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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.

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 […]

SXSW Recap: Input Local, Output Global

SXSW brought in technology companies, startups, elected officials, and more to Austin to talk about innovation. Mayors are focused on using technology to engage with the citizen and the Civic I/O Mayors Summit at SXSW gave mayors the opportunity to learn from other mayors about how to fuel startup innovation in their cities and how […]

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 […]

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 […]

AWS Signs Memorandums of Understanding with the Governments of Chile and Honduras

AWS has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the governments of Honduras and Chile with the mission to work closely with the administrations, local universities, nonprofit organizations, associated agencies, and community leaders to modernize government services within the countries. “Latin American governments continue to rapidly adopt AWS cloud services for the benefit of their citizens. Honduras […]

AWS Launches the Fourth City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge; Opens Contest to Schools

AWS launched the fourth City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program recognizing how local and regional governments are innovating on behalf of their citizens around the globe. New to the competition this year, we are opening the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more […]

Smart City Solutions Built on AWS

Smart cities around the world are collecting and using data to make decisions in real or near real-time to better serve citizens, protect our environment, and lower costs. For example, smart technology is helping to lower congestion in streets, reduce pollution by optimizing transportation infrastructure, lower energy consumption by employing real-time analysis sensors to optimize […]