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Four ways to buy cloud with federal year-end funds

The end of the US federal government fiscal year is fast approaching. With budget left to spend before September 30, agencies need to obligate their remaining 2022 fiscal year funds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) can provide federal agencies with options to procure future cloud computing resources using current-year funds.

Read on for efficient purchasing recommendations to meet your agency’s needs:

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Whether you’re a contracting officer, IT leader, or mission owner, our AWS Cloud experts, extensive AWS Partner Network (APN), and breadth of contract vehicles can help you take advantage of your remaining year-end funds through the procurement channel that’s right for you.

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