AWS Public Sector Blog
70 Datasets Inspire Winning Ideas to Tackle Opioid Crisis
When the team at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wanted help addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic, they decided to do something simple – invite in the country’s brightest minds and give them API-enabled, up-to-date data.
Serverless Optical Character Recognition in Support of NASA Astronaut Safety
A guest post by Chris Shenton, CTO, V!Studios The NASA Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Office at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) needed to be able to search and make decisions based upon a huge volume of spacesuit safety and test documentation, many of which were only available as scans of paper reports. Timeliness was critical, especially […]
The United States Air Force Turns to Xacta 360 from Telos Corporation to Automate Risk Management and Continuously Monitor Systems Enterprise-wide
When the United States Air Force was looking to automate IT risk management and security compliance of NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments across the enterprise, their search led them to Xacta 360, the risk management and compliance solution from AWS Partner Network (APN) partner Telos Corporation. Xacta 360 is helping the Air Force accelerate authorizations to operate (ATO) – leading to faster AWS cloud adoption – and to continuously monitor systems and workloads for security compliance.
The Navy Turns to AWS GovCloud (US) for Standardization and Security
The Fleet and Family Readiness Programs at Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is responsible for policy development, resourcing and oversight of quality of life programs for Sailors and their families. The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family.
The Evolution of Cloud: Enabling Good Government
The shift in technology and move to the cloud is not like any other in our lifetime, and the speed of innovation is happening much faster than anyone anticipated. Cloud is the new normal. Every industry and all levels of government—including the U. S. federal government—are utilizing the cloud for their most complex, innovative, and mission-critical projects.
Smarter Cities: How the Cloud Can Help
With sensor technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning capabilities, smart cities are coming online. Cities can use technology to quickly and effectively identify areas needing government attention. Sensors can measure things from noise pollution to the fullness of public trashcans. As these technologies become more common, policymakers around the world are proving that the path to a smart, connected city begins with its residents.
Key Findings from Cloud Leaders: Why a Cloud Center of Excellence Matters
The recent release of the Cloud Management Report 2017 comes as public cloud usage eclipses the $200 billion mark. As consumption grows, more organizations are realizing the need for cooperation across business units to maximize the cloud’s value. This sets up the potential for widespread transformation. It can also introduce some complexity.
Don’t Miss AWS Government and Education Competency Partners Featured at re:Invent
Our government and education customers have unique challenges they overcome on a daily basis to achieve their mission and improve the lives of students and citizens across the global. Helping us serve this critical market is our AWS Partner Network (APN) of tens of thousands of partners with differentiated capabilities, solutions, and specialties that enable us to meet our customer’s needs.
Rising to the Challenge of the Electronic Records Directives
Guest post by Tara Combs, RM Specialist, Alfresco Software The Managing Government Records Directive (OMB/NARA) sets goals that federal agencies must meet to modernize records management. Complying with the Directive presents opportunities to adopt a 21st century approach based on digitization, automation, open source, and cloud technologies. But the clock is ticking. It’s now time […]
AWS Serve Provides Nonprofits with the Cloud Resources to Power their Mission
AWS Serve is an initiative to provide nonprofits with the cloud resources they need to power their mission, workforce, and the communities they serve. These resources include training, nonprofit office hours, and access to AWS Promotional Credits, which provide a dollar-for-dollar subsidy of an organization’s on-demand infrastructure spend on AWS. Emerging and established nonprofits can […]