AWS Public Sector Blog
Georgia DHS establishes a cloud strategy through a multiyear modernization journey
Georgia’s Department of Human Services (DHS), the largest of the state’s agencies, was able to digitally transform their business and rapidly scale their AWS Cloud adoption with AWS Managed Services (AMS). The department used AMS to modernize legacy technology onto a hosted platform that meets rigorous security guidelines and adds reliability to an environment where speed and availability are critical. At re:Invent 2022, Sreeji Vijayan, chief information officer of the Georgia DHS, spoke about the Georgia DHS’s migration journey with AWS. Learn key takeaways from Georgia DHS’s migration experience with AWS, and watch the on-demand session to dive deeper.
Addressing the top 10 priorities of state CIOs with AWS
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently released the 2023 report of the top 10 priorities of state chief information officers (CIOs) for strategies, management processes, and solutions. AWS works closely NASCIO and with state and local leaders across the US to develop solutions that address these top 10 needs. Explore these top 10 priorities and how state and local leaders can use AWS to support them.
How to modernize legacy HL7 data in Amazon HealthLake
Healthcare providers and healthcare systems want to modernize their healthcare data exchanges so they can better analyze and gain more insight from their clinical data. In this walkthrough, learn how to use AWS to migrate legacy healthcare messaging data into Amazon HealthLake, which can use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to discover meaningful and actionable healthcare information embedded in unstructured text.
Modernizing public sector applications using serverless and containers
Application modernization helps public sector customers innovate faster with resilient, highly available, and scalable applications. Serverless and containers services support customers in accelerating time to market and migrating existing applications to AWS, and they can decrease an organization’s total cost of ownership (TCO). In this blog post, learn how public sector customers use AWS serverless and containers technology to modernize their applications.
Delivering better Medicaid services (and happier teams) with the AWS Cloud
In this blog post, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) chief information officer, Venu Gurram, describes his experience transforming their Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) from legacy on-premises infrastructure to a collection of services in the cloud. Learn how the DCH joined forces with another state entity, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), to use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to deliver the next generation of Medicaid technology: a Medicaid Enterprise System (MES).
Transportation resiliency in the cloud: Building systems that survive adversity
Constituents rely on state and local government leaders to create resilient transportation networks for every part of their lives. Transportation resilience requires digital technology infrastructure that is also resilient in the face of potential disaster. This is why state and local governments are turning to the cloud.
How cloud can help agencies enhance security, save costs, and improve mission delivery through the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF)
With a new round of funding, the US federal government has the opportunity to advance the largest government-wide technology modernization program in a generation. As part of the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law in March, federal agencies are eligible to modernize their mission delivery with additional money available in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). Cloud computing offers a variety of solutions agencies can consider for TMF projects.
Top tips for a successful cloud modernization or migration
Digital transformation is a concept that is high on the agenda of many governments. Many large public sector organizations are undertaking mass migrations: the movement of a meaningful portion of your organization’s existing IT assets to the cloud. This might consist of a data center, a collection of data centers, a business unit, or some other portfolio of systems that is larger than a single application. Here are some top tips and real-life learnings for public sector organizations looking to execute a successful cloud migration strategy.
Accelerate cloud compliance for sensitive and regulated workloads: Register for AWS Compliance Week
If you are a technology professional looking to understand how cloud security adheres to compliance requirements, attend our AWS Compliance Week webinar series on November 2-6. You will learn how to architect compliant, multi-region cloud environments, establish agile governance for regulated workloads, and use new AWS solutions to help accelerate compliance. Hear government and industry perspectives on achieving high compliance from the General Services Administration’s FedRAMP program management office, and customers Maxar, Salesforce, and Coalfire.
Addressing emergencies and disruptions to create business continuity
While disruptive events are challenging for any organization, sudden and large-scale incidents such as natural disasters, IT outages, pandemics, and cyber-attacks can expose critical gaps in technology, culture, and organizational resiliency. Even smaller, unexpected events such as water damage to a critical facility or electrical outages can negatively impact your organization if there is no long-term resiliency plan in place. These events can have significant consequences on your employees, stakeholders, and mission, and can result in long-term financial losses, lost productivity, loss of life, a deterioration of trust with citizens and customers, and lasting reputational damage.