AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

A Guide to Backup and Recovery in the DoD

As the growth of Department of Defense (DoD) data accelerates, the task of protecting it becomes more challenging. Questions about the durability and scalability of backup methods are commonplace, including this one: How does the cloud help meet my backup and archival needs? The mission-critical nature of data within the DoD means that business continuity […]

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AWS Lambda Is Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Serverless Computing Tailored for Regulated IT Workloads and Sensitive Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Data AWS Lambda, a serverless compute service, is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, Amazon’s isolated cloud region built for sensitive data and regulated workloads. Lambda now enables developers to run code in AWS GovCloud (US) without provisioning or managing […]

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The Importance and Necessity of Modernizing Government

Federal agencies are faced with increasing pressure to modernize their aging information technology systems and data centers. From global cybersecurity attacks to the constant pressure to do more with less, agencies must act to migrate to secure and modern IT systems. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step in providing agencies the […]

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In Pursuit of a 1 Hour, $10 Genome Annotation

There are hundreds of scientists at the Smithsonian Institution who study just about every kind of life on earth, from animals and plants to fungi and bacteria. Since the initial publication of the human genome project in 2001, DNA sequencing technology has become more efficient and cost-effective, making it possible for individual biodiversity scientists to […]

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Virtual Learning and the Power of Technology for the Future of Learning

Breaking down barriers to opportunity is a top priority for many educational organizations. By expanding learning beyond the confines of a physical classroom, technology helps increase access to courses and level the playing field for students. For schools and educators, the cloud offers not only cost savings and agility, but also the opportunity to develop […]

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Announcing USAspending.gov on an Amazon RDS Snapshot

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) aims to make government agency spending more transparent to citizens by making financial data easily accessible and by establishing common standards for the data all government agencies collect and share on the government website, USAspending.gov. We are pleased to announce that the USAspending.gov database is now […]

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Data Lakes for HHS: Unlocking Data to Gain New Insight

Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies collect endless amounts of data that, however abundant, often fails to paint the whole picture. Now, through the use of data lakes, healthcare agencies across the world are connecting disparate datasets, connecting information, and drawing new insights from years of data. HHS is in the midst of a digital […]

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