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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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Last Week for City on a Cloud Applications: Deadline is May 12

The 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge will remain open for entries until Friday, May 12– so there is still time to apply! Through the competition, AWS helps local and regional governments, schools, and districts innovate by simplifying IT workloads that they struggle with and depend on every day, such as Geographical Information Systems […]

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LiDAR Data for Washington DC is Available as an AWS Public Dataset

LiDAR point cloud data for Washington, DC, is available for anyone to use on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This dataset, managed by the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), with the direction of OCTO’s Geographic Information System (GIS) program, contains tiled point cloud data for the entire District along […]

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The do’s and don’ts of writing a cloud-friendly RFP

Successful cloud adoption flows from well-designed procurement strategies and cloud-centric contract vehicles. Getting procurement “right” will lead to a portfolio of cloud technology and services that truly realizes the benefits of cloud computing. One way to procure the cloud is by issuing an RFP. Check out some tips and resources on RFPs.

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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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How to Buy Cloud for Your Public Sector Organization

Buying cloud computing services takes different skills and strategies than buying traditional IT. Are you ready to move to the cloud but looking for practical guidance? Not sure where to start? We’re here to help you select the right acquisition approach for your agency. As your agency is considering moving to the cloud, there are […]

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Improving Security with Cloud Computing: Six Advantages of Cloud Security

Security is our number one priority, and at AWS, we have comprehensive security capabilities to protect virtually any workload. Through AWS Security services, we provide the opportunities to protect your data, monitor security-related activity, and receive automated responses. This gives our customers the ability to increase their security posture in the cloud, deliver more agile […]

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Automate NIST Compliance in AWS GovCloud (US) with AWS Quick Start Tools

Take the steps to deploy security-focused baseline environments on the AWS Cloud in this Quick Start demo. This Quick Start deploys a standardized environment that helps organizations with workloads that fall in scope for any of the following: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-53 (Revision 4) NIST SP 800-171 The OMB Trusted […]

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Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Shape the Country

Dcode42 and AWS join together – a guest blog by Meagan Metzger, Dcode42 Whether you know it or not, your life is impacted everyday by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. In fact, if you asked Alexa about the weather or traffic while enjoying your morning cup of coffee, you leveraged AI. This voice recognition […]

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