AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Looking Deep into our Universe with AWS

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia has recently announced a new scientific finding using innovative data processing and visualization techniques developed on AWS. Astronomers at ICRAR have been involved in the detection of radio emissions from hydrogen in a galaxy more than 5 billion light years away. This is almost […]

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Strengthening Cyber Security Across the Department of Defense

A guest post by Gabriele McCormick, Lead Communications Specialist, Enlighten IT Consulting Protecting U.S. cyber assets has become a top-level priority. In October, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 designed to enhance cybersecurity threat information sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector. The Department of Defense (DoD) has been […]

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The Future of Policing: Body Cameras, Video Storage, and Data Management

Body cameras and digital evidence management solutions are the fastest growing technologies in the Justice and Public Safety space. According to a recent survey sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, 94.5 percent of law enforcement agencies had either implemented or were fully committed to implementing body cameras. Empirical research has shown that body cameras […]

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The Evolution of High Performance Computing: Architectures and the Cloud

A guest blog by Jeff Layton, Principal Tech, AWS Public Sector In High Performance Computing (HPC), users are performing computations that no one ever thought would be considered. For example, there are researchers performing a statistical analysis of the voting records of the Supreme Court, sequencing genomes of humans, plants, and animals, creating deep learning […]

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Rapidly Recover Mission-Critical Systems in a Disaster

Due to common hardware and software failures, human errors, and natural phenomena, disasters are inevitable, but IT infrastructure loss shouldn’t be.  With the AWS cloud, you can rapidly recover mission-critical systems while optimizing your Disaster Recovery (DR) budget. Thousands of public sector customers, like St Luke’s Anglican School in Australia and the City of Asheville […]

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