Vets.gov 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 Vets.gov.
U.S. federal customers move workloads of all sizes to the AWS Cloud. These projects range from single deliverables to complete data center migrations, frequently implemented across multiple AWS accounts for cost-containment and security purposes. Regardless of size though, our customers face common governance challenges.
Cloud technology is helping to modernize IT in support of good government. By moving to the consumption-based model of the cloud, government agencies can save money, innovate faster, and deliver capabilities that help achieve their mission.
At this year’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS made important announcements and hosted unique activities relevant to our government, education, and nonprofit customers. Below are ten takeaways from re:Invent 2017 that have particular relevance for the public sector
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 […]
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.
AWS Achieves Full Empanelment for the Delivery of Cloud services by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
AWS announced that Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group, which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India, has achieved full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment, and successfully completed the STQC (Standardization Testing and Quality Certification) audit from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for cloud services delivered from the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.
The AWS Secret Region can operate workloads up to the Secret U.S. security classification level. Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. AWS customers benefit from data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. AWS supports more classification levels, laws, regulations, and security frameworks than any other cloud provider.
With AWS re:Invent 2017 fast approaching, here’s what every public sector attendee needs to know before heading to Las Vegas for the week of November 27 – December 1, 2017.
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. […]