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Five need-to-know facts about using the AWS Cloud for K12 cyber-resiliency

K12 leaders need tangible solutions and tactics for improving their school’s or district’s cyber-resilience in the coming school year, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to supporting schools and districts as they enhance the cybersecurity of their networks. Recently, AWS joined the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Education—among other leaders in the government and education community—to commit to improving the cybersecurity resilience of K12 education. As part of this commitment, AWS created the K12 Cyber Grant Program, offering up to $20 million in AWS Promotional Credits to both new and existing K12 customers.

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Building compliant healthcare solutions using Landing Zone Accelerator

In this post, we explore the complexities of data privacy and controls on Amazon Web Services (AWS), examine how creating a landing zone within which to contain such data is important, and highlight the differences between creating a landing zone from scratch compared with using the AWS Landing Zone Accelerator (LZA) for Healthcare. To aid explanation, we use a simple healthcare workload as an example. We also explain how LZA for Healthcare codifies HIPAA controls and AWS Security Best Practices to accelerate the creation of an environment to run protective health information workloads in AWS.

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Operationalizing cloud adoption with the AWS Cloud Maturity Assessment

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Maturity Assessment (CMA) uses the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) to assess the maturity of your cloud adoption, and provide prescriptive guidance on prioritized next steps. By replacing guesswork with data-driven analysis, you will get a blueprint to prioritize, build, and mature your cloud capabilities. Read this post to learn more.

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Singapore’s National Library Board aims to unlock country’s rich heritage with AR app built by AWS Partner NCS

The vision of Singapore’s National Library Board goes beyond making information accessible; the NLB is focused on bringing the richness of the nation’s cultural heritage right to the palm of your hand. As part of its LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) Singapore Storytellers initiative, the NLB seeks to nurture a stronger appreciation and understanding of the Singapore experience. To support this, Amazon Web Services (AWS) collaborated with Singapore-based NCS, a leading technology services firm, to create an interactive augmented reality (AR) web application prototype on the AWS Cloud.

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Univ. of Pittsburgh Athletics use AWS to unlock data insights for every step of the fan journey

The University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department wanted to know more about its fans, so it looked for an innovative solution and turned to Amazon Web Services (AWS). By focusing on fan behavior and seeking out trends in ticket sales, the department hoped to answer questions surrounding team loyalty and how they could stay competitive. This post provides an overview of the powerful solution Pitt Athletics built to engage with and sell to its fanbase.

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Building NHM London’s Planetary Knowledge Base with Amazon Neptune and the Registry of Open Data on AWS

The Natural History Museum in London is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research center. NHM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have worked together to transform and accelerate scientific research by bringing together a broad range of UK biodiversity and environmental data types in one place for the first time. In this post, the first in a two-part series, we provide an overview of the NHM-AWS project and the potential research benefits.

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Use Amazon SageMaker to perform data analytics in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed machine learning (ML) service that provides various capabilities, including Jupyter Notebook instances. While RStudio, a popular integrated development environment (IDE) for R, is available as a managed service in Amazon Web Services (AWS) commercial Regions, it’s currently not offered in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Read this post, however, to learn how you can use SageMaker notebook instances with the R kernel to perform data analytics tasks in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

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Open government procurement drives innovation using the cloud

It should be simple to build digital platforms that offer people reliable, clear ways to access government services such as healthcare, business registration, and welfare payments. Cloud technology makes it possible for every service to be simple, reliable, scalable, adaptable, and secure. Public sector agencies need to be able to access the cloud, and they do so through public procurement processes. Procurement’s role in supporting modern, digital services for governments is the subject of a report from the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP).

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Student training program tackles Thailand’s air pollution with help from AirGradient, AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is supporting AirGradient, a manufacturer of affordable and accurate air quality monitors, to launch an air quality tracking program with Mechai Bamboo School in Thailand. The program—which will see 100 monitors donated to the school and its partners, part of a wider donation of 200 monitors from AWS to non-government organisations across Asia via AirGradient—will teach students about the science of air quality, the consequences of air pollution, and how to use the monitors.

Breaking barriers and leveraging generative AI to advance the US Federal Government: Insights from AWS executive Yvette Cesario

The US Federal Government has endless opportunity to lead the way as well as adopt best practices for how the latest technologies, including generative artificial intelligence (AI), can be leveraged to fulfill its various missions. Yvette Cesario, director of national security sales at Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS), was the guest on the seventh episode of the AWS Behind the Cloud vodcast and shared her insights about how generative AI has endless opportunities for the US Federal Government to leverage to transform its operations and missions.