion shares traded in U.S. equities markets—using technology powerful enough to help detect fraud, abuse and insider trading. In […]

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