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Tag: state and local governments

Designing for success: Strategic approaches to digital ID systems using the cloud

As government services around the world become increasingly digitalized, digital ID systems — many running on the cloud — are a critical part of these digital transformations. In this post, we dive deep into how these digital ID systems are strategically designed around a common vision, and how the cloud can help.

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Stockholm Public Transport transforms its ticketing system with the AWS Cloud

In the Greater Stockholm Area, SL (Stockholm Public Transport) is responsible for public transport services for more than three million citizens. SL is transforming their ticketing system with a new, “future-proof” alternative built and managed in-house. This major digital transformation project, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and using microservices, is currently being rolled out across the city. The new ticketing system is an integral part of SL’s commitment to make sure everyone who lives, works in, or visits Stockholm, “has access to well-developed, easily accessible and reliable public transport.”

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Governments create cloud-enabled constituent engagement systems to solve challenges and innovate communities

A constituent engagement system helps governments communicate, listen, and respond to informational, service, and transactional requests from their communities. Governments across the US are embracing the cloud to optimize constituent engagement systems and improve the experience, reduce and eliminate friction for both enterprise employees and their customers, and manage first contact burdens on staffed, centralized intake points to liberate resources for higher priority initiatives.

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Business resiliency framework: 5 ways to simplify how governments digitally transform

The business resiliency framework uses the five most common business goals government and education organizations face: real-time data analytics, business continuity, process and systems modernization, workforce enablement and learning, and constituent engagement. Learn how public sector organizations can apply the business resiliency framework and cloud technology to close various workforce, data, and analytics gaps.

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National Governors Association state grantees use machine learning to connect job seekers with new opportunities

The NGA is working with Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL), a Rhode Island-based nonprofit organization that works with governments to help them use data, science, and technology to improve policy and lives. Using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and Amazon Web Services (AWS), RIPL unlocks previously-siloed government administrative data and puts it to work for jobseekers by delivering career-path and reskilling recommendations, as well as personalized potential employment opportunities that help state leaders make measurable progress against unemployment.

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Building a Serverless Analytics Solution for Cleaner Cities

Many local administrations deal with air pollution through the collection and analysis of air quality data. With AWS, cities can now create a serverless analytics solution using AWS Glue and AWS QuickSight for processing and analyzing a high volume of sensor data. This allows you to start quickly without worrying about servers, virtual machines, or […]

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City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: Best Practices Award Winners

We announced the winners of the third City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program to recognize local and regional governments as well as technology companies that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud, at our AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. Winners of the four categories, Best Practices, […]

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The Future of Policing is in the Cloud

Imagine a world with connected citizens and community engagement empowered by innovative technology. This is a place with open dialogue between police and their citizens and between departments. This isn’t a utopian world; this type of connected community can be realized today. Law enforcement agencies throughout the country are increasing transparency, instilling trust, and making […]

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Last Call: City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge – Deadline May 13th

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your entries for the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge! We are looking for examples from local and regional governments and technology partners from around the world that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud. From transportation to planning to utilities, governments are using […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Addendum with the State of Minnesota

          Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that we recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Addendum with the State of Minnesota, making AWS GovCloud (US) services available to law enforcement customers through the state’s approved service catalog. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s (BCA) vetting process of […]

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