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Enabling technological innovation in the financial services industry: Sibos 2019

Each year since 1978, thousands of financial services executives and thought leaders gather at Sibos, the largest industry conference focused on emerging technology trends. Sibos will take place September 23-26, 2019, moving to London for the first time, in honor of the city’s central role in the global financial services ecosystem. In the spirit of the conference theme, “thriving in a hyper-connected world,” Amazon Web Services (AWS) will join Sibos to help attendees differentiate technologies that drive long-term business value from short-lived trends, and discover growth opportunities from new platforms and operating models.

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Reducing traffic-related frustration for city residents, enabled by the cloud

As communities around the world grow, traffic congestion problems increase. Cities and states in addition to regional authorities face decisions around how to modernize, maintain, and budget for upgrades to their transportation network to improve the quality of life and safety of their residents. With private and public sector collaboration, officials can measure and analyze city transportation and congestion to make data-driven decisions that improve the quality of life for their residents.

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Visit the AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft through September 18

In its first week, more than 400 attendees came through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Federal Pop-Up Loft in Arlington, Virginia to attend training sessions, utilize co-working space, ask questions at the expert bar, and more. The loft, a community space for federal employees and partners, is open through September 18. Register for technical sessions, stop by any day from 8:30am-4:30pm to ask one of our experts a question, co-work, or network with peers and colleagues.

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Hack the house: Social housing hackathon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Disruptive Innovators Network (DIN) hosted the first competitive social housing hackathon this past May in London. Four UK housing associations – including Great Places, Places for People and Metropolitan Thames Valley – were teamed with members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), and had 36 hours to analyse one of four housing problems and hack a solution.

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ATF migrates to the cloud: “We’re all in.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is currently migrating their systems to a cloud architecture. Mason McDaniel, chief technology officer at ATF, spoke with Government Matters at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC about the status of their current cloud migration efforts. Watch the full interview with Mason McDaniel to learn more about ATF’s cloud migration strategy, the importance of automation, and how IT modernization helped them modernize their mission.

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instances now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are now available in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS GovCloud (US) is Amazon’s isolated cloud infrastructure and services designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud. With Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, AWS GovCloud (US) customers can take advantage of the largest pool of cost-effective compute capacity in the world, while realizing savings up to 90% compared to on-demand prices. Spot Instances provide acceleration, scale, and cost savings that are ideal for fault-tolerant, flexible, loosely coupled, and stateless workloads.

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Reflections on DoDIIS 2019: Resiliency, redundancy, and security

One of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s biggest events is the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Conference. In August, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) brought together over 3,700 experts and innovators from government and industry at DoDIIS to share their insights on this year’s conference theme – Resiliency, Redundancy and Security: Adapting to Asymmetric Threats. For years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has helped the federal government harness the power of the cloud to transform its mission and create a better world by enabling rapid sourcing, enrichment, and analysis of massive amounts of global data to reveal insight and actionable intelligence.

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Smartsheet Gov achieves FedRAMP P-ATO, taps AWS GovCloud (US) and ATO on AWS to accelerate journey

Smartsheet, a cloud-based platform for work execution, recently announced Smartsheet Gov achieved a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Smartsheet Gov is a secure solution that enables federal agencies to organize and scale processes, streamline workflows, and automate repetitive yet critical tasks, built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US). The Joint Authorization Board (JAB)-issued authorization enables U.S. federal government customers to increase their use of the Smartsheet Gov platform to help them modernize their IT missions. “By building on AWS GovCloud, Smartsheet and their government customers may host sensitive data and regulated workloads, while meeting stringent US government security and compliance requirements,” said Dave Levy, Vice President of U.S. Federal Government at AWS.

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Enabling impact in Australia and New Zealand at the AWS Public Sector Summit Canberra: Recap

At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra, Australia, more than 1,300 technologists convened to learn about digital transformation through cloud technologies, and were able to get inspired, dive deep, and begin to build. Keynote speakers highlighted the impact AWS can have on the individual, society, security, government, and the economy in the Australia and New Zealand region.

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