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Tag: state and local government

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 […]

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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 […]

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Bridging the Gap between Health and Justice

The Data-Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ), originally launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and now run by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, estimates that 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year. Of these non-violent […]

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Healthcare and the Cloud: Futureproofing the U.S. Healthcare System

From minor regulatory adjustments to landmark reforms, state and local Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies are constantly adapting to changing requirements to provide vital benefits for the citizens they serve. Policy changes or initiatives to improve social and clinical outcomes often require a modernization of systems to manage eligibility determination, benefits enrollment, claims adjudication, […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Utah

AWS has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Utah, adding to the growing list of jurisdictions across the United States that are working with AWS to leverage the benefits AWS GovCloud (US), which includes the highest levels of information security for state and local law enforcement agencies. With the […]

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The IACP Recap: Technology’s Role in Transforming the Future of Policing (with the help of AWS Ninjas)

The amount of data being collected, stored and analyzed is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Cloud technology is uniquely positioned to help law enforcement solve this challenge. Last week, AWS ninjas, cloud experts, and partners traveled to San Diego for the 123rd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference held in San Diego, CA.  […]

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