AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Public Sector

The Future of Policing: Body Cameras, Video Storage, and Data Management

Body cameras and digital evidence management solutions are the fastest growing technologies in the Justice and Public Safety space. According to a recent survey sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, 94.5 percent of law enforcement agencies had either implemented or were fully committed to implementing body cameras. Empirical research has shown that body cameras […]

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The Evolution of High Performance Computing: Architectures and the Cloud

A guest blog by Jeff Layton, Principal Tech, AWS Public Sector In High Performance Computing (HPC), users are performing computations that no one ever thought would be considered. For example, there are researchers performing a statistical analysis of the voting records of the Supreme Court, sequencing genomes of humans, plants, and animals, creating deep learning […]

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Rapidly Recover Mission-Critical Systems in a Disaster

Due to common hardware and software failures, human errors, and natural phenomena, disasters are inevitable, but IT infrastructure loss shouldn’t be.  With the AWS cloud, you can rapidly recover mission-critical systems while optimizing your Disaster Recovery (DR) budget. Thousands of public sector customers, like St Luke’s Anglican School in Australia and the City of Asheville […]

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Bring Your Own Windows 7 Licenses for Amazon Workspaces

Guest post by Len Henry, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services Amazon WorkSpaces is our managed virtual desktop service in the cloud. You can easily provision cloud-based desktops and allow users to access your applications and resources from any supported device. The Bring Your Own Windows 7 Licenses (BYOL) feature of Amazon Workspaces furthers our […]

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The Future of Policing is in the Cloud

Imagine a world with connected citizens and community engagement empowered by innovative technology. This is a place with open dialogue between police and their citizens and between departments. This isn’t a utopian world; this type of connected community can be realized today. Law enforcement agencies throughout the country are increasing transparency, instilling trust, and making […]

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Amazon Web Services Pledges Training and Certifications for Veterans

Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning veterans, and military spouses over $7m in Amazon Web Services (AWS) trainings. This pledge is part of Joining Forces, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s initiative that works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have […]

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Highlights from the Nonprofit Technology Conference

A guest post by Victoria Anania, Communications and Development Coordinator, 501cTECH From March 23rd-25th, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) held the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose, California. It’s THE technology event of the year for the nonprofit sector. With over 2,000 nonprofit attendees and supporting technology exhibitors, it’s a once a year opportunity to […]

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Remember the Alamo: A Story Bigger than Texas

Remember the Alamo? About two million annual visitors do, making the historic site the most visited tourism destination in Texas. Most know the Alamo for the 90-minute battle in 1836 that led to Texas’ independence from Mexico, but the 300-year-old Alamo has an even deeper history to tell. As the flagship tourism site for the […]

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