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Don’t Miss AWS Government and Education Competency Partners Featured at re:Invent

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Our government and education customers have unique challenges they overcome on a daily basis to achieve their mission and improve the lives of students and citizens across the global. Helping us serve this critical market is our AWS Partner Network (APN) of tens of thousands of partners with differentiated capabilities, solutions, and specialties that enable us to meet our customer’s needs.

Within the APN, the AWS Competency Program validates our partners’ solutions to ensure they have deep expertise and proven customer success in their chosen focus areas:

AWS Government Competency Partners provide solutions to—and/or have deep experience working with—government customers to deliver mission-critical workloads and applications on AWS.

AWS Education Competency Partners have demonstrated industry expertise and solutions aligning with AWS architectural best practices for teaching and learning, administration, and academic research efforts in education.

Meet our Public Sector Competency Partners

Online: Take a look at our new AWS-produced videos highlighting the solutions of some of our AWS PS Competency Partners. And see more public sector partner solutions by reviewing the Public Sector Partner Success Stories webpage.

In Person: If you’re attending re:Invent, visit the following AWS Government and Education Competency Partner booths at the Expo Hall in the Venetian to learn more about their solutions.


  • Accenture Federal Services
  • Deloitte Digital
  • Trend Micro
  • Cloud Checkr
  • Splunk
  • Okta
  • Appian
  • REAN Cloud
  • Smartronix


  • Splunk
  • REAN Cloud

Sessions and Breakouts brought to you by our AWS Public Sector Competency Partners:

  • DEM41 – Low-Code Application Development with Appian on AWS – How fast can you build out a new, scalable, secure and enterprise ready business app? 1 day? 1 hour? 30 minutes? How about 15 minutes? In this session, you see how to leverage Appian to go from idea to done in under 15 minutes and be ready to extend that application with the latest AWS services, such as Amazon Machine Learning, AWS Lambda, AWS Lex, and AWS IoT. Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform with leading business process management (BPM) capabilities running in AWS that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique business applications. Session sponsored by Appian
  • HLC309 – The AHA, and How to Build a Secure and Collaborative Precision Medicine Platform on AWS – The American Heart Association (AHA) Precision Medicine Platform was built on AWS to enable the research community to accelerate the development of solutions for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In this session, AWS Partner Network, REAN Cloud, and the AHA discuss how they architected the AHA Precision Medicine Platform to facilitate healthcare research collaboration and data discovery for hundreds of users around the world. They discuss how to catalog, discover, and analyze precision medicine cohorts at scale using Amazon S3, Amazon EMR, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon AppStream 2.0. Additionally, they explain how the platform adheres to the strict security and logging requirements necessary for compliance with HIPAA and FedRAMP by using AWS Identity and Access Management, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and Amazon Kinesis.
  • GPSCT202 – GPS: Automating Security in the Cloud: a Case Study on Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in the Cloud – Review security automation techniques, options, and partner solutions that you can use to automate security and compliance in an AWS customer account. We look at using service and partner solutions, such as CloudCheckr, Allgress, and Center for Internet Security (CIS) hardened AMIs and the automation of CIS AWS security benchmarks. Learn to use Amazon EC2 Systems Manager to automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. We discuss the use case of automating OS patches across a large, regulated aerospace defense organization that had to comply with and maintain security and compliance reporting against the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS). DFARS is a security requirement for defense contractors and high education institutes that are responsible for security of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Learn how to leverage AWS Lambda, AWS Config rules, Amazon Inspector, and CloudCheckr to automate and remediate security and compliance checks. We also discuss directing the results using AWS API operations to the Allgress risk assessment module for real-time (continuous) risk treatment and reporting.
  • ALX203 – How Voice Technology Is Moving Higher Education to a New Era – In this presentation, hear from John Rome, Arizona State University’s Deputy CIO, and Jared Stein, Instructure’s VP of Higher Ed Strategy, on how voice technology is bringing higher education to a new era. Come learn how institutions are adopting Alexa on campus and in their curriculum to serve students in new, innovative ways and how Instructure is rethinking the delivery of education for millions of customers through their Canvas skill for Alexa.

And don’t miss the Public Sector Breakfast on Tuesday morning, featuring a keynote by our VP of Worldwide Public Sector, Teresa Carlson, the Central Intelligence Agency, Thorn, California Community Colleges Technology Center, and the Economic Development Board of Bahrain

Interested in becoming a partner? Register for the Global Partner Summit to attend our public sector breakout sessions and learn more about how to partner with AWS for success in the public sector market. Or, learn more about the AWS Public Sector Partner Program in this blog post.

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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).