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White House officials, tech leaders across government discuss responsible AI at AWS Gov2Gov event

Last month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted its fourth Gov2Gov event: Responsible AI Implementation at the Planet Word Museum in Washington, DC. The event convened senior public sector leaders and decision-makers from across the US Government (USG) to hear from White House officials and chief AI officers from federal government agencies. Read this blog post for a recap of the event and the main takeaways.

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AWS Marketplace now available in the AWS Secret Region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of AWS Marketplace in the AWS Secret Region, an expansion of the AWS Marketplace for the US Intelligence Community (ICMP) program. With this announcement, intelligence community customers now have access to 30 ISVs and 170 products in the AWS Secret Region, an air-gapped cloud accredited to support workloads up to the Secret US security classification level.

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US government agencies can communicate, collaborate securely with AWS Wickr

When it comes to messaging, government users often default to apps already loaded on their phones—whether their devices are personal or government-issued and whether the apps are approved or not. This blog post will explain why consumer messaging apps are a bad choice and why Amazon Web Services (AWS) Wickr is an appropriate solution for US government customers.

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Enabling warfighters and intelligence mission success

In a world where data is produced and handled at unprecedented speeds and quantities, the need for effective methods to securely store, analyze, and interpret this data is more important now than ever. As agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community turn to cloud adoption, they are able to bring new capabilities closer to the tactical edge and accelerate their digital transformation. Agencies can effectively leverage these new technologies such as AI, ML, and data analytics to free up time and resources for warfighters and analysts to focus on mission critical tasks.

Reflections on DoDIIS 2019: Resiliency, redundancy, and security

One of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s biggest events is the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Conference. In August, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) brought together over 3,700 experts and innovators from government and industry at DoDIIS to share their insights on this year’s conference theme – Resiliency, Redundancy and Security: Adapting to Asymmetric Threats. For years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has helped the federal government harness the power of the cloud to transform its mission and create a better world by enabling rapid sourcing, enrichment, and analysis of massive amounts of global data to reveal insight and actionable intelligence.

How technology can help the intelligence community stay a step ahead

Leaders at all levels of government are continuing to think big about how they can leverage technology to modernize citizen services and better deliver on mission. Cloud is playing a foundational role in enabling this innovation. Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS), led a fireside chat with Andrew Hallman, Deputy Director of Digital Innovation at the CIA, at FedTalks 2019. In the conversation, Andrew covered the need for agile adoption of the latest technologies within the CIA to compete more effectively in an increasingly complex threat landscape, the intersection of innovation and security, and CIA’s commitment to strengthening its digital acumen.

Accelerating Innovation for the Public Sector with the AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace helps governments and other public sector organizations deliver better services faster with cloud-based software through a curated digital catalog. Customers can find, buy, deploy, and immediately start using software and solutions offered by popular software vendors in the online store. With access to more than 4,200 software listings from more than 1,280 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), public sector customers are able to access both traditional technology and technology from small businesses to operate more efficiently and innovate faster.

Announcing the New AWS Secret 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.