10-8 Systems will use AWS cloud services to enhance and modernize the technological capabilities of emergency response centers, creating seamless communication and information sharing during critical incidents.
LOCATION (Sept 19, 2023) — 10-8 Systems today announced its selection to participate in the global AWS GovTech Accelerator, a program from Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to help startups develop solutions that address the needs of government agencies.
Across the United States, many 911 centers are running on legacy technology vulnerable to disaster-related outages, while others face staffing gaps as high as 50%. Courts and other justice and public safety organizations are targeted by a rising number of cyber events, as the digitization of paper workloads increases the amount of sensitive data requiring secure storage. In response, AWS launched its first GovTech Accelerator with a focus on justice and public safety.
The goal is to support the development of technologies that can address challenges such as increasing community engagement, deterring crime, and reducing recidivism. The AWS GovTech Accelerator includes both a four-week virtual program and in-person opportunities for technical and business mentorship for GovTech startups.
10-8 Systems is one of 13 organizations selected for the inaugural AWS GovTech Accelerator. This opportunity will support 10-8 Systems’ efforts to leverage AWS cloud services to transform public safety organizations, enhancing their technological capabilities for seamless communication and information sharing during critical incidents.
“We at 10-8 Systems are excited to be at the cutting-edge of public safety. By working with AWS to advance our mission of modernizing emergency response infrastructure, our relationship with AWS will undoubtedly amplify our efforts to enhance communication and coordination during critical incidents, leading to safer and more resilient communities.” Kevin Ruef, Director of Business Operations, 10-8 Systems.
The AWS GovTech Accelerator provides hands-on AWS and technical training as well as business mentorship from AWS customers and members of the AWS Partner Network (APN). 10-8 Systems will also receive AWS computing credits and opportunities to speak with leaders in government technology to understand their unique needs and challenges.
“Innovation is one of our core leadership principles at AWS,” said Kim Majerus, voice president of global education and US state and local government at AWS. “That is why we launched the AWS GovTech Accelerator, to help startups innovate solutions supporting first responders, courts, emergency services, and more. We want to help accelerate development, iteration, and launch of these crucial solutions.”
About 10-8 Systems
10-8 Systems is a leading provider of advanced, cloud-native public safety software solutions, including computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems, mobile CAD, record management, and more. Founded in 2019, the company is headquartered in Orange County, CA, and serves hundreds of agencies across the United States. Built by first responders, 10-8 Systems’ mission is to empower public safety with the most advanced, intuitive, and reliable technology (at an affordable price).