IoT

Staying Secure with 50 Billion Devices

Conservative estimates predict there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. That’s more than one internet enabled device per-person on the planet. “This smart technology is the fastest growing technology in history,” said Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Lead for US Public Sector, Cisco. “But with every additional device comes increased securityRead… Read more »

How the Internet of Things is Driving Efficiency, Productivity and Cost Savings

When you think of efficiency and productivity, you may not think of the U.S. Post Service off the top of your head. The organization, strapped for budget and resources, particularly in the age of email, is not necessarily known for its stellar customer service. When you think of the USPS, the first image that mayRead… Read more »

Internet of Things Town Hall

Tuesday’s in-person training on the Internet of Things: Connected Government wrapped up with a diverse panel of IoT thought leaders from all levels of government and all sectors, public and private. Though there were neither accusations nor tomatoes hurled, it was a town hall to remember. The event aimed to address how to better use theRead… Read more »

Mapping Wildfires Better and Faster with the Forest Service

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, What the Internet of Things Means for the Public Sector, which explores insights and best practices into how government is using automated machine-to-machine transactions and implementing IoT in the public sector. In 2000, the United States experienced a number of unusually severe wildfires. The previous year, NASA launchedRead… Read more »

Using IoT to Drive Government Productivity

“Why should I put a sensor on my toaster?” asked Daniel Castro, Vice President of Information Technology at the Innovation Foundation, and Director of the Center for Data Innovation. “You probably shouldn’t,” he answered. For an Internet of Things (IoT) evangelist, this answer was a surprising one. How could he deny that a connected toasterRead… Read more »

Keep Your Eye on IoT

The Internet of Things – it’s a phrase that sounds as ominous as it is ambiguous. Many of us have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but everyone seems to have a different understanding of exactly what it means. Is it hardware? Software? Sensors? Is it secure? Where is it being used? Self-driving cars,Read… Read more »

Improving Quality of Life through the Internet of Things

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, What the Internet of Things Means for the Public Sector, which explores insights and best practices into how government is using automated machine-to-machine transactions and implementing IoT in the public sector. Hitachi Data Systems Federal (HDS Federal) focuses on the Internet of Things that matter. Using the interconnectionRead… Read more »