AWS Public Sector Blog

Cloud is the New Normal

The new world of mobility and being always on has encouraged organizations of all sizes to adopt the scalable, cost-efficient cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud computing allows for greater speed and flexibility than was ever thought possible, ushering in a new era of productivity and innovation in the public sector.

At the forefront of innovation, our customers, including and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), are leveraging the cloud to achieve their missions. Whether they are striving to scale a website for millions of users or are working to keep citizens safe, cloud computing helps them to move faster and reduce costs.

As we showcased in a previous post, Sue Gordon, deputy director of the NGA, said her agency has adopted cloud infrastructure technology “and now we’re going to put it to a test.” In government, deployment “is a balance between speed and accuracy…between national security and civil liberty, between unclassified and classified. With the help of partners like AWS, I cannot wait to see what we do.”

To read more about the world-changing successes of our customers, check out The Washington Post article, “Cloud is the new normal: Public agencies upgrade speed, agility and security.” More of these articles will be coming in the next few months, so keep checking back here for the latest Washington Post coverage.

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the AWS Public Sector blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).