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Save the Date for the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington DC- June 20-21, 2016

We are excited to announce our seventh annual AWS Public Sector Summit scheduled for June 20-21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Join us for one of the largest gatherings of government, education and nonprofit technology leaders sharing their firsthand stories of innovation for the public good. Last year’s summit featured a star line up including the […]

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NREL and AWS Bring Energy Data to Analysts and Researchers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado, is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. They are a true cloud visionary making an impact across renewable energy and energy efficiency research by bringing energy data access to the forefront. Sharing information and fostering […]

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A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration

To achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from […]

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Automated Sign-Up Now Available for AWS GovCloud (US)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new automated sign-up capability for AWS GovCloud (US).  The new self-service capability greatly reduces the time it takes for qualified customers to gain access to AWS GovCloud (US).  Note that automated sign-up is only available for direct AWS customers in the United States. What is GovCloud? […]

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Better, Stronger, Faster: Cloud Is Speed and Agility

Government IT leaders are continually on the lookout for new ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Cloud computing provides access to numerous technologies while allowing agencies to save time and money, improve operations, and encourage innovation. That’s why for 2016, the Obama Administration budgeted about $7.3 billion so the federal government can further embrace […]

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FedRAMP-Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Overlay Pilot Program

A new way of architecting the cloud to improve the accessibility, speed, and security for U.S. government users AWS is excited to announce that we’ve successfully completed the testing phase of the FedRAMP-Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Overlay pilot program. We’ve been working with the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) PMO, […]

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NGA’s Open Collaboration and Public-Private Partnership

With a drastically changing technology landscape, Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), explained during the customer spotlight at AWS’s re:Invent conference how we must all adapt to execute our missions. In recent issues of this blog, we have heard from a nonprofit (Quorum), government-funded not-for-profit corporation in Canada (MPAC), and NGA rounds out […]

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Fighting Crime with the Cloud: Law Enforcement + AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that we recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Addendum with the California Department of Justice (California DOJ). We know that security is a top priority for our customers, especially those in law enforcement. To help law enforcement customers comply with FBI standards for criminal […]

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(Big) Data Driven Politics: 800m Data Points

Earlier this week you heard MPAC’s journey to the cloud from the stage at AWS re:Invent, and today we are excited to share with you Quorum’s story. Think big data: everything political from bills, votes, tweets, letters, and more. With an election year coming up, politics are on the center stage. Whether you vote red […]

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