AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

The Future of the Family History Industry

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch.org, is the largest family history conference in the world. “As the name implies, technology is key to achieving our mission and is core to the tools that make the family history industry more effective,” said Bruce Band, VP of Community Outreach in the Records and Partners Division at FamilySearch.org. Technology, such as […]

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Lessons Learned from Migrating Mission-Critical Academic and Administrative Systems to the Cloud

On-demand compute, storage, and database services help higher education IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success. It’s more important than ever to provide students with resources where they are, so students have access to everything from their Learning Management System (LMS) to payment systems with just one […]

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Smart City Solutions Built on AWS

Smart cities around the world are collecting and using data to make decisions in real or near real-time to better serve citizens, protect our environment, and lower costs. For example, smart technology is helping to lower congestion in streets, reduce pollution by optimizing transportation infrastructure, lower energy consumption by employing real-time analysis sensors to optimize […]

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MD5 Hackathon: Using Technology & Data to Help Save Lives

Prepare for everything. That is the guidance that MD5, a public-private partnership between the National Defense University, New York University, and a network of national research universities, is giving its participants for the MD5 Hackathon on February 24 – 26 in Austin, Texas. The three day hackathon brings together over 100 innovators from the Department […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Addendum with the City of Plano, Texas

AWS has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the City of Plano, Texas. This is the eighth CJIS security addendum signed by AWS with jurisdictions across the United States. This signed addendum allows the City of Plano to leverage the benefits of AWS GovCloud (US), which includes the highest levels of information […]

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AWS Snowball Edge for the DoD: Bringing Storage and Compute to Tactical Situations

A growing number of military customers are adopting AWS’s cloud services to process, store, and transmit Department of Defense (DoD) data. Within the DoD, storage offers an opportunity to reduce costs and drive efficiencies, wherever the mission may take you. From the battlefield to a military installation to a remote airfield, AWS Snowball Edge can […]

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Bridging the Gap between Health and Justice

The Data-Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ), originally launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and now run by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, estimates that 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year. Of these non-violent […]

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Solving Problems with Open Data Imagery: Q&A with DigitalGlobe and HOT

This week at SatSummit, DigitalGlobe, Inc. announced a push for open data imagery to solve challenging problems that involve location, mapping, and intelligence. We spoke with Kevin Bullock, Director of Business Development at DigitalGlobe and Cristiano Giovando, Director of Technology of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Check out the below Q&A to learn about what they […]

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