AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Improve Operations and Increase Efficiencies with the AWS Cloud

State and local government customers are leveraging the AWS Cloud for a variety of government operations every day. From elections and city planning to digital libraries and payment systems, government customers are recognizing efficiencies, flexibility, and cost savings made possible through cloud technology. Cloud technology is helping governments innovate for and with citizens. Check out […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Oregon

          AWS recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Oregon. Oregon joins California, Minnesota, and Colorado in allowing both state and local police to leverage the AWS Cloud for sensitive data, such as fingerprints and criminal history. These CJIS security addenda give our law enforcement […]

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Industry, Teaching, and Jobs: How One Instructor Keeps Learning to Prepare Students for Cloud Careers

To fuel the pipeline of technologists entering the workforce, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), one of Canada’s largest post-secondary polytechnics, is constantly looking for ways to bring innovative technology to their students. Whether it is equipping students with cloud computing resources through AWS Educate or partnering with technology companies to understand the skills […]

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Ransomware Fightback Takes to the Cloud

Guest post by Raj Samani, EMEA CTO Intel Security (@Raj_Samani) “How many visitors do you expect to access the No More Ransom Portal?” This was the simple question asked prior to this law enforcement (Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Dutch Police) and private industry (Kaspersky Lab, Intel Security) portal going live, which I didn’t have a […]

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Global Nonprofit Leadership Summit Recap

The AWS Global Nonprofit Leadership Summit in London focused on how to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) through technology. We value and recognize the amazing contributions that organizations make in order to make this world a better place. By hearing from nonprofits, such as UNICEF, the American Heart Association, Conservation International, and […]

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Acquia, an APN Technology Partner, Leverages AWS to Achieve FedRAMP Compliance

Acquia, a cloud platform for building, managing, and optimizing digital experiences, has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authority to Operate (ATO), a rigorous cloud security assessment for vendors that sell to the US federal government. The U.S. Department of Treasury sponsored the FedRAMP assessment at the moderate impact level. Acquia’s FedRAMP […]

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World Elephant Day: Reaching the World with the Cloud

On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered, and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature. Did you know that with […]

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