AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Call for Proposals for the Amazon Research Awards

Amazon has opened a call for proposals for the 2017 round of Amazon Research Awards (ARA) in a number of areas, including machine translation, natural language understanding, search, robotics, and more. The program is open to faculty members at academic institutions in North America and Europe and awards up to 80,000 USD in cash and […]

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Ten Considerations for a Cloud Procurement

Cloud procurement presents an opportunity to reevaluate existing procurement strategies so you can create a flexible acquisition process that enables your public sector organization to extract the full benefits of the cloud. Download the whitepaper for “10 Considerations for a Cloud Procurement” for the public sector. Are you ready to move to the cloud but […]

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How Ellucian Delivers Scale, Security, and Innovation to Higher Education

Cloud adoption is a key priority for higher education. As colleges and universities continue to transform to meet changing student expectations, institutional leaders want to help students access advanced, easy-to-use solutions anytime, anywhere. They also need better and timelier access to institutional and student data to inform decision-making, amidst pressure for increased accountability. Ellucian, an […]

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All in on AI: Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

From computer vision systems for autonomous driving to FDA-approved medical imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) is driving public sector innovation. Governments, defense agencies, and other public sector organizations are adding AI into their platform, solutions, and products to perform tasks that usually require human-level intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making, or translation. In […]

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AWS Cloud Meets Growing Needs of K-12 Students

Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS), the 12th largest school district in Florida with more than 67,000 students and 10,000 employees, required a secure and mobile responsive website that could keep up with the growth in Seminole County. As a premier district nationally, they wanted a website that reflected their high standards. Their old website, created […]

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Announcements from the AWS Public Sector Summit 2017

We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington D.C with over 10,000 registrations, 100 business and technical sessions, and 95 partners participating. At the Summit, Werner Vogels, Amazon’s CTO, and Teresa Carlson, AWS’s VP of Worldwide Public Sector, took the main stage at the Summit to share announcements affecting our public sector customers. […]

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Announcing the New AWS Education Competency

On-demand compute, storage, and database services help higher education, K-12 and research IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success. As more educational institutions move to the cloud, it is important for our customers to be able to identify specialized APN Partners to assist them in this segment. We […]

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Keeping Pace with NIST SP 800-53

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 offers a comprehensive set of information security controls. The current version, revision 4, contains nearly one thousand controls spread across 19 different controls families. NIST 800-53 rev 5 is scheduled to be released in 2017 (initial public draft anticipated in late June 2017) with updates […]

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