Video in Government

Software-based video processing solutions from AWS Elemental help US federal, state, and local government customers overcome operational challenges, including bandwidth constraints, legacy infrastructure issues, support for multiple formats, and the ability to quickly and efficiently distribute video content at mission-critical security levels.

  • Mission/Tactical: Deliver glass-to-glass video and related metadata from any sensor to any operator or decision-maker.
  • Communications: Create, store, stream, share, and view HD and SD video from any source to any screen. Just-in-time packaging ensures the appropriate bitrate and wrapper for any device type.
  • Broadcast: Distribute live and on-demand content via traditional broadcast or IP streaming with the ability to scale as viewer consumption and viewer device types multiply.
  • Training: Capture training video and distribute both live and on-demand content to anyone, anytime, anywhere, and to any device.
  • IPTV: Multicast internal video using MPEG-TS for bandwidth efficiency from live on-premises or from cloud to ground (HLS to MPEG-TS).
  • Surveillance: Use video stream aggregation to capture live feeds from cameras and transcoding.

NGA Leverages Live Video and Machine Learning

Full Motion Video (FMV)

Defense and ISR (Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance) operating units capture vast amounts of data from multiple sources, such as mobile content from agents on the ground, satellites, UAVs, and autonomous robotic systems. The challenge: transmitting and acting on captured data in real-time, due to constrained bandwidth and windows of opportunity. The secure dissemination of full-motion video (FMV) with synchronized KLV metadata to facilitate informed decision-making adds to the complexity of the operational challenges.

AWS Elemental provides simple, flexible video solutions to process real-time, full-motion video with data synchronization while conforming to MISB and DISA guidelines. Ideally suited to the Department of Defense and Special Operations Forces, applications include low latency-constrained dissemination of secure live video of the tactical arena to all levels of the command structure for enhancing situational awareness and decision making.

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Use cases

  • Live Streaming
  • Video On Demand
  • Live Streaming
  • Live Streaming

    Mission-critical environments require live, actionable intelligence and data from a variety of sources in uncertain conditions, often delivered over bandwidth-constrained networks. Harness unique video processing capabilities in turnkey, virtualized or cloud-based deployments with AWS Elemental solutions to overcome constraints in delivering content to IP-connected devices.

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    Webcast: Capture and Stream Live and On-Demand Video for the Public Sector

    In this webcast, learn how to deploy live and on-demand video solutions and use cases for your on-premises and cloud needs; leverage best practices for streaming video in connected and disconnected environments; and utilize complementary services such as machine learning to optimize your content workflow.

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    Webcast: Live video streaming solution

    This webcast demonstrates specific ways agencies can use AWS Cloud services to take control of and get the most from video workflows.

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    Solution Brief: Full-Motion Video Streaming

    The availability of high-quality, low latency video can significantly impact the mission success of Department of Defense, and in particular Special Operations Forces, in real-time decision-making.

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    GovCloud

    With the AWS Media Services in GovCloud, government customers and their partners can architect secure video cloud solutions that comply with FedRAMP High and Moderate baselines.

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    Contract Vehicles

    AWS Elemental video processing and delivery solutions are available through a variety of contract vehicles (GSA, SEWP and ITES) as well as risk management accreditation.

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    Full Motion Video/Motion Imagery in the Cloud

    Learn how the Full Motion Video/Motion Imagery (FMV/MI) reference architecture supports real-time, mission-critical ISR workflows backed by proven cloud-enabled technologies.

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  • Video On Demand
  • Video On Demand

    Creating a VOD library of your training, broadcast, or mission is now simpler with the Video on Demand on AWS solution which automatically ingests and encodes videos into various bitrates for delivery to a multitude of devices. With the AWS Media Services in GovCloud, government customers and their partners can architect secure video cloud solutions that comply with FedRAMP High and Moderate baselines.

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    Webcast: Capture and Stream Live and On-Demand Video for the Public Sector

    In this webcast, learn how to deploy live and on-demand video solutions and use cases for your on-premises and cloud needs; leverage best practices for streaming video in connected and disconnected environments; and utilize complementary services such as machine learning to optimize your content workflow.

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    Webcast: How to Build a VOD Solution

    This webcast provides prescriptive guidance for building video-on-demand workflows on the AWS Cloud, which provisions the services needed for a scalable, distributed architecture that ingests, stores, processes, and delivers video content.

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    Solution Brief: Government Video

    Software-based video processing solutions from AWS Elemental enable government customers to overcome challenges, including bandwidth constraints, legacy infrastructure issues, support for multiple formats, and the ability to quickly and efficiently distribute video content at mission-critical levels of security.

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    Solution Brief: Crafter Software on AWS for Government

    The integration of AWS Media Services, AWS's other cloud offerings, and the Crafter Software Video Center on AWS meet the specific security and distribution needs of the Federal government, including delivery to remote and ‘disconnected’ environments and content customized to specific roles, missions and other factors.

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    GovCloud

    With the AWS Media Services in GovCloud, government customers and their partners can architect secure video cloud solutions that comply with FedRAMP High and Moderate baselines.

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    Contract Vehicles

    AWS Elemental video processing and delivery solutions are available through a variety of contract vehicles (GSA, SEWP and ITES) as well as risk management accreditation.

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    Full Motion Video/Motion Imagery in the Cloud

    Learn how the Full Motion Video/Motion Imagery (FMV/MI) reference architecture supports real-time, mission-critical ISR workflows backed by proven cloud-enabled technologies.

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Case studies and resources

National Geospatial Agency-led Enterprise Challenge

Learn how to improve processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED), and apply these concepts in connected and disconnected environments with the latest machine learning services.

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NASA TV & live 4K video from the ISS

Flexible and scalable video processing software from AWS Elemental supports multi-channel live streaming applications for NASA TV. In addition, AWS Elemental supported a live 4K stream from the international space station to the Johnson Space Center.

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Read the latest blog postings related to video use and technologies for governmental agencies.

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