AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Dream Big for Your Students: Apply to the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

New to the City on the Cloud Innovation Challenge this year, we are opening the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more students, and improve school or district operations. Districts and schools can now submit applications for a chance to receive AWS promotional credits to start […]

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Staying a Step Ahead in a Changing World: The AFSOC Story

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. Their mission is to provide the Nation’s specialized airpower, capable across the spectrum of conflict – any place, any time. AFSOC strives to stay a step ahead in a changing world, delivering […]

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Five Ways Defense Agencies and Warfighters Can Benefit from Cloud Technology

In the March issue of National Defense, Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department (DoD) at Amazon Web Services, shared how defense and intelligence agencies can deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and successfully achieve their missions. Within the article, Jennifer addresses security concerns, the benefits of the cloud, and the contract […]

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Congratulations to the Fed100 Winners!

The Federal 100 Awards recognized 100 federal government and industry leaders who have made pivotal progress in the government IT community and showed what’s possible with technology in 2016 and laid the groundwork for results in 2017. At AWS, we have the opportunity to work with more than 2,300 government organizations to serve citizens more […]

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What do Birds and Social Media Have in Common? AWS Machine Learning Support

Machine learning enables computers to make predictions from data without having been explicitly programmed to do so. Developers and researchers use AWS to develop and refine custom machine learning algorithms to help solve complex problems like classifying images and text. In this post, we profile two academic researchers who used the AWS Cloud Credits for […]

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SXSW Recap: Input Local, Output Global

SXSW brought in technology companies, startups, elected officials, and more to Austin to talk about innovation. Mayors are focused on using technology to engage with the citizen and the Civic I/O Mayors Summit at SXSW gave mayors the opportunity to learn from other mayors about how to fuel startup innovation in their cities and how […]

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Cloud.gov on AWS GovCloud (US) Now FedRAMP Authorized

Cloud.gov, which runs on AWS GovCloud (US) and is built and maintained by GSA’s 18F, an office that helps other government agencies build, buy, and share technology products, recently received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the moderate impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB). It is now the first fully open […]

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