AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Open for registration: Cloud Audit Academy for Federal and DoD Workloads in AWS

AWS announced the launch of the Cloud Audit Academy (CAA) for Federal and DoD Workloads (FDW) in AWS. This is a two-day accelerated training course to educate customers on how to leverage AWS services to assist with US Federal and Department of Defense (DoD) security and compliance requirements. This training course also qualifies for 12 hours of continuing professional education (CPE). Register at no cost today.

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5 benefits of modernizing transportation asset management software in the cloud

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), commonly referred to as the Infrastructure Bill, allocates over $350 billion in funding for major projects in the United States. As they consider where to allocate these funds, public infrastructure owners, especially Department of Transportation (DOT) and public works agencies, have to assess the condition of their assets, determine what to prioritize while rebuilding, and identify what needs maintenance. Learn about key benefits for agencies from using cloud-based asset management software.

Reduce mean time to contain (MTTC) on incidents against digital citizen services

Reduce mean time to contain (MTTC) on incidents against digital citizen services

Attacks on digital citizen services can cause citizens to lose trust in their governments. Services such as real estate land title searches, emergency response, and more need to be operational in times of need. As an IT leader for digital citizen services, your mission to automate incident management runbooks is necessary. Learn how the automation of incident response starts with what you already have: your existing incident response runbook.

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AWS selected for U.S. Department of Defense Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract

In 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the creation of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract—a multi-vendor acquisition vehicle designed to make cloud services and capabilities available at all classification levels and across all security domains, from the enterprise to the tactical edge. JWCC will enable the DoD to fully leverage the capabilities of the cloud to meet current and future mission initiatives. Further, JWCC is key to enabling critical warfighter capabilities, such as the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), and the DoD Artificial Intelligence and Data Acceleration Initiative (ADA). As the DoD continues to modernize the way it supports the warfighter and defends our national security, AWS is committed to supporting its critical mission.

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Security, stability, and speed: Strategy essentials for your mission

At AWS, our customers and partners serving government, nonprofit, healthcare, and education are focusing on advancing the way they deliver critical services, improve the customer experience, build resilience into how they operate, and respond to disruptive events. With much progress made to date and with customers expecting the same digital experience and service as in other industries, expectations are only getting higher. So how can public sector organizations approach this new dynamic, and how can AWS support their missions?

How to build an Aadhaar Data Vault on AWS

An Aadhaar number is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to every individual in India. Considering the sensitivity of the Aadhaar number and the potential implication of having one’s Aadhaar number compromised, UIDAI mandated the need for all Aadhaar and Aadhaar-related data to be encrypted and stored separately in a secure, access-controlled data repository known as an Aadhaar Data Vault. This blog post explains how government and private entities that collect, process, and store Aadhaar data for various use cases can use AWS CloudHSM from AWS to create an Aadhaar data storage solution that can meet guidelines provided by UIDAI.

How the latest FBI CJIS Security Policy updates help you control your criminal justice information

The recent Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy update contains important cloud computing language that aligns with the AWS approach to building CJIS compliant solutions. Learn more about the CJIS Security Policy changes and how AWS supports these new policies.

Streamlining the protection of cities, counties, and schools with AWS Marketplace

In September 2022, the State of Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS) launched a new program to bolster the cybersecurity of Arizona’s most vulnerable cities, counties, and K12 school districts. The Arizona Statewide Cyber Readiness Grant Program enables local entities to reduce their cyberattack surface by accessing technical assistance and software licenses across five functional areas. The Cyber Grant Task Force selected two software providers from the AWS Marketplace hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tanium and CrowdStrike to assist cities, counties, and schools with improving their cybersecurity posture.

Amazon Connect achieves FedRAMP High authorization

AWS announced that Amazon Connect, its omnichannel cloud contact center service, has achieved FedRAMP Authorized status at the High Impact Level. FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment, and continuous monitoring for cloud technologies and federal agencies. In this blog post, learn how to deploy a secure Amazon Connect contact center with conversational AI features to route callers and chatters to the agents best able to assist them.