AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

AWS Supports Canadian Entrepreneurs with L-Spark and CIRA

Startups around the world use AWS to protect capital by avoiding the purchase and maintenance of infrastructure. AWS provides public sector startups with the tools to address security, operations, and performance while enabling them to invent and scale at a faster rate. This increases their chances of commercialization with their first – and sometimes their only – shot at success.

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Using Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

After nearly disappearing in the ‘90s, the spread of child sexual abuse material exploded with the rise of the internet, as child sex trafficking increased with exposure to a greater market online. Today, the problem is complex and still growing. Thorn, a nonprofit, is working to build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.

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Announcing the New AWS Secret Region

We are pleased to announce the new AWS Secret Region. The AWS Secret Region can operate workloads up to the Secret U.S. security classification level. The AWS Secret Region is readily available to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) through the IC’s Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) contract with AWS. The AWS Secret Region also will be […]

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AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineer Teamed with CodeCombat to Create a New Game for the Hour of Code

As part of Amazon’s recently announced $10M grant to support Code.org, AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineers have teamed with CodeCombat to create a new game that embeds Amazon DynamoDB that will be offered for free this year on Code.org during the Hour of Code – Game Development with DynamoDB. In this game, Amazon DynamoDB allows students to build code that records and displays their game scores.

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Using a Serverless Architecture to Collect and Prioritize Citizen Feedback

Just as companies listen to their customers to align the business with their client needs, government organizations listen to their citizens to improve the citizen experience. In order to get feedback, many organizations use different tools with a multi-channel approach, such as customer comments, Helpdesk calls, emails, social media, or mobile apps. Using Amazon Simple […]

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London Transformation Day Recap

The UK government‘s recent shift to Cloud Native has inspired new emphasis on adapting workflows to take full advantage of the cloud. To support public sector organisations in this initiative, we hosted our first-ever AWS Transformation Day for the Public Sector in London where we welcomed over 350 government officials, IT and Business Executives, and developers from across the United Kingdom.

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In Honor of Our Veterans

We are excited to welcome our first AWS Worldwide Public Sector Military Apprentice Cohort. The team graduated from the instructor-led training portion of their curriculum delivered by Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) and are now starting the next phase of the Technical Development Program (TDP) under the AWS Intelligence Initiative (AI2). AI2/TDP centralizes the onboarding, […]

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