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Cloud Security Built for Government Missions

Cloud technology continues to be a major catalyst in how the federal government can achieve operational efficiencies and innovate on demand to advance their mission. Many government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies with mission-critical workloads, are using AWS’s utility-based cloud offerings to process, store, and transmit federal government data. As evidenced by the full range of our Authorizations-To-Operate, third-party attestations, and certifications, the AWS Cloud provides government customers with the only one-stop shop to handle Public, For Official Use Only (FOUO), Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret workloads.

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How the Cloud Spurs a Culture of Innovation within an Organization

As federal IT leaders recognize the major benefits of cloud computing, some worry that the efficiencies of the cloud will result in sacrificing the workforce that has powered IT for years. In reality, though, federal government technology employees can experience greater empowerment with new technology tools that allow them to focus on strategic, innovative, mission-critical work. By equipping staff with cloud computing capabilities and the confidence to take on new responsibilities, government agencies invite fresh ideas, a place to test them, and the potential to solve complex issues affecting the environment in which they operate.

Read More on AWS GovCloud (US): A Single Place for Veterans to Discover, Apply for, Track, and Manage Their Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides patient care and federal benefits to Veterans and their dependents. The organization is split up into silos of health, benefit, and cemetery benefits; VA’s web presence was similarly fractured and users had difficulty interacting with VA online. The U.S. Digital Service team at VA looked across VA’s many products from the point of view of the Veteran. What do they want to do? How do they want to interact with VA? They started as a small team, iteratively building out features on

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NOAA Keeps Citizens Informed of Eclipses and Hurricanes with Amazon CloudFront

2017 was marked with major atmospheric events from the historic solar eclipse to Hurricanes Irma, Maria, Harvey. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is called upon during these times to keep citizens informed of the changing environment. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that […]

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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.

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Deliver Mobile-First, Compliant Apps with Monkton

Competition for bringing new mobile and cloud capabilities to market continues to grow. This, along with the pace of innovation, has posed a challenge for regulatory bodies as they struggle to keep up with the evolving IT risk landscape. Establishing standards often requires analyzing sensitive, and in some cases, classified data systems, applications, and networks. […]

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A Road to Identity Federation

A key aspect of cloud adoption is determining how identities will be managed. Typically, federal government customers want to use the same identities managed by their Identity Management System (IDMS) to access cloud resources. Federal agencies have their own well-managed, NIST and HSPD-12 compliant IDMS for issuing, revoking, and entitlements management of their identities. These […]

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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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