Amazon Web Services (AWS) published an article on the AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits blog website about the U.S. Department of State awarding C3 a multi-year contract up to $25 million to provide the C3 Platform and software applications, running on AWS GovCloud (US), an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud ensuring compliance with U.S. government requirements including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Excerpts from the AWS blog post include:
- This is the federal government's first enterprise-wide contract to deploy predictive analytics and energy management technology globally, which will help achieve and maintain statutory, executive order, and department energy and sustainability goals.
- Enterprise-wide contracts like this one will allow the Department of State to enhance operational efficiencies by taking advantage of real-time access to all telemetry, enterprise, and extraprise data across 22,000+ Department facilities worldwide and leveraging predictive analytics on a global scale.
- With C3's machine learning-based platform and software application suite, the State Department can predict impending failures of critical facility equipment, automatically monitor, analyze, and manage energy usage across all assets, and assess the health of the sensor and device infrastructure.
- World-leading organizations are using C3 and AWS IoT technologies to enable smarter, data-driven offerings ... applying IoT capabilities and solutions to challenges and opportunities to improve government services including transportation, public safety, and city services. From parking to officer safety to water management, agencies can achieve cost savings, efficiency, and improved innovation.
C3 is an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). In June, the companies announced an increased level of cooperation with new development and go-to-market initiatives to deliver a tightly integrated, end-to-end platform as a service that accelerates organizations' success with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications and other big data initiatives.