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Amazon suspends police use of facial recognition software for one year
Amazon's Rekognition service, which is widely used by law enforcement agencies, has been discontinued for one year while the company waits for federal guidance on the technology's "ethical use."
How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services
The state is about halfway through building a cloud-based platform to support government agencies working with children, adults with disabilities and low-income residents.
Cloud migration made flood response quicker, Iowa health official says
The Iowa Department of Public Health's move to a cloud platform made it easier to get information to officials responding to disasters like recent flooding.
Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud
The group, which analyzes state and local governments' network activity, said new technology was needed when it began collecting petabytes of data.
Kansas' digital services app has reached one-third of eligible users, IT chief says
Kansas Chief Information Technology Officer Lee Allen said the state's iKan mobile app has been downloaded by more than 350,000 of the state's residents since its April 2018 launch.
North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans
The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.
Industry partnership takes aim at obstacles agencies face in cloud migration
Cloud experts discuss how the VMware and Amazon Web Services partnership will streamline migration to cloud for state and local government agencies.
Orlando police are testing Amazon's facial recognition software again
Privacy advocates continue to criticize the city's exploration of Amazon's Rekognition platform, which has resumed less than two weeks after the end of a controversial pilot.
AWS announces winners of annual 'City on a Cloud' competition
Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Asheville, North Carolina, are among the cities that were awarded for their creative uses of Amazon's cloud-computing platform.