Governments Are Up in the Cloud

ORLANDO, FL – At this point, if you’re not considering a move to the cloud, then your head must be in the… you get it. As governments continue to modernize their technology systems and data management, secure cloud regions are an obvious necessity that provides greater efficiency, security, and flexibility – all while increasing functionality and reducing costs.

As a leading public sector software and services firm, Civix offers our technology products on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US). This group of Amazon cloud regions is designed to host sensitive data, regulated workloads, and address the most stringent U.S. government security and compliance requirements.

AWS GovCloud (US) allows us to provide clients with dynamic elasticity, scalability, redundancy and improved cybersecurity. This is especially important for governments, which are under increased scrutiny and faced with persistent security threats. As the provider of SaaS for voter registration, election administration, business services, and ethics administration to 36 U.S. states, we rank the cloud as a clear best practice.

The security and flexibility of the cloud were especially important as we helped officials prepare for the 2020 General Election, which was extraordinary because of challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and high voter participation. As a result, these clients persevered and oversaw the most successful elections in their states’ histories.

In large, these elections administrators were motivated to migrate their election systems to the cloud to improve security and system performance and to allow for scalability. The move helped them empower voters to check their registration status online and view election results in real time.

This level of security, speed, and transparency is essential to boosting voter confidence, and the technology developed by Civix and run on AWS GovCloud (US) enables our clients to achieve all three.

In terms of security, AWS GovCloud (US) gives governments and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions that comply with compliance regimes. We’re committed to providing a cloud environment that exceeds states’ compliance needs while allowing them to take advantage of the agility and innovation that the cloud provides.

AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS region operated by employees who are U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. The region is only accessible to vetted U.S. government entities and root account holders, who must confirm they are U.S. Persons to gain access to this region. From Personally Identifiable Information (PII), sensitive patient medical records, and financial data to law enforcement data, export-controlled data and other forms of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), AWS GovCloud (US) can help customers address compliance at every stage of their cloud journey.

Working with AWS, Civix has built in innovative automation that ensures unique state government security controls are implemented by default, allowing for streamlined governance across multiple government customers. In addition, the Civix 360 Security services help provide peace of mind for government officials.

This collaboration with AWS is one of many advancements in Civix Government, which include the opening a Center of Excellence to focus on innovation in GovTech and the standing up of an Elections Operations Center to provide constant support to help governments succeed in the 2020 General Election and prepare for future elections to come.