Posts Tagged: internet of things

Taking Guesswork Out of Public Transit in Nashville

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. If you’ve ever visited or lived in a major metropolitan area, then you know firsthand the strugglesRead… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Achieving Real-Time Defense with the Internet of Everything

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The DoD of Tomorrow, which explores how the department is transforming its operations, technology, workforce, and acquisitions process to confront 21st century challenges. The mission of DoD “to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country” remains steadfast.Read… Read more »

Can You Put a Sensor on a Bull and Call it the Internet of Things?

An odd question to ask, right? But the answer is, theoretically, yes, you can put a sensor on a bull and call it the Internet of Things. That’s not exactly a direct quote from Peter Romness, the Cybersecurity Solutions Lead for the U.S. Public Sector at Cisco, but while discussing what is a part ofRead… Read more »

Robots, IoT, Drones (RID) and Zombies

The future is hard to predict when the present is torn between the living, the living dead, and the never have lived at all. We don’t know the demographics of robots, sensors of the Internet of Things (IoT), learning machines, and drones. Of course, the count of zombies is unknown because they could very wellRead… Read more »

GSA Connects to Improve

I generally think of the General Services Administration as the agency that runs government. I know, I know. There’s a lot that goes into governing, but just consider the agency’s mission statement: The mission of GSA is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people.Read… Read more »