AWS Public Sector Blog

In case you missed it: June 2020 top blog posts round up

In June 2020, the AWS Public Sector Blog covered next-generation tolling, how researchers can use the cloud right now, the AWS Public Sector Summit Online, and more.

For more blog highlights from this month, you can also check out The Brief. Featured stories on this month’s The Brief include: AWS expands to South Africa, deepening roots in public sector, Lessons in disaster response, Modernizing government for the new normal: Advice for building resilience, Shifting mindsets: K12 education in the cloud, and How to plan for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

Announcing AWS Cloud Champion: An online, gamified tutorial on working, teaching, and engaging remotely

AWS announced the launch of a preview version of an online gamified tutorial, “AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Workplace Interactive Challenge,” that highlights cloud capabilities available for online meetings, cloud-based contact centers, and virtual desktops. The tutorial is presented as a 3D, virtual tradeshow experience, which includes kiosks and an AWS avatar that guides you through a self-directed path, explaining applicable AWS services in a concise and engaging format. Read this story and play the AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Workplace Interactive Challenge.

Announcing the keynote speakers at the AWS Public Sector Summit Online 2020

The AWS Public Sector Summit Online 2020 happened June 30. Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at AWS, led the event keynote, reflecting on the impressive global efforts of our customers and partners over the past few months and sharing the latest news and announcements. Three customers—from Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Navy ERP, and OTN—joined her on the virtual stage to tell their stories focused on fast migration, business resiliency, scalability, and innovation. Read this story, read the keynote recap, and watch the keynote on demand.

How to run Schneider Electric’s Responder OMS using AWS Transit Gateway multicast

Government agencies and public sector organizations in energy and utilities rely on smart solutions to detect, locate, and fix utilities outages faster based on input from their customer contact centers and field crews. One popular outage management solution (OMS) is Schneider Electric’s ArcFM Responder (Responder) OMS. In this post, we discuss how to deploy the Schneider Electric’s Responder environment on AWS. Read this story.

Next-generation transportation tolling, enabled by the cloud

Toll operators are recognizing that facility and data resiliency are the key to navigating the current environment while preparing for any future disaster scenario or challenge. For departments of transportation and toll operators, this means operating traffic networks and tollways safely and efficiently and supporting essential services and workers—no matter the traffic volume. Read this story.

Five ways to use AWS for research (starting right now)

If you are a scientific researcher, you are likely more interested in getting your research done than in the computational resources that you use to do it. You may think about ways to continue your research remotely with the rise in remote work. Did you know the cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) can accelerate your research and time to science? Here are five ways. Read this story.

Check out what you missed on the blog in April and May, and stay updated on the latest AWS news for the public sector by reading the AWS Public Sector Blog.