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Guernsey County, Ohio, modernizes its emergency response with AWS

Guernsey County in Ohio selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Carbyne to help transition its 911 call center from analog to a digital interface that is smartphone-friendly and allows operators to communicate with callers via live video. Read this blog post to learn more.

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Indiana DOC works with Mi-Case to fast-track offender management system launch on AWS

In 2021, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) awarded a contract to Mi-Case, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner, to replace its legacy systems managing case data across the state’s corrections facilities. The project kicked off in February 2021 and the new web and cloud-based offender management system (OMS) went live in May 2023. Read this blog post to learn why implementations like it routinely take several years and why this project was different.

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Top highlights from AWS worldwide public sector partners at re:Invent 2023

Jeff Kratz, vice president of worldwide public sector channels and alliances at Amazon Web Services (AWS), has attended 11 re:Invent conferences and continues to be awestruck by the innovative ideas and value that AWS Partners bring to customers. For those who were unable to attend or watch virtually, Jeff summarizes some of re:Invent 2023’s key partner highlights in this blog post.

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Nebraska Judicial Branch modernizes its Electronic Exhibits System using AWS

More than 180 courts compose the Nebraska Judicial Branch, which together handle more than 285,000 cases annually and all of the case exhibits that come with such a workload. This blog post highlights the Judicial Branch’s journey to building an electronic exhibits system on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Driving people-centered digital transformation in public safety with AWS

Driving people-centered digital transformation in public safety with AWS

Justice and public safety experts spoke in a panel at the IMAGINE 2023 conference for education, state, and local leaders. The panelists explored how the AWS Cloud can facilitate collaboration, connection, and communication to support public safety organizations, and they identified three ways cloud technology can help law enforcement work better internally, in partnership with other organizations, and with the people they serve.

The 13 startups selected for the AWS 2023 Justice and Public Safety GovTech Accelerator are focused on a wide range of solutions for first responders, emergency services, corrections, and other public safety agencies.

AWS selects 13 startups to innovate public safety solutions through the GovTech Accelerator

AWS today announced 13 startup companies selected to participate in the inaugural AWS GovTech Accelerator. Launched in June at the AWS Summit in Washington, D.C., the Accelerator supports government technology (GovTech) startups as they develop innovative solutions enabling justice and public safety agencies to better serve their communities.

AWS launches first GovTech Accelerator to drive innovation in government

To help government technology (GovTech) startups build solutions that enable government agencies to better serve their communities, AWS is launching its first AWS GovTech Accelerator. This inaugural program is now accepting applications from startups interested in leveraging cloud-based resources to accelerate innovation. AWS wants to help startups develop solutions that address the needs of government agencies, with the first cohort focused on justice and public safety organizations including courts, corrections, emergency services, and law enforcement. Applications open today and close Monday, July 10, 2023.

How the City of Canton worked with Wi-Fiber to build a safer and more connected community

In 2020, the City of Canton, Ohio set out to build a better, safer, and more connected community. The city worked with government technology (GovTech) company Wi-Fiber, a network infrastructure provider using AWS Direct Connect. Wi-Fiber combined the City of Canton’s wireless hardware, existing copper, and fiber, where available, to connect hundreds of installed devices alongside roadways, intersections, and buildings. In two years, Canton successfully intertwined its legacy infrastructure with Wi-Fiber’s technology to maximize efficacy and minimize cost.

How the Norton Police Department saves time and money with AWS Public Sector Partner SOMA Global

In early 2020, the Norton Police Department’s (NPD) on-premises, legacy system, failed them for the last time. Lifesaving services were down. To revive them, NPD made the decision to go live on AWS Partner SOMA Global’s public safety platform—six months ahead of the scheduled cutover date. Despite the early deployment, the SOMA platform exceeded expectations, making sure critical emergency call-taking and dispatching continued. Using SOMA also helped NPD cut costs and save time. Read on to learn how the NPD found a successful partnership with SOMA Global in their time of need.

Supporting 911 centers with non-emergency response solutions: An architecture guidance

AWS is helping the 911 community mitigate the impact of staffing shortages on call wait times by providing 911 centers the means to automate the receipt and resolution of designated non-emergency calls. Learn how the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority is already seeing improvements using an AWS solution, and discover the solution’s components that support 911 centers in handling non-emergency calls at scale.