Teresa Carlson, vice president of Amazon Web Services’ worldwide public sector, told SiliconANGLE Media in an interview published Wednesday about the changes she has seen in the public sector when it comes to cloud adoption.
“One of the big changes I’ve seen in the last 18 months is state and local government. [They’re] really looking at applications and solutions that can change citizen services engagement,” she told SiliconANGLE’s mobile livestreaming studio theCUBE.
Carlson discussed how the company works to provide compliance support to independent software vendors through its AWS Authority to Operate program.
“The authority to operate is a big deal, and it costs a lot of money, long time in processes. We’ve been working with companies like Smartsheet, which we helped them [in] less than 90 days to get in GovCloud,” she said during the AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas.
She mentioned AWS’ partnership with Lockheed Martin to facilitate the use of satellite platforms for government agencies and companies and the Pentagon’s need to leverage cloud in support of service personnel.
“What’s going to be key for them is a platform they can consistently develop and launch new mission applications rapidly to take advantage of cloud computing for those war fighters out in the field that we can help every day,” noted Carlson, a 2019 Wash100 recipient.