AWS Cloud Computing for Federal Government

Transforming government missions with cloud computing

Looking to buy cloud with federal year-end funds?

The end of the federal government fiscal year is fast approaching. With substantial budget left to spend before September 30, the clock is ticking for agencies to obligate their remaining FY2022 funds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) can provide federal agencies with options to procure future cloud computing resources using current-year funds.

The AWS Cloud provides secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions to support the unique requirements and missions of the U.S. Federal Government. Our cloud services can be employed to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense. 

Cloud computing offers a pay-as-you-go model, delivering access to up-to-date technology resources that are managed by experts. Access AWS services over the internet, with no upfront costs (no capital investment), and pay only for the computing resources that you use, as your needs scale.

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How AWS can help

Ensure security and compliance

AWS is architected with comprehensive security capabilities to satisfy the most demanding information security requirements.

AWS provides cloud capability across all classification levels: Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret.

The AWS Cloud offers rich controls, auditing, and broad security accreditations to enable compliance with FedRAMP, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and more.

Learn how to raise your security posture with AWS ›

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Drive innovation in support of citizens and warfighters

Our builder’s mindset helps enable the U.S. Government to continue to innovate to protect and support citizens and warfighters. AWS offers more services than any other cloud provider, with fully 200 featured services available for a wide range of technologies. AWS also has the deepest functionality within those services.

AWS has the broadest and deepest set of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) services for your business. We are focused on solving some of the toughest challenges that hold back ML from being in the hands of every developer.

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Support critical missions

AWS is committed to helping U.S. Government customers and partners deliver their most critical missions.

  • AWS was the first commercial cloud service provider accredited to support government workloads across the full range of U.S. Government data classification.
  • AWS GovCloud (US) gives government customers and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions that adhere to U.S. Goverment compliance regulations.
  • In 2014, we launched our first Top Secret Region, the first air-gapped commercial cloud accredited to support classified workloads followed by the launch of our Secret Region (2017) and our second Top Secret Region (2021).

Learn about the AWS GovCloud (US) regions ›

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Learn more about cloud computing and its benefits

Whether you are just starting out, building on existing IT skills, or sharpening your cloud knowledge, AWS Training and Certification can help you be more effective and do more in the cloud.

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U.S. Census Bureau Facilitates Online Responses through Scalable, Resilient Web Solution on AWS

"AWS GovCloud (US)  provided maximum flexibility and availability. Going from multiple periods of downtime throughout the year to zero was by far the biggest benefit of the solution.”

— Zack Schwartz
IT Service Management Office Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

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U.S. Census Bureau Facilitates Online Responses through Scalable, Resilient Web Solution on AWS

"AWS GovCloud (US) provided maximum flexibility and availability. Going from multiple periods of downtime throughout the year to zero was by far the biggest benefit of the solution.”

— Zack Schwartz
IT Service Management Office Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

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There are several ways to get started with AWS. Contact us for personalized guidance. Or, explore any of the resources below.

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The AWS Cloud provides an opportunity for governments to modernize aging infrastructures and improve operational productivity. The agencies taking advantage of this technology are leading the way on the government’s journey to IT modernization.

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Buying cloud computing services takes different skills and strategies than buying traditional IT. Are you ready to move to the cloud but looking for practical guidance? Our experts at AWS have helped many U.S. Government agency leaders select the right acquisition approach for their organization.

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