AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration

To achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from […]

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Automated Sign-Up Now Available for AWS GovCloud (US)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new automated sign-up capability for AWS GovCloud (US).  The new self-service capability greatly reduces the time it takes for qualified customers to gain access to AWS GovCloud (US).  Note that automated sign-up is only available for direct AWS customers in the United States. What is GovCloud? […]

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Better, Stronger, Faster: Cloud Is Speed and Agility

Government IT leaders are continually on the lookout for new ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Cloud computing provides access to numerous technologies while allowing agencies to save time and money, improve operations, and encourage innovation. That’s why for 2016, the Obama Administration budgeted about $7.3 billion so the federal government can further embrace […]

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FedRAMP-Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Overlay Pilot Program

A new way of architecting the cloud to improve the accessibility, speed, and security for U.S. government users AWS is excited to announce that we’ve successfully completed the testing phase of the FedRAMP-Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Overlay pilot program. We’ve been working with the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) PMO, […]

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20x: More Mission for the Money at UMUC

After hearing from our nonprofit and government customers over the last month (NGA, Quorum, and MPAC), we want to share a story from the education world explaining how University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was able to save $500,000 annually and see 20x performance increase by building a new analytics platform using Amazon Redshift. UMUC’s […]

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Cloud Brings Peace of Mind to the Public Sector

Government agencies house countless bytes of critical data that are relevant to both the lives of citizens and issues of national security. Agencies rely on that data to carry out their missions, and are fully responsible for protecting the data. While cybersecurity policy in the public sector previously relied on a siloed design, agencies are […]

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Resilience Data Analytics Tool and the Cloud Help Humans Survive and Thrive

On the topic of resilience—the ability to withstand, respond and adjust to chronic or acute stressors— there are a lot of data sets out there on social ecological systems, human environment, stressors, shocks, natural disasters, and conflict. The challenge is these data sets are often stored in silos or confined to the academic community. However, […]

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