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Accessing NOAA’s GOES-R Series Satellite Weather Imagery Data on AWS

Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)-R series satellite is available on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Access it here at no cost. NOAA operates a constellation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites to provide continuous weather imagery and monitoring of meteorological and space environment data for the […]

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Meeting DFARS Requirements with AWS

A growing number of military customers are adopting AWS’s utility-based cloud services to process, store, and transmit all types of unclassified Department of Defense (DoD) data. AWS enables DoD and its contractors to leverage the secure AWS environment to meet critical mission needs in supporting the security and welfare of our country. Strengthening our commitment […]

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The Cloud Evolution for Defense Agencies

Cloud computing is at an inflection point in government, moving towards mass adoption. In the past, government tended to move to cloud incrementally – trying email or storage then a database or two. Now that those small moves have proven themselves, agencies are ready for wider adoption. One area in particular is the U.S. Department […]

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A Guide to Backup and Recovery in the DoD

As the growth of Department of Defense (DoD) data accelerates, the task of protecting it becomes more challenging. Questions about the durability and scalability of backup methods are commonplace, including this one: How does the cloud help meet my backup and archival needs? The mission-critical nature of data within the DoD means that business continuity […]

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In Pursuit of a 1 Hour, $10 Genome Annotation

There are hundreds of scientists at the Smithsonian Institution who study just about every kind of life on earth, from animals and plants to fungi and bacteria. Since the initial publication of the human genome project in 2001, DNA sequencing technology has become more efficient and cost-effective, making it possible for individual biodiversity scientists to […]

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Announcing USAspending.gov on an Amazon RDS Snapshot

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) aims to make government agency spending more transparent to citizens by making financial data easily accessible and by establishing common standards for the data all government agencies collect and share on the government website, USAspending.gov. We are pleased to announce that the USAspending.gov database is now […]

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Your Roadmap to IT Modernization: Modernizing Culture & Technology for Effective Transformation

In GovLoop’s guide, Your Roadmap to IT Modernization, Doug VanDyke, General Manager and Director of the U.S. Federal Sector, Amazon Web Services, shares what modernization means, the benefits of modernization, and some of the most critical challenges facing IT executives in the government today.  “In order to keep up with the changes in technology, it’s […]

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Staying a Step Ahead in a Changing World: The AFSOC Story

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. Their mission is to provide the Nation’s specialized airpower, capable across the spectrum of conflict – any place, any time. AFSOC strives to stay a step ahead in a changing world, delivering […]

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Five Ways Defense Agencies and Warfighters Can Benefit from Cloud Technology

In the March issue of National Defense, Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department (DoD) at Amazon Web Services, shared how defense and intelligence agencies can deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and successfully achieve their missions. Within the article, Jennifer addresses security concerns, the benefits of the cloud, and the contract […]

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