AWS Public Sector Blog
How Serverless Is Solving Congress’ Full Voicemail Box Problem
Hearing “this voicemail box is full” on the other end of the phone line when trying to reach your member of Congress should not stop constituent voices from being heard. The U.S Congress has been facing this problem for a long time now, causing not only a challenge in community engagement, but also Congressional staff endless headaches. What if the solution was the use of a new serverless application? Article One is doing just that.
October 2018 Top Blog Roundup
With October already in the rear-view mirror, take a look at the month’s highlights from the public sector blog.
Yes, Technology Can Build More Inclusive Societies
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Institute today released a briefing paper that illustrates how cities are using technology to enhance access to services and quality of life for their residents. As cities become home to the majority of the world’s population, leaders must ensure that urban infrastructure and services can accommodate growth, and that no one is left behind. Increasingly, they are turning to cloud technology for solutions to the challenges they are facing – from problems like traffic, parking, and waste management to public health crises and natural disasters.
Visualizing Diplomacy, Development, and the Environment: An ImpactHack Recap
The United States Diplomacy Center and World Resources Institute hosted ImpactHack, a data visualization hackathon in Washington, D.C. Sixteen teams competed to demonstrate diplomacy’s impact, from state economies to global issues, using their coding and design skills. Amazon Web Services (AWS) sponsored the event, donating the time of several solutions architects, technology, credits, and expertise in managing the hackathon. Over the course of over a single Saturday, these teams developed their submissions. Projects from the hackathon will be used to develop Diplomacy Center exhibit prototypes. Congrats to the three winners!
AWS Opioid Crisis Council Committed to Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic
Today, VP of Public Policy, Brian Huseman, attended the White House signing ceremony for the SUPPORT for Patients & Communities Act, which seeks to help those impacted by the opioid crisis. Amazon was one of 21 companies in attendance who are working in different ways to solve for the crisis.
From Deserts to the Battlefield: AWS SnowBall Edge Brings Technology to the Tactical Edge
Adoption of cloud computing is critical to maintaining our military’s technological advantage. Our nation’s warfighters deserve the most innovative and secure solutions. The AWS Snowball Edge is designed for rugged deployments in unfriendly physical environments. For the military, that may mean using the cloud in the middle of the desert, on board ships, and on the front line of the battlefield.
July 2018 Top Blog Roundup
July was another busy month for the AWS Public Sector blog. Here are the top five posts you won’t want to miss. 1. Microsoft Windows on AWS: How to Bring Microsoft Apps to AWS When you plan your data center migration to the cloud, it’s critical to consider how workloads will run for maximum performance […]
Ten Highlights from the 2018 AWS Public Sector Summit – DC
From skin cancer detection through the SkinVision app to a virtual tour of the White House through the White House Experience app, technology is bringing the previously unimaginable into the hands of the public. Over 100 customers shared their stories of cloud transformation at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C, and we had a front row seat to the action.
Announcing the 2018 City on a Cloud Winners – Congratulations!
Today, AWS announced the winners of the 2018 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. The City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge encourages cities, counties, universities, and organizations serving underserved populations to look to the cloud as they work to make the world a better place. From STEM-based collaboration to disaster recovery, this year’s winners have big plans for the cloud.
“Earth is Just Our Starting Place:” An Earth & Space on AWS Event Recap
AWS hosted its first-ever Earth and Space on AWS event in Washington, DC, leading up to the AWS Public Sector Summit. Speakers from Blue Origin, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), DigitalGlobe, and others spoke about the endless possibilities for the future in our solar system and beyond.