AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Technical Training for the Future Cloud Workforce

This week, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and AWS celebrated the first cohort in the Pathways Scholarship program. The program is designed to create tech opportunities for the under and unemployed in Washington, DC, by providing a program with resources, training, employment, and ongoing support. This is a collaboration between the DC government, AWS, […]

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Open Earth Observation Data for a Changing Planet

A guest post by Steven Ramage, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) The environment is measured with precision through Earth Observation (EO) satellite and in-situ – and the global community is leveraging this investment by accessing the information for free. The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), developed over the last decade, makes more than […]

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The Cloud Evolution for Defense Agencies

Cloud computing is at an inflection point in government, moving towards mass adoption. In the past, government tended to move to cloud incrementally – trying email or storage then a database or two. Now that those small moves have proven themselves, agencies are ready for wider adoption. One area in particular is the U.S. Department […]

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Join Teresa Carlson, Werner Vogels, and More at the AWS Public Sector Summit

We are excited to announce our lineup of customer keynote speakers joining us on the main stage for the eighth annual AWS Public Sector Summit June 12-14th at the Washington DC Convention Center. Hear these technology leaders from around the world share their firsthand stories of innovation for the public good and how digital transformation […]

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Cloud-Ready Contracts Help Accelerate Deployment for State and Local Governments

As adoption of cloud computing increases, many public sector organizations have established approved publicly awarded contract vehicles to purchase cloud services. Taking advantage of existing contracts will help accelerate deployment for public sector customers. There are many contract vehicles currently available for the federal government, state and local governments, and education. Visit our Contract Center […]

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Announcing the 2017 City on a Cloud Finalists

This year’s City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge saw a record number of applications from 15 different countries around the globe. Nominations included cities, counties, municipalities, and, for the first time, school districts using the cloud to improve the lives of the citizen. Click here to learn more about the finalists and their projects, including […]

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation Accelerates Research to Cure Parkinson’s with Intel and AWS

Parkinson’s disease (PD) — a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, cognition, mood and autonomic function — affects an estimated 5 million people worldwide. Because symptoms vary from individual to individual, research into the disease is further complicated by the lack of objective data. As is typical of many applications used for clinical research, the collection, […]

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New AWS Training Bootcamps to Help You Build Technical Skills at the AWS Public Sector Summit

New to the AWS Public Sector Summit this year in Washington, DC, you can choose from four full-day bootcamps available on Monday, June 12th. AWS Training Bootcamps are full-day training sessions that offer you a chance to learn about AWS services and solutions through immersive exercises and hands-on labs. Delivered by experienced AWS Instructors and […]

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How to Achieve AWS Cloud Compliance with AWS, Allgress, and CloudCheckr

Assessing and measuring compliance requirements can be a full-time job. To mitigate risks, organizations must plan for cloud-based risk treatments, reporting and alerts, and automated responses to maintain security and compliance, as well as modernize their governance at scale. AWS and its Amazon Partner Network (APN) security partners are developing security and compliance tools to […]

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