AWS Public Sector Blog

AWS re/Start MENA celebrates successful first year

AWS re/Start is a no-cost, cohort-based, workforce development training program that first launched in the MENA region in June 2021. The program helps individuals build cloud computing skills and connects participants with employment opportunities with local employers. Over one year on from the graduation of the first AWS re/Start cohorts, AWS re/Start congratulates the many program participants, across nine countries in the region, that have launched their careers in the cloud.

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How to optimize costs for grant-based research projects with AWS

As the number of research workloads in the cloud grows, researchers face challenges in managing strict budgets with unpredictable workloads and fluctuating needs. Researchers must be frugal with time and money to further their goals in performing cutting-edge and important research. AWS provides many methods for effective cost management that can support organizations in their efforts to optimize the use of grant-based funds.

Amazon Connect helps NORAD share Santa’s whereabouts this Christmas Eve

For the 67th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will put technology to work to track Santa and his reindeer as they make their famous trip around the world. On December 24—the night before Christmas—children everywhere can contact the NORAD Tracks Santa (NTS) program, supported by AWS and Amazon Connect, to receive live updates on Santa’s whereabouts.

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5 benefits of modernizing transportation asset management software in the cloud

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), commonly referred to as the Infrastructure Bill, allocates over $350 billion in funding for major projects in the United States. As they consider where to allocate these funds, public infrastructure owners, especially Department of Transportation (DOT) and public works agencies, have to assess the condition of their assets, determine what to prioritize while rebuilding, and identify what needs maintenance. Learn about key benefits for agencies from using cloud-based asset management software.

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Amazon Connect helps departments of motor vehicles modernize call centers

In the last few years, many state motor vehicle departments agencies quickly transformed their processes and adopted new procedures to accommodate changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, like social distancing, contactless interactions, decreased staffing, and other constraints. Now, agencies can build upon these changes by modernizing their systems with intelligent automation—transitioning from reactive to proactive engagements with their citizens. Learn how to use AWS to connect and retrieve data either from an enterprise on-premises database or other third-party integration that allows for both a modernized outreach or an inbound customer experience.

Reduce mean time to contain (MTTC) on incidents against digital citizen services

Reduce mean time to contain (MTTC) on incidents against digital citizen services

Attacks on digital citizen services can cause citizens to lose trust in their governments. Services such as real estate land title searches, emergency response, and more need to be operational in times of need. As an IT leader for digital citizen services, your mission to automate incident management runbooks is necessary. Learn how the automation of incident response starts with what you already have: your existing incident response runbook.

Designing an educational big data analysis architecture with AWS

In this blog post, learn a high-level architecture, built on AWS, that uses a graph database to analyze unstructured and structured educational data that can, for example, help inform a recommendation to a student for the appropriate courses to take in their next semester based on multiple personalized data factors.