AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Public Sector

A Commitment to Training: Learning Pathways to Real-world Jobs with AWS Educate

At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Brussels, we announced our commitment to bridge the European skills gap. Today at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services, shared more about AWS’s global commitment to training the next generation of builders.

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Major in the Cloud: NOVA and AWS Announce First Cloud Computing Degree

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program, today announced a Cloud Computing specialization as part of its Information Systems Technology (IST) Associate of Applied Science degree starting in Fall 2018. The program will be one of the first cloud computing degrees in the nation offered by a community college.

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The Rise of the Chief Data Officer as a Data Leader

As organizations increasingly rely on data to accomplish their goals, they are adding a new role in order to balance expertise in statistics, policy, management, leadership, and rapidly evolving technology: the chief data officer (CDO). Although individuals with the same set of responsibilities may hold many titles, there has been a rapid growth in the role of the CDO in recent years.

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AWS EdStart Launches in India to Bring Tech to Classrooms

We are excited to announce that AWS EdStart, a program designed to help startup educational technology (EdTech) companies build teaching and learning solutions on the AWS Cloud, is now available to our EdTech customers in India by AISPL*. This announcement follows the program’s launch in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in April.

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It Starts with Leadership: Insights from AWS Partners, Customers, & Industry Experts

Members of our AWS Partner Network, customers, and industry experts were recently featured on a special broadcast of Government Matters, a program centered on information and analysis covering technology, security, defense, management, industry, and the workforce. Here are some key takeaways from cloud leaders who joined the show.

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Internet of (Good) Things: Technology for Creating Global Good

Data collected by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be used by organizations to measure the effectiveness of their work and steer their interventions towards greater impact for global good. By creating a culture of data, organizations and stakeholders are able to self-correct, evaluate, and improve health systems. But even with multiplying interventions based around IoT, many global health initiatives lack the transparent and objective field data needed.

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Opportunity@Work and AWS Educate Accelerate Career Opportunities for a Diverse Talent Pool

Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit social enterprise, is aiming to empower individuals and enable more Americans to work, learn, and their full potential. Opportunity@Work has launched TechHire.Careers, a new kind of recruiting platform built specifically to help employers fill entry-level tech positions with talented individuals from diverse backgrounds with the help of AWS Educate.

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