AWS Public Sector Blog

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Automatically extracting email attachment data to reduce costs and save time for local public health departments

Local public health departments must notify public health agencies, like state health departments or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of reportable conditions. These departments receive various types of reports of healthcare conditions through email, in addition to more traditional methods such as mail, fax, or phone calls. Local health departments can dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with manually processing email attachments and improve processing efficiency using automation. In this blog post, learn how to create an automated email attachment ingestion, storage, and processing solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services from AWS.

IAM Identity Center for AWS environments spanning AWS GovCloud (US) and standard Regions

AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) provides administrators with a simple way to manage identity and access (IAM) across numerous AWS accounts. IAM Identity Center is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, enabling customers to simply manage access to numerous AWS accounts in their AWS GovCloud (US) organizations. In this blog post, learn four different architecture patterns for providing an organization’s AWS users with access to both standard and AWS GovCloud (US) accounts using IAM Identity Center that can help minimize administrative overhead and simplify the user experience.

Supporting 911 centers with non-emergency response solutions: An architecture guidance

AWS is helping the 911 community mitigate the impact of staffing shortages on call wait times by providing 911 centers the means to automate the receipt and resolution of designated non-emergency calls. Learn how the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority is already seeing improvements using an AWS solution, and discover the solution’s components that support 911 centers in handling non-emergency calls at scale.

Implementing third-party firewall appliances in AWS: Comparing two methods

Public sector customers face challenges to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Many IT teams are tasked with implementing centralized network security via third-party firewall appliances; protecting internet access by allowing secure connections to only approved destinations; and scaling security across many AWS accounts and virtual private clouds (VPCs)—all with reduced management and operational complexity. In this blog post, learn two options for how to manage network security with third-party firewall appliances.

Improving the customer experience for high-traffic public services: An architecture guidance

Improving the customer experience (CX) has emerged as an imperative for government agencies. In this blog post, learn an architecture pattern that public institutions can use to improve CX while building and deploying secure, resilient, and performant web applications that support sudden surges in demand for public services. This architecture pattern addresses the need of an example use case in which an agency must request information from thousands to millions of civilians, who may access a single-page application at similar times, and then sends email notifications to each civilian to confirm their activity.

Agility in the design and development of CBDCs: From discovery through launch

Many central banks globally are researching the possibility of launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC). AWS has worked with customers in the financial industry as they design secure, resilient, and scalable critical financial infrastructure networks. In this post, we share best practices for central banks to consider as they move through the CBDC development lifecycle.

Designing an educational big data analysis architecture with AWS

In this blog post, learn a high-level architecture, built on AWS, that uses a graph database to analyze unstructured and structured educational data that can, for example, help inform a recommendation to a student for the appropriate courses to take in their next semester based on multiple personalized data factors.

Now available: New AWS program supporting nonprofit donor and member engagement

As one-time donations increasingly become the norm, nonprofit development teams are challenged to think outside-the-box to attract, retain, and communicate with their valuable supporters. Nonprofit organizations can use data to inform an enhanced engagement strategy, but many are challenged to unlock the full value of that data affordably and at scale. To help nonprofits use the cloud to build innovative fundraising and member engagement solutions, we are launching a new program – AWS TechAction.

How to build an Aadhaar Data Vault on AWS

An Aadhaar number is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to every individual in India. Considering the sensitivity of the Aadhaar number and the potential implication of having one’s Aadhaar number compromised, UIDAI mandated the need for all Aadhaar and Aadhaar-related data to be encrypted and stored separately in a secure, access-controlled data repository known as an Aadhaar Data Vault. This blog post explains how government and private entities that collect, process, and store Aadhaar data for various use cases can use AWS CloudHSM from AWS to create an Aadhaar data storage solution that can meet guidelines provided by UIDAI.

Enhance the citizen experience with deep learning-powered suggestions

Citizens want to report issues to their local governments in a fast and simple manner and not have to worry about identifying the right government agency or phone number—for instance, if a fire hydrant is broken, or a road sign has fallen over. In this blog post, learn how to set up a solution with AWS deep learning services that creates a fluid experience for reporting and addressing these issues.