AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Amazon Web Services Achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

We are pleased to announce that AWS GovCloud (US) has received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High baseline, a standardized set of security requirements for cloud services. AWS is one of the first cloud service providers (CSP) to meet […]

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Congratulations to the 16 Winners of the Third Global City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Today, we announced the winners of the third City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program to recognize local and regional governments and developers that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud. Fifteen winners were selected by a panel of worldwide experts based on the impact of their solution, likelihood […]

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Partner Update: Announcing the AWS Government Competency and the AWS GovCloud (US) Skill Program

We are pleased to announce the AWS Government Competency and the new AWS GovCloud (US) Skill Program as well as those partners who have been recognized with those distinctions. The AWS Government Competency AWS Government Competency Partners have deep experience working with government customers to deliver mission-critical workloads and applications on AWS. Customers working with […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Colorado

          Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that we have signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Colorado. Colorado is the latest CJIS agreement we’ve signed, on the heels of CJIS agreements with California Department of Justice and Minnesota. We’re working hard to execute […]

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If the Tool You Want Doesn’t Exist, Build Your Own

If the tool you want doesn’t exist, Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives you the platform to build your own. That was the case with Wayne State University as they struggled with finding a portal that allowed them choice, innovation, and mobile support (at an affordable cost). Wayne State’s Challenge: Finding the Right Tool for the […]

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From Sensor to Warfighter: GEOINT Post-Show Recap

The geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community is at an inflection point – changing the way humans interact with where we are, what we’re doing, and how we understand and characterize activity on Earth. Technology greatly influences this revolution. And cloud computing will impact government’s mission. Major themes Throughout the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)’s GEOINT […]

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