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Your Questions Answered: The Internet of Things in Government

It’s safe to say the Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. We know that the technology is here and that it can make an impact. But how do we move beyond just the surface implications of IoT? How do we put it to use in the public sector and derive real value from it?

At AWS, the answers to these problems have come in the form of connected solutions, said Sri Elaprolu, Global Lead for Public Sector IoT. By using a managed cloud platform, agencies can easily connect billions of devices, securely analyze the resulting data and do this cost effectively.

“The AWS IoT, a fully managed, scalable, and secure service from AWS for connected solutions, acts as the front door through which data comes in from devices, and customers have access to the broader AWS platform to be able to do data analytics, machine learning, and other types of information extraction processes,” Elaprolu said.

Check out the guide for answers to the following questions with insights from government and industry leaders that will help you get past these challenges and successfully implement IoT within your agency:

  1. What is the definition of IoT?
  2. How is IoT being regulated?
  3. How could IoT impact my life on a day-to-day basis?
  4. Who are the people and organizations involved in IoT?
  5. What do I need to know about security and safety of IoT?
  6. How could I get started at my agency with IoT?

We’re answering these questions and more in the GovLoop guide!

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).