AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

MEANS: Matching Excess with Need

Two students had an idea: match excess food with people in need. Maria Rose Belding and Grant Nelson created MEANS, a nonprofit database where people list a donation, food banks and pantries get notified about food near them, and then they claim and pick up the food. MEANS is now in 49 states and territories […]

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Computational Genomics on AWS Lambda with the Genome Institute of Singapore

Propelled by current global efforts, such as personalized medicine and cancer research, genomics has become an essential tool for modern medicine and biology. Computational genomics deals with the interpretation of genomics data, which is growing at an exponential scale due to quickly evolving next-generation sequencing technologies. Input data size for single samples can easily reach […]

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Imagine: A Better World – A Global Nonprofit Conference Recap

To further the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, we presented Imagine: A Better World – a global nonprofit conference where over 270 nonprofit leaders from around the globe convened at the Amazon Meeting Center in Seattle for a unique and collaborative learning experience. There were three high-level conference themes: Overcoming global challenges […]

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Get Your University Ready for NIST 800-171

The deadline to implement National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 is fast approaching. Beginning in January 2018, you may miss out on government funding that stipulates its implementation if you have not taken action. In 2015, NIST published Special Publication (SP) 800-171 – Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Information Systems […]

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How to Buy: Cloud Procurement Made Easy

When it comes to cloud computing, the purchase process can seem daunting. Fortunately, AWS can help. Our experts at AWS have assisted many government IT leaders in selecting the right acquisition approach for their agency. Download the on-demand webinar on How to Buy: Cloud Procurement Made Easy. Find out how the cloud alleviates upfront costs […]

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Recap of the AWS Public Sector Summit – Canberra

We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra, Australia where 900+ attendees participated in workshops, roundtables, bootcamps, breakout sessions, and a keynote delivered by Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. Teresa was joined onstage by Australia Post, Geoscience Australia, and an adviser to the Australian government, who shared how […]

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Amazon Web Services Achieves DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization

We are pleased to announce that Amazon Web Services has achieved a Provisional Authorization (PA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Impact Level (IL) 5 workloads, as defined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG), in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Now DoD customers and contractors working […]

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