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Amazon Web Services Releases New Text-to-speech Service

Amazon Web Services has released a new service designed to convert text into realistic voice audio applicable to multiple languages. The Amazon Polly service is available through the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, the company said Wednesday. The text-to-speech service makes use of deep learning technologies to help users construct speech-enabled applications. Amazon Polly’s API may be …

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Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services

ExecutiveBiz spoke with four-time Wash100 recipient Teresa Carlson about Amazon Web Services’ current offerings and output from the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference. On topics ranging from innovation in cloud computing to hyperscale in the public sector, here’s what she had to say: “We’ve seen our government customers use the cloud …

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft Take Steps to Address Newly-Discovered Processor Vulnerabilities

Amazon, Google and Microsoft have launched efforts to secure their respective cloud services and products amid the discovery of security vulnerabilities in various computer chips, CNBC reported Wednesday. A report from the Register revealed that vulnerabilities affecting various processors could allow hackers to steal information from devices that run those chips, such …

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Amazon Unveils New R&D Facility in UK

Amazon has opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge, England, that will house approximately 400 employees to perform research and development work on various technology platforms. The Amazon Development Center Cambridge is the second R&D facility the company established in the U.K. and will accommodate machine learning professionals, data scientists, …

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Amazon Vet Peter Cohen Joins Fortinet Board

Peter Cohen, a 17-year veteran of Amazon and co-founder of Xendota, has joined the board of directors at Sunnyvale, California-based cybersecurity firm Fortinet. Cohen said in a statement published Tuesday he aims to help “provide strategic counsel on the cloud technology priorities, partnerships and innovations that will help contribute to the company’s continued momentum …

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Amazon to Utilize Backup Communications Interface to Defend Delivery Drones Against Attackers

Amazon will implement a first line of control to use a backup communications interface in the defense of delivery drones from jammers, hackers and human attackers, Quartz reported Thursday. Ananya Bhattacharya writes the system will also utilize a “mesh network” of multiple uncrewed autonomous vehicles to guide a hacked drone to safety …

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Amazon Web Services Adds ClearDATA to Public Sector Partner Program; Darin Brannan Comments

ClearDATA has joined the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Partner Program in a move to help government and nonprofit healthcare organizations access Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant cloud platforms. AWS added ClearDATA to the partner network for the healthcare cloud platform and managed services provider’s ability to help customers …

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Securiport-Amazon Web Services Team to Build, Test Immigration Control Services on AWS Cloud

Securiport has entered an agreement with Amazon Web Services as a technology partner to develop, deploy and test various immigration control services and internal research and development projects through the AWS Cloud. Washington, D.C.-based Securiport said Friday it will utilize its Amazon Partner Network membership and AWS resources to build and test new …

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DLT Solutions Gets Amazon Web Services Government Competency Certification

DLT Solutions has earned Amazon Web Services‘ Government Competency certification for DLT’s work to support government customer readiness for cloud migration. DLT said Tuesday it will build on its earlier certification as an AWS Managed Service Provider to help customers establish their “cloud readiness factor” and provide them support for AWS cloud services. AWS Government Competency …

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Amazon, UK Govt Partner to Explore Drone-Backed Package Deliveries; Paul Misener Comments

Amazon has partnered with the U.K. government to study the potential use of small unmanned aerial systems in package deliveries across the country with permission from a British Civil Aviation Authority-backed cross-government team. The shipping giant aims to explore beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, assess sensor performance …

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Microsoft, CSRA, Amazon Web Services Receive FedRAMP High Baseline Cloud Designation

Microsoft, CSRA and Amazon Web Services have each received a newly-created high baseline designation under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to operate their cloud computing offerings on sensitive, unclassified systems for agencies. The FedRAMP program management office says the new high baseline level is intended to unlock nearly $40 billion in …

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